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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for stealing the thead, but anyone thinking of chopping in their 2013 981 S at the end of a lease period let me know. Preferably manual, but would consider a driver spec'd PDK. Just call me analogue as opposed to digital. FPSH essential. Similarly if anyone is aware of a good car please get in touch.

I have eventually come round to realising that the Cayman is the current car that should carry on carrera name. The 991 is just a GT and no longer a sports car. Took a long time to get over the lesser porsche image if you know what I mean.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MODS: Fancy deleting the above post please?! It's more of a 'wanted' thread than anything constructive in my thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

imac wrote:
Sorry for stealing the thead, but anyone thinking of chopping in their 2013 981 S at the end of a lease period let me know. Preferably manual, but would consider a driver spec'd PDK. Just call me analogue as opposed to digital. FPSH essential. Similarly if anyone is aware of a good car please get in touch.

I have eventually come round to realising that the Cayman is the current car that should carry on carrera name. The 991 is just a GT and no longer a sports car. Took a long time to get over the lesser porsche image if you know what I mean.

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Who would chop up their car? I don't even understand the question.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means 'chopping in' as in moving on to another does he not. Was a strange post though, almost like SPAM but not quite.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
He means 'chopping in' as in moving on to another does he not. Was a strange post though, almost like SPAM but not quite.


Ah. Clearly I no speaky
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just arrived on the South Coast after a jolly covering 120miles, the last 30 odd being a lovely mix of twisties and dual carriageways. Right past Paragon as it goes, but has it moved location!?

Anyways with no moody other half in the passenger seat (a uber rarity) I can confirm I'm in love with the Cayman, what a pleasure to drive, even in poor conditions.

Going to get my new Zunsport grills perfected tomorrow, they don't come the best of fits, as stated in this useful thread:

http://www.caymanoc.com/topic/238-zunsport-full-grill-set/

Can't say how much I love the car! The grip levels are on another level compared to my R32.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also happened across my car's previous owner on PH (not that I was a member), been very comforting to stalk his posts on there and realise in the 6-7 years he had it, it was well looked after.

Have even had a bit of email chat with him, very friendly chap.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty rare to talk to the old owner. When I traded in my old 911 I left a full receipts folder with the dealer and said I'd be happy to talk to the new owner. Never heard from him though. I wonder if they even gave him the folder. I was told once that dealers don't pass on receipts because of the old chestnut 'data protection'.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm that's interesting, surely anyone with half a brain would want all the receipts and paperwork. Wonder if that's true about data protection, admittedly I have the previous owners address and telephone number. But it's not like I would have done anything with it.

Once I saw him merrily posting loads on PH, I figured he'd probably be game for car chat. And I was correct, very nice chap indeed and so good to know so much about the last 7 years of the car's life.

Had a search for him on here, nothing came up though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know the Cayman/Boxster thread is quiet, but for those few out there... I recently fitted the Zunsport grills to protect the rads/cons after a good hoovering out with my home made hoover extension.

But I found the fit poor, the metal work needed fettling to get them to seamlessly fit into the apertures. The previous owner of my car had fitted am alternative but Tom 911v had put the car back to standard when I bought it. He very kindly agreed to post the parts he had taken off to me, despite it being well over a month since I had taken the car from him.

Below is how things panned out, I know they divide opinions, but I am very happy with the small mod. I have since sold the Zunsport grills on here.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a case of two birds with one stone, my rads/cons are protected with a much better fitting grill. I have also lost the hideously dated and tired round fog lights. I don't think the perfectly circular housing of the sides/fogs went with the rest of the car.

I had uprated the sidelight bulbs to LEDs but the inbuilt reflectors within the fog assemblies reduced most of the out put but at that point I had at least colour coded the sides to the HIDs. So getting rid of the horrible 'Mini Look'.

But the LED DRLs take things one step further, no confusing me with a Mini at night now. The DRLs are more up-to-date, much brighter and the black spar they are set into gives the impression that the whole intake is larger, like a Turbo for example. Win win win in my book.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks a lot nicer without those golf balls stuck on the front. Nice job.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Mr C, got a mixed reception from my friends and colleagues. One mate who didn't like them at first, changed his mind when he saw them in the flesh.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really good without the round fittings in the front balance , gives the car a good balance at the front. That was one part I didn't like in my Cayman .... that's a great mod.. white and black looks good too.....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swapped out the horrible orange indicator bulbs too....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks really good without the round fittings in the front balance , gives the car a good balance at the front. That was one part I didn't like in my Cayman .... that's a great mod.. white and black looks good too.....
Terry


Thanks, Terry appreciate the positive feedback from the forum regulars. As you say, the fact that my car already has the white with black theme further plays into the mod being a success IMO.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Swapped out the horrible orange indicator bulbs too....


I've seen MOT failures with 'bulbs incorrect colour'... are these MOT jobsworth approved?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis a good question Rob, if they don't like the 'silver' indicators, they'll just love the aftermarket HIDs Floor

In fairness, all can be swapped out in about 20mins. Which reminds me, I need to post up my HID/LED Sidelight progression.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh like those, if I was going to keep my Boxster long term I'd have those fitted, or the Boxster version.
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