Taking the bumper off only takes like 5 minutes.This is on my to-do list...I've been procrastinating because of the bumper removal. Any tips to share?
Ah ... Good question! I've always wanted a Porsche, which is the primary reason for buying the '07 Cayman. And yes, I have done quite a bit of work to the BMW: Michelin A/S 3's, BMW Performance Suspension (w. Bilstein HD shocks), some body/paint work, all oils and filters, oil filter housing gasket, belt and pulleys, etc. It has a JB45 tune which I shift in and out of on the fly, but even in stock tune, the car really hauls (heaps of torque, full-on at 1800rpm).Dabporsche; I had a 135 BMW for 2 years. Real pretty Le Mans Blue. I only did it wheels and tires (terrible run flats) on it. Traded it for a Mini Cooper which my monthly payment from $1000 to $279.
Sounds you did quite a bit of works on it, love it and it is more practical; so why did you change ? I had a 2006 CS also before the BMW.
What I'm after above-all is simple mechanical palpability. And I'm hoping my 987.1 will give me that. My first (and most distilled) taste of such a machine was a 356 that I had the privilege of driving for a few miles. Only drove it 20 mins at the most, but I was spoilt for want of that feel in everything I drove since then.The 1 series, now 2 series especially the M240 or M2 are probably the only BMW's I would consider for myself.
I was watching a number of BMW's at a recent autocross and was totally surprise how big and boaty most of the models are now. A real shame, sorry to see it.
I know exactly what you are saying about the power delivery. My 135 was very quick once it was on the boil. I always thought you better be ready to drive once it was going. Maybe it was the tune but probably also some lag.
I haven't driven a 718 and wonder how that turbo is. Haven't really heard people complaining about that just that it's a 4 and they don't like how it sounds. I think most of that is because it's not a NA 6 and that's not allowed in a Porsche. I can understand it and guess after 25 years and 6 Porsches I feel that way too and yet I've never been in one or driven one.
sk8Flyer - Take it easy on the lights, you do not want sand marks that you can see. We (US) have special type of cleaner wax that has particles like a very thin sand emulsion that takes off the oxidation without scratches.
Yeah, it's a thing. Crazy part though is that I originally wanted a Porsche, but the logic dissuading me (mostly from my wife) was: Too expensive. After two e82's, one frs, two Lexus, I have the Porsche. With all the money lost buying and selling the "half-measure" vehicles, I could have probably had the Porsche for free. Live and learn (and then forget)!!!hahahaa im loving the number of former e82 owners (me included)