Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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freedman

4,414 posts

151 months

Thursday 11th July
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MrVert said:
Yes, we do Bedford more than any other track in the Elise and the heavy braking at the end of the back straight is pretty full on into the tight left.

Good to know the brakes coped ok, just need to get mine on track now alongside the little Elise.

Do you get track insurance? We get a few days included in our Elise insurance so would probably need separate cover for the R.
Re Insurance, I'm with Classicline, so get 6 UK track days included, so yes I was covered,

Whilst the brakes stood up with no issues, I will upgrade the pads, fluid and fit the GT3 ducts soon. For the limited outlay it makes no sense not to, if you're going on track with any regularity

ClioTrophy55

197 posts

44 months

Thursday 11th July
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Does anyone here track an R with PCCBs? Most of the brake chat concerns how to improve on the standard steels set up. Any experience from owners of the 987 generation PCCB on track (or whether to avoid given replacement costs) gratefully accepted, thanks.

Porsche911R

17,184 posts

209 months

Thursday 11th July
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ClioTrophy55 said:
Does anyone here track an R with PCCBs? Most of the brake chat concerns how to improve on the standard steels set up. Any experience from owners of the 987 generation PCCB on track (or whether to avoid given replacement costs) gratefully accepted, thanks.
I did for a few years, but they do show signs of wear after 14k miles, they are night and day over a steel oem car though but then you get 6 pot GT3 calipers mated to 350mm disks all round ! so one would hope so.

I think you can again refurb PCCB at £4k a set at this 350mm size, so I'll send mine off over winter to be done.

I sold my big disk kit to the Viper green R owner, be interesting to see how he is getting on with that as oem imo is lacking for track, more due to heat management than anything. bigger disks can only help that and will of course give a bit more bite due to the caliper being moved out.
across the pond it's seems the defacto route over oem.

no cheap options sorry to say, I think the 340mm disks are now £1.3k a pair ! and then you need pads, lines fluid etc.

Richard Tippers black R was about £10k brake upgrade, he tried a few cheaper ways and none worked so spent the money on a race set up.

if you own a PCCB car and don't fancy a £4k refurb, you can buy 350mm after market steel disks to mate with the bigger 6 pot GT3 oem calipers you have standard.

Budflicker

3,209 posts

128 months

Thursday 11th July
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Porsche911R said:
I sold my big disk kit to the Viper green R owner, be interesting to see how he is getting on with that as oem imo is lacking for track, more due to heat management than anything. bigger disks can only help that and will of course give a bit more bite due to the caliper being moved out.
across the pond it's seems the defacto route over oem.
Hi David

The Giro discs mated with the DS2500 pads are an excellent upgrade, I have just done a week in the Alps and Pyrenees going up and down mountains and the brakes were faultless all week, including a dawn run down Mont Ventoux at speed which was quite brake intensive with no fade at all, really good bite and feel to them as well.

I will get GT3 brake ducts and braided hoses when i next change the brake fluid but for road use i think it is fine already.





Porsche911R

17,184 posts

209 months

Thursday 11th July
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Budflicker said:
Hi David

The Giro discs mated with the DS2500 pads are an excellent upgrade, I have just done a week in the Alps and Pyrenees going up and down mountains and the brakes were faultless all week, including a dawn run down Mont Ventoux at speed which was quite brake intensive with no fade at all, really good bite and feel to them as well.

I will get GT3 brake ducts and braided hoses when i next change the brake fluid but for road use i think it is fine already.
good to hear, I miss my R :-( and the brakes is the only weak link, it just took so long to spend that sort of money on it, I sold the car 1st.....

really happy it's worked out well on the car for you.

I think it's the min the R demands it's so good every where else.

looks the bomb those 340mm units also.

K400RDY

25 posts

47 months

Thursday 11th July
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Anyone got any views / comparisons between Ferodo ds1.11 - pagid rs 29 - endless (not sure which) pads? Use will be a couple track days a year plus road and upcoming Alps euro trip?

