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About Vman

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    San Diego, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    99' 996 C2
  • Former cars
    BMW M3, Audi S-4

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  1. Does anyone know the factory Alignment Specs for a 2006 987 Boxster. The car is stock and has the 18 inch wheels on it. Please confirm alignment is done with a full fuel tank. Thanks, VM
  2. Loren, Thanks for the confirmation on rotor thickness. Any idea about pad thickness? Thanks, VMAN
  3. I have a 2006 Cayenne S and did the first brake rotor and pad job at 22,000 miles, I am now at 37,000 miles and wondering how far off I am again from repeating this expesnse and if early pad replacement may keep me from having to replace rotors again. Can someone please confirm that the V8 Brake disc thickness, new front - 34 mm rear - 28 mm Brake discs minimum thickness front - 32 mm rear - 26 mm Does anyone know what the new pad thickness is (material excluding metal pad backing plate). I realize its 2.5 mm before you hit the wear sensors, but want to know how far I have go
  4. Its a start, but my car is a daily driver and is losing charge overnight now, so either the battery is dead or their is a draw somewhere, anyone replace a battery without doing to the dealer...DIY anywhere?
  5. I had a guy spend two hours replacing the windshield with the doors open and no key in the cayenne, after the job the battery was dead. I have the center counsel light main switch and side switches turned to off when the doors open, but the rear trunk light does not have an on off switch...could that be the drain? Hard to believe that one light would kill the battery so soon. Later the same day I charged the battery, and the car started, then we left the car unlocked with the windows down to to off gas any windshield stuff and the battery died again. The car was purchased in March 2007 a
  6. That's what the wife's car is for. Even better if it's an S4! Guys I hate to rain the 996 parade, but I have had two 1999 996's that had engine failures at 47,000 and 30,000 miles respectively. I have two friends that have had the same thing happen. The one thing we all have in common is we autocross and DE the cars, people I know with 100,000 miles seem to not punish their cars at race events. As for a 3.6L, it is not much better than the 3.4L, just give it time and you will see just as many failures. Note - even the 997's are starting to have the same type of problems..the one's runn
  7. I have a 2006 Cayenne S with a dealer installed tow package and an aftermarket but dealer installed Tekonsha Voyager controller. Will the Voyager controller work or am I better off ditching it and going to surge brakes or an analog controller? Seems a ton of horror stories with early Cayennes and the Teknohsa Prodigy controllers due to some voltage mismatch (controller went off at 4v and cayenne would spike at 7 v..so brakes would hit under accelleration.) Surge brakes suck when backing up, as I am told they don't work as you have to manually unlock them. I have heard mixed reviews on su
  8. Loren, just became a contributing member, where can I go to find the information? Thanks, VMAN Thank you for your donation. You can find it here: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...mp;showfile=694 The detailed description starts on page 45. Thanks
  9. Loren, just became a contributing member, where can I go to find the information? Thanks, VMAN
  10. Thanks - Just trying to figure out if sport chronon is meanginful in the option pool for a new car purchase. I agree with you, Vman. This was the hardest option for me to decide on 2 years ago. It is very hard to see the difference during a test drive. I decided to get it, mainly because it was not that expensive. I am very happy with it. Thanks fo rthe quick replay.... here is round two.....does sport chrono affect when PASM is reactivated in a meaningful way? From what I have read, sport chrono changes when PSM is awakened from standby (as it can't be turned off for good in a
  11. Thanks - Just trying to figure out if sport chronon is meanginful in the option pool for a new car purchase.
  12. +1. You can definetly get the car more sideways!! So sport chrono both affects when the system comes back on when you have the PSM button on (ie. you have to lock up two wheels) and increases the PSM limits. Have either of you had a chance to see how it works with DOT R racing tire son? Thanks, VMAN
  13. Guys, I have searched under sport chrono and am wondering if anyone with a pasm car can confirm how it works. I have read that sport chrono will affect throttle mapping (less push on the pedal = more go). everyone agrees on this one. Also, it sport chrono will affect when PSM turns back on if you have it off (two wheel lockup only vs one wheel lockup for no Sport chrono), but does sport chrono do anything to the PSM limits when PSM is actually on? VMAN
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