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About DJMC

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    Boxa - Junior
  • Birthday 12/17/1959

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    Nr. Lutterworth, Leics.
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    2014 Cayman 981 2.7 PDK Rhodium

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  1. Have you or your broker spoken to someone "with a brain" at your insurers? SAGA at first said "No" to my 4mm different offset winter rear rims but I persevered, asking the nice lady to push the query up the line, and they eventually said "Yes" with no change in premiums after the query went to their re-insurers.
  2. When comfort cruising on the motorway etc. I like to have my elbows at the same height so my hands can rest at 10 to 2 or quarter to 3 on the steering wheel. The centre armrest on the 981 is around 80cm lower in its closed position so I needed a "prop" to raise it. I found a stainless steel marine hinge of the correct dimension, by chance, on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261821136538?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560680326663&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Along with some "Sticky Fixers" I just needed some magnets (2) to stop the armrest from rising on its spring when my elbow is removed: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271930456411?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The hinge is stuck underneath the armrest with the three Sticky Fixers (so that the armrest still closes fully). I tried to remove the hinge again just to trim a little off the (just visible) Sticky Fixers, but it's stuck so well I decided to leave it be... It's held in the "up" position, as shown above, by two of the disc magnets either side of the free end of the hinge which, by chance, have the same radius and centre hole diameter as the hinge end. Theres a 5mm diameter bolt (no nut needed) through all three items to hold them in position. As the armrest is moved downwards, and the hinge has been released from its parked position by light finger pressure, it moves forwards... As the front magnet reaches the armrest base it grabs the front of a steel washer stuck (with a Sticky Fixer) to the front right surface of the base interior (not shown). The magnet slides down the face of this until it simply rests on the rubber mat. I tried it without the washer first, but when I took my arm off the armrest the hinge would tend to "jingle" as it was able to move slightly up and down. Again, pure chance that the magnet chooses to slide down to the mat rather than rest on the washer's top edge... The washer gives a little "grip" to hold the armrest from moving upwards under its light springing, although the weight of the hinge and magnets keep it fairly neutral... A fairy neat, non-permanent, solution. To stow the "prop" in the up position, so that the armrest can be fully closed, I just open it swiftly and the hinge swings back so that the rear magnet grabs the static part of the hinge and sticks to it. Took me hours to think up and source. Would take you about 10 minutes max to repeat. You just need one 5mm diameter bolt of a suitable length from your toolbox, plus the hinge and magnets linked to above.
  3. Yes, looked under mine today, through the slots, and all I see are two exhaust boxes and no suspension. It's a Cayman, but I'd guess it's the same? Also looked at Ringer250's car today to compare.
  4. Is this the standard S rear? If so, is what I see through the gaps exhaust or suspension? Or a bit of both?... topradio's under...
  5. Did you do a "before" photo? If so, could you please post Before and the After, so we can see the difference?
  6. Did you keep your old one? You could re-form it now you know how, and sell the 987 on!
  7. ...you just try pulling any Porsche driver out of their car... smash yer face in!
  8. Great Job. Love it when folks get stuck in rather than paying through the nose for a dealer to do it. Well done! What next?
  9. Just spoke to Jamie at A-Plan. May well be using them when I find the right car. Keep you posted. No tracker needed under £50k value... Hooray!!
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