Porsche911R

17,184 posts

209 months

Thursday 11th July
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K400RDY said:
Anyone got any views / comparisons between Ferodo ds1.11 - pagid rs 29 - endless (not sure which) pads? Use will be a couple track days a year plus road and upcoming Alps euro trip?
no point imo unless you change disks !!

heats the issue here, fit pads which can take the heat and your disks will turn blue and your fluid will boil !! :-)

no cheap fix on 987.2 cars.

those 3 pads are all race pads, ds2500 is a fast road pad which will take 2 track days a year and not wake the dead .

Joehow

227 posts

59 months

Thursday 11th July
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K400RDY said:
Anyone got any views / comparisons between Ferodo ds1.11 - pagid rs 29 - endless (not sure which) pads? Use will be a couple track days a year plus road and upcoming Alps euro trip?
I had RS29s in my Cayman GTS and and 996 GT3 they're great though do squeel a bit.

My Cayman R came with Endless pads and honestly I think they're a bit better.



Budflicker

3,209 posts

128 months

Thursday 11th July
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I know most people in this thread appreciate photo's of an R in the wild, so here are some photo's from my recent Euro tour of the Alps and Pyrenees.
The tour was organised by Petrolhead Tours https://petrolhead.tours/ and I really can't recommend them highly enough.

8 days of everything being organised, routes planned taking in the best roads and scenery that you really wouldn't see if you tried planning it yourself, two experienced tour managers, walkie talkies, pre-loaded sat nav's and a great bunch of like minded petrol-heads to tour with, and all your hotels booked and meals sorted. It really is a trip of a life time.

Touring Europe in a bright green Cayman R is really the stuff of dreams for medriving

2500 miles in a week and we got the ferry back from Spain...

I suppose the cars worthless now as it's done a few more miles....oh well































Next year i am hoping to be able to do the Spanish Tour or "Spanish Safari" as it is called.


Edited by Budflicker on Thursday 11th July 20:59

Joehow

227 posts

59 months

Thursday 11th July
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Looks absolutely unreal!

frayz

1,283 posts

103 months

Thursday 11th July
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Budflicker, thats what owning one of these is all about!
Proper bucket list stuff mate biggrin

K400RDY

25 posts

47 months

Thursday 11th July
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Joehow said:
I had RS29s in my Cayman GTS and and 996 GT3 they're great though do squeel a bit.

My Cayman R came with Endless pads and honestly I think they're a bit better.
Is there just one type of Endless pad or a choice?

K400RDY

25 posts

47 months

Thursday 11th July
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Simply stunning pictures! Looking forward to my trip even more now. Thanks for sharing

Joehow

227 posts

59 months

Thursday 11th July
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K400RDY said:
Is there just one type of Endless pad or a choice?
There's a choice, I know mine are the endurance compound. However a few mates run the trackday ones in their m3 and m2 and they're about £200 from memory for the front axle. Longevity wise they're well worth it.

Mogsmex

202 posts

179 months

Friday 12th July
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fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing

really need to get mine over the sea and into Europe, I have done it on a motorbike but think the R would excel driving

MrVert

3,098 posts

183 months

Friday 12th July
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Looks like a great tour in a fab car! cool

Off to Angouleme in September in the R, can't wait!

Love a road trip smokin


Gixxerdave

25 posts

17 months

Friday 12th July
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Budflicker ,
Stunning photos , nice to see an R being used , spent more time polishing mine than driving it , though i did rectify this by selling it to Gary ( freedman ) who has already been spotted using it on track!!
Thought the R in peridot was/is stunning , but that Viper is something else ( and unique , obviously ).
I've got a Spyder now , promised myself a Euro tour next year , your pictures have just hardened my resolve.

Dave

Dave-lzm8k

6 posts

31 months

Saturday 13th July
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Just done a buy and joining the club as of Thursday

Preference had been on manual over PDK, but having driven of it and with the rest of the spec at the price I bagged it for, I decided I didn't mind it all that much.

Will get the front bumper/bonnet resprayed - it's been done but not overly well. But - perfect opportunity to respray them and PPF the front end. Will take a few months to drive it first though wink

Roll on Thursday






Klippie

1,546 posts

89 months

Saturday 13th July
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Great photo's...especially the sunset one.

Klippie

1,546 posts

89 months

Saturday 13th July
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A Guards Red 987 it doesn't get much better than that...nice R.