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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, had a 993 a while back then VXR220, M2 and now the 981. Agree it’s a fantastic all round machine which has provided some great fun over the amazing summer we’ve had. Hopefully we get another scorcher next year, although I’ve a new toy arriving next year in the form of a California. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tim993 wrote:
Hi and yes. Only had her since September - I drove a GTS for three years before making the change. It is better than I ever imagined really, with only a few minor compromises. Probably most surprising is the improvement in handling, grip, steering feel and braking. And what to say about the 3.8 lump? I guess if they'd made this a standard option, then it would have robbed 911 sales? Well, maybe! So far I've not braved any multi-story car-parks, but speed cushions are fine and I'm lucky enough to have a very flat exit from garage to the road, so no issues there. As to the looks, well in my mind it is the most beautiful all round car that they made three years ago. Ok the front bumper on a GTS is actually prettier - the Spyder has a kind of junior GT look which is fine - but the rear deck / wing / etc are just sublime. I'm also rather taken by the wheels, though they look very easy to damage as the edges stick out more than on the GTS, owing to the slightly wider rims. Strangely they have 982 part numbers, so I'm guessing they are used in a current model as well.

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How are you getting on with the roof compared to the GTS ? It's the only thing that put me off as I'm always putting it up/down in mixed weather.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jonttt - the roof is a doddle. Of course it is not as convenient as a fully electrical item, however it is well designed and once you know the sequence, it is easy to repeat. The OPC insisted on lessons before I left the dealership - probably an arse covering exercise on their part! With all that, I reckon the road and wind noise with the hood up or down is lower than in the GTS - despite the fact it is a single layer with all of the mechanism and tensioning gubbins visible from the inside.

For me the only caution has been the low lip spoiler at the front. The OPC told me they change the rubber lower edge every time a GT4 or Spyder comes through their stock.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening guys

Can I take this back to life

I have a 981 Cayman gts.

Looking for a part number for the indoor cover.

Is opc best place to buy and what price we looking at retail and then what discount should we expect them to provide!!!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy this from an OPC.

Part number is: 981 044 000 04

£225 (which includes vat).

They should give you 10% off if you quote your PCGB membership number. I have no idea if they would do other deals 🤷‍♂️.

(or what he says below Grin )
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you can stalk eBay and pick one up for c£100 Whistling
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