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    Re: My (new to me) 06 Boxster

    The super sports are excellent. The PS4S are better.

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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    You are likely hitting the nail squarely on the head with all of your points. For anyone that doesn't do their own maintenance, or have a trusted independent shop, the Chevy dealership experience is,...
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    Re: My (new to me) 06 Boxster

    I'll second the vote for the Michelin PS4S. They are awesome street tires, offering a much smoother ride than others, but also provide excellent traction and handling. I'm not sure what kind of...
  4. Cayman S Re: Thinking of a Cayman S - question about music via bluetooth

    Don't buy a Cayman if high fidelity music enjoyment is a major desire. Having the engine right behind the seats, limited sound insulation, and a highly reflective hatchback to amplify engine and road...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Excellent, looking forward to a comparison post!

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    Re: The C8 from American Cars hater

    too late...
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    Re: The C8 from American Cars hater

    Wholly crap! 0-60 in 3 seconds, mid engine handling, and a less than $60k starting price. They won't be able to make enough of these. I love, absolutely love, my Cayman, but this car is very...
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    Re: 20” all season tires

    Going up to 40 aspect ratio fits, and is within the 5 percent + or - acceptable range.

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    Re: DIY: Cranking engine to prime oil gallery.

    I really like this idea! However, I wonder, don't the engines in the 987.2 and 981 have multiple electric oil pumps? Could those pumps be triggered to run before even spinning the crankshaft after...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    Thanks for that tip. I wouldn't have thought to look to Costco for that item.

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  11. Thread: 987.2 CS on BAT

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    Re: 987.2 CS on BAT

    Wow! Nice clean up/correction.

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  12. Re: Optimum Street & Auto-X Tire Fitment for Stock 981 Cayman

    I'm not sure if the 255/35 will fit on the front without a good deal of negative camber (more than can be done without modifications).

    However, I will note that you will love, love, love the...
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    Re: Rotor replacement?

    I don't recall off the top of my head what the minimum thickness is, but I usually get 2 pad replacements for every rotor before the rotors need to be replaced. As long as you still have adequate...
  14. Thread: The MT is dying

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    Re: The MT is dying

    Yup. And if you want particular options and colors, you really have to be lucky. I searched for 4 months trying to find a red/tan Cayman s with a manual. Thankfully the PDK is really good, as...
  15. Re: Value question - super clean 2005 Boxster S with salvage title

    A few years after the salvage incident, provided the vehicle hasn't been problematic, potential buyers maybe a little more willing. But most folks will opt for a vehicle with a clean title. The sad...
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    Re: Searching for Red 981S Manual!!

    Good luck with your search. Just finding a manual is going to be tough. I think the ratio is 2 out 10 were built with a manual. Finding one with the options and interior/ exterior color combination...
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    Re: She's gone.....garage burn accident

    Yikes! What an ordeal. Glad you are still around and able to tell the story. I hope you are able to fully recover. Nice replacement.
  18. Thread: Oil smell

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    Re: Oil smell

    It could be cosmoline that you are smelling. Mine has 45,000 mile on it and you can still smell the cosmoline after even a not-so-spirited drive. But like Jim137a said, take it in to the dealer or...
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    Re: Anyone use snow chains on a 981?

    Winter tires aren't just for snow, they are also for temperatures below 50 degrees. The rubber compounds stay much more flexible at colder temperatures and provide the kind of traction we are used...
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    Re: Feed Bot - Keep it or dump it?

    If it can't be fixed, I say dump it.
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    Re: Whoosh noise when braking

    Mine doesn't make such a sound.
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    Re: Suspension questions. Please help.

    While the clearance at the base of the spring perch is pretty tight, it's also a location that shouldn't see much tire flex. If you have 5mm or more clearance at that location, I'm guessing that you...
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    Re: My Cayman is smart!

    My 2014 981 has GPS and is configured to observe DST, but failed to adjust the time. I guess I need a new car.
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    Re: 981 GTS Wheels and tires for Auto X

    It will depend on the offsets and how much camber you can dial into the suspension. Others have made those sizes fit and work, but there is usually a little trial and error involved.

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    Re: Rennsport Reunion VI Pics

    Great photos! Such an amazing event. I spent my first day there in complete sensory overload.

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    Re: Novice autocrosser: Input requested

    Number one best way to improve your times is to ride with an instructor in the car and get their feedback, or better yet ride in an instructor's car and observe their line around the course, where...
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    Re: X73 vs KW V3 coilovers

    Slight thread hijack, but what diameter rims and what tire sizes are you running? (Not that softer suspension wouldn't help, but I would start with tires that have taller and softer sidewalls (and...
  28. Re: Will these wheels from a 2016 Cayman GTS fit my 2014 Cayman S

    Yep, they fit fine.

