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  1. Well it's that time of year again, and what a year it's been!! I'm sure for some this Christmas will be a strange one and for others maybe even a tough one without friends and family not able to visit, but whatever position you're in let's celebrate the best we can and move onwards and leave 2020 behind us! I sincerely hope that next year is an improvement in many ways, from a Club perspective I've missed seeing many of you in person and I hope that we can convene soon in some way. Stay safe, enjoy yourselves, have a merry Christmas and see you in 2021!
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  2. Living in the South East the only time you can really enjoy the roads is early morning or late at night. I find it utterly brilliant for clearing the mind. And just because I like the photo here is a completely gratuitous shot 😀 Anymore sunrise (or sunset) shots?
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  3. Hi everyone, Having lost my job (professional car designer) due to Covid19 I've decided to focus on what I love doing and I'm passionate about and hopefully turn it into a business: designing custom parts for Porsche cars starting with the 987 platform initially. The idea is to have a UK based business without the need to import from other countries, but equally I'd be happy to ship anywhere in the world. For us here in UK I see not may options and more importantly they are always way too expensive. Parts will be made out of composite (GRP) and ABS (4mm th
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  4. Hey guys. Figured some in here might be interested in this. We spent a very long time trying to figure how to reduce weight on an already pretty light car... Carbon deck-lid and doors sprang to mind. That was nearly a year ago! lol And thanks to being at home every day for 12 weeks - here's the first piece... Finally ready for the glass and a test fitting on the car. Pretty happy - 3.5 kg -
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  5. Quick update, Date is confirmed as Sunday 9th May 2021 at The Sharnbrook Hotel and the itinerary for the day will be something as follows. Separate parking for Cayman R's and Spyder’s away from any other cars or spectator cars, the day would be an initial meet and greet, some photos, look at all the cars, meet everyone and have a chat and catch up for a couple of hours or so, some food at lunch to be something very casual and outdoor, so either a Pizza, burger type thing or a BBQ - no sit-down meal. We will then finish with a drive out on a pre-planned route as a group to a finishi
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  6. Carrara white body colour matched, and ties in nicely with all the other (factory fitted) colour coded trim around the cockpit. £350 for prep and painting from a fantastic paint shop in Milton Keynes. It took the shop a day+ just remove the soft touch coating and sand back to bare plastic. 😳 I can highly recommend the workmanship of Martin at: http://www.ro-fit.co.uk/
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  7. As the thread title says, new(ish) member, I registered six or so months ago but haven't posted, so hello! My car will be known on here though, it used to belong to Nis200K, who I managed to stalk/get in touch with when I saw the CaymanOC sticker in the window and found his for sale thread on here, albeit after I'd bought the car from the dealer he PX'd it to. We've exchanged a few messages and he's been very helpful, and the car is a credit to his ownership. It's a 2010 987.2 Cayman S PDK Sport Chrono Plus with 19" Carrera 2 alloys, Bi Xenons, Bose, Cruise Control, Rea
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  8. Gunning it round the alps that’s where! ? So I have absolutely decided that the M5 is not anywhere near as fun as my Cayman (s) have been up in the mountain roads. The long journey down however was definitely best done in the M5 - horses for courses. Speaking of horses, I saw Donkey sausages in a supermarket in Lake Como today...yes Donkey! I did a route through the Black Forest, different than I’ve done before but I recommend it, lovely smooth roads! Started in Baden-Baden, the first overnight stop, and head south from there on the 500 to Freudenstadt, 2
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  9. Hey All Just wanted to introduce myself, I picked up a Cayman on the weekend after spending the last few months trying to find the perfect car! This forum was extremely helpful with so many tips of what to look out for, big thanks! In the end, I went with a 2009 Gen 2 Cayman S PDK with 56k on the clock from the guys at Ashgood near Heathrow T5. Really fabulous service, can't recommend them highly enough! Its such a raw and thrilling drive - feels like a grown-up version of my 1987 MK1 MR2! love it! Look forward to contributing to this great for
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  10. Hi everyone, I just joined your esteemed club! I have a BE, number 175 of 500. I just love it! Photos attached...
