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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Great photos Watt. Thanks!  kiss


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Superb Watt! Well done! kiss


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    IF YOU RECALL THE LAST FEW YEARS' THREADS WE RENT A TRUCK, MY WIFE FLIES IN.  SOMEHOW BACK IN 1994, WE DID MALIBU-MONTANA AND BACK WITH BOTH OF US AND TWO LABS - SURF AND SANDY IN A 1992 C2S CAB.  I CANT REMEMBER HOW......IMG_2135.JPG


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Interesting. We actually plan something similar next year. My wife and daughter fly to Sardinia and me and my son follow in my 991 Turbo S (at some point, we need to take the ferry in Genova). Kind of a short father/son trip. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT CAYENNES AND PANE TURBO S FOR THIS RUN, BUT THEY JUST AREN'T PORSCHES TO ME, BUT WITH MY GEAR,MY WIFE'S BAGS AND SUN, THERE IS LITTLE ROOM LEFT....AND CAB IS KEYIMG_2178.JPG


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    THE YOUNG MOOSE WHO LIVES ACROSS THE LANE FROM OUR HOUSEIMG_2120.jpg


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Great photos. Wonderful story! This is how a 911 should be used. Enjoyed very much the photos. Have been to Montana few times (Bozeman,Ennis,Yellowstone) , memorable places.


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    good to see a car which is a slave to its owner instead of an owner who is a slave to his car indecision


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Great stuff Watt...kiss

    When I saw the thread's title " Sun's last run" & " End of an era", I really feared something may have happened to Sun..

    So glad that isn't the case...wink

     


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    John H:

    Great stuff Watt...kiss

    When I saw the thread's title " Sun's last run" & " End of an era", I really feared something may have happened to Sun..

    So glad that isn't the case...wink

     

    Well John,  it looks like his last run, he's had days where he founders on his rear legs.  We did an MRI and he has six damaged discs but not surgically repairable, and the surgeon told us he had Lou Gehrigs disease which thankfully is not true! Our hikes have shrunkIMG_1988.jpg to two miles, and i carry a long sleeved shirt in case i have to support his rear legs home...  So likely this was our swan song run.  I was in tears on the trail on bad days.  Like here at Tony Grove the the Bear River Range of Northern Utah.  But it passes, he lives in the moment which is a lesson for all of us.  I love him so.


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    WITH A PAL ON THE SNAKE RIVER LEVEEIMG_2128.jpg


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    RC:

    Interesting. We actually plan something similar next year. My wife and daughter fly to Sardinia and me and my son follow in my 991 Turbo S (at some point, we need to take the ferry in Genova). Kind of a short father/son trip. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)

    RC,

    sounds fab, my only comment is the gnawing worry i had with the centerlocks on my turbo s, even though I carried the tools as i mentioned in the "run" thread two years ago.... maybe your dealers are closer, but if i order the new turbo s, i will get the lug wheels for peace of mind out in the weeds, on the dirt.  The 4wd sure is fun in the mud!


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    Well John,  it looks like his last run, he's had days where he founders on his rear legs.  We did an MRI and he has six damaged discs but not surgically repairable, and the surgeon told us he had Lou Gehrigs disease which thankfully is not true! Our hikes have shrunk to two miles, and i carry a long sleeved shirt in case i have to support his rear legs home...  So likely this was our swan song run.  I was in tears on the trail on bad days.  Like here at Tony Grove the the Bear River Range of Northern Utah.  But it passes, he lives in the moment which is a lesson for all of us.  I love him so.

    This sounds so sad, I am sorry to hear this. laugh I am glad you enjoyed the trip and I hope Sun did too. 

    Regarding the new center locks, I've been assured that there are no further issues (actually my question surprised a few people because they really think the CL problem doesn't exist anymore, despite the maintenance instructions for the new GT3). I understand however that you don't go for them, I was actually thinking about the same but mostly because of the cost of the additional winter wheel set I need and which is quite expensive (close to 7k EUR).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Thanks RC,

    only the human sees the negative ---- his Lordship Sun never falters in his own mind, God Bless Him! We had a blast, but shorter blasts.

    Are you saying the centerlocks can now be removed with common tools at any tyre store?  I have heard you still need special tools.


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    You still need a special wrench but I think it is much cheaper now and much easier too since the required force is much lower. I may get some details in a couple of weeks but maybe someone finds out earlier with the new GT3 coming in soon (first customer cars are expected end of August, beginning of September).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    doin' the roll in the lawn...IMG_2075.jpg


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    cleaned up quite nicely... when we got homeIMG_2118.JPG


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    rollin in the mud by the Snake, some things are timeless!!!IMG_2160.jpgIMG_2158.jpg


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    This is a very touching story Watt! The pictures are beautiful and you are right, many people worry so much about yesterday and tomorrow that they can't enjoy the present moment ... I'm glad you had such a nice trip with Sun.


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    Thank you.  Here's the cover photo from 1961 PCA magazine:)IMG_2209.jpg


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    AND WHERE ARE THE REST OF MY HOTDOGS????  NOTE BENE: HIS BONE UNTOUCHED ON THE TOWEL....IMG_2224.jpg


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    Wonderful story. Sun is one lucky dog. He has had a life very few dogs have experienced. I am sure if Sun could speak he would say,  "Don't you feel sorry for me. I could not have asked for a better life. When its time it is time. I am ready".


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    Really great story and pictures.

    Sure Sun was happy to live a so great life!


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA

    Thanks to all for your kind wishes, love to Rennteam,

    Lord Sun.

    these cars are so fabulous and so timeless, im reminded of Fritz' comment last year about my son running my gt3 into the garage wall at age 7 and just a few weeks ago, i was cringing in the passenger seat as he drillied the 991 up Las Flores Canyon in Malibu!  Time rolls on.  

    19,000 miles on this 991 and there seems to be no reason for change.  I havent put these type of miles on a car since our 92 c2 cab with 47,000 including cross country trips with Surf and Sandy (wife flying) and aforementioned montana, as well as entire coast of California trips with 2 people and 2 Labs.....


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    RC:

    Beautiful (and sometimes shocking angry) photos,

    RC, SHOCKING???  BUT JUST TO LAY YOUR CONCERNS TO REST....  IT DID SPIFF UP NICELY WITH A LITTLE DETAILIMG_2268.JPGIMG_2024.jpg


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