Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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breakfan

130 posts

112 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Slippydiff said:
Congratulations !! It's a wonderful car. Glad you're enjoying it and clocking the miles up.
Any images of the car in the Alps ?
I'm not a big photographer but here's a few snaps from last summer. When I say Alps I mean more Southern Alps, the hills behind Nice/Monaco. Should any of you find yourselves down there here's an epic day of driving:

Start La Turbie / D53 to Peille / La Grave de Peille / L'Escarene / D2204 up to Col de Braus then down to Sospel / D2204 up to Col de Brouis then down to Breil sur Roya

70km of driving bliss, part of which features on the WRC calendar. From Sospel you can also hit Col de Turini but imo the D2204 is better surfaced, better sighted, and faster














Recently pap'd on home turf by STG


Slippydiff

12,147 posts

189 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Well it was always a car that stood out from the crowd, so no surprise STG PAP'ed it really !!

I'd say those are pretty decent photos smile

Col de Turini you say ...







Those were 2009

Then headed back there again in 2012.

Some rather nice metal up there the second time ...











Then off towards Sospel (I think) The road was definitely Monte WRC stage material !!







Great memories smile





bigmowley

1,098 posts

142 months

Friday 23rd April
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Out of sleeps now, pajamas off, quick wash. Off to the UK tomorrow ready for the track day season. Just needs a new set of Cup2’s and it’s good to go. Got Anglesey and the Ring booked up, Brands GP circuit is pending but not sure on the drive by noise, the R isn’t the loudest car that I have but Brands is very strict nowadays. Anybody had a stock Sports exhaust car round Brands GP?
Just thinking where else to go this year. All Covid willing obviously. Hope to see some other R’s out and about and on track.

ClioTrophy55

281 posts

66 months

Friday 23rd April
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bigmowley said:
Out of sleeps now, pajamas off, quick wash. Off to the UK tomorrow ready for the track day season. Just needs a new set of Cup2’s and it’s good to go. Got Anglesey and the Ring booked up, Brands GP circuit is pending but not sure on the drive by noise, the R isn’t the loudest car that I have but Brands is very strict nowadays. Anybody had a stock Sports exhaust car round Brands GP?
Just thinking where else to go this year. All Covid willing obviously. Hope to see some other R’s out and about and on track.
I'm at Anglesey PCGB in my Peridot R

bigmowley

1,098 posts

142 months

Friday 23rd April
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ClioTrophy55 said:
bigmowley said:
Out of sleeps now, pajamas off, quick wash. Off to the UK tomorrow ready for the track day season. Just needs a new set of Cup2’s and it’s good to go. Got Anglesey and the Ring booked up, Brands GP circuit is pending but not sure on the drive by noise, the R isn’t the loudest car that I have but Brands is very strict nowadays. Anybody had a stock Sports exhaust car round Brands GP?
Just thinking where else to go this year. All Covid willing obviously. Hope to see some other R’s out and about and on track.
I'm at Anglesey PCGB in my Peridot R
Sadly different date I think, mine is not until August.

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Friday 23rd April
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bigmowley said:
Out of sleeps now, pajamas off, quick wash. Off to the UK tomorrow ready for the track day season. Just needs a new set of Cup2’s and it’s good to go. Got Anglesey and the Ring booked up, Brands GP circuit is pending but not sure on the drive by noise, the R isn’t the loudest car that I have but Brands is very strict nowadays. Anybody had a stock Sports exhaust car round Brands GP?
Just thinking where else to go this year. All Covid willing obviously. Hope to see some other R’s out and about and on track.
I had my R at Brands with std sport exhaust and was fine

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Saturday 24th April
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I’ve done brands Indy and my car is 103dB.
I know GP is tighter though.

Mogsmex

336 posts

201 months

Monday 26th April
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frayz said:
I’ve done brands Indy and my car is Foooking Loud smash
I know GP is tighter though.
Fixed that for you x

Mogsmex

336 posts

201 months

Monday 26th April
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Long shot anyone got an odd front wheel for sale ?

Colour unimportant but must be round, let me know ?

IanB_76

37 posts

6 months

Monday 26th April
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@mogsmex - check out Telie.com

Expensive, but if you struggle to find one second-hand:

https://teile.com/en/porsche-tequipment-shop/model...

Andyoz

1,910 posts

20 months

Tuesday 27th April
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I see the PDK R's really are slow sellers.

Wonder what's involved in doing a manual conversion on them...the PDK you're ripping out isn't exactly worthless on the Spares market.

We might see this happen in the future. Happens loads with Beemers etc.

Hamperman

324 posts

65 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Andyoz said:
I see the PDK R's really are slow sellers.

