Cayman R Chat

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frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Tuesday 14th May
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The biggest issue with the CR is the talk of spec and values.
Which funny enough, is no fault of the car. wink

Sun was out today, so drove mine to work, windows down, radio off... it was absolute bliss. smile

dougle_turbo

36 posts

34 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Rsx Boy said:
Crazy cheap if its in reasonable condition.
I'm sure this car was up for sale last summer when I was looking for an R.

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 16th May
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Got an annoying little job done this morning I’ve been wanting to do for ages. Took all of 20 min tops and makes a nice difference to the finish of the car when opening the tail gate.
These tiny sections of PPF are approx 40mm x 50mm and are £12 plus vat each from an OPC.

I had some spare 3M film so just made my own.


PaulD86

800 posts

67 months

Thursday 16th May
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Frayz, have you done the wee bits inside the door openings too? They have gone a bit of a mess on mine and are on the list of things to sort.

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 16th May
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Hi Paul.

Actually I’ve got those coming from the OPC as they’re like £2.50 each and I’ve just ordered a full coolant hose kit for the front end.
I could justify the £5 for the door ones but couldn’t justify the near £30 for the rear ones that are barely any larger. Lol.
Got loads of little jobs to do on it, just been waiting for the weather to break and get some time to do it.
Having your first child (little girl born in Jan) kinda consumes all available hours at the mo. biggrin
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PaulD86

800 posts

67 months

Thursday 16th May
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frayz said:
Hi Paul.

Actually I’ve got those coming from the OPC as they’re like £2.50 each and I’ve just ordered a full coolant hose kit for the front end.
I could justify the £5 for the door ones but couldn’t justify the near £30 for the rear ones that are barely any larger. Lol.
Got loads of little jobs to do on it, just been waiting for the weather to break and get some time to do it.
Having your first child (little girl born in Jan) kinda consumes all available hours at the mo. biggrin
Useful to know! I have a pile of bits of PPF from when I did my bike. It's not up to doing bodywork on full show but certainly good enough to do the wee bits like the boot and door gaps.

When you do the hoses, fancy taking some pics showing the job?

And congratulations on your wee girl. smile

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Thursday 16th May
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PaulD86 said:
Useful to know! I have a pile of bits of PPF from when I did my bike. It's not up to doing bodywork on full show but certainly good enough to do the wee bits like the boot and door gaps.

When you do the hoses, fancy taking some pics showing the job?

And congratulations on your wee girl. smile
Haha, funny enough i did my bikes with iy too. And the Mrs pram as i know its going to get scratched in and out of her car. I know im anal, ive no excuses biggrin

Of course i'll take pics for you mate.

I've got the smallest of weeps from the OS rad return hose. So ive ordered every hose for the front end including the cross over pipes. These are above the front subframe, so theres a good chance i'll have to drop that slightly. I have seen people do it without dropping the subframe but we'll see. Its a bit of faff but im sure it'll be fine.
Ive been told by the Porsche techs at RPM Technik that the reason they corrode is moiture gets between the couplings and blows them out. I have been advised that once changed i should spray Waxoil onto the coupling arears to stop water ingress and they will never corrode again.

Klippie

1,480 posts

86 months

Thursday 16th May
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Gents...

If anyone is looking for a Cayman R...at Perth OPC there is a two owner, Black, 19k miles, manual, carbon buckets, no Xenon's though, it's very nice.
£48k is the asking price.

I saw it today while picking my car up.

MCR5_WNA

4 posts

2 months

Saturday
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Hi all, Though I`ve read quite a bit of thread (thanks guys really interesting!) I`m new poster here.

I know this is a chestnut but did anyone notice that this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153488830478?ul_noapp=t...

seemed to sell a couple of days ago but has just been re-advertised by someone new again on ebay (not the salvage guy who seemed to have a problem with honesty). The money is pretty much the same as I remember it as it was being offered at last time so the salvage guy must have let it go at under thirty and nursed quite a loss. (At least reading between the lines I`d understood he`d bought from the insurance company at thirty and he said he did the repair work himself)

Did anyone go and see this car? Does anyone know if, beyond damage to wing/pillar/rear offside/windscreen already noted on this forum, there is anything else wrong with it? Notably anything that may affect handling or that is mechanical in any way?

