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    Re: Wind Diffuser for 718

    Or just design the cars so it doesn't happen in the first place! Was not a major issue until Porsche moved the mirrors with the 991/981. At least on my 991.2 I can tilt the sunroof. Plus I don't...
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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    No one truly knows. Some of the other folks here and at RL have said their dealers have told them the T is not coming to the States. Others have so the 4 cylinder turbos aren't coming back to the...
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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    Correct. No delete option for the States.
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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    His Georgia must be the country. You aren't getting a 718 T in the States. Or at least not one with the screen delete (due to the backup camera mandate).

    To the OP, that is a beautiful car and...
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    Re: TPMS Question

    Let the car sit overnight. Air the tires up to 30psi (based on your handheld pressure gauge) all the way around in the morning (provided you have it set to Comfort pressure). Start the car and...
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    Re: TPMS Question

    Had you been autocrossing or tracking, by chance?
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    And yet Chevy will sell every one of them. That's all that matters.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    That is precisely what I'm looking forward to finding out. :)
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    Re: Macan to Cayman

    I would imagine the only time someone regrets the switch from a Macan to a Cayman is when they need to have more than one passenger or haul a small table.

    I have a high spec 2020 Macan S being...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    It is a bit disappointing to have the C8 introduced but no driving reviews. Especially after the GT4/Spyder were just announced and driving reviews hit immediately.

    That being said, this was very...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I have several friends that have committed to buying C8s. I'll get to drive one the day the first one takes delivery. :)

    I have an in at a Chevy dealership as well, but I suspect my friends will...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    There are two things I don't like about the C8:

    1. It is the size of an aircraft carrier.

    2. Disappointing cargo space.

    Of course I haven't see the cargo space in person, so maybe it is...
  13. Re: Advice about buying my next car, 981 Boxster or Maserati granturismo?

    We'll see. Car and Driver's actual Giulia Quadrifoglio is up for sale at a used car lot in Michigan.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    100% this.

    I bet a whole lot of those refundable deposits get refunded even if the initial reviews are great. Also wonder if "sold out" means client deposits of dealer allocations.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    EDIT: Got confused as to what forum and thread I was in! You might very well be right about the mid engine cars. I have not read anything specific to the 718 GT4/Spyder.

    (Below is my original...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    I don't think there is any chance this happens. I'd be first in line if it did though. Love that motor in my 991.2.

    The next gen will probably be hybrid or electric. Not sure if they will...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    North American cars will come with an inert substrate in place of the particulate filter. The function of the inert substrate is to simulate the backpressure of the particulate filters.

    How that...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I was pretty disappointed to discover the configurator does not yet include price. Smart move though. Ride that below $60K hype train while they can. :)
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    And the convertible even moreso.
  20. Where are you located? Cars for the U.S....

    Where are you located?

    Cars for the U.S. market will not have the particulate filter. They will have an inert substrate designed to replicate the backpressure of the particulate filter.

    We...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Like you said, we'll see.

    I suspect (hope!) the C8 will be far more balanced. But even the C7 Grand Sport was a hell of a package. Randy Pobst always said it was the best compromise. Said it...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I agree 100%.

    Heck, I changed my mind in a matter of hours and now can't wait for the convertible to get here.

    I've already seen multiple old Chevy guys change their tunes after last night. ...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Demand is going to be great, but GM hired an extra 400 workers at the Bowling Green plant a couple of months ago. They are going to churn them out day and night. I could see the first guy on the...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Bingo.

    It makes a *lot* of sense for me to get a manual 911 to replace my PDK 911 and get a DCT C8 convertible to replace my manual Boxster GTS.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Aaaaaaaand 8hrs later I'm already a liar. The interior is a mess, but it looks worlds better in beige. I'll own one of these.

