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    2010 C2S Coupe
  1. I, too, was fed up with the horrendous amount of brake dust from the stock Porsche pads so I installed the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads on my 2010 C2S about 8 week ago. The brake dust has diminished by 65% to 70% compared to the stock Porsche pads. Just to be clear, these are different compound than the Hawk HPS mentioned earlier in this thread. The ceramic pads have a lower dust rating than the HPS pads, which is why I chose them. As others have stated, proper bedding in of the pads is needed. During normal street driving, they do require a little more pedal pressure, but after they heat up a little, the bite increases, which is probably true of most brake pads. Here is a link to the relative ratings for stopping power, low noise, low dust of various Hawk pads. http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brand.jsp?brand=Hawk Would I buy the Hawk Ceramic pads again? Yes, in a heartbeat! I wish I had made the switch 18 months earlier. The reduced brake dust on my wheels has shortened my car washing routine by about 20 to 25 minutes, which is why I bought them in the first place.
  2. I had my local dealer replace the clutch switch in early December (2013) when the car was in for a brake fluid change. Service Adviser entered my VIN in the Porsche system said there was a "campaign" to replace the switch.
  3. My PSE button is next to the PASM button. Since I do not have Sport CHrono, the PSE has a tailpipe icon on it.
  4. I had my dealer install PSE on my 997.2 (2010) about 5 weeks after I bought the car. PSE, coupled with the Sharkwerks by pass pipes to replace the center muffler, gives my car an awesome sound. It is exactly what I wanted and expected. a secondary "plus" is that if needed, I can turn it to quiet with the push of a button. I almost went with Tubi, glad I didn't.
  5. 6 weeks ago I was in the same situation. I was interested in 2 or 3 2008, 2 2009 and 1 2010 cars, all of them were "S" models and CPO cars. I bought the 2010, because low miles (2,945) it had 5 years warranty (3 years remaining factory and 2 years CPO), and/or 97,055 miles remaining on the warranty. As others have stated 997.2 (2009+) cars have many improvements over the 997.1 New 9A1 engine has: DFI No IMS Engine has 40% fewer moving parts 30 more HP on the Suspension was improved PCM & Nav system upgraded and improved (fewer menu and sub-menu options) Get the 2009 it is worth the additional 8K
  6. Dntlver, Sport Chrono is a MUST is you get a car With PDK, as itgives you 3 different shift mapping patterns when in auto shift mode. 1) Normal: the car will shift as early as possible for maximum comfort and gasmileage 2) Sport: the car will shift later (at higher revs) for a more aggressive/sportyride 3) Sport Plus: very aggressive, transmission will not shift until it reachesred line. With Sport Chrono, engaging the Sport or Sport Plus button will also change thethrottle mapping so you get more throttle with less movement of the throttlepedal. It can take a while to get used to this, because it makes the throttlepedal more sensitive to input.
  7. I was going to say it looks primed and ready for a good coat of paint! ;)
  8. No, you are not missing any parts. There are no splash guards or inner liners between the rear wheels and the mufflers/engine.
  9. Porsche recommends tires that are "N" rated, which is a special rating/testing process by Porsche. You do not HAVE to use "N" rated tires, but they are recommended by Porsche. Here is a link to the Tire Rack web site that explains the Porsche "N" rating process. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/tec...e.jsp?techid=26
  10. I agree that the OEM recommended 36 F & 44 R is too high. I run 32 F & 38 R, which seems to be a good compromise.
  11. Check out the link below. Under the 2nd pic he describes how to determine where to solder the two wires. http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/albur29 Hope this helps.
  12. IMHO yes. I can not hear any difference to 2 or 3 large tube versions. There are too many to list here. Get me the part number off one of the mufflers - that will be enough to tell. Ok, I will do that. Thanks for the quick response! Tim
  13. Go to http://www.xenonmods.com. The have wet/dry decals. When I painted my calipers red in February, I ordered the 3.5" x .25" decals, which are actually 0.25" wider than OEM, but look good. Hope this helps. What do you mean by: "They have wet/dry decals" Their instructions state that you can either transfer the decal using water or just apply them dry, because they have an adhesive backing on them. I did the "dry" application, simply cut one decal out, place it on the caliper, rub over the decal to ensure it has is properly adheared to the caliper, and remove the "excess" (outline od the decal) from the caliper.
  14. Loren, I have the opportunity to get a used set of PSE mufflers for a pretty good price. I have a '04 C2 Coupe but the PSE is coming off a '99 C2 Cab. If the '99 PSE is the "large tube" design (I have not seen any pics yet) would they sound the same as the '02 - '04 version of the mufflers? Also, do you have part numbers for '99 - '01 PSE mufflers and for '02 - '04 PSE mufflers? Thanks in advance for the help! Tim
  15. Go to http://www.xenonmods.com. The have wet/dry decals. When I painted my calipers red in February, I ordered the 3.5" x .25" decals, which are actually 0.25" wider than OEM, but look good. Hope this helps.
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