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Hello,

I recently purchased a Cayman S 2014 with 6700 miles from out of state, sight unseen. New at Porsche but have higher end exotics. It was this or a 911 turbo S but since my wife will primarily drive and this would her first higher end car and I want to keep her around, I figure the cayman was a safer choice to grow.
Drove it only a bit. Somewhat underpowered on hiways but was pretty impressed on tight roads in sport mode, manual shifts with valves opened. Quite a fun car to drive and very easy in traffic when in normal mode auto. Not used to that.

I have attached a few picts with option lists.

I want to learn the car fast in the details. My plan is to figure:

1. Upgrade to PCM and NAV. I beleive I have the basics RC.
2. Put some mesh grid in the front opening. I cant beleive these coolers are unprotected!
3. Get paddleshifts. The thumb thing just does not do it. either the add on or the sport steering
4. Get a car cover and a OEM charger.
5. May be get parking sensors and ideally a from /rear camera but i dont want to go overprice either
6. someone manage to loose most of the toolkit so I will need this.
7. Probably will do ceramic pro / Expel
8. Gonna need the manual in electronic form
9. DYI service manual
10. Driver ventilation seat appears "sticky". I dont like the feel.
11. Shame on me, as I have not figured out yet if there is a spare. Will need to spend more time checking the car's trunks. Some parts manual show a spare.
12. I have to figure out how to get my iphone hooked up on this sytem

If anyone has some spare stuff for sale from above , please pm me.

Will be asking questions to come up to speed on this car.

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Welcome and enjoy. Have a similar car that is mainly weekend and track focused, with a manual. Check out ctek for the charger and zunsport for grill protection. If you don't have PCM you may need some other magic to connect but I am not sure.

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Congrats looks like a nicely optioned car.

As far as the tool kit goes there isn't much of one. It's a little plastic box located in the frunk. IIRC there's only a screw driver in there but more importantly the tow hook - you need that to get it on a flat bed if you should ever get a flat.

There is no spare tire - you get a can of Porsche Slime and a small compressor - both should be located in the Frunk.

Not sure if there's an iPod connection in your car but look in the glove box to the left - there maybe a USB port there.

Again, good luck and enjoy a car that handles exceptionally well IMHO..


Hello,

I recently purchased a Cayman S 2014 with 6700 miles from out of state, sight unseen. New at Porsche but have higher end exotics. It was this or a 911 turbo S but since my wife will primarily drive and this would her first higher end car and I want to keep her around, I figure the cayman was a safer choice to grow.
Drove it only a bit. Somewhat underpowered on hiways but was pretty impressed on tight roads in sport mode, manual shifts with valves opened. Quite a fun car to drive and very easy in traffic when in normal mode auto. Not used to that.

I have attached a few picts with option lists.

I want to learn the car fast in the details. My plan is to figure:

1. Upgrade to PCM and NAV. I beleive I have the basics RC.
2. Put some mesh grid in the front opening. I cant beleive these coolers are unprotected!
3. Get paddleshifts. The thumb thing just does not do it. either the add on or the sport steering
4. Get a car cover and a OEM charger.
5. May be get parking sensors and ideally a from /rear camera but i dont want to go overprice either
6. someone manage to loose most of the toolkit so I will need this.
7. Probably will do ceramic pro / Expel
8. Gonna need the manual in electronic form
9. DYI service manual
10. Driver ventilation seat appears "sticky". I dont like the feel.
11. Shame on me, as I have not figured out yet if there is a spare. Will need to spend more time checking the car's trunks. Some parts manual show a spare.
12. I have to figure out how to get my iphone hooked up on this sytem

If anyone has some spare stuff for sale from above , please pm me.

Will be asking questions to come up to speed on this car.

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Totally agree that ZunSport is a good option to protect those radiators in the front ---
W/r to paddle shifters to replace the thumb switches on the steering wheel... could be pricey, and then again, the PDK is just so advanced, your wife may not need to "manually" select shift points. And even if "you" wanted to, move the gear selector to the left (once in Drive) and you are in manual mode --and you can use the gear selector in a push/pull manner to make your shift selections..
I wish I had optioned my car with rear view camera... it is tricky until you get some feel for the limits of the body work. There have been a couple threads on how to add a camera, but it was not "trivial".
Mostly, enjoy the car.. it is a great machine.
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1. Will be pricey. Do you need Nav? Phone GPS are pretty good.
2. Zunsport, other commercial or DIY for ten bucks. Threads on how to (takes 1/2 hour)
3. Again, will cost a lot.
8. Available on this site or from Porsche. There is a very handy app (Good to Know) as well
11. No spare, just goop & compressor. Might want to carry a tire plug kit.
12. Bluetooth should work for phone calls. If you have base audio without Nav, I don't think that there is a direct hookup for connecting the sound system. Some of us use Griffin iTrip through the aux port
 

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Wait before you install paddles. That will be death-defyingly expensive, and the buttons aren't that bad.

