Cayman R Chat

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FTW

215 posts

117 months

Thursday 9th May
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frayz said:
Took mine for its bi-yearly service yesterday to RPM Technik and what a day to choose!
I jest about PDK, saying "paddles are for canoes". However yesterday i really think i needed those paddles, and a wet suit!
The rain both there and back was appaling, and standing water on sticky rubber was no fun at all. Never the less, its fully serviced buit filthy, so going to be a full couple of days to get it back clean underneath again.
One thing i did have while there was to have the chrono clock turned on to illuminate with the dash lights which looks much better now, as to me this was always odd being off when the rest of the dash was illuminated.

Randomly, bumped into touring car legend Tim Harvey who popped in for a nose around the showroom/workshop. Ended up having about a 90 min chat with him one to one over a cuppa about all things Porsche, racing, his personal cars and the future of the automotive industry. I have to say, what a thoroughly nice bloke he is. Still so excited by cars and driving, and still has that "kid is a sweet shop" type of excitment when discussing it all.

He was nagging me for a photo so naturally i didnt disappoint biggrin





Edited by frayz on Thursday 9th May 08:09
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?

chrisABP

885 posts

89 months

Thursday 9th May
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FTW said:
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?
They look like the Girodisc larger upgrade set-up to me???

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 9th May
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Correct gents.
Girodisc 2 piece upgrade front and rear, RS29s, titanium shims, GT3MC & ducts PF fluid.
Think they’re 345mm front and 335mm rear from memory.

Moospeed

392 posts

206 months

Thursday 9th May
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freedman said:
It was referencing the price, not mileage (car at Bolton OPC)

The 53000 mile car in Exeter has been on sale for ages but seems like an absolute bargain
Ah OK cheers freedman and frayz - agreed it has been on for a while, which for me raised the usual suspicions and paranoia... the "what am I missing?" factor wink

Porsche911R

16,494 posts

206 months

Thursday 9th May
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FTW said:
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?
I still have a front set in box's for sale unused as I sold my R !
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frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 9th May
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Porsche911R said:
FTW said:
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?
I still have a front set in box's for sale unused as I sold my R !
Mine are perfect still else I’d be tempted to have them.

Joehow

184 posts

56 months

Thursday 9th May
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Porsche911R said:
FTW said:
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?
I still have a front set in box's for sale unused as I sold my R !
How much my man?

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 9th May
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Joehow said:
Porsche911R said:
FTW said:
What discs are fitted to your car frayz?
I still have a front set in box's for sale unused as I sold my R !
How much my man?

Budflicker

3,162 posts

125 months

Thursday 9th May
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Porsche911R said:
I still have a front set in box's for sale unused as I sold my R !
I'd be interested in these at the right money.

John McM

70 posts

50 months

Sunday 12th May
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Having previously owned a R, I come in here when the forums are slow. I’m intrigued by the view on cars with miles. The Essex car might have issues but air cooled cars are regularly sold at higher prices with far higher miles and work required. Are the newer cars more fragile or just plain undesirable if used?

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Monday 13th May
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John McM said:
Having previously owned a R, I come in here when the forums are slow. I’m intrigued by the view on cars with miles. The Essex car might have issues but air cooled cars are regularly sold at higher prices with far higher miles and work required. Are the newer cars more fragile or just plain undesirable if used?
Just undesirable if used imo John.
I’d much rather buy a used car that’s been maintained regardless to cost than buy one that’s a premium because it’s sat in a bubble it’s entire life while it’s bushes and seals perish and it’s wiring & circuits fatigue.
All of it’s value is then in its museum mileage which means it will never be used anyway.

As a prototype vehicle development engineer, I see first hand what goes into making and developing a product of this nature. So to have all that work, care and attention just sitting there is a total waste imo.

These are some of the finest drivers cars available at any price, so they should be enjoyed and driven. Many people could only ever dream of owning a Cayman R, I know I did.

Each to their own I guess.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll never be on my deathbed wishing I’d driven my Porsche less.

BrotherMouzone

2,157 posts

115 months

Monday 13th May
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frayz said:
I’ve said it before, but I’ll never be on my deathbed wishing I’d driven my Porsche less.
Well said!

Rsx Boy

66 posts

80 months

Monday 13th May
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frayz said:
Moospeed said:
Apologies for the daft question but didn't know if this was referring to 52k miles or pounds? Just been scrolling through this thread wondering if there was any mention of this one (56k miles but may have been advertised for a while and increased. A lot.); https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Genuine question; is a sub-£35k Cayman R likely to be opening a can of worms? Need of suspension refresh, falling apart, other shadiness, etc. ?
Got more miles than most of the other garage queens, but looks bloody cheap for the car.
If you want PDK and it checks out straight, go fo it. Its a hell of a lot of car for the money.
Crazy cheap if its in reasonable condition.

