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    x 51 survey ..

    Who's got it on there spec ? ..

    And who wishes they had it ? ..

    Worth it ? ..

    Thanks ..

    throt..

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    please add USD price if available...



    $$$ More ways to spend hard earned cash

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    Its Pounds8000 here thats $14,000 , trying to convince her .. ..

    throt.

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    sshhh not so loud my friend...

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    throt said:
    Its Pounds8000 here thats $14,000 , trying to convince her .. ..

    throt.



    $14,000 for a lousy 26 HP? .... GO FOR IT! She'll never know.

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    Oh she will , she checks out the damn spec sheet..

    throt..

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    Personally, though.. I think that's too much money for what you're getting. Maybe if it was 1/2 the price or double the HP, I would go for it.

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    throt said:
    Oh she will , she checks out the damn spec sheet..

    throt..



    Leave the non-X51 spec sheet on the coffee table. Keep the real one at work. Ok, I'm bad.

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    SoCal Alan said:
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    throt said:
    Oh she will , she checks out the damn spec sheet..

    throt..



    Leave the non-X51 spec sheet on the coffee table. Keep the real one at work. Ok, I'm bad.



    At work = Home..lol ..

    throt...

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    throt said:
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    SoCal Alan said:
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    throt said:
    Oh she will , she checks out the damn spec sheet..

    throt..



    Leave the non-X51 spec sheet on the coffee table. Keep the real one at work. Ok, I'm bad.



    At work = Home..lol ..

    throt...



    Boy... boys... it's not good to conspire against our beloved halves...

    Let me see what I can get for her first...

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    Dont even ask ..

    throt..

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    Judging by the lack of interest on this thread with regard to the X51 kit does anyone think P will drop the big asking price or could there be chances of negotiation even though its early stages . This must be a example of the bigger picture as well so you never know , myself well I might just try it..

    throt..

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    $14K (us) is a bit much for just a few more hp, maybe if they added some more goodies like sport shifter and PSE.

    I mean buying Porsches is a very exce$$ive hobby to begin with, but $14K seems like $8K is just completely pi**sed away for what you get.

    You get to a point where pi**ing away money gets "tedious" and you have to stop.

    There's other stuff to spend on.

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    I agree. If the cost was around $ 7,000 installed, the financial analysis of $250 - $265 per HP would be in line with the cost of the car. But, then there is the cost of exclusitivity. Maybe more people would go for the $14 large, if there was an "RS" badge in replacement of the "S".

    jb

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    @MMD & jboyko

    I agree... besides if it's hard to convince you guys about price vs. the HP imagine the wife who knows little about the HP but a lot about $$$...

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    Good points Lads , to make it look even more attractive include the adaptive sport seats is well then there making sense and being more fair . ie - like the total sports package..

    throt..

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    At $14k, make the X-51 include the Diamond Package. Oh, could you just see the line of wives at the dealer.

    X-51s for everyone.

    Cheers

    jb

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    For 14.000$ i'd rather get a full body kit, wheels, exhaust, and still have some change to put into my saving account. Not worth it for 26 hp.

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    tooner said:
    imagine the wife who knows little about the HP but a lot about $$$...



    LOLOLOLOL!!! I don't have to imagine her. My current wife is very in favor of money.

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    vladimir said:
    For 14.000$ i'd rather get a full body kit, wheels, exhaust, and still have some change to put into my saving account. Not worth it for 26 hp.


    You'd be much better off just getting a GT3 if you want that stuff...

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    wife???



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    jboyko said:
    At $14k, make the X-51 include the Diamond Package. Oh, could you just see the line of wives at the dealer.

    X-51s for everyone.

    Cheers

    jb



    Diamond Package... The Thread's on Rennlist Sir

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    I agree, a lot of $$$ for only a little more fun. I just spent $12K of wheels (4lbs. lighter per), H&R springs (.75 in. lower), air intake, aero kit(no wing) remote radar and front mesh grille. I will be able to see and feel that investment much more than the X51.
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    Would love to see pictures of your car soon ...please post.
    Thanks

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    yeah Gary No Cal...

    pic...pic...pic!

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    Let's put this in perspective. If you have a Subaru WRX, you can buy a hp kit to upgrade to a proven 300 hp from 227. This upgrade costs $1900. So it's about $26 per hp. This is an amazing deal. I don't expect Porsche could do the same with a warrantee on a normally aspirated car. But maybe I think they could do it for 5 times as much per hp. $130 per hp would come to $3380 for the X51. Even though it's 5 times as much I'd still consider it a very good deal from Porsche because there might be considerable testing for an upgrade that not many will buy. Heck Porsches cost 5 times as much as a subaru anyway. Even if it was 10 times as much as the Subaru deal the powerkit would be about $6800. I would think this is overpriced, but understandable. However, the powerkit isn't $130 per hp, or $260, if it's priced like is stated above, you're paying a thousand dollars for two hp. $14000 is one word: ridiculous.

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    The CF airbox alone makes it worth the money!
    and you get sports exhaust too


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    The car is scheduled to arrive end of next week. The mods won't get done for a couple of weeks but I will try and post before and after photos showing the difference.
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    '01 Audi S8
    '97 Boxster (soon to be sold)
    '04 Ski Doo Summit 800 X

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    Isn't the GT3 supposed to be unveiled at Frankfurt? Personally, I'd wait to see its specs befoire I considered ordering the X51. Of course, I understand Fanch's position on this issue, since he wants a few more creature comforts than the GT3 provides. But the power kit seems to be a better deal than it was on the 996, since it now includes the PSE. And I must admit, the CF airbox is cool, even it only 1% of the people that see the car will know it's in there.

    mcdelaug

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    BTW, it is a very cool upgrade especially with the airbox, just not worth $14k.

     
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