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    Porsche Cayman S 987.1

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  1. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Yeah sadly the pickings for PS4 compatible wheels are thin. There are a couple of entry level wheels I wouldn't waste my time on, then you get to the G29, and then you go UP to the fantechs and the like but even then there aren't many that work with the PS4. All due to licencing of course. There are "adapters" but from my research, none to date work properly and you usually end up loosing force feedback and other functions. So really...it's G29 on sale or nothing. Pisses me off a little, as there was nothing wrong with my G27, and in my mind, other than "making money", they had no cause to not allow compatibility with the PS4. But meh.
  2. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Ah yeah so same I think. TC "As it comes" i believe is "authentic", not "off". And yep I too drive games like a car in RL. You can't just mash. Harder to achieve on the controller though as there is far less travel and I think the controls are compromised a little also. I was also doing it in practice but I switched to Time Trials. Interestingly, you do NOT need PSN+ Subscription to use this mode on the PS4. Yay Sony Looked st G29 prices yesterday. JBHIFI Have literally just put it back up to full price at $499. Was $350 last week! I'll wait.
  3. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Out of interested, as you guys using traction control completely OFF, or set to "authentic"?
  4. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Well I did my tax this week finally, and on the calculation it said "We owe you a Logitech G29" which is nice. I'm not sure that's how the wife read it, but she gets her own return this year so......
  5. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    That old Xbox game was the only one I've ever seen Barbs on. Re the ring, I've played that track on every game that features it, over and over and over. I still consider it a good day if I stay on the blacktop for a whole lap lol. Hence....I'm not sure how keen I am to try it in RL haha.
  6. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    Nice cheers Wish barbs was on Project Cars 2 so I could practice. Not "driven" the track since the days of "V8 Supercars" on the original Xbox.
  7. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    Stupid question, but re "keep an eye on oil pressure"........how? Can't see a pressure gauge, so is there a display in the LED readout menu? Or is there a warning light I should be watching besides the general Engine FUBAR light? edit From some reading, I "should" receive a "low oil pressure" warning on the dash? Is this accompanied by a "ping" or anything? Not that I may hear that with a helmet on lol. /edit. lol, I was over my IMS paranoia, but I've now replaced it with track day oil surge paranoia. Tips on driving style to avoid? apart from driving like a granny around 40% of the track?
  8. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    Thanks again guys. I've done track before but just not Barbs (except karts which was short track) and not in a Porsche. I guess what I'm saying is, I've got nothing to prove and am no longer a "rest mist" addict. I'm paying for the legal privilege to go fast. That's all There's no trophy so why risk destroying my car? So, to me this track day is an opportunity to eat an over priced lunch, network with other owners, and get some tips from some pro's on how to handle the Cayman, but not to chase times. Car has about 48,000 on it. That's all And I'm very aware that that is both good....and bad Since owning it, I've done a careful balance of sensible and spirited driving, with a slow increase of the latter as I get to know it, and it's sounds. Almost every trip I will first check coolant and oil levels. Both are rock steady. With the rare exception, every use begins with a warm up, and then at least 20 to 30 minutes drive. I LOVE this car in an unnatural way (joke). I see NOT doing a track day as a waste of a great car, but I also do not see THIS car as my "track toy" if that makes sense? I have tarmac rally in my sites in the future but recognising my own budget, I'd probably go a 350Z or a WRX (yawn) as sensible options, leaving the Cayman S as my shiney well kept posemobile.
  9. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    Yeah that's what I'd read. I most certainly do not want to suffer oil starvation and thus, the destruction of the space time continuum, zombie apocalypse, and everything else the internet has told me will happen to a 987.1. As the oil reads at the moment, it's actually full to the brim still. A slight overfill is certainly worth considering. Tyres and brakes are fine at the moment. Perhaps the rubber is a little older than I'd like, and I'm not a fan of it's current combination of Conti's and Pirelli (front to back not side to side at least), but I dont have the budget to splurge on newer rubber at the moment, so I'm just planning to drive it accordingly. Thanks for all your advice guys. I think from here, I'll chat with the dealership organising the event too and go from there. In my mind, I was planning on doing an intermittent change at 12 months anyway, so bringing it forward a little for the track day (before or after) really isn't a bad thing.
  10. ugame

    Porsche Track Day (Beginner) oil question

    Cheers for the input. The M97 is electronic level only. There is no dip stick. But I'll still ask the question of the pros. Great tip.
  11. Hi Guys, I've signed up for a Porsche track day organised by our local dealer in Perth. I've read some opinions about changing oil re track events. My question is simple I guess: Should I change oil BEFORE or AFTER the track day....or both, or stop being paranoid and just leave it? Assuming I wont be "going hard" as I'll be put in the beginner group, what's the advice? Car is 987.1 CS The oil was changed when I took ownership from the dealer back in....feb. so current oil will be 9 months and around 2000k's "old". Car has been driven around about once a week. Occasionally less. Probably added 1500k's. Given I was planning on doing an intermittent oil change anyway, and the track day is late Nov. Also I'm just planning on going OEM oil rather than thicker unless someone can convince me my car will burst into flames if I use OEM on a beginner track event?
  12. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Back on topic....still with controller, I'm down to 2:15.779 Getting much more aggressive over the top of the mountain, and now comfortably allowing and catching some slide to set me up for the next turn.....sometimes on purpose
  13. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Yep not my first rodeo but would be my first in the Porsche. Dont worry guys...I signed the paperwork tonight Links added. Clicky clicky 2 Day classic rally in 350Z (excuse/skip the cheesy interview style) (I've skipped for you in the time stamp) Track day in 2.0 GTV 916 MC Day in Alfa Romeo 2.0 147 (360 video) MC Day in VW Beetle (360 video) Timed MC day in Chrysler 300C
  14. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    And that's what I'm weighing up lol. $350 one off fee vs $330 track day fee + 2 oil changes + hastening brake pad/rotor change + whatever else. Notice how fear of death didn't come into it lol. All that said.....what's the point of owning my Cayman if I don't take it to at least 1 track day? The day in question is a Friday I'd already booked off anyway. I'd be silly to NOT go
  15. ugame

    Project Cars 2

    Meanwhile I'm faced with a dilemma. Spend $350 on a G29 to improve my virtual track times.......OR.....spend $330 on a Porsche track day at Barbagallo Raceway in real life lol.
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