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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: 997.2 detail questions Reply with quote

Hi guys. Could anyone help with these queries.
1. Is the fag lighter permanently live (as it was on my 996) to enable me to plug a battery conditioner in.
2. What is the standard wheel size on the c2s
3. Subjective i know but should i hold out for a manual box or go with the more common pdk?
3. Anyone have any views on putting a carrera stripe down the side of a dark blue c2s, again subjective. I wad thinking of a sticket in orange. Naf?
Guidance needed!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 997.2 detail questions Reply with quote

segart wrote:
Hi guys. Could anyone help with these queries.
1. Is the fag lighter permanently live (as it was on my 996) to enable me to plug a battery conditioner in.
2. What is the standard wheel size on the c2s
3. Subjective i know but should i hold out for a manual box or go with the more common pdk?
3. Anyone have any views on putting a carrera stripe down the side of a dark blue c2s, again subjective. I wad thinking of a sticket in orange. Naf?


Hi Rick,

1. Yes
2. 19"
3. Manuals are relatively rare on the Gen2, pdk's were very popular. Personally, I would go for a pdk, but suggest you drive one of each.
4. Stickers... not my bag, I prefer a stock look.

Good luck with your search... exciting times!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual box is rather lovely. If you're a manual fan then deffo hold out. Not a fan of the carrera stripe but am a fan of the Porsche script down the side. There is no right or wrong on that one.
Enjoy the aearch
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDK box is awesome, but you need to have the sports chrono option to fully appreciate it so make sure this is in the spec when you are looking. Once you have tried it you will want it and love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. All good advice and in line with my own thoughts. I have not been able to find a c2s manual to drive on the island. I spent an hour with the pdk version today however. I am a dyed in the wool manual fan, but at the same time i do like the double clutch pdk and it is an awesome bit of kit.
Anyway i decided to be sensible and mature over the search for my new 911, so took myself off to our local michelin starred restaurant, to work on the man maths over some chablis and claret. The upshot of that, whilst swapping texts with my opc sales person, is that i have now dealt on a 2010 carrera s pdk with sports chrono! Pics to follow!! Thanks for advice atb Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

segart wrote:
Thanks guys. All good advice and in line with my own thoughts. I have not been able to find a c2s manual to drive on the island. I spent an hour with the pdk version today however. I am a dyed in the wool manual fan, but at the same time i do like the double clutch pdk and it is an awesome bit of kit.
Anyway i decided to be sensible and mature over the search for my new 911, so took myself off to our local michelin starred restaurant, to work on the man maths over some chablis and claret. The upshot of that, whilst swapping texts with my opc sales person, is that i have now dealt on a 2010 carrera s pdk with sports chrono! Pics to follow!! Thanks for advice atb Rick


You will love the PDK box especially as the island isnt long enought to get through all the gears manually Floor I would have rather had a PDK but the car I have ticked all the other boxes except it was manual so I have to put up with all the wasted effort of messing around with an extra pedal knowing its a slower gear change than the PDK and more effort WHY are they still so popular Grin well actually I dont think they are which is why there are so few manual gen2 cars around as most were sold as PDKs
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha you are dead right about the size of the island. I dont really use my porsche or motorbike much on island as it is so frustrating. The traffic and roads are just too slow. Fortunately France is only 80 minutes away!
I think it will take time to get the hang of the pdk. I would i think have preferred a manual but all the advice i am getting is to get over it, and join the 21st century!
I pick it up on saturday and will post some pics!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the car. Look forward to the pics. Re the manual vs pdk, I like to put it like this. A CD or streaming is a very easy way to consume music, but a true connoisseur will choose a quality turntable and speaker set up to immerse themselves in the bliss of their chosen genre.
Just because it's high tech doesn't make it necessarily better.
The best part is that defining "better" can only be defined by each persons individual experience and expectation.
Enjoying French roads in a 911 is bordering on perfection.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say you've got a great car either way, look forward to some pics.
Mines a manual & I love it, specifically wanted one, but I've never driven the PDK version.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just moved from a 987 Boxster Spyder with PDK and Sport Chrono to a 997.2 manual.
Whilst I really enjoyed the Spyder, I did find that I was driving with the PDK in Sport "auto" mode most of the time, only using the paddles occasionally. The PDK box really is so good it can make you very lazy.
The manual is much more involving and I am very happy with it, although I sometimes forget that I have to change gear myself....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the manual 3rd gear goes from almost nothing to almost 70mph Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



It took an age to get delivery. 4 weeks to be exact, but here is my 'new' 2010 C2S PDK in Midnight Blue with dark blue leather. A slightly gloomy colour combo but it grows on you after a few days. Its not too 'look at me'! In fact it is nearly invisible on the road!

Much enjoying the car albeit I need to get it off island to experience gears 3 and upwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good once I clicked the thumbnail. Nice wheels.

Try Germany and you can get near the top of 6th gear.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great colour midnight when its got a really deep wax shine on it , I prefered it to black when I had mine. if you want to brake up the sea of blue leather inside try colour coding the centre console to midnight maybe not quite as drastic as I went but pick out a few bits inside and out to accent for a lift. I was trying to brake up a sea of stone grey leather Grin blue would have been easier Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin Rose wrote:

I did find that I was driving with the PDK in Sport "auto" mode most of the time, only using the paddles occasionally. The PDK box really is so good it can make you very lazy.


I think that this is right: it is too easy to just leave the car in the default auto mode and just waft around. It's a little bit odd for a sports car, which should be in sport/manual all the time. I suppose it's all about the emissions. I'd prefer it if the modes were eco-normal-sport instead of auto-sport-sport+. what

On the other hand, the other car - which is a six speed manual - is almost completely impossible not to drive like an utter berk. You have to force yourself to calm down, change up, and stop making a racket. wack
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Stripes. Reply with quote

Getting back to the enquiry about adding some external colour to break up the single heavy blue or in my case grey body, I selected to mimic the 911R limited edition 991.
Yes, I loved the single colour grey when I first bought the car 4 years ago, especially when the sun hit it at the correct angle, but mostly the sun is either missing or too high in the sky to give that colour change.
I was careful to select an over the body strip (very similar to the 911R) but in the same red as the Porsche frunk badge.
I do remember posting pics on here, and received some pretty bad comments (no names given) from Forum Members, but I do generally receive positive comments from everyone whenever I go to Events like the Sunday Service run by Pistonheads.
I still love the change, which being a decal is very easily removed if/when I sell.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil that car looks fantastic. You cannot beat a freshly buffed up dark colour imho. The console paint job does lift the interior nicely. My midnight blue leather interior is like being in a darkened room in a power cut. Where are the candles?

As to the PDK, I have taken the advise given earlier here and am driving the car in manual, in fact I have yet to try the slushmatic position. And as Max says it is very difficult not to drive the car like a total berk. The default drive away position is manual and pse selected. Its just very childish, but lots of fun.

As regards stripes, Dave, I see what you have done there. I like side stripes but am on the fence as regards the double stripes down the middle. Not sure they are paddling my own particular canoe, but they certainly make the car stand out.

I have a feeling that stripes look better when they are dark, on a lighter car. But here are a couple of stripe designs that I quite like.


Cheers Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My simple approach was not to reinvent the wheel, so if the Porsche Design Studio, with it's highly paid Stylists came up with the scheme (I copied) on the much loved 911R Special Edition, why argue with their expertise?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite right to!
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