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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone have experience good/bad with 'Porsche Assistance?'

Heading into Europe this year and would therefore like some useful cover... for around £170/yr it seems good (if its good)

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Really first class. Got me back from Belgium in a rental, car fixed locally in Liege, they covered all the costs to get it back. excellent customer service with plenty of updates.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Haha thanks. Shame you don't say to "donate" Very Happy

What about the RSS suspension bits?


At £1150 + VAT for the full package, 'fraid a donation is not going to happen.

I've not tried the RSS toe links, only the coffin arms. The coffin arms are very well made & have lasted very well too, so I suspect you'd be OK with their toe arms. If they come with FK bearings, chuck them & replace with NMB aerospace bearings for an easy life. The FK isn't a long-lived bearing IME.

I use the GMG arms on mine and they've been on for nearly 70K miles now without needing any replacement parts. The key is to protect all the rose joints with rubber boots.


Thanks for the info Nick. I take it Chris does all the above for you?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone have experience good/bad with 'Porsche Assistance?'

Heading into Europe this year and would therefore like some useful cover... for around £170/yr it seems good (if its good)

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Really first class. Got me back from Belgium in a rental, car fixed locally in Liege, they covered all the costs to get it back. excellent customer service with plenty of updates.


Good to know they're there if we need 'em.

I did try them last month as had a flat battery. I had to wait over 2 hours (in my house mind) for the chap to arrive - apparently I didn't say it was an emergency so they didn't rush to me!? Dont know I learnt my lesson that day Grin

I bought the car the most mega battery I could and realised again why Porsche offer a "light weight" version... 18 kgs this one

Brakes, battery's, wheels etc could be so much lighter!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the info Nick. I take it Chris does all the above for you?

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Chris mainly + some additional work by Matt.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drive-by from early today Rolling Eyes Very Happy


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In hindsight should have waited for a clear road but for the fun of it:


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And one at Silverstone end of 2013 with the 911uk crew:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHOCK HORROR - no "value chat" in sight just more driving in GT3's - WHATEVER NEXT ?! Grin

Had a cracking early morning drive (6am start nooo) with a new friend and fellow GT3 driver, Chis.
It was well worth the early start with lots of quality roads enjoyed around Kent, Sussex and Hamps. Quite good for house hunting too.
We arrived towards the end of the organised morning at Precision Porsche but had a wonder round before heading back up the A22 to London - was great!!

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Sorry I missed you at Precision - I left around 11.15'ish I think. Would have been nice to say hi!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry I missed you at Precision - I left around 11.15'ish I think. Would have been nice to say hi!


I think we arrived at 11.30 after a little miss-adventure around the Bluebell Railway next door Grin

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It was a little like being back at school for us at Goodwood yesterday… black flagged and "spoken too" most of the afternoon.. Great fun!! Smile


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Naughty boy! Did the noise police get you?? Have you got by-pass pipes fitted?
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Naughty boy! Did the noise police get you?? Have you got by-pass pipes fitted?


Hi Rich. Yes the Hayward & Scott one

Noise police were generous at the start but then on track I kept setting off their track side microphones at 103db's. On track limit is 101db's (was a 105db static "noisy" day)

I didn't bother with the Decibel Devils either as I was an intermittent annoyance and spent most of the time being grinned at. (or maybe that was just me) I'd rather not use them unless absolutely have too I guess

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...thats what I like to hear!!

I don't want to take mine off either!

I'm down at Goodwood tomorrow for a photoshoot with GT Porsche magazine!
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...thats what I like to hear!!

I don't want to take mine off either!

I'm down at Goodwood tomorrow for a photoshoot with GT Porsche magazine!


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Few more from Goodwood:






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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find rear MPSS tyres anywhere
Anyone know what's going on? All the usual places have been out for a week or two now Dont know

245/35/19 - Yep
305/30/19 - No

I do q fancy the Cup2's but swayed by the normal tread depth on the MPSS. (PS2's on at the moment)
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Anyone any experience with Mytyres.co.uk ?

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I did try mytyres as the usual suspects were dry and my overall report is a positive one. ParcelFarce managed to send a tyre to Cambridge for 24hours but that came straight back. All tyres had come from Germany.
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My first, brand new, full set of MPSS including 245 fronts fitted to my GT3

Already looking fwd to wearing them out Very Happy



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After an awesome blast down to Brighton over the weekend I can report back that these Michelin Pilot Super Sports are seriously lovely things.
Really nice and sticky and would 100% recommend them to the forum

Also enjoying the new 245 front section tyres and its added something (apart from the rubber Wink)
You can really feel that little extra at turn in and enjoy the added confidence it exudes - it's 245's all the way for me now
I love the way any little alteration on the car can be felt



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My (non BOSE) system ASK amp didn't seem a very GT type Porsche part when I removed it and after closer inspection of the area it turned out to be the only part with a "made in Italy" sticker on it... I'm not saying any more.
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