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  1. 718 Chat
    Planning to order this configuration with the following options. Comments/suggestions/recommendations welcome: 718 Cayman GTS Carrara White Metallic Porsche Entry & Drive: wanted this mainly for the keyless ignition more than anything else. The keys on my 981 have gotten really beat up...
  2. 981 Chat
    The backrest bolster on my driver’s seat is wearing. Yes, I should be more careful getting in and out of the car, but it’s a daily driver with almost 26,000 miles. I looked for some kind of cover, but didn’t find anything. There’s a LWB bolster cover, but that’s for the seat and not the back...
  3. 718 Chat
    This looks like a great deal with the GTS package saving a lot vs, configuring a 718S the same way. But it's not that great a deal for a car that'll see a LOT of track use. I spec'd the 718S the way I'd want it for the track and added a few things for the GTS to make them comparable. In other...
  4. 981 Chat
    Greetings, I bought a new 2014 981 CS that I've owned for the last four years. Great car if a little bit more numb steering wise. But still very fun and amazing sound/howl with PSE. That said I've been wondering about more power. Meaning more torque. Speed is less of an issue unless I'm...
  5. 718 Chat
    Armed with the brilliant advice that was so generously provided on this forum, I went on my first track day yesterday. It was an immensely enjoyable experience that I am keen to repeat. I discovered the following 1. There is a lot to learn. Reading about racing lines and load transfer is one...
  6. 981 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    Driving on track with Cup 2's I needed more camber, easily solved with some GT3 LCAs or adjustable top mounts, I know, but the easiest and fastest thing to get out here was some PU Powerflex bushings that are eccentric for camber adjustment. They're supposed to give .75 degree in each...
  7. 987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    I am planning to do a track day with a buddy soon who has a 95 993. He definitely has more displacement (3.6 vs 2.9) but 272 hp. How should I expect my 265 hp to hold up to his car? I am betting that he will have more low end torque, but the moderness of my car will make it easier for me to...
  8. 981 Chat
    The 2014 CS spec calls for front tires of 235/40/19. Hoosier, Toyo et all do not seem to make tires of this exact size. Toyo does make a 245/35/19. Will this slightly wider tire rub the fender on turns? Hoosier makes the same 235/35/19 for the front, but it mates with a 295/35/19 in the rear...
  9. 987 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    Subject car is an '07 CS with a few mods: previous owner installed Billstein PSS 9 coilovers and rear toe links which allows the car to be lowered and have a nice bit of negative camber, at least in the rear. I'm running Nitto NT-01's, typically either white or black group at PCA events...
  10. 718 Chat
    Although this 718 Cayman S engine is stock 2.5L Turbo style,But installed GT4 rear tail and add Arma speed front spoiler,side skirts,rear diffuser,Obviously the appearance is more sporty.Exhaust changed iPE valvetronic system at Hi-rpm made sound more loudly,aggressive and shock even if the...
  11. 981 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    My first DE in this car was this past weekend at VIR (not my first DE, just in this car). It felt pretty good overall, standard 981S suspension is too soft and the alignment could use more camber front (1.1 and 1.3 now). The car was a bit understeer-oriented but not too bad. The esses felt a...
  12. Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Hi so for the first few years on my 981 CS I ran stock Carrera classic 20" wheels. The car felt amazingly planted and smooth bother side to side and up and down. Even when I added 7mm and 14mm front/rear spacers. In general car felt super smooth over normal roads. Not too long long ago I...
  13. 981 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    I posted this on Rennlist but the 981 section there seems to be pretty low traffic at least as far as track oriented people go. Any thoughts? There are a few threads already on this, but it's weird how much the cars can vary so I figured I'd throw some more data out there. Obviously lower cars...
  14. 718 Chat
    I've decided to get an MT Boxster and am going to have to order because around here in-stock MTs are about as common as chickens with hats. Is it just the San Francisco Bay Area or is every place practically devoid of MT Boxsters in stock?? Wondering if this is a local(ish) phenomenon or if...
  15. 981 Cayman GT4 Chat
    I dug into the VIRB a bit more and grabbed all the important metrics from within the camera itself, next time I'll link via BT to the OBDII port and get even more, but for now enjoy this update!
  16. 981 Cayman GT4 Chat
    I can't find a thread on this that still seems to be active, so here goes. I posted my fastest lap at Road Atlanta in my new (2k miles) GT 4. Factory Aero settings. My top speed on the lap was 140, average speed 90.1. Like many others, though, I was hell bent on adjusting the Aero, and did so...
  17. Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Baby got new shoes! I had the Conti ContactExtremes installed. The installer said it needed an alignment since the inside fronts were slightly worn more than the outside. He wanted $493 for the alignment but the was a $125 coupon and it's lifetime alignments. I said okay, but as I was walking...
  18. 987 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    I am (soon) going to have a 987.2 base cayman. I want to adjust the exhaust sound to be a bit more throaty - but don't think I need a full exhaust. I've heard Borlas on youtube and I'd be satisfied with 25% of that. I have a chance to get the fabspeed tips. Note, these are supposedly more than...
  19. 987 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    I've got Toyos installed few weeks ago. Stock sizes 235/35/19 front + 265/35/19. Fronts are new R888R model. Rears are R888. This is my first time with 888's and so far i was doing mountains roads driving. To get to the triangle i've got the ~36psi hot pressure. I have to say that with higher...
  20. 718 Chat
    With so many threads telling us why someone didn’t purchase a 718 (sound mostly), let’s hear from those who chose a 718. What were the selling points and what else did you consider? I chose the 718 as I was looking for a third car and something I would use to commute on pretty days, take...
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