Actually they're just fine, once you gain the required muscle memory to stop hitting them inadvertently.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys. Ordered the service manual on CD. Paddle and PCM are expensive. Dont really need them but they would upscale the car and built in nav looks cooler. Seems that pcm with all codes is $2K.
Have procedure to dyi the grills. now need the time
Will also have some rock chips touched up and do the 20K / 2 years service. that car only had oil and filter changes so far. 2 previous owners did not drive it. THe last one was past was appeared well into his 80s.
 

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You are talking about changing enough that I'd think you'd be better driving for a while and looking for one with the options you want.

I was totally against the buttons (7 years of 370Z with paddles) but they are not really button like, more like sliding blocks. After trying them I decided I could live with them. I still miss paddles occasionally but the ability to upshift and downshift from either hand is very handy. And, I saw a recent shift stick replacement that looks a foot taller and makes manually shifting from the stick more exciting if you can get over the rally/drift car look :)
 

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"Somewhat underpowered" lol. There is nothing underpowered about 325 hp pushing an under 3000 lb car. Engage the "Sport" button on the center console and try it again. BTW, I also have a PDK with buttons as opposed to the paddles. I rarely use the paddles on my Audi S4 and I rarely use the buttons on my Porsche. But of the two I prefer the buttons. I know I'm among the minority, but being able to shift up or down with either right or left hand is to me an advantage. I've never got confused and I've never hit them inadvertently. I have parking sensors they are great, but I don't think you can add them aftermarket. You can add a camera without breaking the bank. I just installed the ZunSport grills they were a bit fiddly to install but seem to work great. Can't recommend ceramic pro, I just don't believe in it. I had a 1/2 clear bra put on which covers nose, mirrors, door cups, door edges. You can't see it except when the light catches it at the right angle. I know it works! I have the ventilated seats. The car is kept in AZ and I love those seats. Sticky, not sure what you mean. Last, have fun with your new toy!
 

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The Sport wheel with Paddles is around $1100 from suncoast ($1500ish for the multi-function one). It'll cost around 2 hrs dealer time to install, although there's youtube videos of guys doing it in around 10 minutes
 

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Oh, RE #1 on your list. You may be better served getting an aftermarket unit installed that supports all the new fancy stuff (apple carplay, android auto, etc). There are several models out there that 1) will look stock after install and 2) do more, at 3) the same price or less. westwest888 on this forum has a setup that is sweet.
 

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Hello,

I recently purchased a Cayman S 2014 with 6700 miles from out of state, sight unseen. New at Porsche but have higher end exotics. It was this or a 911 turbo S but since my wife will primarily drive and this would her first higher end car and I want to keep her around, I figure the cayman was a safer choice to grow.
Drove it only a bit. Somewhat underpowered on hiways but was pretty impressed on tight roads in sport mode, manual shifts with valves opened. Quite a fun car to drive and very easy in traffic when in normal mode auto. Not used to that.

I have attached a few picts with option lists.

I want to learn the car fast in the details. My plan is to figure:

1. Upgrade to PCM and NAV. I beleive I have the basics RC.
2. Put some mesh grid in the front opening. I cant beleive these coolers are unprotected!
3. Get paddleshifts. The thumb thing just does not do it. either the add on or the sport steering
4. Get a car cover and a OEM charger.
5. May be get parking sensors and ideally a from /rear camera but i dont want to go overprice either
6. someone manage to loose most of the toolkit so I will need this.
7. Probably will do ceramic pro / Expel
8. Gonna need the manual in electronic form
9. DYI service manual
10. Driver ventilation seat appears "sticky". I dont like the feel.
11. Shame on me, as I have not figured out yet if there is a spare. Will need to spend more time checking the car's trunks. Some parts manual show a spare.
12. I have to figure out how to get my iphone hooked up on this sytem

If anyone has some spare stuff for sale from above , please pm me.

Will be asking questions to come up to speed on this car.

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I have expel on about 85 % of the car and ceramic pro on 100 % plus wheels. Fantastic products, i used to drive for 60 minutes and then detail for 90 minutes, I can know detail entire car for less than 15 minutes ( using distilled water and micro fiber towel ) and each wheel for 3 minutes including calipers. Car looks like new, i will keep the car for next 15 years ( kept my 993 that long ) and the time savings alone will make it worth the purchase. add to it how great the car will continue to look ......

I have to use the audio input from the glove box to hook up iphone. My car has no usb port ANYWHERE. This solution does not charge the phone however so I also use cigarette light to charge phone. Porsche fixed this with 2017 718
 

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Lol underpowered? Put it in Sport mode and stomp on the pedal. I also don't know what you mean about sticky ventilated seats. Maybe your leather seats just need cleaning.

Don't wait on a clear bra and Ceramic Pro. I did my Cayman GTS immediately after I bought it.
 
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