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Tinners1983
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2019/03/15 20:56:27 (permalink)

987 Cayman S upgrades

Hello
 
This is my first thread on the forum and I thought I'd say hello and outline what I plan to do with my 2006 987 CS.
 
Its done just over 106K miles but as I had it machine-polished recently, it almost looks good as new. However many parts of the car are passed their best, most pressing of which are various elements of the suspension.
 
It seems the only place to go for this sort of thing is Center Gravity, so I've started a conversation about what to do. If I need to replace parts I'm considering upgrading. My car has PASM so will at some point add the DSC controller and 3-axis gyro to take full advantage. As the dampers need replacing the question is, standard-ish Bilstein b4s, b6s with eibach pro springs, or go the full monty and get the b16s? Slightly lower would be good, but as yet I haven't taken it to a track although it is on the cards. It will also really benefit from some new bushings and a good geo, (as well as getting rid of the horrid Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics I fitted, that was a mistake. Come on Michelin PS4S...)
 
No signs of scoring or IMS failure (touch wood) so I'm going to press on with the induction kit / IPD plenum /  GT3 throttle body set and have it remapped try and smooth out the lower end torque dip if possible. DesignTek Valvetronic exhaust would follow, maybe needing another re-map. Has anyone fit lightweight pistons to their 987?
 
I'm also going to add cruise control, because its my daily :)
 
All of this is funds-permitting and will be done at a slow pace over the next 18 months or so. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
 
 
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Re: 987 Cayman S upgrades 2019/03/20 23:42:32 (permalink)
The standard suspension set-up is really good. Would not change it unless you are trying to get more negative camber?
only other thing would be tyres.
but as you are a gen 1 and I assume no oil mods, would be best to stick with road tyres (ideally Michelin PS) and maybe not go too aggressive on the camber.
 
I fully recommend the GT3 throttle body’s and intake plenum. But if you are going for that why not go for the softronic racing pack?
you get the plenum, throttle bodies and a tuned Flash for the ecu.
all Porsche (motorsport) parts and better than the IPD.
works really nice with free flowing exhaust too.
air filter take or leave it, I didn’t bother for ages but ended up doing it in the end and the de-snork.
 
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Re: 987 Cayman S upgrades 2019/03/20 23:45:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Tinners1983 2019/03/21 08:16:32
If you do venture on track get some gt3 brake ducts. Only a couple of quid and easy to fit.
 

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Re: 987 Cayman S upgrades 2019/03/21 08:46:21 (permalink)
My dampers need replacing anyway, and the quotes I've had to do the work are pretty high just to go with the standard setup, and not much more to go for the b16 coil-overs. Might as well upgrade. Plus a little negative camber never hurt anyone :)
 
The Michelin PS4S are road tyres and are the replacement for the Super Sport.
 
The softronic pack looks good, but unless there is a UK retailer I wouldn't want to pay the import duty. I could buy the parts separately in the UK for cheaper. 

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Re: 987 Cayman S upgrades 2019/03/21 10:03:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Tinners1983 2019/03/21 10:37:49
Have a look at the Cayman Owners Club forums (hell; why not join...plenty of us are on PCGB and COC), lots of strings on this and similar topics. And they do great T shirts :-)
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