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Old 03-30-2014, 11:49 AM   #1
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New car finally arrived. What have I gotten myself into?...

Just took delivery of a Guards Red '07 Cayman S, built to terrify.

She had an IMS failure two years ago and instead of a stock engine replacement, received an LN engineering-installed 3.6L lo-comp build, with all new forged internals, and a TPC stage 3 turbo, liquid intercooled with electronic boost control. To keep planted, she has a full coilover suspension, along with all new links, TPC stabilizers, and poly bushings. The interior has a racy look and feel as well, with a factory short shifter, carbon fiber trim, body color console, belts, stitching, and floormats. The FVD airbag-equipped sport steering wheel is really nice. Didn't think I'd prefer it over stock, but the pistol grip finger molding at the 9 and 3 o'clock position, along with thumb rests at 10 and 2 makes it feel very racy.

She looks and drives like a missile. By far the fastest car I've ever been behind the wheel. Nowhere near as civilized as a 991S, but feels a lot quicker once into boost. Boost isn't super usable on the street though, as it tends to kick in right around the time that you want to shift in normal driving, about 3k. If you hang onto the gear though, the rush of speed between 3.5-6.5k RPM is hair-raising and will put you into go-straight-to-jail speeds within a couple of seconds.

The PO must have liked to ride really low -- I couldn't even clear speed humps in my neighborhood and had to increase front ride height by 20mm to keep from scraping.

Can't wait to get her onto a track!





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Old 03-30-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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Maleficent huh? Seems fitting. Enjoy her!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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What have you gotten yourself into? You got yourself into the Cayman forum!

Now, git!!!


Yes, I'm joking and super jealous
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
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What have you gotten yourself into? You got yourself into the Cayman forum!

Now, git!!!


Yes, I'm joking and super jealous
but I still have a Boxster!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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Awesome ride! Where did you happen to find it?
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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Looks great!
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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Look nice! You have a lot of fun on the track!
What's that steering wheel ?
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #8
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Quite a ride, enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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3.6 with a turbo?! Invest in a tire company. You will be needing tires. Lots of tires.

Sorry but I got to ask...what is the ballpark cost to build this MONSTER?
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:58 PM   #10
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beautiful. And I love the guards red!
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:17 AM   #11
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Nice ride... this will eat pretty much any car out there for lunch save a properly done up Turbo ...

As previous poster said, invest in a tire company! lol.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:02 AM   #12
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beautiful. And I love the guards red!
Yes, I was not initially thrilled about the loud paint scheme, but Guards is classic and growing me.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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Meh.
Not a convertible or a 986...

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:37 PM   #14
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I felt the exact same thing after having my turbo for a few days. Enjoy the car!

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