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Old 02-10-2016, 01:59 AM
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I think people are just confused you would choose this particular car and then be totally ignorant of what it takes to keep it running. It's a $150k car, so it should not be too surprising. Or you are trolling / not a college student.

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Just when ya thought this thread couldn't get stranger...
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So wait, OP you're the guy that started the thread about putting nitrous on your car...

I sense hooks in the water.
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So wait, OP you're the guy that started the thread about putting nitrous on your car...

I sense hooks in the water.
That was on my Carrera S. I wanted a quicker car at the time, and was hoping for some inexpensive HP upgrades. Things have changes and now I am happy with the GT3 and don't want to modify anything about the car.
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Just enjoy the car and don't worry what anyone says. Buy tires don't buy tires its all up to you.. No one has the right to tell you what to or what not to do. Do as you please my friend.

As per the tire prices, check tirerack.com to get a notion of the best prices.

Enjoy the car in good health. You have a high starting point, try to go up from here and never down. Good luck
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Just dont get bitten by the aviation bug...
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I run my tires down to the cord since I can only get two track days out of them. You become numb to the tire costs when you want to go fast.
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OP, you also enquired about RS availability/allocations on another thread. You can afford that car, you can afford $2k tires!

Hmmm, your threads smell of skid marks!

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Originally Posted by RayDBonz View Post
I'm happy if the Sport Cups last 5000 miles!
lol - F I V E H U N D R E D K I L O M E T E R S

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OP, you also enquired about RS availability/allocations on another thread. You can afford that car, you can afford $2k tires!

Hmmm, your threads smell of skid marks!
Thread = troll thread of the century
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Porsche puts on the most extreme street tire you can buy, the MPSC2. This is because the GT3 is meant for the track. So if you're not going to track, it makes sense to put something cheaper and longer lasting on.

Does anyone know what the cheapest set of tires you could get for the stock wheels is?
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Looks like said benefactor (I'm assuming Dad) needs to cough up an allowance for maintenance.

I've got no problem with rich parents buying their kids cars. My father bought me a $40,000 BMW back in the '90s, which was not insignificant money for a teenager back then (or now, to be honest). That said, it is a far cry from a $160k Porsche with bespoke engine and parts. With such a purchase, comes the responsibility of maintenance.
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Get a job. Heck, Starbucks and Chipotle are always hiring. You can make $2,000 in about 4 months easy. Or babysit. Babysitters are easily making $15-20/hour now in big cities.
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Hey, OP, fwiw, I own 5 Porsches, been racing for a long time (e.g., burn through a lot of expensive race slicks every race weekend) and I still am horrified to be paying >$2000 for a set of tires. So your reaction to "that's a lot of money" is probably okay, but that doesn't change the "it is what it is" price tag for the highest performance tires that match the highest performance car. But you will get used to it over time and you may experience two things: 1) compartmentalize in your brain the Porsche cost/budget separate from the rest of life; 2) be excited when you go buy tires for your race car trailer that they are so cheap...

I've owned and tracked a Porsche since graduating from college. I've always figured out a way to afford the hobby, even if on a much lower income. The major difference is I wasn't running a GT3 (or anywhere near equivalent) and I wasn't buying top-of-the-line tires.

I should also probably note that the tires for my Cayenne are very expensive, too. The run flats for my BMW are expensive. I'm horrified by all of the costs, but note that none of the cars I mention are Hyundais... I choose not to drive less expensive cars and "less expensive" extends well beyond the purchase price.
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Get a job. Heck, Starbucks and Chipotle are always hiring. You can make $2,000 in about 4 months easy. Or babysit. Babysitters are easily making $15-20/hour now in big cities.
I wish I could but certain rules don't allow me to have a job that pays me more than $2,000 total.
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