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  1. Re: Do 20" Rims Have Many Flat Tires Due to Road Hazards-Pot Holes, Etc?

    I've had 20 in rims on my Cayman GTS for 4 years now.. and no flats -- YET.

    PS.. I love your car color !!
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    Re: H&R Lowering Springs?

    I used some H&R lowering springs with my old 987... as axthomson indicated, yes lower, a bit firmer, but sort of a hit-in-the-dark sofas as tuning suspension goes.. better to get something that is...
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    Re: Is it buyer remorse or my OCD

    the "must have" options are personal... but I have a 2015 GTS without Apple CarPlay and don't know what I'm missing...don't care about CarPlay is what I mean !
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    Re: Changing brake pads on front 981 -- DIY process

    I saw something about this, but that was for replacing rear "rotors". There is nothing to do with the e-brake to replace rear pads.. The process is identical to the 987 rear brakes.. just search...
  5. Re: Brake bias / ABS / PTV issues after upgrades and running slicks.

    For what its worth.. with my stock calipers/rotors, it was suggested to use Pagid Yellow front, Black rear —- which is the “softer” rear pad idea. I’m not a wildly aggressive braker — I’m a 85% and...
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    Re: Tarrett Caliper Studs

    When I installed the studs, I too found that the studs didn’t protrude (much) beyond the nuts. I make sure that when I swap pads, eg. take the caliper off and on, that the nuts go down to the same...
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries?

    I had a 2007 Cayman for 7 years... about 50K... kept it on a charger when not in use -- I sold it in 2015 with the ORIGINAL battery -- no problem..
    So, while 5 years is a long time for a battery,...
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    Re: Tow Hook or Tow Eye for 08 Cayman S

    For sure, the 987 tow Eye is different from the 981 tow eye...
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    Re: Electric 718

    My flat 6 is looking better and better!

    That said, it will be interesting to see if a sports/EV comes out. Tesla started with its sports/EV (one even now touring the solar system !!)..
    An...
  10. Thread: Brake job

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    Re: Brake job

    Totally agree.. $ 4 grand an axle is simply robbery! I just replaced my rear rotors and pads -- did it at home and parts were <$500 including new caliper bolts -- which are recommended by all...
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    Re: 981 Cayman S 40K Service Prices Paid?

    I just had my 40K service (in Nor Cal) and it was priced at @$1140 at a well respected dealer (I've known the shop manager for >10 years and he runs a great shop, compliant with OEM practices) --...
  12. Thread: Rotor replacement?

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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    $1900 does seem steep... but that is likely in line with dealer quotes.
    Parts for front rotors are about $400-450, pads in the $250 range (just a guess).. and they would likely replace sensor...
  13. Re: 2007 Cayman base with blown motor - repair or sell as roller?

    yea.. I think you made a wise choice... the idea of going for a used Cayman S for track toy always seems appealing, but a well sorted and driven base can be a lot of fun and, I bet, you wouldn't...
  14. Re: The End of Porsche and ALL performance cars in Europe

    Yea.. the niche for self driving cars will be for a wealthy few... can't see how any government could ban "driven" cars that will be owned by the "masses".
  15. Thread: New rotors

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    Re: New rotors

    good choice !!
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  16. Thread: New rotors

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    Re: New rotors

    WOW... 20 track days this year... that's a fair amount of "usage".
    I am more casual about track days so, my rotors last a bit longer. But, even with my relaxed schedule, I saw quite a bit of...
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    Re: Pad swap but without rotor swap - bad idea?

    I also bounce back between OEM and "track pads"... for me, Pagid yellow (RS29)/black (RS19) -- (ft/rear). All comments about bedding are sage advice. BUT.. for me, I recently had to install a "new...
  18. Thread: Rotor replacement?

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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    I can confirm this... I just swapped out OEM rear rotors this morning.. No service mode intervention needed!
    Once the calipers are free and those two (sometimes pesky) phillips screws that hold...
  19. Thread: Rotor replacement?

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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    Just to be clear !!! Any info about this "service mode" and demounting and installing rear brake rotors??? Only thing I can think of is that the "park brake shoes" need to be retracted before you...
  20. Thread: Rotor replacement?

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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    Hmmm.. I did a rotor change on my 987... and was thinking that it would be about the same for my 981. so I find your post very interesting.. I'm planning on doing the change in two weeks... and...
  21. Re: Got some goodies for my Cayman GTS (Numeric, Headers, BMC, & Cobb)

    this is all very interesting, but for me, likely in the abstract. 'Cause I already blow the sound limit at Laguna with my "stock" PSE... I can only imagine just how I would have to blubber pass...
  22. Thread: Rotor replacement?

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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    A couple of things... As I understand it all (and confirmed with the dealer tech recently)... there are TWO indicators of rotor wear that alerts for a rotor change.
    The FIRST is micro cracks at...
  23. Thread: The MT is dying

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    Re: The MT is dying

    Or order your car with JUST the options you want... may have to beg for an allocation, --- often depends on the time in the "cycle".
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    Re: 718 Cayman GT4 in WRC

    as in the nursery rhyme...:hilarious:
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    Re: Base 918 with 718S Brakes

    Let me agree with "tome nova" above.... simply switching to proper (track/racing) pads and good high temp brake fluid and you will be good to hammer 30 min sessions all day long -- that's what I've...
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    Re: pros and cons of 20" vs 19" vs 18"

    +1 on the comment about pot holes.. I've got GTS 20in rims... and recently hit what turned out to be a road construction lip -- where the road's level changed by ???? from one level to the next. ...
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    Re: First New 911 Order

    No wrong decision here !! the Cayman is spectacular ... the new 991 is amazing.. only mistake would be to buy a Chevy, or ....
  28. Thread: Rolex 24 Hour....

