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    997 C4S
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    '02 C4S
  1. The unit should mount on top of the NAV unit or if you have the CD Changer on top of that. If you're having a dealer install it, you can have them contact Danbury Porsche in CT and ask for Lonnie who did the install on several units. The only thing I have an issue with is reception is not as good as it should be. This is due to location of antenna uner cowel, replacing the NAV antenna. Maybe one day Porsche will get with the program that satellite is a very big option in the USA. BTW, that's a great price on the kit! :thumbup: Regards, Deanski Sorry guys, I should have checked back on the board a lot sooner. Anyway, since I didn't attempt to install the Sat kit I was able to return it without paying the usual restocking fee. As for the configuration issues, those of you with C2's should check out the trunk of a C4S. Part of the all wheel drive unit takes up most of the center portion of the trunk. As a consequence, the components for the nav and sound system are in completely different locations and orientations. For the record, I don't even have a CD changer. The Sat kit install would have required choosing a different location for the receiver and probably constructing a custom mount as well as housing or cover to replace the plastic unit covering the components presently( which was not large enough to accommodate the Sat receiver). I suppose in the end it's "doable" I just wasn't up to blazing new trails. I would also caution those of you with new turbo's as the configuration is likely to be the same. Lastly, if anyone out there has installed the kit in a 997 C4S let me know how you did it. Thanks
  2. Good news and bad news! The good news is I got the kit for $982 plus tax. The bad news is I have a C4S and I don't think I have the room to mount the satellite unit along with cables. I should have taken the trunk assembly apart before undertaking this install as the configuration and available space is not what I expected. Any suggestions? :help:
  3. Called a dealership today to get a price on the Cayenne Satellite kit. The best I could do was $1000. Is that about right? :huh:
  4. Wow, It's been awhile since I checked this thread. I'm glad to see more info on the install. Interestingly, "wireless world" across the street from my Porsche dealer claims that Sirius installation in the 997s and 4s is a piece of cake! They also said there are now several other vendors that make aftermarket satellite units that are designed to work with OEM system. When asked about antenna installation and placement they offered a lot of options. With that said, I still think a Cayenne kit makes the most sense...maybe I'll even try to install it myself! :cheers:
  5. First let me say I'm no auto mechanic but I do have a sensitive nose. Other sources of a burning smell include your brakes and exhaust system. I've gotten a burning smell off of both during the breakin of the two Carreras I've owned. However, if you think it's coming from the clutch or engine I wouldn't be bashful about bringing it in. Better safe than sorry.
  6. I just checked with my local dealership again about the Sirius install, and got the blank stare followed by head scratching. They're generally are on top of things so I'll keep the board posted as to what they say. Some dealerships may be more open to using the Cayenne kit in the 997's. Cost may also be a factor( eg. it costs about $2200 to get a phone module installed even though it's only a $900 factory option...labor is not cheap).
  7. Any updates on Sirius Sat installation? My dealer referred me to their "go to aftermarket guy" who was essentially clueless. Makes sense that the Cayenne kit would work but now you can't get your hands on them. No one at the dealership seems to have any idea as to whether a kit will come out for the 997. :help:
  8. I've read a lot of threads over the last few months that have addressed two issues: 1) Tiptronic vs manual transmission? 2) RWD vs AWD( i.e. C2S vs C4S, turbo vs GT2) For the most part, Porsche purists seem to immediately opt in favor of manual transmissions and RWD. They are inherently better, more fun to drive, and higher performance...right? I've read comments like " if you want a tip or AWD then get an Audi." " What person would buy a Porsche and not track it...of course a manual is better." So I would like to poll the board with several questions. 1) Has anyone actually driven both a tip and manual in a C2S or C4S? Of those that have, did they track them and if so how did their times compare? 2) How many people compared driving performance head to head between the C2S and C4S with either tranny? 3) Why are drivers resistant to clutchless transmissions when they outperform manuals for all but the most talented drivers( which most of us aren't, eg. the 997 turbo tip outperforms the manual tranny even for the pros). 4) Has anyone taken a performance driving course to learn how to use the tip properly? Personally I have now owned a '02 manual 996 C4S and now a '06 tip 997 C4S. Though the '02 manual may have been slightly more engaging to drive, I am a faster and better driver in the '06 and it's not due to model improvements. I think that advancements like E-transmissions and improved AWD need to be embraced and not scoffed at. Technology is moving quickly and the key is to adapt..at least that's just one Porsche owner's dissenting opinion. :cheers:
  9. Just a follow up. No further problems since I did the "cap on...cap off thing." :cheers:
  10. New to this board but glad I found it! My C4S of 269 miles just had a hesitation issue! Interestingly I filled the tank late yesterday. I doubt I got bad gas but the vacuum issue seems to make sense. Cap on... cap off!
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