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  29. Re: 18" 987 Cayman Wheels fit on a 981 With 20" Wheels For Track Days?

    Yes, the 987 rim/tire setup will work fine on the 981. I ran a very similar setup on my car for autocross, same sizes but pilot super sports. They worked well until some road debris destroyed a tire....
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    Re: Need help deciding on a second set of wheels

    Do you have the room to store a second set of rims and tires? Some place were they would be out of the weather but not sitting on a concrete floor? (Things like batteries and tires don't store well...
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    Question Re:

    I agree with all that has been said above, and would like to add that your wife is a "keeper"!
  32. Re: 981 Cayman S or GT4.......Die Hard BMW guy ready to step over to the dark side.

    I am still a BMW fan, but the newer cars are just too big and heavy for my taste, even the 1 and 2 series M variants. The 3 and 4 series are great cars, but they are now as big as the 90s 7 series...
  33. Re: 981 Cayman S or GT4.......Die Hard BMW guy ready to step over to the dark side.

    We have a pair of VFRs in our garage still. One is a 86 VFR700, and the other is a 99 VFR800. Great all-around bikes. A little heavy for track use, but wonderful for almost everything else.

    Sent...
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    Re: Tyre sidewall ruined after track use

    Sounds like your camber is ok, and pressures are within reasonable ranges (maybe a little high when hot). However, both pictures indicate heat damage to me.

    I damaged my left front Goodyear the...
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    Re: Tyre sidewall ruined after track use

    Wrong tires for as fast as you are driving. Also not enough negative camber in your current alignment.

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  36. Re: New Cayman R Owner - 6MT, GTS Red over Black/Alcantara

    Beautiful car! I love that color.

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  37. Re: 2014 CS - Porsche CPO - Purchase price check, is it a good price?

    Nice options. Price might be a little high for Salt Lake, but not much. I'd buy it.
  38. Re: What to replace my OEM 18" with? PS4S rears not available for my size yet.

    I would recommend the Pilot Super Sports. They aren't quite as good in the wet and don't last as long as the PS4S, but still a very good tire.
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    Re: Curb Rash - Described by SA as Minor??

    The sidewall looks damaged in the 1st picture, perhaps enough to merit a new tire. The missing sections of the rim protector portion of the tire in the second picture are troubling, too. The rim...
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    Re: 981 boxster vs 996 911 convertible

    I was very temped by a 991 911S (coupe), but I don't care for the lines of any of the 911 Cabriolets, top up or down. That, combined with the loss of structural rigidity, make the 911 Cabs a no go...
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    Re: “Bicycle” noise?

    All weird noises are worth checking. I'd start by having someone else drive the car while you sit in the passenger seat and listen, windows up and down. Try to pinpoint where the sound is coming...
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    Re: Autocross: Sports or Sports Plus

    I'm usually in sport+. There have been a few course layouts where sport mode was faster, but I think it was mostly due to me stearing more smoothly since I wasn't worried about the higher revs. I've...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    This is not entirely bad advise.

    While turning off PSM is not recommended if someone isn't familiar with what can happen at the limits of traction, which are quite high with these cars, that...
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    Re: 10,000 for first oil change?!

    I don't understand the concept of old school when talking about modern automotive fluids. Sure, back in the 1970s engine oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles or every 6 months, whichever came...
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    Re: Another Raceseng Shift Knob Install

    That looks really nice. Nicely optioned car too.

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  46. Re: What to replace my OEM 18" with? PS4S rears not available for my size yet.

    While not optimal, you could go with a 255/45x18 PS4S on the rear. It would only be 10mm narrower and .2 of an inch smaller diameter than the 265/45 if it were available. Another option would be...
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    Question Re: 2005/6 Boxsrter S vs 2010 Boxster Base

    What do you want to use the car for? What are your expectations? What are you currently driving? Why are you looking for a Boxster? What's your budget?

    Rule #1, always buy the newest, most...
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    Re: BMW equivalent of Planet 9?

    There's bimmerfest.com. I used to spend a lot of time over there, but it's been a while, so I'm not sure how helpful they are these days.

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    Re: Will 981 19" wheels fit 987.2?

    I can't swear to it, but I don't recall the front struts of a 987 being that close to the inner edge of the tires. I would recommend you measure the clearance that you currently have, and as long as...
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    Re: Will 981 19" wheels fit 987.2?

    The wheels will fit without any issues. 987 tires are about an inch smaller in diameter than 981 tires. The tires should fit with stock suspension, but the fender liner clearances could get tight...
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