    I've gone from 0% chance I'd buy one to 100% will buy one.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Oh mother of God. Combine this interior with no manual transmission and there is no way I'm buying this thing.
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    Re: 718 Spyder visibility

    Plastic window. No, the backup camera can't be left on (at least in factory form).
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    In shopping for 997 GT3s it was definitely something that was a +1 when found on a 997.2, but not something I would have disqualified a car for lacking. I would not order it myself. In terms of...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Front axle lift. Raise the nose so it doesn't scrape. Takes less than five seconds. Can raise it up to 1.5" depending on year and model of 911. Automatically goes back down at speed (35mph, I...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Hence my analysis paralysis!

    I'd love to buy a Carrera T today. But I'd rather have a 718 Boxster 6 if they announce that. Or what if they announce the manual 992 tomorrow?

    Argh!!! :D
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    It's fact. :D AP and some of the other Porsche guys have been mentioning it in interviews. They won't say what yet; only that it will be used in other cars.

    I'm stuck in analysis paralysis...
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    Re: Spyder branding fail

    He's saying his 718 Spyder spec is $120K, and it has an NA flat six. Lamenting it doesn't have some sort of badging to differentiate it from the 718 4 cylinder cars.

    I never would have thought...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Swap out those orange side markers with these clear side markers from Suncoast and that car will be perfection.

    To my eyes there is no better looking vehicle made by Porsche today than the 718 GTS...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    AP did mention tires should account for 3 of the 12 seconds on the manual time.

    If you have any interest in getting back in a 911 I can't recommend a manual T with RAS highly enough. I spent 90...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    For most of us it isn't about what is necessary for real world driving. If I only cared about what was necessary for real world driving I'd drive an old Civic, Corolla, Accord, or some other...
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    Re: 718 GT4 Options (What Will It Be)

    I can't speak to the 718 GT4, but the U.S. spec 992s have an inert substrate to simulate the backflow pressure provided by the gram particulate filters. No one has tested a U.S. spec 992 yet so the...
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    Re: 718 GT4... Will PDK be Offered?

    Read Motor Trend's first drive review of the 718 GT4.

    They confirm the manual GT4's Ring time as 7:28; 12 seconds faster than the previous GT4. They also confirm the PDK, and have been told it is...
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    Cool!

    I was there Friday. Drove a 911T.
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    Re: Detailed

    It gets no better than that.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    A 718 and an NC? You really like the red-headed stepchildren. :D




    (Totally kidding, of course!)
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    ND3, you say? Spill the beans! ;)
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    Re: My Car Whistles at Me

    Two seconds? Sounds more like the parking brake engaging.

    As BlueNorther mentioned, the 991.2 has an electric pump that cools the turbos after the car is shut off. Mine runs about 45 seconds. ...
  43. Re: Advice about buying my next car, 981 Boxster or Maserati granturismo?

    Respectfully, I think you'd be crazy to consider the Maserati. Unless it is a 4th or 5th car that might get driven one weekend a month.
  44. Re: any Companies offering tuning through the OBD Port??

    To use the Accessport on a 718 the owner must first remove the ECU and send it to COBB. COBB unlocks the ECU and sends it back to the owner. The user must then reinstall the ECU. Only when that is...
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    Porsche is going to build as many GT4/Spyders as...

    Porsche is going to build as many GT4/Spyders as they can sell.

    I can’t see your location from my mobile, but I’m pretty sure the cars aren’t scheduled to hit the States until Spring 2020.

    I...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I can't fathom Porsche doing away with the turbo 4s just yet. Unless the only 718 options are GT4/Spyder and GT4/Spyder with Touring Package. I could totally dig that and would happily open my...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    The GT2 buckets are A-OK for my frame. But the new fixed ones don't work for us at all. Really, really disappointed about it. :(
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Lovely spec.

    A shame we can't do the buckets. We gave them a shot but were both miserable in them.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I'm talking about these and these.

    GTS front, non-718 wheels, automatic top, 4.0L exhaust and diffuser.

    Could very well just be mules for testing the engine. But my holy grail if it goes into...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    At this point I care about one thing and one thing only: Are the 4.0L automatic top 718 Boxsters we've seen merely engine mules for the Spyder or are they going into production next?
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