John McM

70 posts

50 months

Monday 13th May
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frayz said:
Just undesirable if used imo John.
I’d much rather buy a used car that’s been maintained regardless to cost than buy one that’s a premium because it’s sat in a bubble it’s entire life while it’s bushes and seals perish and it’s wiring & circuits fatigue.
All of it’s value is then in its museum mileage which means it will never be used anyway.

As a prototype vehicle development engineer, I see first hand what goes into making and developing a product of this nature. So to have all that work, care and attention just sitting there is a total waste imo.

These are some of the finest drivers cars available at any price, so they should be enjoyed and driven. Many people could only ever dream of owning a Cayman R, I know I did.

Each to their own I guess.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll never be on my deathbed wishing I’d driven my Porsche less.
It is a strange behaviour. When I owned my R, the threads here constantly went on about the ‘perfect spec’. It appears that low mileage has been added to that. It seems ironic that the spec and talk was about the driving experience, yet few are apparently driven for fear of reducing their value.

Joehow

184 posts

56 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Im with Frayz, cars that are only polished with super low mileage scare me. Service history is never more than a stamp in a book.

Theres usually no other work or maintenance and no doubt lots of short runs on the engine.

In the 5 months ive owned mine ive done 2000 miles, had a big service, sorted the master cylinder, had the geo sorted, done 4 track days, and found the gear linkage weak point and had that sorted.

If cars arent used problems or niggles can fester i think.

We're taking my old mans 964 RS(ish) to Tuscany in summer and at the moment trying to rack up as much varied mileage as possible as a test. Using a car is the only way to make sure its the best it can be in my view.

FTW

215 posts

117 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Joehow said:
Im with Frayz, cars that are only polished with super low mileage scare me. Service history is never more than a stamp in a book.

Theres usually no other work or maintenance and no doubt lots of short runs on the engine.

In the 5 months ive owned mine ive done 2000 miles, had a big service, sorted the master cylinder, had the geo sorted, done 4 track days, and found the gear linkage weak point and had that sorted.

If cars arent used problems or niggles can fester i think.

We're taking my old mans 964 RS(ish) to Tuscany in summer and at the moment trying to rack up as much varied mileage as possible as a test. Using a car is the only way to make sure its the best it can be in my view.
Completely agree with the point on service history. A stamp every year is good but a fat folder of receipts, previous wheel alignments etc is a way more comforting.

My Elise has everything in its service history including pictures of it on the line, PDI paperwork, email correspondence with specialists, and even scraps of paper with tyre pressures written on! It has 50,000miles all documented and cross-referenced

I will be doing the same for my R.

BillyB

1,149 posts

199 months

Tuesday 14th May
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There are a few a current or ex owners of 964s on here. What is the consensus on how the two compare?

I am toying with replacing my 964 (I've had for 7 years) with a manual R but am worried it won't be such an event for normal road driving (while I am certain is much faster on track - although I only do 2 or 3 a year).

I can't have both (but could keep the 964 if I went for a standard 987 S...) Struggling with the decision-making.

Joehow

184 posts

56 months

Tuesday 14th May
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BillyB said:
There are a few a current or ex owners of 964s on here. What is the consensus on how the two compare?

I am toying with replacing my 964 (I've had for 7 years) with a manual R but am worried it won't be such an event for normal road driving (while I am certain is much faster on track - although I only do 2 or 3 a year).

I can't have both (but could keep the 964 if I went for a standard 987 S...) Struggling with the decision-making.
My old man has a 964 with RS running gear, its certainly more of an event than the Cayman R trundling along. But when pushed the Cayman R is a really special machine.

John McM

70 posts

50 months

Tuesday 14th May
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I have a manual 964 and had a PDK R. The 964 is still mine and I’m adding a PDK 987 Spyder to the garage.

For me, the R was a weapon on back roads. It was lithe and had great turn in. On one winding road trip, a 991 GT3 couldn’t shake me off its tail. However it was also the shortest ownership of all my cars. At the time I was tracking the 964 and wanted to be more competitive. The R easily outran the air cooled cars but I couldn’t keep up with the GT3s. It was neither Arthur nor Martha. The ownership profile is also different. I found the 964 community more varied with no ‘perfect spec’ talk. I would own both and sell the one that doesn’t float my boat. Once you sell the 964 it’s hard to go back.


John McM

70 posts

50 months

Tuesday 14th May
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The other thing to factor is your car personality. I am constantly changing my car spec. The R stifled that and didn’t look that different to a Cayman. The Spyder will hopefully be unique enough to be satisfied with the OE set up.