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Old 07-22-2014, 01:09 PM
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The only thing I still go back and forth on is the red stitching. I know it seems like a no-brainer with a red car, but at the time I felt that given all the grey and silver elements in the interior, adding red stitching would make things too busy inside. To my mind, I would have had to go with CF to balance things out, which would have made red stitching a $3500 option instead of a $1500 one. Plus I plan to get sport buckets when available and figured red stitching would add a premium cost to them as well, assuming I could even get them with red. The alternative would be mismatched seats. The grey/red choice was so close I decided to save the money, especially after going over my intended budget on the PCCB's.

Still the red stitching looks good so every time I see it, I have to go through the mental exercise above.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:19 PM
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First world problems, eh!
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:02 PM
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The PCCBs have a different hub, it looks cool, everyone was checking mine out
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by alexb76 View Post
First world problems, eh!
So true!
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:11 PM
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Bacura - I might of sounded confusing but I do agree that if I was a track junkie I would of gotten the Steesl and PCCBs for the road. I guess what I mean is that I went over board on the interior because it is more of a weekend/DD car. If I were using it predominately for the track I would not of spent all that money on upgrading the interior
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by frayed View Post
whew. you got the keys. disaster averted
No kidding...............strippers!
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:25 PM
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One thing for certain; what was Porsche thinking when they designed these new keys. They are ugly and cheap. May be painting them will "polish the turd" sort to speak but if it lands me some strippers - all will be good
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:35 PM
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Black rims---- I tried adding it but it was too late. Anyone who wants to swap, hit me up.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by frayed View Post
Spoken like coming from someone who never owned a car with PCCBs.
I have, and I've got upgraded steel rotors and track pads on my 991S, which will likely out-brake the PCCBs. If you are getting PCCBs for "Street" performance, you are going to get someone killed.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Dude- View Post
Black rims---- I tried adding it but it was too late. Anyone who wants to swap, hit me up.
Please don't make me say it.... Just go buy a can of the stuff, then you'll realize it was the best decision to not spec black wheels so now you can go back and forth at will
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
^ I did the door panels too but better to regret something you did than you did not. go
These are the infamous door panels where all you get is the little triangle and the bottom part in alcantara right? I have yet to see a picture with this spec... But I have to believe that the whole bottom panel in alcantara has got to add that finishing touch no?

I also am the type who specs the interior leather to the gills, and then skimps on everything else (except front lift).

It's not about the money spent up front at purchase time, it just that I feel that a $165k build spec will never be recovered at selling time.. So you take a minimally depreciating car and turn it into a $30k loss car.

Really interesting thread.. Helps all of us 2015 guys think it through even more (if that's even possible)
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Here is my build:

1 991810 911 GT3 (991) 130,400.00
2 0Q White 0.00
3 68 Black/Alcantara«, Guards Red Stitching 3,320.00
4 082 Extended Range Fuel Tank 0.00
5 342 Seat Heating (Front) 690.00
6 474 Front Axle Lift System 3,490.00
7 490 Sound Package Plus 700.00
8 602 LED Headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus 3,110.00
9 619 Mobile Phone Preparation 0.00
10 630 Light Design Package 510.00
11 640 Sport Chrono Clock (i.c.w. PCM) 400.00
12 749 Leather Interior Package with Decorative Red Stitching 1,490.00
13 810 Floor Mats 0.00
14 840 SportDesign Steering Wheel 0.00
15 P13 Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor 690.00
16 P23 Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incl. Navigation Modu 0.00
17 XHM Center Console Trim in Carbon 630.00
18 XNS Steering Column Casing in Leather 465.00
19 XSX Seat Belts in Guards Red 340.00
20 XUB Headlight Cleaning System Covers Painted in Exterior Color 295.00
21 XXD Door-Sill Guards in Carbon, Illuminated 1,275.00
22 XYB Fuel Cap with Aluminum Look Finish 160.00
23 EFA Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum
24 EGA Carbon Interior Package (i.c.w. Leather Interior) 1,340.00
25 CLP Extended Interior Package, Door Panel in Leather/Alcantara« 690.00
26 CPK Vehicle Key Painted 335.00
27 CZW Additional Interior Package, Dashboard Trim in Leather 1,710.00
Did you order the Sport Chrono Clock on it's own or was it included with another option?
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
Please don't make me say it.... Just go buy a can of the stuff, then you'll realize it was the best decision to not spec black wheels so now you can go back and forth at will

Guess I'll be the first 991 GT3 rocking with the can.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tacet-Conundrum View Post
Did you order the Sport Chrono Clock on it's own or was it included with another option?
The Sport Chrono clock for 2014 is a standalone option. $400, I think.

For 2015, it's bundled with lap timing software for $1,850.

I like other 991s, there is no additional bundled performance functionality with the SC clock.

I got it bc I liked the look of it for $400. Simple as that.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:18 PM
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^Yep. Not a necessary item but it does sort of finish the dashboard. But, my 2007 Turbo had it and there were two functions I wish it had which they have resolved. I wanted it to light up at night and I wanted it to at least have some sort of function rather only when tracking/racing. It now has a digital clock and lights up when lights turn on - not bad
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