Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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julian987R

1,067 posts

25 months

Tuesday 11th May
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MrVert said:
julian987R said:
MrVert said:
julian987R said:
Fair enough....I don't have years of car dealership experience.
Exactly this biggrin
....and you do?
I’m not the one professing I know better than that dealer....
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Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Tuesday 11th May
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I'd describe Cayman R buyers as 'marginal buyers' within the Porsche space. You have to grab their attention and make them think there's more than a few interested in the car.

At £47k, that car would have got a few on the hook...the buyers would have known this and not 'messed about'. Ashgoods play that hand well normally I think.

Add another few £k to that £47k price and that whole chain may have fallen over..and dealer might have ended up back at £47k anyway when all the dust settles except having spent an extra few man days pissing about.

Also, PCCB brakes actually put off more people than they attract so it further narrows the buying audience....

I'd actually say RichDS white one they sold at £45k was maybe the better buy - it was actually a perfect spec with half the miles minus the PCCB's and the more neutral White color.


Edited by Andyoz on Tuesday 11th May 22:45

Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Tuesday 11th May
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It was sunny this evening so I went for a 2 hour drive to the hills and fave B roads and further devalued this puppy. I swear I feel 10 years younger too.

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Tuesday 11th May
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Andyoz said:
It was sunny this evening so I went for a 2 hour drive to the hills and fave B roads and further devalued this puppy. I swear I feel 10 years younger too.
Good man, nice to get the topic off values (AGAIN!) what's planned for yours next? smile

Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Tuesday 11th May
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frayz said:
Andyoz said:
It was sunny this evening so I went for a 2 hour drive to the hills and fave B roads and further devalued this puppy. I swear I feel 10 years younger too.
Good man, nice to get the topic off values (AGAIN!) what's planned for yours next? smile
Actually looking at 18" wheel options to fit when I know I'll be going on less than ideal roads

Also plan to get car on stands and check the engine/transmission mounts. I'm getting a bit of transmissions shunt. Or maybe clutch is on way out?

Also need to fix drivers window actuator. Just doing alot of research before opening door up. I've got all the bits but might actually order a new outer door window seal to fit at the same time.

I've got a slight rattle from front drivers side over slow bumps

There other stuff on my list too...

Does anyone else perversely enjoy wearing their cars out and then fixing?

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Andyoz said:
frayz said:
Andyoz said:
It was sunny this evening so I went for a 2 hour drive to the hills and fave B roads and further devalued this puppy. I swear I feel 10 years younger too.
Good man, nice to get the topic off values (AGAIN!) what's planned for yours next? smile
Actually looking at 18" wheel options to fit when I know I'll be going on less than ideal roads

Also plan to get car on stands and check the engine/transmission mounts. I'm getting a bit of transmissions shunt. Or maybe clutch is on way out?

Also need to fix drivers window actuator. Just doing alot of research before opening door up. I've got all the bits but might actually order a new outer door window seal to fit at the same time.

I've got a slight rattle from front drivers side over slow bumps

There other stuff on my list too...

Does anyone else perversely enjoy wearing their cars out and then fixing?
Perversely done it with my now 136k mile Clio 182.
It’s basically a brand new car apart from the bodyshell and engine internals. It’s quite expensive to play that game with the Cayman on the levels I’ve give to with the Clio.

Already done the mounts on the R, I fitted some RSS ones over lockdown 1. My next thing will be probably some more suspension bits, poly bushes, rear coffin arms, toe links etc etc.
Also need to grow a pair and fit my Numeric cables and shifter I’ve been banging on about for too long lol.

Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Do you have link to where you got your RSS.
Why did you go aftermarket and did you fit to engine and transmission?

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Wednesday 12th May
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Andyoz said:
Do you have link to where you got your RSS.
Why did you go aftermarket and did you fit to engine and transmission?
I went RSS as my car has other RSS bits on and the quality is nice. Got mine from BBi Autosport in the US. Their service was excellent and I had the parts in my hand in 3 days.

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Wednesday 12th May
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I put a new set of PS4S's on my R and although I had thought my geo was ok I took it to Chris at CenterGravity today to have the Geo checked. Well many many hours later I got to drive it home and the transformation is incredible. I can't believe I was driving it round like it was before. I took it there because my race car goes there and I know Chris and Pete know there stuff, but this even shocked me how much better it felt. They truly are genius at their job cool



PaulD86

1,260 posts

92 months

Thursday 13th May
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Fantastic, I had the geo on mine done earlier this year. There isn't anyone with the CG level of knowledge in this part of the UK (that I know of) and I basically got a fairly standard geo setup, but with front -ve camber maxed. Even that has transformed the car which had always run Porsche done geo before. It's miles more keen to turn in than it has ever been. I'm hoping the weather is decent this weekend as the car hasn't been out for a few weeks now.

