Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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Joehow

246 posts

60 months

Friday 23rd August
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frayz said:
Something about that Mezger mechanical delivery that i think no other Porsche quite has, its pretty unique.

Having said that, and driving them back to back. i have never been disappointed getting back in my car after a stint in a 997 GT3.
But then again, im comparing a modified R to a stock GT product.

As far as the water cooled cars go, i do think the sound especially from the NA Mezger motors is pretty much unbeatable with bar the exception of the 991.2 GT motor.
Yeah your car is probably more of an event! Bet its a blinder on track as well!

frayz

1,315 posts

104 months

Friday 23rd August
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Joehow said:
Yeah your car is probably more of an event! Bet its a blinder on track as well!
Yeah i ended up on track within 4 weeks of owning it, lol.

Event...I think so, but then i've only ever driven one other Cayman R and that was stock, manual/ PCCBs/PSE etc
Which is beautiful to drive i might add, just less aggressive.
My car just feels a lot more immediate in terms of steering and throttle. Feels more planted and in my opinion felt more dialled-in than the GT3s ive driven which were stock. But then can you really get the measure of a car within a 20 min drive on the road?

The exhaust on my R is not valved so its "shouty nobhead" mode all the time, which probably has its fair bit of placebo attached in terms of thrills. It makes a hell of a racket north of 4.5k rpm.

More induction, more exhaust and the chassis mods make a huge difference to the R i think. I agree its mega on track and i wish i was able to track it more. I would like to add a further few mods to increase its focus further towards pure driving enjoyment.
Its not my daily so it doesn't matter to me smile

Joehow

246 posts

60 months

Friday 23rd August
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Ive actually seen your car once, it is a step on I think. I was at RPM when you picked it up collecting my 986 Boxster, unfortunately they made a huge pigs ear of that.

However Ricky is now there and I am a big fan of his!

More trackdays! Come to Spa next year! Jon etc are coming with me this year from Ford.

MrVert

3,108 posts

184 months

Friday 23rd August
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I'd love to get my R on track at Spa. Did it last year in my 997 and loved it.

Proper track smokin

frayz

1,315 posts

104 months

Friday 23rd August
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Joehow said:
Ive actually seen your car once, it is a step on I think. I was at RPM when you picked it up collecting my 986 Boxster, unfortunately they made a huge pigs ear of that.

However Ricky is now there and I am a big fan of his!

More trackdays! Come to Spa next year! Jon etc are coming with me this year from Ford.
Love to Joe.

Currently in the middle of a full kitchen rip out and install which is consuming funds at a hideous rate, and i haven't taken the WAG on holiday this year yet.

If i can get away with it and a snow trip next year, im game smile

I don't know Ricky, but ive never had an issue there. Having said that, i do most things on the car myself.smile

Slippydiff

10,486 posts

168 months

Friday 23rd August
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frayz said:
I don't know Ricky, but ive never had an issue there. Having said that, i do most things on the car myself.smile
He’s ex an JZM technician who happens to be a bit handy when it comes to setting the geo up on Porsche GT cars.
He turned my Mk 1 996 GT3 from a hedge seeking missile into the sweetest handling car imaginable.
Unfortunately he left JZM to work with a team that were running Cup cars.
I subsequently took my 996 GT2 to JZM to do the geo, the results were “less than exemplary” ... I’ve not used JZM since.

frayz

1,315 posts

104 months

Friday 23rd August
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Slippydiff said:
frayz said:
I don't know Ricky, but ive never had an issue there. Having said that, i do most things on the car myself.smile
He’s ex an JZM technician who happens to be a bit handy when it comes to setting the geo up on Porsche GT cars.
He turned my Mk 1 996 GT3 from a hedge seeking missile into the sweetest handling car imaginable.
Unfortunately he left JZM to work with a team that were running Cup cars.
I subsequently took my 996 GT2 to JZM to do the geo, the results were “less than exemplary” ... I’ve not used JZM since.
Sounds like a good man to chat to then. Mine was last setup by Centre Gravity, and I have to say I quite like how it feels. Having said that, things can always be improved I guess. For me it’s about building as much confidence in the car as possible at the limit as that allows me to get the most enjoyment from it.

RPM have also finally officially taken on Tim Harvey as their chassis setup guru/director etc.
He’s been doing their CSR packages for years now, so will be interesting to see how that develops. smile

Rsx Boy

85 posts

84 months

Saturday 24th August
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Interesting....when did Ricky leave JZM ?

