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Old 12-24-2013, 09:07 AM
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Chris from memory the replacent is 6000 track km one axle ana 12 the other. Its in the suplement called 1eacing with the handbook in my car in the valet at The Hermitage in Monte Carlo so it cannot check. Always wanted to say that all in the same sentence as it sounds so James Bond. ? Burger in this joint is 50usd lol! I think we will have dinner at the salvation army shelter maybe a four course with turkey1 We are only here for Xmas then off to St tropez to find some more driving roads...I will be putting flat tyres at the back of my ming again!
lmao... $50 burgers hey, that's gotta be one f%@ken good burger at that price! I'd expect the cow to be of royal blood line for that price! hehe... Agreed on your flat tyre comment... Think positive and positive stuff happens... No need to worry about flats. When you get home just throw a puncture repair kit in the car as added security. They come with plugs to plug up a tyre permanently as long as there is no sidewall damage. added security and usually half the price of those gourmet burgers
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:05 AM
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This thread is making my not getting a GT3 allocation a little less painful. Albeit less fun, tracking the 991TT w/ 5 lug is going to be so much less of a headache.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:39 PM
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NO offense against German engineers I am one and I following Rennlist - as many other German (engineers) as well Well I guess this is also better than taking short cuts ...... Peter
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:21 PM
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I have a stupid question. I like the look of the CH but why does Porsche not offer a 5 lug option like the TTS? Are there any advantages of a CH? My dealer advised me to stay away from them. I had a loaded 997.2S because my dealer scared me with the CH on the GTS. I chose my 911/50 over a GT3 for many reasons. Avoiding the CH was one of them. He told me there was some VERY costly maintenance associated with them. I guess not having RWS is also OK. I'm just so confused about this stuff.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bacura View Post
I have a stupid question. I like the look of the CH but why does Porsche not offer a 5 lug option like the TTS? Are there any advantages of a CH? My dealer advised me to stay away from them. I had a loaded 997.2S because my dealer scared me with the CH on the GTS. I chose my 911/50 over a GT3 for many reasons. Avoiding the CH was one of them. He told me there was some VERY costly maintenance associated with them. I guess not having RWS is also OK. I'm just so confused about this stuff.
I wouldn't let CL's prevent me from buying a car that I want.
They are definitely more trouble to take wheels off and put wheels on and for the trouble you get no benefit. If you want a GT3, I wouldn't let centerlocks stand in the way.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bacura View Post
I have a stupid question. I like the look of the CH but why does Porsche not offer a 5 lug option like the TTS? Are there any advantages of a CH? My dealer advised me to stay away from them. I had a loaded 997.2S because my dealer scared me with the CH on the GTS. I chose my 911/50 over a GT3 for many reasons. Avoiding the CH was one of them. He told me there was some VERY costly maintenance associated with them. I guess not having RWS is also OK. I'm just so confused about this stuff.
CLs have very specific procedures for their removal and installation as outlined and require specialised tools to do. In saying that, once shown, its easy to follow. you just have to be meticulous. They also have replacement intervals when used on track which can make them costly to maintain. No additional replacement maintenance when street driven unless something happened to wear so no issue at all for street driven car.

I would not let them scare you off if you like the car. Just be mindful that you'll be required to own a couple of additional tools and the likely maintenance costs if you track...
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bacura View Post
I have a stupid question. I like the look of the CH but why does Porsche not offer a 5 lug option like the TTS? Are there any advantages of a CH? My dealer advised me to stay away from them. I had a loaded 997.2S because my dealer scared me with the CH on the GTS. I chose my 911/50 over a GT3 for many reasons. Avoiding the CH was one of them. He told me there was some VERY costly maintenance associated with them. I guess not having RWS is also OK. I'm just so confused about this stuff.
Its funny isnt it. Its down to personality and culture. Kiwis by nature are adventurers and "shell be right mate" type people. If you have ever known any youll know what I mean. The centre lock thing didnt put me off buying this absolutely surpurb machine for one second. Same with GTs or 997.2 Gen GT3 if I had have been in the market for these. The dealer has less enthusiasm for the product than anyone of this board. They dont own them personally, generally arent members of thee Porsche club etc. Id never let some sales guy in his 30s dictate what I bought.

Many people on here believed I was mad factory collecting my GT3 early December. Why? A bit of rain, some cold roads, maybe even a little snow (there was none on the road)? My old man was scooting around snow and ice ladden lanes in his Ford Consul in the UK before I was a twinkle in his eye, three ply tyres and no active suspension or TC LOL! People have been doing it for generations. Our journey isnt over yet but so far so good and really, where would the adventure be if it were a guaranteed thing and 100% certain?

I say just get your new GT3 and enjoy it. If you find yourself loosing sleep over CL wheels, lift kits and maintenance schedules, perhaps its not the right car for you. Buy a C63 AMG for the DD and a used 997.1 GT3 with 5 lugs for the weekend and sleep sound at night....
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:03 AM
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:04 PM
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LOL. Without German engineers we wouldn't have the GT3. So we love you guys.
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