By way of introduction I`ve two cars, both bms a 330i for daily and an e61 M5 for hols and summer. They`re both estates, both na, ones a straight six the other V10. Love em both. Spent a lot of time as a kid ripping up fields in cortinas and escorts but have only once tracked (earlier this year the 330i) and it was a hoot! Plenty more planned though and would like something more focused going forwards smile

BillyB

1,149 posts

199 months

Saturday
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Anyone know this car? Well optioned and missing just leather dash, PCCBs and I think Xenons.

https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/sales/vehicle/cayman-r-6/

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Saturday
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BillyB said:
Anyone know this car? Well optioned and missing just leather dash, PCCBs and I think Xenons.

https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/sales/vehicle/cayman-r-6/
Don’t know it, but had a nose around it last week when I was down at RPM. Looks tidy and on its money.

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Saturday
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More PPF replaced today.
Amazing how you don’t really see them yellowing on the Peridot paint. However the fresh ones look noticeable better.
Another job ticked off.


BillyB

1,149 posts

199 months

Saturday
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Thanks. I test drive nicely this morning. Just trying to justify it alongside my 964 and decide if a Cayman S wouldn’t be a better choice for the 3 or 4 track days a year it would get in my ownership

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Saturday
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BillyB said:
Thanks. I test drive nicely this morning. Just trying to justify it alongside my 964 and decide if a Cayman S wouldn’t be a better choice for the 3 or 4 track days a year it would get in my ownership
Arguably if you just want one for track then a modified Cayman S is a better bet. But it sounds to me like you’re wanting to try the Cayman and are not 100% sure.
Potentially your money will be safer in a Cayman R if you decide to sell it. However the S is the smaller initial outlay. They’re both great cars but I have to say, the R does give you that special feeling that an S won’t which is greater than the same of its parts.

BillyB

1,149 posts

199 months

Saturday
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That “special” feeling was what I was missing from the 981 Boxster S I tried 2 weeks ago. The R had it though

frayz

1,097 posts

100 months

Saturday
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BillyB said:
That “special” feeling was what I was missing from the 981 Boxster S I tried 2 weeks ago. The R had it though
Arguably the 981S is subjectively a better car than the 987S too. That’s what the R is about. It’s more than just a slightly tweaked Cayman.
My one genuinely feels like a special place to be and an event every time I turn the key.
It’s the reason I didn’t buy a 997.2 Carrera S or a 996 Turbo. Lovely cars, just didn’t have that scalpel sharp feeling of the R or the specialness.

CaimanR

4 posts

9 months

Saturday
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I had a 964 C2 for several years before it was sadly lost in a fire in 2010. It was going to be my "forever Porsche" and I would have never sold it. Of course I loved the car, but I also remember it being a pig to handle at times. Once I had paid my "barely insurable" five years penance (I did lose three vehicles in the same fire) I assumed I would get straight back into an air cooled 911. But if course, 964 values has rocketed by then. I was on the verge of going for a 996 C4S when a mate urged me to try the Cayman. To me, it was streets better than the old 964. I'm sure some would rather have the unpredictability of the 964. But nothing would ever persuade me to go back, and my Cayman R will be with me forever.

BillyB

1,149 posts

199 months

Saturday
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A sad yet somehow uplifting story!

MCR5_WNA

4 posts

2 months

Rsx Boy said:
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.
I`ve never had a new car but understand driving characteristics can change quite a bit in the first few thousand miles as they loosen up. What about after that? Assuming sound maintenance, timely replacement of all consumables and a mix of road/quick road/track use, how much different would an R be to drive at 20k and say 80k? Ten years down the line could an R be driving well at 150k?!


Budflicker

3,162 posts

125 months

MCR5_WNA said:
I`ve never had a new car but understand driving characteristics can change quite a bit in the first few thousand miles as they loosen up. What about after that? Assuming sound maintenance, timely replacement of all consumables and a mix of road/quick road/track use, how much different would an R be to drive at 20k and say 80k? Ten years down the line could an R be driving well at 150k?!
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