Wonder what's involved in doing a manual conversion on them...the PDK you're ripping out isn't exactly worthless on the Spares market.

We might see this happen in the future. Happens loads with Beemers etc.
I don’t think PDK are slow sellers when everything else on the car is ‘right’. Spyders, buckets, PSE, air con, sport chrono, lowish mileage and lowish owner cars don’t hang about either.


Andyoz

1,910 posts

20 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Maybe 'slower' was a better term.

Hamperman

324 posts

65 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Maybe slower if everything else is like for like.

But a better specced PDK will sell quicker than a poorer specced manual.

Some people prefer PDK to manual.

Andyoz

1,910 posts

20 months

Tuesday 27th April
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£45k for a Black Edition...I passed up on buying a 6k mile one owner minter manual for £29k Xmas 2019. The 987 platform certainly has come out from the 911 shadow now!

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11584878

Edited by Andyoz on Tuesday 27th April 11:03

Mutton

327 posts

188 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Here's a question for you CR chaps - I've been gradually modding my 997.2 S with the intention of making it a more dedicated track car, however after the last round of updates it now feels fantastic as a road setup. So I am now thinking of getting a 987.2 as a track project, so which would you go for:

1. A high spec S i.e. with PCCB, carbon buckets, spyder wheels. I would expect something of this spec to be £25K to £27K.

2. A low spec R i.e. steels, comfort seats, non-R / Spyder wheels. These seem to be around the low £30K mark.

As it will be a track car I would consider PDK for either and would probably fit dedicated track wheels with Cup 2's and keep the standard wheels for wet weather tyres. I would also fit fixed bucket seats such as Recaro Pole Positions (and if the car came with carbon buckets I would probably move them over to my 997.2 to replace the sports seats).

Would appreciate some opinions.

Mogsmex

336 posts

201 months

Tuesday 27th April
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IanB_76 said:
@mogsmex - check out Telie.com

Expensive, but if you struggle to find one second-hand:

https://teile.com/en/porsche-tequipment-shop/model...
Thank you, think I have sorted it now ! but good to have a back up plan beer

Andyoz

1,910 posts

20 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Mutton said:
Here's a question for you CR chaps - I've been gradually modding my 997.2 S with the intention of making it a more dedicated track car, however after the last round of updates it now feels fantastic as a road setup. So I am now thinking of getting a 987.2 as a track project, so which would you go for:

1. A high spec S i.e. with PCCB, carbon buckets, spyder wheels. I would expect something of this spec to be £25K to £27K.

2. A low spec R i.e. steels, comfort seats, non-R / Spyder wheels. These seem to be around the low £30K mark.

As it will be a track car I would consider PDK for either and would probably fit dedicated track wheels with Cup 2's and keep the standard wheels for wet weather tyres. I would also fit fixed bucket seats such as Recaro Pole Positions (and if the car came with carbon buckets I would probably move them over to my 997.2 to replace the sports seats).

Would appreciate some opinions.
I'd be going for a basic 987.2S and modding it or hopefully finding someone else that has. It's the gen 2 engine you're chasing really and all the rest can be changed for proper track car spec. Are we talking stripped out track only trailer track car here?


Edited by Andyoz on Tuesday 27th April 11:42

Rocket.

1,322 posts

215 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Mutton said:
Here's a question for you CR chaps - I've been gradually modding my 997.2 S with the intention of making it a more dedicated track car, however after the last round of updates it now feels fantastic as a road setup. So I am now thinking of getting a 987.2 as a track project, so which would you go for:

1. A high spec S i.e. with PCCB, carbon buckets, spyder wheels. I would expect something of this spec to be £25K to £27K.

2. A low spec R i.e. steels, comfort seats, non-R / Spyder wheels. These seem to be around the low £30K mark.

As it will be a track car I would consider PDK for either and would probably fit dedicated track wheels with Cup 2's and keep the standard wheels for wet weather tyres. I would also fit fixed bucket seats such as Recaro Pole Positions (and if the car came with carbon buckets I would probably move them over to my 997.2 to replace the sports seats).

Would appreciate some opinions.
I own a modified S and of your choices I think 2. will be a lot easier to find than 1. Very few highly spec'd gen.2 S cars built like that.

I might be looking to move on my Modified manual Gen.2 S in a few months (Ohlins, Wavetrac diff, all round Girodiscs plus other bits) just have to get my head (and budget) around what to replace it with but fancy a change.

Andyoz

1,910 posts

20 months

Tuesday 27th April
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^^^ This!! smilesmile

Once you mod the suspension, map engine and modify exhaust on an S why would you do that to an R and pay the premium on the first place....what for a couple of lighter GT3 doors?