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What is difference between ceramic and standard brakes on CS. I am not sure which option I have, just bought CS. How you tell which ones are they?
 

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Ceramic:
- yellow calipers
- 6 pistons (so 3 on the outside)
- rotors fill up the wheels quite ok
- the guy who sold you the car would have advertised it

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Standard:
- red calipers
- 4 pistons (so 2 on the outside)
- rotors look tiny on 19" wheels

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Ceramic brakes (PCCB) are uber expensive to maintain, esp the rotors, so you're lucky you have the std S brakes.

Nice looking Cayman - looks like you also have bi-xenon headlights and 19" lobster claw wheels (both options). Take a cpl pics of the interior and we can see what other options you have.
 

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Recent article in Panorama says PCCB brake maintenance costs $15-17k for pads & rotors for all 4. So many of us do not want them. If you have a GT3 and a big rig to transport it to your PCA club race events, the performance advantage is big and that kind of money is small.
 

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Nice looking Cayman - looks like you also have bi-xenon headlights and 19" lobster claw wheels (both options). Take a cpl pics of the interior and we can see what other options you have.
Thanks. Yes, it has bi-xenon and those wheels, and bose stereo listed as options on window sticker. Everything else seems to be standard which I like.
I ordered another set of wheels in 18". Now just need to figure how to lower it inch or so.
 

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Looks like you have a base Cayman S. Relatively void of options. the good news is you have a blank canvas to paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy.
 

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the good news is you have a blank canvas to paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy.
Yep, will paint black tire marks around local race tracks :)
Wheels and tires on the way, driver seat already here, shocks next and than maybe roll bar. Rest will be left alone unless necessary.
 

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If you're going to the track, I would recommend the following:

improved oil sump baffle
lower control arms w/ improved bushings
braided brake lines
spin on oil filter adapter

If you're seriously into tracking:

3rd radiator for pwr steering cooling
accusump replacement for AOS
IPD plenum & GT3 throttle body
GT3 master cylinder
double oil pump setup
short shifter
ECU remap
direct oil feed to the IMS

Ahh, the slippery slope. I'm sure I'm missing a few and others will chime in.
 

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Looks like you have a base Cayman S. Relatively void of options. the good news is you have a blank canvas to paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy.
White gauge cluster dials should mean Cayman S no ?

Anyway, I wouldn't mind if my car came with PCCBs. I could just throw in steel rotors and get the nice looking (bigger) yellow calipers. lol
 

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If you're going to the track, I would recommend the following:

improved oil sump baffle
lower control arms w/ improved bushings
braided brake lines
spin on oil filter adapter

If you're seriously into tracking:

3rd radiator for pwr steering cooling
accusump replacement for AOS
IPD plenum & GT3 throttle body
GT3 master cylinder
double oil pump setup
short shifter
ECU remap
direct oil feed to the IMS

Ahh, the slippery slope. I'm sure I'm missing a few and others will chime in.
I think That list will wait until it becomes problem :)
 
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