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  1. Sounds like the 2.7 will fit the bill just right for you, whether 5 or 6 speed. I love my S, do 2-3 track days / yr, give it a spanking once warmed up, and don't lose a nights sleep re IMS/RMS/B Score/getting struck by lightening the sky falling on my head etc. All are great cars, drive a 2.7/2.9/3.4 against each other and you'll likely feel the difference, but not feel shortchanged whichever you decide on. Test drive LOTS.
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  2. Am looking forward to this (so long as none of you spit on my lowly S......😁
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  3. I would disagree that the 2.7 / 2.9 is much more usable on the road. If you're worried about the speed limit, as opposed to enjoying the road safely (not the same thing at all), they're both too fast. You'll be lifting off all the time and regardless of S or non S, you won't even be able to rev the thing out in third. Personally, I've never had an issue wringing the snot out of the 3.4 (have had both gen 1 and gen 2). The 3.4 is not some 600hp star ship. It's faster than the non-S for sure, but it's not so big a difference that suddenly you can't use the performance. Th
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  4. Been past it a few times lately and its been closed Obviously we also have cars and coffee place, thats quite a nice place to go on a sunday or evening, as they are open for outside eating and drinking
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  5. How are we doing with confirmed attendees guys and girls? I've booked in so look forward to seeing you all there on the day! EVENT TICKETS A reminder for those who haven't yet booked your ticket, the link is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126891896077/ EVENT T-SHIRTS And for those who want a souvenir of the day and to really turn up in style, the event t-shirts are available here for purchase https://the-piston-works.creator-spring.com/listing/cayman-r-10th-anniversary?product=387
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  6. Hello all, Thought I would call this to the attention of all those looking at their options for tyres on 18 inch wheels. The Michelin PS4S is generally considered the best all round tyre available for the Cayman, but like other 'Max Performance' tyres, it is not available in the 18 inch sized that the 987 takes. This new tyre (2021) from Bridgestone is in the same 'max performance' category as the PS4S and is available in the magic 235/40/18 and 265/40/18 sizes. Also, it has fared well in the 2 tests it's been in so far, beating the PS4S in one and coming 2n
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  7. Craig: I bought some cheapies advertised as 6k ‘Bright white’. And a pair of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264026610242 They are going in Tuesday along with a few other bits. Ill get before and after pics buddy and let you know which ones worked out 👍
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  8. Thanks Ben I found a guy breaking a couple of Porsche 987’s and he had 2 at £50 each Scott
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  9. I agree ,Parr remapped my Cayman R that has 200 cell cats.
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  10. This question comes up time and time again and there is no 'right' answer. FWIW I intentionally chose the 2.7 non-S when buying my 987.1. The thought of possibly needing to spend nearly £10k on an engine rebuild on a 3.4 put me off. That's not to say that the 3.4's are unreliable as I think that the risk of failure has been hyped up much more than merited, but I preferred to play it safe. I am also aware that I am much less capable a driver than the car is, so increasing the power of the car is not necessarily the way forward. Bear in mind also that the road tax on th
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  11. 3 years ago I went out to buy and S. Went to Ashgood to look at grey S and after speaking with them on my intended use which was Sunday blast and occasional road trips, ended up buying a 2.9 In guards red they had. I believe the 2.9 lacks a bit of torque but when used as intended is fast enough for the road and allows you to ring its neck. I have had cars with a lot more power 400bhp TVR’s but always found you could only put your foot down for a few seconds and you are into getting banned territory. A really great car that I have really enjoyed including 2000 mls euro tours full of luggage a
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  12. Hi. Advert now live on PH. Link here..https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11513565 Ed
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  13. Hi Samp, I would take a look at Parr below. Long standing Porsche specialists with a long motorsport history. Haven't used them personally but seem to have a very good reputation in Porsche ECU remaps. https://parr-uk.co.uk/porsche-ecu-tuning
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  14. @Mikey Welcome! No need to worry about the IMS as the failure rate on later 05^ is negligible imo as they had the upgraded bearing. However, borescoring is more of an issue to be concerned about imo. 1st rule when buying a Cayman & more specifically an S, is to demand that you start the car from stone cold! Any signs of blue smoke on start up that doesn't clear after a few seconds is a sure sign of bore score! Walk away... Get the registration beforehand and go online to the .gov MOT check site to check its history recorded m
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  15. 987 - Gen1: In the fog / spots - there is the main bulb.......and below that right at the bottom - a "running light" (?) Seem's i've changed every bulb apart from these - and i noticed how yellow they were this morning. Anyone know they type of bulb these are so i can get some ordered ?
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  16. Aye Syer - our aging Kia Sportage cost about £330 for its major service last year at a local Indy and I paid about the same for its aircon regas last year (£74 incl VAT) as I did for the Caymans this year (£84 incl VAT). Matts hourly rate is currently £65ph + VAT which is about half a typical OPC and he only charges the time taken, not the workshop-manual listed time, so if it takes less time (which it generally does) that is all he charges for. His rates haven’t gone up in over 3 years so he is considering increasing them slightly for inflation, which I think is fair enoug
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  17. I won’t be forced to park outside and attend on foot this time either! 😎
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  18. Hi all, and a happy new year. Off the back of a recent post, I emailed Beaulieu to see if COC was already booked in. We weren't..... but we are now! I've asked for the church ruins corner that we've used in recent years, space for circa 10 cars, so one to lock into the diary! We can sort out banners and other logistical gubbins closer to the time I assume,. Cheers Craig
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