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  1. Effects of Aero Adjustment

    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...
  2. Do I need an alignment

    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...
  3. Fabspeed tips or save up for exhaust?

    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...
  4. Would you buy a Porsche long distance again?

    Automotive Off Topic
    I've bought three cars (two Porsches, one BMW) long distance via internet listings (Cars, Autotrader, Craigslist, etc.). I'm sure I've made some buying mistakes, but for the most part I feel I did my due diligence with each purchase. My latest purchase is a 2007 Cayman S that I found in Florida...
  5. Help with Toyo 888 for the Autocross

    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...
  6. Why did you purchase a 718 and what else did you consider?

    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...
  7. Oliver Twist with one foot on the slippery slope?...

    981 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    Ok. You've heard me praise the merits of the base, short-stroke, small-bore 2.7, and I still dig it, but last night on a local high climb with a Gen-1 Spyder I did pine for a BIT MORE HP. The Spyder just kept pulling, every so slowly mind you, away. I feel like Oliver Twist with his bowl in...
  8. Aftermarket warrenty

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    This was bought up in my other thread regarding buying a used 987 but I thought it is interesting/helpful to other enough to warrant a separate topic. After purchasing your used 987. I'm wondering how many of you decided to go for an after market warranty and how has things played out? I...
  9. Audi RS7

    Automotive Off Topic
    From C&D. 2017 Audi RS7 Performance Test | Review | Car and Driver These sorts of high hp, heavy cars with stiff suspensions puzzle me a little. Sure the fierce acceleration is nice but then what else? You can't go that fast on US highways that are mostly populated by 4-cylinder Hondas and...
  10. PDK Shift "sub-optimality" (Flare)

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    Out yesterday, I'd been driving spiritedly for maybe 45min/1hr. Lovely drive, great roads, little traffic. Not all-out 10/10ths, but properly enjoying the car (981C Base). I got to part of my route where the road narrowed, and I backed off to a more relaxed pace. It was then I noticed under...
  11. 3.2 S vs 3.4 S vs 2.9 Base

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    I've been driving various cars and thought I'd do a post to help others in the same boat out. And if anyone has any thoughts on these cars or my impressions let me have it! So far I've driven: 2008 S with 28,000 miles, asking $30,500 2005 S with 55,000 miles, asking $22,000 2009 Base with...
  12. Short test drive in a Cayman 718 S today....

    718 Chat
    I got a short test drive in a Cayman 718 S today and I was really impressed with the car. Far more refined in feel than the older Boxsters and Caymans I've driven, and much nicer ride quality than I was expecting, and more compliant than my 1M coupe. The sound was about what I expected...
  13. ECU Flash, HP, Reliability

    981 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    The Vivid Racing ECU flash I have ordered for my '14 BS will purportedly add 30 HP. What will this do to engine longevity and reliability, if anything, and why? I will be pleased with 30 extra horses. I will likely push the car harder. More revs equal more ring and bearing wear, with the...
  14. ECU Flash, HP Increase and Reliability

    981 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
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  15. Anyone try Gyeon Auto Coating?

    Porsche Care and Detailing
    Got an email from autogeek about this product. Is it just another new-fangled product meant to suck more money from our pockets that really does nothing more than a good wax? Or is it a legitimate way to noticeably increase paint protection from swirls and other surface-type scratches? If...
  16. 987.1 2.7- Cold Winter Weather Performance

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Hi everyone! I'm posting here as I research more and more information about the 987. From what I've read there seems to be one primary thing to watch with the 987's - the bore scoring. This however isn't a problem on the 2.7 due to larger water jackets around the smaller cylinders (correct?)...
  17. Why are SL Michelin Pilot PS2 more expensive than XL PS2s?

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    I need to get a set of rear tires for my 987.1S. The front ones are Michelin Pilot PS2, so I figured I should get the same for the rear. So I went to Discount Tire Direct to get pricing. There were two Pilot PS2s available. There were two differences between the tires: one is an 'SL' the other...
  18. Pilot Sport 4S

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    • The Pilot Sport 4S is the higher-performance model and the true successor to the Pilot Super Sport. It will be available in both OE and replacement fitments. With a lineup consisting of 19” and 20” wheel diameters only (with the convenient exception of 245/40R18), the Pilot Sport 4S is...
  19. How many HIDs do you really see?

    Automotive Off Topic
    First, a bit of history. The average age of the car on US roads is 11.6 years. Source. So the average car you see is about a 2004. That also means, given a normal curve, there are probably just as many 1993 cars as 2017 cars, give or take some small number. Light has a temperature on the Kelvin...
  20. Went back to my stock exhaust system.

    981 Cayman and Boxster Modifications
    Well, after several months with my Fabspeed Maxflo exhaust system, I had it removed and put back the original, stock system. It was not an easy decision to make, since there were lots of things I loved about the Maxflo. The Maxflo really does boost horsepower and torque. It's not an "oh wow"...
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