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  11. I suppose it's no surprise that like many a petrolhead, spending time cruising the classifieds is not a strange habit. It could be likened in fact to a lady window shopping in her local designer outlet village and coming home with nothing but a receipt from Pret a Manger. When you spend that much time hanging out in the classifieds and coupled with a bit of talk among those in the trade you start to gauge a picture. So understanding the dynamics of used Porsche prices at the current time is not hard, but it does require some clear thinking and a bit of honesty if you are to judge the right
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  12. This story begins with a dream. A dream to have loud noises, more hp and shiney new car parts. Some of this came true but let's take you through the story that is. Replacing stock manifolds with high flow cats (sold to the misses because the gasket on one side started leaking so obviously both might as well be done and an upgrade should happen at the same time to save money....) As Google will tell you and from what you can gather when a indie specialist wants nearly 1k to do it. Replacing the manifolds on these is a bit of a pitta. Mainly due to the inevit
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  13. Hi CaymanOC! We have been working with the OC team and are now proud to introduce The Piston Works. Something new is coming..... The Piston Works, Detailing Emporium is opening very soon. But, we'll let you in to a little secret. The Emporium is just the first step in our journey. We are headed towards something much bigger..... Imagine a destination for petrol heads and automotive enthusiasts, a meeting place of collaboration for professionals and car lovers alike. Well, that destination will be The Piston Works, Auto Collective. We are offering Caym
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  14. Hi All, I'm not connected at all with the attached company, but i just wanted to share my experience with buying my Cayman S from them. I had a look at 2 at other dealers before seeing mine on their website; https://www.renaissance-classics.co.uk/ Both i looked at were decent enough cars, but both needed work, and both needed a dam good detailing. When i turned up at Renaissance, i was greeted by Graham the general Manager and he took me to the detailing bay were my future Porsche was sat. Sat there, waxed, detailed, looking absolutely
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  15. So, I've created a photoshop "Vision1" of my car and how it will look in the end. Actual mods are catless long manifolds and custom tune. Car is running 345bhp on a dynodinamic rolling road (they read low). I have already installed a Heigo cage, sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness. In the future other mods will be LCA shimmed, adjustable dropping links, sway bars, adjustable toe arms, 3rd radiator and so on... For now enjoy the render, hope you like it!
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  16. Pretty happy with these!
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  17. R and friends. Mines the one in the fore. We turned many heads that night in our convoy!
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  18. Welcome to Q2 of the Cayman Market Watch, our regular feature primarily to provide you with a view of pricing on the Porsche Cayman market. Aimed at helping those selling or buying to make more informed decisions on price. Cayman 718 The not so new 4 cylinder turbo car introduced in 2016 seems to be a veritable bargain at the moment, prices for private sales of the base 2.0L car with average mileage and a few options are now around £28-30k. Think what you like about the turbo flat-4 cars, but with prices for these cars nearing that of a 987.2, it does s
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  19. CAYMAN R & 987 SPYDER Exclusive Petrolheadonism Meet We are excited to inform you that we are still looking to welcome you on Sunday 9th May 2021 for your event as we will be allowed to reopen as a Pub / Restaurant for outdoors service only - therefore the only downside is you cannot stay in the hotel the previous night (unless the current hospitality challenge against the Government was to be successful and change their planned dates for reopening.) Our Food & Refreshments service will be as per your booked tickets on the day in keeping with our outdoor events approach deplo
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  20. It has come to our attention that some members have reported significant issues after having purchased items from PorscheShop.co.uk. We have investigated the issues further and it appears to be a significant and more widespread issue. Until we can successfully establish contact with PorscheShop.co.uk we highly recommend to all members that you do not purchase any items from PorscheShop.co.uk. We have suspended the discount scheme we offer to our Premium Members with PorscheShop.co.uk effective immediately until the issue is resolved. We obviously understand that the
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  21. Thanks all. A few snaps,
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  22. Well Rubytoo is home and been introduced to Ruby! What a car! Love it to bits already. Not sure how the 981 Boxster and this can feel so different when they are fundamentally the same car. This is raw and exciting every second, regardless of if you are pootling around or ragging it. It is about as fast as you could ever need and whilst the handling and traction is amazing you still see the TC light flashing when I don’t think I once saw that in the Boxster. Another 65bhp and 80kg less really make the difference. The ride is firm but makes it feel special because of it. The LSD can real
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  23. Just back from a track day with Circuit Days. My first trip out there, and, what a place. The circuit is pretty daunting, I can see why it's nicknamed the green hell. Confidence grew as the day went on, the 100s of laps on the PS4 really started to pay off and the car came alive. I'll post a bit more detail about the day later but for now here are some pics.
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  24. A couple of shots from Bedford on Monday.
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  25. Here is mine, 2.7 with huge spec. Bought it relatively standard and have modified it over the past 18 months. Interior mods and gt3 master cylinder next. Also keeping an eye out for some cayman R wheels
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  26. I thought i'd give an update on a few changes we're introducing to the OC and how things have progressed over the last 12 months or so. We're really proud of how the OC has grown, we started out in November 2015 as some of you will remember, and today marks our 3 year anniversary (Happy birthday to us!!). The team have worked hard to grow the club and with valued member support we now have over 1,500 members which is fantastic. The OC meets and events are steadily growing in popularity, the forums are an active source of information and a great social experience and something t
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  28. Just introducing myself.... I have a GTS PDK in racing yellow... absolutely love the thing!!! It's a keeper!!!!
