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Old 05-03-2018, 08:22 AM
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Hello folks
GTS wheel options :
1) is it possible to build a gts with Carerra sport wheels painted in black etc or you only have a choice between center locks and carerra s wheels painted black ?
2) how is the standard audio compared to Bose ?
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:20 AM
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you only have a choice between:

center lock wheels in stain black
carerra s wheels in satin black
carerra s wheels in silver
carerra s wheels in body color

other folks on the board plz double check me here

please note the carerra s wheels are the 991.2 version which are (slightlly) different than the 991.1 version

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Old 05-03-2018, 11:50 AM
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Or go through exclusive to get the centre locks painted, which is $$$$. (Believe there was a member that did that in an old thread).

I stayed with the CLs, I do like how they look better and can live with the additional challenge of switching wheels. That combined with Porsche not giving you “credit” for deselecting the $4500/rim (CAD) option and selecting the much, much cheaper Carrera S wheel just sealed it. The CLs are also slightly wider if I remember correctly.

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I went through this when ordering mine. Really liked the RS Spyder design but the dealer said Porsche wouldn’t fit it to the car but he could get me a set then swap them over - but I would end up with an (expensive) spare set of rims.

Eventually gave in and went for the CLs, which have really grown on me.

Audio - Bose is fine in the GTS as it’s a bit noisier than the Carrera/Carrera S due less insulation and wider tyres. Seemed a step up from the standard fit but I haven’t much seat time with the standard. Depends what you listen to and how, I suppose...
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I wish i could listen to base Audio as most cars have Bose and some Burmeister
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Originally Posted by casaforte9 View Post
I wish i could listen to base Audio as most cars have Bose and some Burmeister
I specifically ordered the base radio on my 2018 GTS, and it suits my purposes just fine. Now I'm far from an audiophile, and perhaps could be classified as an anti-audiophile, so the radio tends to be just background noise unless it is an audiobook on a trip. My last Porsche had the Bose, and frankly with all the noise the car makes, it hardly seemed anything premium to me, nor can I honestly tell the difference of not having it now in a noisy cockpit. I promised myself that if/when I ordered a sports car I would never waste another nickel on a "premium" sound system. For an SUV or Panamera OK, but never again for a sports car.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
I specifically ordered the base radio on my 2018 GTS, and it suits my purposes just fine. Now I'm far from an audiophile, and perhaps could be classified as an anti-audiophile, so the radio tends to be just background noise unless it is an audiobook on a trip. My last Porsche had the Bose, and frankly with all the noise the car makes, it hardly seemed anything premium to me, nor can I honestly tell the difference of not having it now in a noisy cockpit. I promised myself that if/when I ordered a sports car I would never waste another nickel on a "premium" sound system. For an SUV or Panamera OK, but never again for a sports car.
I do like my Burmester - it sounds absolutely fantastic - but the 911 GTS is certainly a very loud car and not the most ideal space in which to listen to music. Highway speeds it isn't too bad but under acceleration, it can get very noisy LOL.
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Originally Posted by hbear View Post
Or go through exclusive to get the centre locks painted, which is $$$$. (Believe there was a member that did that in an old thread).

I stayed with the CLs, I do like how they look better and can live with the additional challenge of switching wheels. That combined with Porsche not giving you “credit” for deselecting the $4500/rim (CAD) option and selecting the much, much cheaper Carrera S wheel just sealed it. The CLs are also slightly wider if I remember correctly.

.5 inch wider, and forged vs cast. Tires are same though.
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I do like my Burmester - it sounds absolutely fantastic - but the 911 GTS is certainly a very loud car and not the most ideal space in which to listen to music. Highway speeds it isn't too bad but under acceleration, it can get very noisy LOL.
This. If find I drive with the windows down and sunroof open a lot to get a reality check on my velocity, which renders the sound system even more moot.
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