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rsabeebe 06-09-2019 12:59 PM

928 forums - is there one more popular than rennlist
 
curious if there are other forums that are more popular for the 928 or that have an equal amount of content.

Wisconsin Joe 06-09-2019 01:26 PM

Not that I'm aware of.

Pelican has some good stuff, but is many of the same people. And nowhere near as active.

The FB groups are interesting, but from a technical standpoint are questionable at best. There are 'more than a few' people who claim 'expertise' and offer advice which ranges from 'piss-poor' to actually dangerous (as in - may damage the car). Sean's group is the best I'm a part of from the tech view. He does a pretty good job of weeding out the crap. He, Erik, Colin & a few others actually know what they are talking about, too.

928sg 06-09-2019 04:19 PM

The 1st thing about fight club is that you cannot talk about fight club. There was another forum that took off or a bit but we all ended up back here.

NoVector 06-09-2019 06:49 PM

If I ran the world, Porsche Club of America would host a site very similar to Rennlist with a forum for each model--and it would become the knowledge base. It's in their [Porsche's] best interest to know our issues/concerns and needs and provide them transparency on their products. And more importantly, it would ensure the site is sustainable. Can you imagine the knowledge lost if this board went away?

Hey_Allen 06-09-2019 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by NoVector (Post 15896724)
Can you imagine the knowledge lost if this board went away?

Can you imagine the knowledge lost due to image hosting failures?

Crumpler 06-09-2019 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by NoVector (Post 15896724)
If I ran the world, Porsche Club of America would host a site very similar to Rennlist with a forum for each model--and it would become the knowledge base. It's in their [Porsche's] best interest to know our issues/concerns and needs and provide them transparency on their products. And more importantly, it would ensure the site is sustainable. Can you imagine the knowledge lost if this board went away?

This could be a thread in itself, but itís a good question.

Iím a PCA member and a 928 guy, it makes sense. I know there are dedicated enthusiasts groups for each model listed in the back of Panorama. As to what level that goes to within PCA I couldnít venture to guess. My hunch would be that it is little more then Adam or John V. being kind enough to take tech questions from the membership.

In in terms of Porscheís best interest, which is a entirely different question and concern...

I would only be guessing.
My latest theory would be somewhere between disinterest and the fact that they would be steering potential clients away from Porsche Classic if they facilitated a tech forum.

928sg 06-09-2019 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by NoVector (Post 15896724)
If I ran the world, Porsche Club of America would host a site very similar to Rennlist with a forum for each model--and it would become the knowledge base. It's in their [Porsche's] best interest to know our issues/concerns and needs and provide them transparency on their products. And more importantly, it would ensure the site is sustainable. Can you imagine the knowledge lost if this board went away?

I'm actually glad that PCA doesn't run rennlist due to the club politics. It wasn't too long ago when PCA members shunned anyone driving a water cooled Porsche. Not being part of PCA allowed this forum and others to flourish, and to give people options.

Wisconsin Joe 06-09-2019 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by Crumpler (Post 15896786)
...In in terms of Porscheís best interest, which is a entirely different question and concern...

I would only be guessing.
My latest theory would be somewhere between disinterest and the fact that they would be steering potential clients away from Porsche Classic if they facilitated a tech forum.

Not gonna happen.

Given PCNA's propensity to ignore or dismiss problem issues, they'd never go for an honest and open forum.

The Torque Tube/Flex Plate/Thrust bearing issue is the most obvious one with the 928.

996s have the IMS bearing. Earlier Cayennes have the coolant pipe issue. Later ones have the vario-cam & transfer case issues.
It took a class action lawsuit to get PCNA to admit there was a problem with the pipes.

Do you believe a corporate run forum would have the 'vigorous' discussions on that type of thing that happen here?

And how about 'new and improved' parts? Do you think they'd like the PKT much? How about Greg's oil control pieces?

And, last but certainly not least, what about the DIY fixes?
The early Cayennes have a problem with the cardan shaft carrier bearing support. The rubber support is stupid thin and tears out eventually. The dealer will tell you that you need an entire new shaft. About $2k.
There is an ingenious 'MacGuyver' fix, called the "Jimi Fix" that involves about $15 worth of heater hose and a bunch of zip ties. 1/2 hour or so of labor.
I kinda doubt that sort of thing would stay up for long on a factory site.

Kongmiami 06-09-2019 08:08 PM

Probably 10X the activity over on the Facebook 928 groups vs rennlist. This forum still has some great old posts that are invaluable, but most everyone is over there now. Itís easier to share from anywhere in the world and itís picture friendly

928sg 06-09-2019 08:56 PM

The problem with facebook, is that its a now sort of environment.. So the same topics would get hashed over and over. The good thing about rennlist is that it has the search and archive functions.

V2Rocket 06-09-2019 09:06 PM

I'm on a number of other "make" forums for my own car fleet and research purposes.

Rennlist is probably the best specific car forum there is on the whole internet.

Go look at any MB/Audi/BMW/VW/Chevy/etc specific forum and it's all just steaming garbage.

RL folks just have the wrenching/figure it out genes, I guess.

Some places like Yellowbullet, Speedtalk, Hotrod/HAMB are entertaining and useful for general go-fast info but not going to help you with a 928 instrument cluster bulb.

jcorenman 06-09-2019 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by NoVector (Post 15896724)
...Can you imagine the knowledge lost if this board went away?

And the avatars... :cheers:

Originally Posted by 928sg (Post 15896959)
The problem with facebook, is that its a now sort of environment.. So the same topics would get hashed over and over. The good thing about rennlist is that it has the search and archive functions.

I tried searching the archives on Facebook, once.

GT6ixer 06-09-2019 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by Kongmiami (Post 15896866)
Probably 10X the activity over on the Facebook 928 groups vs rennlist. This forum still has some great old posts that are invaluable, but most everyone is over there now. Itís easier to share from anywhere in the world and itís picture friendly

Maybe, but Facebook has a horrible interface and like others have said trying to sort and search specific subject matter is useless. Not to mention that there is way more non-car talk stuff that goes on in those in those groups. I really don't care to hear about anyone's political opinions when I am trying to figure out the best way to set the timing in my car.

Rick Carter 06-09-2019 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by V2Rocket (Post 15896980)
I'm on a number of other "make" forums for my own car fleet and research purposes.

Rennlist is probably the best specific car forum there is on the whole internet.

Go look at any MB/Audi/BMW/VW/Chevy/etc specific forum and it's all just steaming garbage.

RL folks just have the wrenching/figure it out genes, I guess.

Some places like Yellowbullet, Speedtalk, Hotrod/HAMB are entertaining and useful for general go-fast info but not going to help you with a 928 instrument cluster bulb.

The Mx-5 Miata forum is very good. https://forum.miata.net/vb/index.php

M. Requin 06-09-2019 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by Hey_Allen (Post 15896779)
Can you imagine the knowledge lost due to image hosting failures?

Can you imagine the knowledge already lost through posting images on ephemeral image-hosting sites? Go back through the "Official Random 928..." to name just one thread where valuable images have been lost, because they were posted on sites like PhonyBucket, and are now just gone...


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