LennyM1984

308 posts

34 months

Thursday 13th May
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I had my Cayman (a lowly 2.7) setup by them earlier in the year and as you say, the transformation was incredible. I'd been having a lot of issues with the alignment and had been getting wildly different results whenever I had it redone (I had it redone because I wasn't happy with the way it was driving). After CG worked their magic, it truly was like a different car. It now just pivots around the centre feeling perfectly balanced. Mine is running a fairly aggressive geo (adjustable arms) but now it has been setup properly, it feels entirely benign and totally dependable when leaning on it. Ironically I am still yet to get it out on track this year (for family reasons I had to cancel my track days before July) but I'm pretty confident that it'll be a hell of a lot easier to drive quickly now.

Mogsmex

336 posts

201 months

Thursday 13th May
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ajondyh said:
I put a new set of PS4S's on my R and although I had thought my geo was ok I took it to Chris at CenterGravity today to have the Geo checked. Well many many hours later I got to drive it home and the transformation is incredible. I can't believe I was driving it round like it was before. I took it there because my race car goes there and I know Chris and Pete know there stuff, but this even shocked me how much better it felt. They truly are genius at their job cool
I have been pondering booking mine in with them for a little while, did they have to change any parts ? do you mind sharing the end cost ? (pm if you prefer ?)

I have read lots of positive stuff about there work on line and I have never had my car set up properly so I'm very tempted biggrin

RichDS

235 posts

39 months

Thursday 13th May
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ajondyh said:
I put a new set of PS4S's on my R and although I had thought my geo was ok I took it to Chris at CenterGravity today to have the Geo checked. Well many many hours later I got to drive it home and the transformation is incredible. I can't believe I was driving it round like it was before. I took it there because my race car goes there and I know Chris and Pete know there stuff, but this even shocked me how much better it felt. They truly are genius at their job cool


Would you mind giving a flavour of work done and costs?

Lox

607 posts

247 months

Thursday 13th May
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I'd be interested in that too (987 Spyder). I was under the impression that there wasn't much adjustability on these, but if there is, great!

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Thursday 13th May
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Mogsmex said:
ajondyh said:
I put a new set of PS4S's on my R and although I had thought my geo was ok I took it to Chris at CenterGravity today to have the Geo checked. Well many many hours later I got to drive it home and the transformation is incredible. I can't believe I was driving it round like it was before. I took it there because my race car goes there and I know Chris and Pete know there stuff, but this even shocked me how much better it felt. They truly are genius at their job cool
I have been pondering booking mine in with them for a little while, did they have to change any parts ? do you mind sharing the end cost ? (pm if you prefer ?)

I have read lots of positive stuff about there work on line and I have never had my car set up properly so I'm very tempted biggrin
The basic 1/2 day cost is £350 all inc. However we found the rear lower arm bushes were slightly worn and decided to change them. This was then compounded by the bolts being seized so we had to cut them out and replace the whole bottom arms and eccentric bolts/washers both sides which was really only marginally dearer than it would have been removing and replacing bushes and now I get new ball joints and centre bushes. All in all well worth it. All owners should check lower arm bolts as they run through an aluminium sleeve and weld themselves together.

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Thursday 13th May
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To answer all the questions the total cost with lower arms and work involved to cut old ones out and replace etc (About 2 hours work by itself) was £694.79.

To be fair he worked through to 8.00PM to make sure it was finished.

SarlechS

527 posts

150 months

Thursday 13th May
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ajondyh said:
To answer all the questions the total cost with lower arms and work involved to cut old ones out and replace etc (About 2 hours work by itself) was £694.79.

To be fair he worked through to 8.00PM to make sure it was finished.
Was that including the GEO?

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Thursday 13th May
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SarlechS said:
ajondyh said:
To answer all the questions the total cost with lower arms and work involved to cut old ones out and replace etc (About 2 hours work by itself) was £694.79.

To be fair he worked through to 8.00PM to make sure it was finished.
Was that including the GEO?
Yes and he was on it from 1.30pm until 8.00pm




Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Thursday 13th May
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Good to see they use Meyle control arms and seemed fair on price of them TBH.

SarlechS

527 posts

150 months

Thursday 13th May
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That’s pretty good going I’ve only ever heard good stuff about COG