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  1. Where not to Park in Portland Maine

    981 Chat
    Given the incredible weather here in the east, my wife and I decided to drive from Boston to Portland Maine for the Christmas weekend. The weather on Christmas was ~60 so we drove the entire way top-down, probably the only time in our lives we'll be able to do that here in the normally frosty...
  2. Where is my tire repair kit?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Chat
    Hopefully a straightforward answer here - I am under the assumption that Caymans come with a tire repair kit in them. I have a 2006 (987.1) Cayman S for reference. I've tried to lift some of the carpeting in the trunk and also looked around in the frunk but I can't for the life of me find the...
  3. Rediculous Car Shop Comments

    981 Chat
    I just have to share this little nugget. I am sitting at Discount Tire right now waiting on getting a slow leak fixed. After going out to get the mileage and check on the tire condition as we walk back the discount guy says "I love those old Fieros like that yellow on over there. Your...
  4. Square tire setup experience

    987 Cayman and Boxster Competition
    Has anyone tried a square vs. staggered tire setup on their 987.2 Cayman? Please share your experience. How loose was the car? Were you able to balance it with a front bar, springs, or alignment? And any other observations... I know this isn't ideal but I'm interested in NASA Time trials. And...
  5. Quick Detailing Tip: Cleaning and dressing your tires properly

    Porsche Care and Detailing
    Cleaning and dressing your tires. Over the years I have gotten asked how do I dress tires. This tire dressing is horrible. Why can't I get a good application or why are they brown after I dress them. I have found after cleaning the wheels and tires, we are usually left with tires that...
  6. Dates on new tires . . . problem?

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Looking for opinions here. I just bought a new set of Conti Extreme DW's for my 2008 base Cayman in the OEM 18" size (F-235/40, R-265/40). I bought them from my local Discount Tire about a month ago and never paid any attention to the tire build dates until a few days ago. When I looked I was...
  7. When you drive a hammer, everything looks like a nail

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Expensive night last night. Picked up the wife's S2000 from having new tires installed, only two blocks to home from the installer and yet the Boxster’s TPMS display was flashing a warning. Found a nail in the LR tire, right at the shoulder and as someone once said “you can’t make an ace into a...
  8. Screw in Tire, Pluggable? Pic inside.

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Is this tire salvageable? I don't track, daily driver car. Don't know how long it's been there, but no leaks or pressure loss. 20" tire.
  9. Will 997 carrera S wheels fit my 981 boxter S?

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    I'm looking at some winter rims and tires on ebay and found a set of 18 inch Carrera S Turbo wheels that I would like to purchase for my 2013 boxter S if possible. The dimensions are as follows: Front: 8" width, 18 diameter, 45 offset, 235 tire Rear 9.5" width, 18 diameter, 49 offset, 265 tire...
  10. Guys running non-staggered tire sizes; how do you describe the feel?

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    For you guys running even tire widths all around.. how does it feel? Please post up before and after driving impressions and what wheels/tires you are using!
  11. comfort and standard tire pressure + tire change

    981 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    at my last 981 S service dealership recommended 37 psi in the back and 35 psi in the front and said they d change it to that. after the service TPMS is reading 35 across the board so it might be the service person was off on the back. Still the manual says 33 psi for front and back and that s...
  12. 981 Tire Pressure Question

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    I have the 18" Goodyear Eagle F1's on my '15 Cayman. The manual states 29 psi all around when cold, the tire sidewalls say 51 max psi, and people in this forum say 29 psi front and 32 psi rear. All four tires have been at 29 psi (except when warm, then 32) for over 4500 miles since I drove it...
  13. Chunking Tires - Why

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Michelin Super Sports, approx 12K, plus 12 days of DE. They're chunking on the left frt. Had a DE last w/e. They looked OK on Sat (I checked b/c someone else with same tire had chunking issue). Was having trouble with tires hooking up on Sat, so experimented with lowering pressures...
  14. Proper use of tire dressing?

    Porsche Care and Detailing
    What is the proper method for using tire dressing on an ongoing basis? Should I be scrubbing the tires clean with soap and water and the re-apply, or should I just be shooting more on when it looks like it needs it?
  15. Fobo Tire 4

    987 Cayman and Boxster Electronics
    I am trying out the FOBO Tire 4 on my car. They look a bit gangly (will install shorter stems at next tyre change) - but the info seems good in the app.
  16. Life Expectancy of Tire Sealant

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I am taking the car out of town this weekend and while I have a tire patch and plug kit (from Slime, never used it but would like to hear from anybody who has) I'd like to make sure that the tire sealant works before trying to plug. Since I bought the car used early this year let's just assume...
  17. Glad I checked my tires...

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    I removed my tires to detail the wheels and discovered one tire has heavy damage on the inside - the wheel is also scraped. Something took a chunk out of the left front tire... The thing is - I can't remember hitting anything at all...what could have caused that? A brick sized rock (but I...
  18. NEED URGENT HELP - Marina Del Rey

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    Hey guys, Im new to the US and have bought myself a 987 cayman, yesterday i got out of my car only to find a big chunk of metal in one of the rear tires .. safe to say the tire can not be fixed for me to get it to a garage. i was wondering if there is anyone in the area from planet-9 with a...
  19. Tires storage outside... How bad is it?

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    As I am looking for storage options for winter/summer tires, providing that I will seal the tires in black plastic bags (as air-tight as possible), is it OK to leave them outside? Defenatelly not exposed to sun (I am thinking under my porch) but... Summer tires will be at 10F at times and Winter...
  20. Wheel/Tire numbers question

    Porsche Tires & Wheels
    I'm looking at buying a used wheel/tire combo but before I pull the trigger I just want to make sure i'm understanding this correctly... I'm putting these on my 06' Cayman S, standard brakes, no TPMS. Fronts 19 x 8.5 (et45), 235/35 R19 Rears 19 x 10 (et50), 275/30 R19 Does the rear "30"...