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Camtune & Tyres

jono

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any tales to tell of Camtune for servicing 996's, specially the docklands office??

Good or bad??

An advert in the GT magazine says the 24,000 service is around £400, whereas the OPD is around £800 apparently.... eek!

Is it worth saving £400 pounds, or will a non porsche history damage resale?

Another question: i kerbed a wheel and now i've got a slow leak on the Michellin Pilot Sport's, I read in the 29th Jan Autocar that the Pirelli Pzero Rosso's N4's give a better ride, any confirmation? i've got the lowered sport suspension and 18-inch wheels.

Can I change the two rears separately from the 2 fronts, so i have pzero's on the rear and the standard michelin sports on the front? or will something awful happen? :) handling-wise?

any other suggestions comments on the issues of tyres as i'm on a mission to improve the ride which removes fillings and massages kidneys at anything less than 3-figure speeds!






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You didn't change to an SLK then :D

I don't think a service history with well known specialists on it would devalue the car.

It's best not to mix and match tyres, especially different brands. I would change all four at the same time, and if you have a C4, you HAVE to.


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slk on order, but i've driven the 996 enough to need some servicing...

and i kerbed it, and have gained a (very) slow puncture (8 psi in two weeks etc), so now i have to visit the tyre shop as well....

its love hate with the bloody thing, i love the performance, large carbon pack, comfy seats, hate the ride and wide-boy image....

i hear the amg slk v8 5.5 has a 0-60 of less than 5 seconds, which has the performance covered, the switchgear will feel nicer than the 996 and i imagine the steering wheel will be adjustable more than the 996 (not difficult...)

another question: does the latest turbo have a better ride than a c2 with 18inch alloys and lowered, widened sports suspension????


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by jono on 31 January 2004

i hear the amg slk v8 5.5 has a 0-60 of less than 5 seconds, which has the performance covered, the switchgear will feel nicer than the 996 and i imagine the steering wheel will be adjustable more than the 996 (not difficult...)
But it won't handle and everyone will call you a hairdresser!

I doubt the ride in the turbo with 18" wheels and suspension would be any better.


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handling's overrated in the UK....




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If you're talking about road driving I'd probably agree, but not on a track.

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