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Old 02-09-2016, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Marv800 View Post
I can't really say how without causing issues, but it was 100% within the law. Think of it as kindof a gift.
Maybe you can get another " kind of gift " and use it for tires.
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You got 10k miles!?! 😄
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:36 PM
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MPSS when it comes time.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:39 PM
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Two sets of wheels. One with MPSS for daily use, one with something more sticky for the track. Simple solution and easier accounting. And who doesn't enjoy having a spare set of wheels and tires?!

If you are out-driving the MPSS on the street you are probably being naughty beyond a sensible level.
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I thought all tires cost at least $2K to replace. I think I paid $2500 for the last set including installation and sales tax.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:42 PM
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You do know about the spark plugs every 12k mi, right?

I did save some by doing my front pads for the first time today- a bit of a pain especially the bracket bolts and I got optimoly goo from the CLs everywhere...
Just had plugs and coil replaced under recal. What's a fair price for the replacement of the spark plugs ?
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Originally Posted by silverrules View Post
MPSS when it comes time.
As difficult as it is to refrain our curiosity,it really makes no difference how you could afford the car and you don't have to give any explanation. I think you actually have potential of becoming an enthusiast if you had spent a good chunk on a car you really wanted. Just be careful,it's addictive.

Regarding tires,I'm with Kamal and others,get the Super Sports,they're really good tires and won't make a difference if you do most of your driving on the street. The track is where the Cup 2s shine...
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Originally Posted by Jooyoung99 View Post
I thought all tires cost at least $2K to replace. I think I paid $2500 for the last set including installation and sales tax.

Visit Tirerack.com and select MPSS for your car and you will see.
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Originally Posted by Marv800 View Post
What's that? Now I'm scared...
If you drive on the street and track seldom, PCCB's will last "forever"....well, a really long time. But if you do have to replace them because of physical damage, for example, they're in the neighborhood of $4K....each.
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Originally Posted by 0to60 View Post
Just had plugs and coil replaced under recal. What's a fair price for the replacement of the spark plugs ?
I was quoted 1000 and change by one dealer. Another that did the work charged me 814. It took 2 days because they didn't have the plugs in stock but they gave me a Cayenne loaner.
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Originally Posted by 0to60 View Post
Just had plugs and coil replaced under recal. What's a fair price for the replacement of the spark plugs ?
It at least 3 hours of labor, maybe even 6 hours. So $150 Porsche labor x 3 to 6 hours plus $180 for parts.
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Originally Posted by silverrules View Post
Visit Tirerack.com and select MPSS for your car and you will see.
I was just kidding. But seriously you guys would consider putting MPSS on your GT3? Seems so wrong. New Cup 2s last at least twice longer than the Cup 1s.
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I guess that's a good point. I just don't really have much money. I'm a college undergrad and don't really have substantial income.
Please tell me you're just trolling now.
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I think I like this thread as much as the eBay one.
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Originally Posted by Jooyoung99 View Post
It at least 3 hours of labor, maybe even 6 hours. So $150 Porsche labor x 3 to 6 hours plus $180 for parts.
3 hours in labor to change plugs?!?!?! Its a Porsche, I get it, but THREE FREAKING HOURS?!?! Did all the Porsche mechanics rode the short bus to school as kids?!?! 6 cylinders = 1/2 an hour per plug! whats it take to change a plug, a 19mm socket?
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