Joehow

246 posts

60 months

Saturday 24th August
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Rsx Boy said:
Interesting....when did Ricky leave JZM ?
A few weeks ago, he's gone to work with Chris at RPM who left JZM last year.

TDT

1,646 posts

64 months

Saturday 24th August
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Joehow said:
Rsx Boy said:
Interesting....when did Ricky leave JZM ?
A few weeks ago, he's gone to work with Chris at RPM who left JZM last year.
Ah! I didn’t know that Ricky had moved on. Last time i went to JZM for a check up he wasn’t in which was unusual, but I didn’t question it.

I too am a big fan of his work/setup. He has looked after my car including fitting the MR track day kit, and he’s a really nice guy also.


Joehow

246 posts

60 months

Monday 26th August
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TDT said:
Joehow said:
Rsx Boy said:
Interesting....when did Ricky leave JZM ?
A few weeks ago, he's gone to work with Chris at RPM who left JZM last year.
Ah! I didn’t know that Ricky had moved on. Last time i went to JZM for a check up he wasn’t in which was unusual, but I didn’t question it.

I too am a big fan of his work/setup. He has looked after my car including fitting the MR track day kit, and he’s a really nice guy also.
Yeah agreed he's top bloke and very good.

ClioTrophy55

198 posts

45 months

Monday 26th August
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Photobombed by a Suzuki!
New Government scrappage scheme required, methinks.


Rocket.

1,005 posts

194 months

Monday 26th August
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Just catching up on this thread but have often thought about a mythical 987 Cayman RS... In my mind it would have a 3.8 Mezger engine and about 150/200 kilos removed and eat GT4s for breakfast.

Slippydiff

10,486 posts

168 months

Monday 26th August
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Rocket. said:
Just catching up on this thread but have often thought about a mythical 987 Cayman RS... In my mind it would have a 3.8 Mezger engine and about 150/200 kilos removed and eat GT4s for breakfast.
No need for a Mezger chap. 987.2 S base car, drop in 3.8 997.2 GTS (407hp) or a 991.1 powerkitted engine (430hp) either of them tweaked by Jens Ehresmann, minimum 430, maximum 450hp. Would be scarily fast and a real giant killer in a well tweaked 987 chassis. The only downside ? It’d be utterly pointless for road use ... Incredibly concept all the same.

911jon

15 posts

76 months

Monday 26th August
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ClioTrophy55 said:
Photobombed by a Suzuki!
New Government scrappage scheme required, methinks.

Lovely car (I very much like the Peridot) and photo... apart from the Suzuki!

Washed mine today:





The roads were busy today, but I managed to find some fun on some local B-roads... I am just loving it!

frayz

1,315 posts

104 months

Tuesday 27th August
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FYI guys,

The PCGB Cayman Register are hosting an event at Cressing Temple Barns here in Essex on the 21st September.
As its so local, myself and Mogsmex are going along so there will be at least 2 R's in attendance.

Anyone else fancy it just for an easy social smile

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/re...

s3 akr

172 posts

98 months

Tuesday 27th August
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frayz said:
FYI guys,

The PCGB Cayman Register are hosting an event at Cressing Temple Barns here in Essex on the 21st September.
As its so local, myself and Mogsmex are going along so there will be at least 2 R's in attendance.

Anyone else fancy it just for an easy social smile

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/re...
3 R's - I'll be attending too (email just sent)!! Will be good to meet you guys in person.

Andy

Budflicker

3,238 posts

129 months

Tuesday 27th August
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frayz said:
FYI guys,

The PCGB Cayman Register are hosting an event at Cressing Temple Barns here in Essex on the 21st September.
As its so local, myself and Mogsmex are going along so there will be at least 2 R's in attendance.

Anyone else fancy it just for an easy social smile

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/re...
This sounds good to me, see you there.

frayz

1,315 posts

104 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Be great to get a few of us together.
Looking forward to meeting you guys smile

911jon

15 posts

76 months

Wednesday 28th August
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frayz said:
FYI guys,

The PCGB Cayman Register are hosting an event at Cressing Temple Barns here in Essex on the 21st September.
As its so local, myself and Mogsmex are going along so there will be at least 2 R's in attendance.

Anyone else fancy it just for an easy social smile

https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/re...
I'd love to, but it's a 350 mile round trip for me...