Popular Post Stutopia Posted February 28, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted February 28, 2021 Famous last words and all that but I'm not really planning to do much to the Cayman as it's already a lot more capable than I am and it's so nice right out of the box. So this thread may just end up being a bit thin on build and heavy on media. I've been playing with my DSLR on and of for a few years but want to take it a bit more seriously in the coming months as I try and learn my way around it and also dabble in some video. I hope no one minds. Anyway, back to the car. Picked her up just before Christmas after a very long (about 6 months) search, I was originally looking for an S with PDK, PASM, Sport Chrono and PSE but the longer I took to find the right combination of condition, options, colour and miles, the closer the GTS came within reach. I tracked this one down through Pistonheads but was too late and it was traded into an OPC, I tried to get it from them used approved but they pushed it on to auction, then a few weeks later I spotted it on auto trader and took the plunge. Pretty weird to lay down a deposit without seeing it (thanks lockdown) but I took the gamble and fell in love on the test drive - which was a relief, as I'd only driven a PASM equipped model before and I was worried the sport chassis on 20s might be too hardcore. So far though it's great when I'm driving enthusiastically and fine around town. It's sensational on fresh tarmac, but there's so little of it about and it's almost non-existent on interesting roads. I feel a trip to Europe beckons. I have dropped pressures down to the 'comfort' 30 psi, which is a nice compromise. I am toying with going to 19s with a bigger side wall, but it sits so beautifully I'd hate to splash out and it look off. Only time will tell how brave I am. As she looked the day she arrived. A little later, I added a major mod (phone holder). A few days after arriving I wanted to get a few shots in the country. Since she's been in my care, we had a trip to Porsche to get cruise control retrofitted, which is great for the motorway miles I do. I've had "problems" with smart motorways in the past and cruise really helps avoid that. Whilst it was in, there was a small oil leak from the tensioner cover, which I had sorted and I also let them relieve me of £100 to replace a cracked washer jet hose (ouch). That will probably be the last time it goes to an OPC with me, I'm on the look out for a good specialist. Since then he's had a set of Pilot Sport 4s all-round, to deal with the Pirellis I wasn't feeling, and needed replacing at the back. Popped in the phone holder (I really miss CarPlay) and a dash cam. She's also had a two stage paint correction and protection, to bring the heavily marred paint back to it's former glory. I also dispensed with the black badges on the boot, I don't want to upset anyone but the black plastic on the black paint wasn't happening for me, so I added the only touch of non-black on the whole car. It seems I got lost on the way to the supermarket today and whilst I was asking for directions, accidentally took a few photos... With my new decal proudly on display. On my radar right now, the aforementioned wheels, I might do a teeny tiny styling mod or two, but they will be very subtle. I've never had black car before but I am enjoying the colour (now it's been corrected) and the full sweep of black fixtures and fittings and tints the PO spec'd, I'm not planning on changing the vibe. Replacement PSE valves are on order, as they're seized and lubrication can't persuade them otherwise. 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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