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4 minutes ago, andy james said:

Lovely looking car Dip.

Go easy to start with after that Clio!

Thanks Andy,

Yeah I put my foot down a bit in the test drive but nothing too aggressive. Of course I'm going to be careful until I know her handling and limits better. Slowly pushing every day until I know what she's capable of.

 

Already got a list of things to do...

 

GAP insurance

Put my old plate onto her

Front 4k and rear 1080p dashcam

Winter alloys and tyres

Rear GTS lights

Window tints

Exhaust - maybe but the two I like are £3500/7000 so that might have to wait a bit. Maybe next year 🤣

 

Oh and I've named her Carla 😍

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There is so much grip available you’d have to be being extremely careless to do something daft. My only caveats are exiting wet/greasy junctions (careful in any RWD) and if its running the Pirelli P Zeros that mine came with, which were frankly terrifying!

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Just now, Stutopia said:

There is so much grip available you’d have to be being extremely careless to do something daft. My only caveats are exiting wet/greasy junctions (careful in any RWD) and if its running the Pirelli P Zeros that mine came with, which were frankly terrifying!

Unfortunately it's raining on Saturday when I pick her up and yeah she's wrapped in Pirelli P Zeros. I'll be changing her to Michelin Pilot Sports 4s as soon as they need to be replaced.

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2 minutes ago, GranTurismoEra said:

 

 Congrats...Wrap it Sapphire Blue later 😂. You sure you cant get a custom exhaust made or tails. 

 

Any warranty with the car? 

Thinking either armytrix or akropovic exhaust.

 

6 months warranty, bought it from a Porsche specialist dealer. Might take it to Porsche or an independent. Main dealer is Sidcup or independent is Crawley for me.

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1 hour ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

Unfortunately it's raining on Saturday when I pick her up and yeah she's wrapped in Pirelli P Zeros. I'll be changing her to Michelin Pilot Sports 4s as soon as they need to be replaced.

Good call ... MPS4S grip like hell, last forever and most importantly, they look good ;) 

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2 hours ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

Unfortunately it's raining on Saturday when I pick her up and yeah she's wrapped in Pirelli P Zeros. I'll be changing her to Michelin Pilot Sports 4s as soon as they need to be replaced.


I bought mine in December, so it was cold and wet. I was very much surprised by loss of grip approaching corners on the brakes, not so much the back end coming out of bends. To be honest, I wouldn’t wait until they run out, just swap ‘em. 
 

I tried to give away two Pirellis, couldn’t get rid. 

It’s not that busy and it’s mainly about 987s, but pop over, there’s some helpful and friendly members. https://www.caymanoc.com/profile/2841-stutopia/

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6 minutes ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

Yeah spent quite a bit of time on that forum reading up on the 981. There's nothing that compares to this forum though. Best bunch of people I've ever come across on a car forum.

 

Hope you are talking about this forum 😉

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26 minutes ago, Stutopia said:


I bought mine in December, so it was cold and wet. I was very much surprised by loss of grip approaching corners on the brakes, not so much the back end coming out of bends. To be honest, I wouldn’t wait until they run out, just swap ‘em. 
 

I tried to give away two Pirellis, couldn’t get rid. 

It’s not that busy and it’s mainly about 987s, but pop over, there’s some helpful and friendly members. https://www.caymanoc.com/profile/2841-stutopia/

Just joined and added you 🙂

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So a little update and Carla is ready to be picked up. They've completed a service on her, and replaced the front discs and pads. They've also done the usual valet on her. I'll be picking her up on Friday ❤️, leaving early from work.

 

At the same time, my shopping list has expanded. So far I've got this on my list...

 

Front luggage compartment liner

Guards red seatbelts

GAP insurance

New number plates made with my personalised registration, same on that I had on the 350z

Blackvue 900x plus 2ch dash cam hardwired with cellink neo 8+ battery pack

Concaver CVR1 Winter alloys in matt graphite and Michelin pilot alpin 5 tyres

Window tints - rear (dark), rear side (mid-dark) and front side (light)

Akropovic or Armytrix exhaust

 

I should be able to get all of these items bar the exhaust in the next couple of months 🥰

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20 minutes ago, Stutopia said:

The frunk liner is brilliant.

 

Also you forgot GTS brake lights.

 

If you do 7 grand on an exhaust you’re a crazy man!

Do you mean these ones?

 

https://www.design911shop.com/Porsche-981-Dark-tinted-tail-lights-98104490000/prod132660/

These are the rear lights I was talking about that I'm going to get.

 

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1 hour ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

I can't answer that. I probably won't. But it depends on how much I love the standard sports exhaust. I could get the armytrix one, that's only £3,500.

Only 🤣i only spent £1700 on a greddy cat back , hope the standard exhaust grows on you

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13 hours ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

I can't answer that. I probably won't. But it depends on how much I love the standard sports exhaust. I could get the armytrix one, that's only £3,500.

 

Live with the PSE for a while - I think it sounds epic on full chat.

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