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  29. Here's a few I took. I have afew more but they have no plates visible and I won't post without permission
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  30. There will be many eyes rolling at the title I'm sure and much has been written on many an internet forum on the topic of N-rated tyres. But I'm not here to enter the murky depths of whether an N-rated tyre has a different rubber compound to it's non-rated equivalent, nor am I going to make any claims as to the performance differences and whether by not using N-rated tyres you will find yourself in a ditch one day. Today, I'm focussing on something more specific, and answering the question "Do insurance companies require you to fit N-rated tyres on your Porsche?"
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  31. Hi all, Wanted to share my latest modification with the 987 community. Always liked the look of headlights with black out internals rather than two big chromey beacons being on the front of the car. Did some research and found a company that produces replacement headlights that are aftermarket for about £1k from the US. Felt this was pretty steep so set about modifying my own lights and painting the insides black to achieve the same result. Found a forum thread on another Porsche owners club from someone who had taken on the challenge. And trust me when I say it was a c
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  32. Hi all, Finally getting round to using my R the way it was intended. Please see the evidence from last week’s track day at Castle Combe. V wet but great fun, even if I was a mobile chicane for some of the faster boys. Many thanks to those progressing the 2021 event which I’ll be very keen to attend. Please add my name if poss and I look forward to meeting many of you there.
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  33. They’ve landed in the U.K. already 😮👍🏻😁🇬🇧
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  34. Just remember guys, going out for just a drive isn't advisable with the guidence that has been put out. If you have an accident then all you are going to be doing is taking the much needed resource from the NHS and other services, then likely to be slapped with a fine from the Police as well.
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  35. Once you've seen one ring lap, you've pretty much seen them all. But chasing this GT4 was great fun, shame there was so much traffic and no one wanted to get out of the way. Still sub 9 though. 😎
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  36. I've recently designed some stainless steel brackets for my Sparco bucket seats. One version bolts onto the existing rails and another version bolts onto the chassis directly. Was a fun little project and I if someone wants a set made just give me a shout. I'll add more images of the final installation this weekend. These work on the 987/997/981/991 platforms. The ones bolted on the floor are for people roughly 5"8 to 5"11, the seat base is almost touching the chassis tho! So a very low position and I'm fully "engaged" with the car. The ones bolted onto the OEM rails place the seat
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  37. Wing on. Finally got to take the Cayman out of hibernation for a sunny drive. One thing I've learned when arriving at a quiet old village pub in a big winged, stripey, loud and obnoxious track car is - old people hate you
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  38. Just got back from Carnewal today. Had the GT exhaust fitted after much research. MOT is due in Oct but Carnewal exhaust is not a detrimental move in terms of emissions and I have not heard of anything untoward. Out of interest he has done over 1300 993 exhausts and so very much knows everything you need to know about exhausts and is a huge enthusiast. If anyone out there is thinking of doing the exchange it is well worth it. I took my 14yo son to ride shotgun (getting him off his iPhone was a major achievement!!!) and we set off at 3am, caught the 06.20 shuttle from F'stone to Ca
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  39. Good day at Beaulieu - chatted to some great people, and saw some fabulous cars; although there was no Carrera GT ☹️ Took a few photos...
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  40. May I be the first submitter from Switzerland here...... CGTS 981 owner since August 2014, rhodium silver, manual transmission. Here on top of the Klausen-Path:
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  41. Thought I’d report back with my feedback on RPM Technik. Dropped the car with them on Saturday (20/01/18) morning to perform the work through the week. Monday afternoon I received a call from the actual technician (Neil) who was working on my car to talk through everything he’d done and found. It transpired that there is nothing wrong with the rear springs or shocks and having measured the ride height of the car on their factory standard geo set up rig everything was normal. The ‘sag’ that I’m perceiving could just be due to a camber on my dr
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  42. Some photos, normal & "arty", here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/139728314@N05/4A3ta5 Hope you find your car amongst them? My favourite snaps...
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  43. My kit is quite minimal, not that I complain....
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  44. Over the past 12 months I've been building my idea of a GT4 in a 987 body, it's got pretty much everything done - suspension, diff, brakes, engine work, seats and of course the exterior. Hope you like!
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  45. Good turn out today folks even a couple of convertible Caymans turned up Considering the weather I think we did well! Few crappy phone pics.
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  46. THE CAYMAN OC 'BUYERS GUIDE' Porsche Cayman S 987 Gen1 (2005-2008) KEY FEATURES Variocam Plus engine Active pop-up rear spoiler 18" wheels "S" Spec red brake callipers SPECIFICATION ENGINE Type Flat 6 Engine size (cc) 3400 Max power (hp) 295 Torque (Nm) 340 @ 4,400 - 6,000 Typ
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