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    Re: Rolex 24 Hour....

    Totally agree! Alonso was the class of the field.
    But hat's off to Zanardi... truly inspirational..
    Other than that... ugh!
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    Re: When to replace water pump

    RickH...
    I started this thread since there was a lot of chatter about catastrophic failure of the impeller -- and with bits and pieces that clog water passageways it was a BIG problem -- but...
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    When to replace water pump

    A recall a few years ago (maybe 5 or 7) there were some discussions about when it was reasonable to (preventative maintenance) replace the water pump.
    That was back when I had a 987 Cayman (with M96...
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    Re: PSE not loud enough

    besides, PSE on my Cayman is loud "enough" for me to get black flagged at Laguna Seca (92 dB limit day)--- I scored 96dB... just say'in.... :hilarious:
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    Re: 2019 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4.2

    Sorry... while both the C8 and our Cayman lay tours both have mid engined, the C8 isn't targeted at the Cayman -- its targeted at the 911 product line. And if Chevy will not fully change over the...
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    Re: 718 T Announced Today

    I hate to pile on here.. but, if someone wants a "track" oriented Cayman ... the GTS version is a much better deal -- while maybe weighing in with a few extra pounds, we're talking about a...
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    Re: 2015 Cayman GTS Order Guide?

    Not from the "order guide" but from the hardcover promotional material -- only 20in wheels were available OEM; 20 in Carrera S (silver and black gloss and black Satin) and 20 in 911 Turbo Design...
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    Re: WTB - 2015/16 Cayman GTS

    Good luck with your GTS search... As a GTS owner, I watch Panorama classified and it is interesting to see how few GTS cars are offered there (esp compared to GT4's!).
    the noted Porsche search site...
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    Re: Side Intake Mesh Grill... YES or NO ?

    I did Zunsport for the front -- thought the radiators were very "exposed"... the side intakes seemed to me to be less of an issue -- for sure filters before the motor..
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    Re: 981 base vs GTS in 2015 and 2016 models

    Just to be clear... the GTS trim gets the PASM as standard. There is a non-PASM suspension (option X73 -- no cost option) that is really an analog spring/damper AND and extra 10 mm drop.
    PASM in...
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    Re: Fist time Brakes DIY

    always good idea to bleed brakes with new fluid -- and every 2 years, while the manual's recommendation, is the absolute longest time... I do mine every year -
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    Re: 2015 Cayman GTS Order Guide?

    AS noted silver wheels were available... the association of black wheels with GTS surely comes from the general "black" trim items that were hallmarks of the GTS. Heck, that's why I ordered black...
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    Re: Rennsport Reunion VI Pics

    very nice photos ... great selection..
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  41. Thread: X73 install?

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    Re: X73 install?

    Thgough I ordered my GTS with the X73 option, and I love it for spirited driving and my couple track days a year, I tend to agree with RickH.... The PASM isn't bad at all for street. W/r to...
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    Re: New Member, Soon To Be 981 Owner

    A couple things. The 981 Cayman GTS is an OUTSTANDING car -- you may note that my Porsche is one. You also may note that there are not that many GTS's for sale -- always seems to be more GT4's...
  43. Re: Cayman (981) GTS swap with 996 GT3? Good ore bad idea?

    I always check out the classified ads in Pano... and there are generally more GT4's for sale than GTS's... maybe that is because there are more GT4's made? not sure, but what is for sure is,...
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    Re: Pagids up front, OE in the rear?

    Yep.. remember your post about the PTV being more active !!! depending on how you drive, rears will be more active and wear more..
  45. Re: Cayman (981) GTS swap with 996 GT3? Good ore bad idea?

    Nurburgring lap times: Wikipedia..
    996GT3 in 2003: 7:54 (Mich Pilots), another report: 8:03
    981 Cayman S: 8:04 (Pzeros)
    haven't found a lap time for the 981 GTS.. but probably would do...
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    Re: Drop link orientation w/Bilstein PSS9

    I did the same PSS9 update on a 2007 Cayman a bit ago and had the same thought. But, as I looked at the parts, it looked like the geometry of the link to sway bar, anchored to the upright didn't...
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    Re: Pagids up front, OE in the rear?

    I track my 981 only a couple times a year, but use Pagid yellow on front and black on rear.. (2015 Cayman GTS). though I tend to agree with zedcat with his hesitation to use OEM on the rear, I'm...
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    Re: 718 Boxster GTS Build Order is IN!

    You have to get the date that your car is expected to be on the "export" dock-- the Event Key code is V331. V332 is the date that it leaves the port... probably still using Emden as the export port....
  49. Thread: X73 is dead

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    Re: X73 is dead

    the X73 was the best option for my GTS... and as noted, it is more than the ride height adjustment.
    the important thing is that it is a wholistic suspension modification... the -20mm, the bars,...
  50. Thread: My Sapphire 981CS

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    Re: My Sapphire 981CS

    love the photo of the hood emblem with raindrops !!! very nice -- print that one and have it framed!
    That's only a part of the joy of Porsche ownership... have a great time...
    PS -- the rest...
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