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Old 03-28-2019, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by titleistaddict87 View Post
GT4 in my opinion is a great package out of the box if you're okay with a slight boy-racer look to the car. 991.1S (which I own in MT) is a good car IMO from the factory, but with a few tweaks becomes a great / awesome car. I'm a bit of a tinkerer so 991 is a good fit and fun for me in this regard. Looks-wise, I'm a sucker for the 991 silhouette but think the GT4 looks fine in its own way.
What tweeks are you referring too? Performance tweaks? What are they?

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Old 03-28-2019, 05:06 PM
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I went thru the same decision GT4 with Buckets vs 991.1 MT with PDCC, PCCB etc. I went 911 because I think its better suited for my uses: mostly street driving with occasional track (1-2 a year). GT4 was too rough for me, especially with the buckets I know I would hate it after about 2 hours and end up not driving it much. 911 fills the gap of being quite capable fun car and also a car you want to drive on road trips.

If you want to mainly track, or do short drives GT4 is great!
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:28 PM
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The OP seems to value aesthetics since the ducktail is a must aspect I assume. Well my GT4 sitting next to my '17 991.2 Targa 4S (PDK and Porsche Exclusive) makes the 991 mostly invisible and it cost $50k more. 991 is luxury, although mine does have PDCC and RAS so it will go around corners. GT4 is pure driver involvement and enjoyment. GT4s definitely have less road manners and if you want a great OEM stereo you don't get that since there was no upgrade option. There are some very well spec'd GT4s around still. Isringhausen Imports has one of the best examples around for sale. Don't think too many 991.1s with ducktails will pry any eyes away. Oh and GT4s come with ducktails too...

https://www.isringhausen.com/Invento...ockNum/192793A
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:33 PM
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If you want a luxury GT, get the 991. If you want a rawer sports car, get the GT4. But you know that.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:50 PM
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For sure it depends what you need/want the car to do but I keep coming back to 911's (and the 991 in particular) because they do EVERYTHING well. A comfortable yet supremely capable GT car, will haul our two kiddos, and will still lap a track faster than most cars out there. I can't ask for more honestly. I love the niceties of the PDK and glass roof, cooled seats, trick chassis stuff, the classic looks, and simply the versatility. It's the whole package for me. While I do lust for the GT3/4/Spyder occasionally they are certainly more one dimensional and for many that's precisely why they buy them.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:57 PM
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I suspected this would be the place for the most feedback, and I wasn't wrong.

After my post, I learned the ducktail had TWO accident reports. *sigh* So, I decided the GT4 was the route I was going. Then I found an RL ad for the exact same 991.1S I almost bought two years ago... I couldn't help but think this was fate telling me to make the switch and get something completely different this time. I'm headed out on a one-way flight to pick her up and drive her home next weekend. I'm stoked...

Perhaps I'll put a GT4 next to it in the garage in a couple more years... Because, like an 80s Porsche ad campaign once said: compromise is for politicians.

Thanks for the feed back, all. I sincerely appreciate it.

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Old 03-29-2019, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GingerPowered View Post
I suspected this would be the place for the most feedback, and I wasn't wrong.

After my post, I learned the ducktail had TWO accident reports. *sigh* So, I decided the GT4 was the route I was going. Then I found an RL ad for the exact same 991.1S I almost bought two years ago... I couldn't help but think this was fate telling me to make the switch and get something completely different this time. I'm headed out on a one-way flight to pick her up and drive her home next weekend. I'm stoked...

Perhaps I'll put a GT4 next to it in the garage in a couple more years... Because, like an 80s Porsche ad campaign once said: compromise is for politicians.

Thanks for the feed back, all. I sincerely appreciate it.

GPd
Interesting coincidence: I have a one-way flight next Saturday to go pick up my 991.1 C4S duck (with one past accident). Woohoo to both of us!
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:25 PM
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Iĺm partial to the duck. Had a chance at an early GT4 and passed.

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Old 03-30-2019, 05:26 PM
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Ducktail, GT4 is fun but still another Cayman. Get something different.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gotgolf52 View Post
Ducktail, GT4 is fun but still another Cayman. Get something different.
GT4 is more different & exclusive that a regular 911 from my point of view.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:15 PM
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991.1S. The Cayman is not a player.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill_76 View Post
GT4 is more different & exclusive that a regular 911 from my point of view.
OP has 4 Cayman already, not that much differences for him. I guess I was refer to the OP to try something new beside another Cayman platform.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:52 PM
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Congrats on the 911 choice. Have a safe trip and update us with pics and your feedback on the ride home.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:25 AM
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Default Ducks rule

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Old 04-15-2019, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Joec500 View Post
I came from a 981 CS. to a manual 991 C2S. At first I had my doubts, but after some track days and light mods I love my 991. I added Damptronic Bilsteins with Elephant Racing off center camber plates to get more front negative camber and a DSC. I LOVE MY CAR.

On the shifting side I added a numeric racing shifter and a FF shift **** and tranny mount.
These are basically the exact mods that I want! Have you considered the DSC v3.0 also? If not, why?
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