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About Rayvan986

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    Contributing Member
  • Birthday 08/19/1947

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  • Interests
    Woodworking, Jazz, Everything Porsche

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  • From
    Bloomingdale, Illinois (Chicago)
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2007 Carrera Coupe
    2010 VW Jetta
  • Future cars
    2012 Carrera S
  • Former cars
    Porsche Boxster S (2000)
    Porsche 914-2.0 (1973, I think)
    Porsche Carrera Coupe 3.2 (1987)
    BMW 2002 (1970)
    BMW 535is (1987)
    BMW 735i (1981)
    Audi A4 QUATTRO (1995)
    Various VW bugs
  1. The service advisor at my dealer (Loeber in Chicago) told me to expect the battery to discharge about 1% per day when the car is sitting due to the many electronic devices in the car. I have been using a Battery Tender Plus for 2 years now with great results. I don't have any numbers to quote, but all I know is my '07 Carrera turns over noticeably slower if I have forgotten to attach the Battery Tender, especially in the winter. I still have the original battery. One other thing, I recently opened the trunk of a friend's 986 Boxster with a dead battery by feeding 12V DC through the cigaret
  2. I have the 18" Michelin Aplin PA2 snows on my '07 Carrera coupe. I bought them from the Tire Rack in November of '07 with a set of their "Cup" wheels and TPMS sensors. Total cost was $2386.00, including mounting, balancing and shipping to the Chicago area. These are the best snow tires I have ever used on any car I have ever owned. In fract, I think they perform better than the original Continental Contact 2 tires that were OEM on my car (since replaced with Michelin Pilot PS2). I had the N-spec Dunlop snows on my 2000 Boxster S, and I thought they were good until I got the Alpins. I swa
  3. When I got my 997, I missed the "aid" too. Then I noticed that Performance Products sells a nice brass replica in their catalog. I bought 2 and it makes the annual switch to snow tires a breeze, especially for the fronts.
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