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Old 01-19-2015, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by eurotom View Post
A bit OT:

I stopped by Joe's last night to have a look at the new addition to the family. First impression its a much smaller car than images depict, both inside and out. Its a very pretty car. Joe handed me the keys and said " take your wife out for a ride" I declined and asked him to drive

Rewind to its release I was the first to jump on the bandwagen protesting PDK, the 9A1 block, digitization of the 911 blah blah blah. After 2 mins of driving 25 through the neighboorhood I was sold. This car is special. Then after a proper warm up Joe and PDK went to work. The sound, acceleration, downshift rev matching shocked me. I drove my ~600hp 997TT to Joes and felt as if I had no buisness in this fight.

I thanked Joe for possibly hurting my bank account in the next year, went home, took a cold shower, started drafting a "for sale" thread.

Sorry for going OT. Joe a big congrats and thanks for the ride!!!!
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:02 AM
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So no Velcro?
The flap can be cut off, or it's just to Velcro in place under the seat?

On my 997's I thinned out the cushion so I'd sit way deeper in the seat.
On track I remove the cushion.

They look great but I need easily removable.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post
So no Velcro?
The flap can be cut off, or it's just to Velcro in place under the seat?

On my 997's I thinned out the cushion so I'd sit way deeper in the seat.
On track I remove the cushion.

They look great but I need easily removable.
Still velcro, but the front flap has a clip. Not a huge deal because you can just leave it unclipped. Just not ideal. Plus I have reservations about having enough slack in the sub straps to go past the flap for storage. It's difficult to describe, so I uploaded a video.



Here is a pic of the bottom of the passenger side seat. You can see where the cutout should go, and you can also see the bladder for the seat occupancy detector.

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Old 01-20-2015, 12:22 AM
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Thanks. So weird that it's different for the passenger seat. Looks like a mistake.
Those flapps hanging loose in front of the seat is no improvement.

Hopefully someone with a CS package can post some installed pics of the roll bar, seat belts, sub bar and pass through.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post
Thanks. So weird that it's different for the passenger seat. Looks like a mistake.
Those flapps hanging loose in front of the seat is no improvement.

Hopefully someone with a CS package can post some installed pics of the roll bar, seat belts, sub bar and pass through.
Would love to see a picture of a Euro spec CS package with the LWB seats.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:37 AM
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Rennline tow hook with gopro mount.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:21 AM
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Joe - easy solution for you - put the 918 seats in the Spyder and the GT2 seats in the GT3. Now you have the best of both worlds. The Spyder doesn't need folding seats anyway.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by orthojoe View Post
That substrap hole looks like it was hacked with a hatchet.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RayDBonz View Post
Joe - easy solution for you - put the 918 seats in the Spyder and the GT2 seats in the GT3. Now you have the best of both worlds. The Spyder doesn't need folding seats anyway.
Except the LWB seats have GT3 embroidered in the head rest! LOL.

Don't get me wrong, I love the LWB seats and would option them again in a heartbeat. I'm just noting the subtle differences in position between the GT2 and LWB seats. It seems that Porsche made these small adjustments to handle the non-stop complaints about how the seats are uncomfortable because they are too upright, and to accommodate the ever increasing waistline of people...

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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
That substrap hole looks like it was hacked with a hatchet.
Havent gotten to that point yet. You are looking at the drivers side, LOL!
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:17 PM
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reading this, im inclined to get the stock seats and buy some GT2 or aftermkt seats. Geez.

Thanks Joe, car and garage looks great.
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Joe, is that GoPro towhook mount legal in PCA DE events?
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jlanka View Post
Joe, is that GoPro towhook mount legal in PCA DE events?
I've never had any problems with it at any DE I've been to. It's a solid mount. The low position makes the video much more exciting to watch
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:24 PM
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I just posted a video from this weeks auto cross in the auto cross section if you want to have a look at the low angle Rennline mount.

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Old 01-20-2015, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by orthojoe View Post
I've never had any problems with it at any DE I've been to. It's a solid mount. The low position makes the video much more exciting to watch
Slight divergence from topic - just got one of these, since picking up smarty HD go pro is relegated to bumper duty.

Question: Which field of view do you setup your go pro at? Wide/Med/Narrow?
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