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crafty1

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  1. Great effort. This cannot have been easy to make, if you are thinking of making more and selling them please let me know. Would love to hear more about the doors too...
  2. When do you hope to be able to sell the final products under development? Sorry if you put earlier and I missed.
  3. Yes cost is always the biggest issue sadly... There are a number of lightweight rear hatch possibilities for not crazy money, and certainly a lot of sound deadening that could go. Lightweight batteries are getting cheaper too, but ive been pricing up titanium exhaust and inconel headers which save a lot but these are getting on for £5k. I reckon the factory door cards must weigh a lot too.. Anyway would love a render of my car with your ducktail and your ducted front bumper and splitter at some stage if you have a chance? Both of these I have a serious interest in when I have the funds. Also maybe no the most exciting aesthetically but the other thing Caymans are crying out for is a proper solution to cooling the rear brakes.
  4. Good luck with this Andrea often thought the UK lacked someone doing this kind of stuff! I an ideal world I'd like to try and get my car down to 1200 kilos, I think the Cayman platform is great but just too heavy, power is more or less good enough but what I would like to build is a 300 bhp/tonne Cayman. I am a big fan of Gordon Murray as a designer so if you have any ideas where and how we can ditch the fat, give it a rawer edge then I am all ears. Styling wise I like your vision too and interested to develop my car in this direction.
  5. Just circling back on this topic as my discs also need replacing as now have small cracks appearing between the holes, these were Brembo OE discs which I replaced these about 3 years ago and have done about 12,000 miles and this includes I think 6 track days. Each time I have swapped in and out Pagid RS29 with titanium heat shields for the track and then back to Textar for the road, so they have had quite a hard life and the rears are now blue.. Annoyingly there is plenty of meat left on the discs but are cracked so must go. After much searching around I've gone back to the Brembo OE disks as they are a known quantity, on Ebay Eurocarparts sell all 4 Brembo discs using the voucher code for £162 delivered! Also found a full set of Textar pads front and rear for £57.
  6. Good summary Doug, PFC do a floating set up also but it's not cheap https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod134886/PFC-Two-Piece-Floating--Direct-Drive-V3--Front-SLOTTED-Brake-Discs-for-Porsche_3_2/ Also found them a lot cheaper but cross drilled for £600 a pair https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/porsche-performance-parts/porsche-997-gen-1-performance-parts-2004-to-2009/porsche-997-gen-1-performance-brake-kits-2004-to-2009/performance-friction-front-discs-996-carrera-2-4-boxster-s-cayman-s-3-2-3.html
  7. I'd change both fronts and rears looking at those. When I was looking at upgrading disks I saw Tarox do a slotted gront disc for the 987/997. I've never used their products so no idea what they are like. I also noticed EBC are now making an aftermarket 'floating' set up for various cars so like the Girodisc, but so far I have not seen an option for our cars I did send them an email to see if they would be doing so but sadly no reply. That said I am not a huge fan of their pads so im not sure what to expect if they did. For now I will just stick with Brembos from design911 but I am only doing 2 or 3 track days unlike you guys.
  8. In case anyone fancies joining have booked Silverstone GP - Fri 7th Feb at a very reasonable (for Silverstone GP!) £199 through Opentrack
  9. Honestly can't say but on other cars people have been impressed (as per OP on his M3) and some positive comments on other forums from those who have fitted to 996/997 etc. The Ohlins I have are great but I am not sure they are worth 3 times BC's! If I were doing mine again I'd be tempted to try them for sure.
  10. https://www.driftworks.com/bc-coilovers-for-porsche-987-cayman-boxster-05-12.html
  11. Standard Caymans ride to high even on pasm, so do it I say. No experience of BC but heard good things and look good value. I'd go for Cayman R spring rates if you can.
  12. Gearbox mount http://www.function-first.com/products/engine-trans/trans-mount-upgrade Engine mount (yellow) http://www.function-first.com/products/engine-trans/engine-mount-insert
  13. I can't speak for the Wevo mounts but I have fitted the functionfirst semi-semi solid transmission mounts and yellow engine insert mount on my car and like them. Positives are a) drivetrain feels more taught and engine not moving around on track, steering feel, throttle response and gear change all improved and finally less wheel hop when rears spin up. Downside is is increase in NVH, particularly around 2,000-2,500 rpm but I am used to it now and the engine note has changed, it's less turbine smooth and a little harsher now. Overall though I like it and it's easily reversed.
  14. My 10p worth. Get the 200 cel cats and the exhaust done at the same time. I'm pleased with the exhaust by Gert but will def go for the cats next as I am told this is really the only way to get more power plus should sound even better.
  15. I had 7mm front and 12mm rear for a while, looked good but I didn't like how it drove as made the car understeer as it gave the car too much rear grip over the front. These cars drive best imo with front spacers only as this increases front track and improves turn in but doesn't look as good as rear wheels look tucked in by comparison. Currently running 5mm all round which is a good compromise for feel and aesthetics, when on track I ditch the rear spacers to make the front more planted and the rear end a bit more mobile. Front spacers do throw up stones also and increase chips to the rear sadly.
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