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Old 03-02-2019, 11:27 PM
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Is it me or did Porsche put more tire under the upcoming Spyder?
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:30 PM
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Is it me or did Porsche put more tire under the upcoming Spyder?
It does appear to have 295 width rears similar to the GT4.
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:59 AM
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Damn... Not digging it as much as I thought I would. I thought I would like the rear diffuser more once the camo came off, but it looks pretty bad now that it’s exposed. It’s the same one from the GT4 Clubsport and it still looks like a tumor. Looks like it has a load in its pants!
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:43 PM
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If Porsche has the car out without camo I think it's only a matter of time before it's released. I'm seriously hoping they will have them on the production line when I visit the factory later this month....I'll keep everyone posted.

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Old 03-03-2019, 01:05 PM
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Still hoping for a Tuesday unveil but at this point who knows
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:52 PM
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I'll be the Debbie Downer and point out that this thing really doesn't sound very good.

Frankly, it sounds like a 4-banger in this particular video.

Kind of ominous, hope I'm wrong because of the implication for the rumored non-Spyder 718/6 that's supposed to be in the works.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:06 PM
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:18 PM
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I thought it sounded okay, what little we heard, but not really feeling the rear or the GT4 wheels on the Spyder. Not awful but don't love it. Likely to be an awesome car though.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:40 PM
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also appears they put the proper sized brakes on, my biggest complaint with 981 spyder was the small rotors compared to gt4, even when pccb were optioned.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:23 PM
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...even when pccb were optioned.
I have what might be a horrendously stupid set of questions, but what the heck?

Are PCCBs the rotors only, or do they use different pads as well?

Related to that, I've heard people say unless tracked the PCCBs will likely never need to be replaced. If the PCCBs are only the rotors, how often do non-PCCB rotors need to be replaced (assuming no track use)?
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:18 PM
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...not really feeling... the GT4 wheels on the Spyder.
GT4 wheels on a Spyder is the single most awesome, legendary cosmetic upgrade one can do to an almost perfect car.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:25 PM
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also appears they put the proper sized brakes on, my biggest complaint with 981 spyder was the small rotors compared to gt4, even when pccb were optioned.

The smaller PCCB on my 981 Spyder are among the best that I've experienced. I believe they really compliment the Spyder's low weight ethos. I doubt that you'll run into any Spyder owners that will tell you that their brakes-steel or PCCB, are inadequate. Consider the unsprung weight benefits as well. It's the overall balance that I find extraordinary in this car. I only hope the next one can carry on in the same vein.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:33 PM
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honestly the brakes on the base 981 are more than adequate, its the cosmetics of the large 410mm or even the 380 non pccb, that I believe really should have been included on the spyder, helps fill the massive 20inch wheels.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:41 PM
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im not sure i understand your question, but ill give it a shot, PCCB use pagid specific pads from the factory (ceramic pads) for all cars equipped with PCCBs. the size is different between the various applications.

and yes, PCCB will most likely last the life of a street driven car, however that does not make them good financial sense as they are stupid expensive. There are other benefits, i.e. no brake dust, arguably better brake feel/bite, sig less unsprung weight (not sure that equates to as much benefit as people think when your spinning massive rubber and wheel combo) and most importantly for me is the appearance, they fill the wheel nicely and because of that are a must on my cars. I don't track much at all, and its nice to know that PCCB can handle the few track days i do.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RX2DO View Post
im not sure i understand your question, but ill give it a shot, PCCB use pagid specific pads from the factory (ceramic pads) for all cars equipped with PCCBs. the size is different between the various applications.

and yes, PCCB will most likely last the life of a street driven car, however that does not make them good financial sense as they are stupid expensive. There are other benefits, i.e. no brake dust, arguably better brake feel/bite, sig less unsprung weight (not sure that equates to as much benefit as people think when your spinning massive rubber and wheel combo) and most importantly for me is the appearance, they fill the wheel nicely and because of that are a must on my cars. I don't track much at all, and its nice to know that PCCB can handle the few track days i do.
Thanks! Exactly what I wanted to understand.
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