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Old 11-13-2012, 01:19 PM
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It's a big risk because if anything mechanical goes wrong with the engine or turbo in that car, you have to drop the drivetrain out of the car to work on it.

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If you have a backup car and the means to buy something like this, I'd be all over it. I agree with the Cayman chassis and artificially limited power.

Also regarding the IMS issue, I don't know a whole lot about it but I do know that you can buy an aftermarket replacement part and have it installed for around $2k that completely cures the problem. If it were me I'd try to get the car down 2-4k on asking price and spend the 2 on the IMS fix for peace of mind, then enjoy one hell of a ride.
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The IMS bearing can't be removed from the Cayman S without engine disassembly. The outer diameter of the bearing is larger than the opening at the back of the case. Dropping the engine out of the car and disassmbling it will cost a hell of a lot more than $2k. Only the older Porsches had the smaller bearing that could be removed without dropping the engine or opening it up.
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It's a German car. ALL German cars are reliable because they'll never go bad. And its boosted?! My friend I believe you have stumbled upon the holy grail of German reliability! And For $40k that's a steal! Think about how easy it would be to work on! And how little it would cost to maintain! Dude, cmon! This is as good as it gets. It's boosted for god sake!






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Old 11-14-2012, 06:07 AM
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I would say no, and if you can not keep yourself away $35k tops.
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Nope, and 911 > Cayman anyways.
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Yes, TPC is a good company with actual racing experience and they have developed a reliable setup that costs a pretty penny new. We're not talking about some ricer base Greddy kit on a S2000 here.

The IMS issue is pretty rare on Cayman S's, people are still determining if it's even an actual issue with that motor. Hard to beat the bang for the buck for low 40's as far as an overall package of handling, looks, interior, power. The cost over a stock Cayman S is very reasonable when you factor in the price of the kit, extras and all the labor to get it turnkey. I would jump on it if the car is well maintained and issue free.

It sounds like you've done your homework and have a lot of the facts already. I would get more info on rennlist or planet 9, not a S2000 board where half the people have never driven a Cayman much less owned one.

http://www.planet-9.com/tpc-turbo-ki...turbo-kit.html
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Originally Posted by dv55xc View Post
It's a German car. ALL German cars are reliable because they'll never go bad. And its boosted?! My friend I believe you have stumbled upon the holy grail of German reliability! And For $40k that's a steal! Think about how easy it would be to work on! And how little it would cost to maintain! Dude, cmon! This is as good as it gets. It's boosted for god sake!






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It's a German car. ALL German cars are reliable because they'll never go bad. And its boosted?! My friend I believe you have stumbled upon the holy grail of German reliability! And For $40k that's a steal! Think about how easy it would be to work on! And how little it would cost to maintain! Dude, cmon! This is as good as it gets. It's boosted for god sake!

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It's a German car. ALL German cars are reliable because they'll never go bad. And its boosted?! My friend I believe you have stumbled upon the holy grail of German reliability! And For $40k that's a steal! Think about how easy it would be to work on! And how little it would cost to maintain! Dude, cmon! This is as good as it gets. It's boosted for god sake!






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