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    Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

    I just changed my two front rims to the new 20" Sport design wheels as i had the old ones that cant accomadate the powerkit brakes. Still thinking seriously about upgrading my CT with the powerkit, got confirmation from the dealer that it will cost me 19517 USD or 15000 Euros, and will take a week to install. honestly is it worth it? or should i just wait for the 07 facelifted one and ordered pre configured from the factory with the supposedly 550 HP.

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

    I'd have to say wait on both (if you can). You may like the 07 facelift or you may not, in which case you could regret buying the powerkit if you get it. If you don't like the facelift then maybe the powerkit would have come down in price and there might be more powerkit options.
    1.5 years is a long time to wait though.

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

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    Fireo said:
    I just changed my two front rims to the new 20" Sport design wheels as i had the old ones that cant accomadate the powerkit brakes. Still thinking seriously about upgrading my CT with the powerkit, got confirmation from the dealer that it will cost me 19517 USD or 15000 Euros, and will take a week to install. honestly is it worth it? or should i just wait for the 07 facelifted one and ordered pre configured from the factory with the supposedly 550 HP.



    Right, you need two new front rims and the spacers for the rear rims, although Porsche requires new rims on the rear too but I think using the old rims with spacers should be fine.
    Is it worth the money? Well, more than 72 different parts (incl. minor parts like bolts, etc.) says it all. Yes, it is worth it BUT only if you plan to keep your car for a longer period of time.
    For me, the Cayenne Turbo is the family car and I plan to keep it at least until 2008. So yes, a powerkit retrofit would be OK. If you plan to go for the facelift in a year or so, don't waste your money.
    550 HP? Where do you have that power figure from? I seriously doubt it. Expect a somehow lower weight on the facelift and maybe, MAYBE a minor power increase to 520 HP for the powerkit.

    Like I said before, the CT is our family car. I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna retrofit the powerkit soon but mainly because of the bigger brake system and the enhanced suspension/steering feel. I could get more power only through a simple ECU software upgrade.

    So if the CT is your second, third or whatever car, DO IT and keep it for a few years, incl. the powerkit.
    If your CT is your main car, you may want to get the facelift sooner or later, so don't get the powerkit because I'm sure that resale value with or without the powerkit will be aprox. the same. Most people think that the powerkit means only 50 HP more, they don't have a clue about the suspension/brake mods and Porsche marketing doesn't seem to understand how important it is to point this out to make people buy it.

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

    RC,
    thanks so much for your valuable info, the CT is my one and only main car, i use it every day. i dont have another one personally. i think i will wait for the facelift and just trade it in for the new one. 1.5 years seems long, but i guess i will wait. Next month the car will be one year old with 19,200 Kms so far. Porsche warranty here is only 2 years. i have issues yet unresolved with the car regarding brakes and vibration issues, im hoping PME will be solving them soon. I wrote them a letter last week demanding they get these issues rectified as they are quite annoying.

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

    I don't understand You, RC.
    When I post my short and unprofessional review about powerkit, You were very cold.
    Then You tested a CT with powerkit and write a beautifull test talking about "pro and contro".
    And the second wins.
    You always talk about a great waste of money.
    Then you discover that in the kit there are more than 72 parties and now it's a good opportunity and a CT owner could take it if doesn't sell the car in 12 months.
    I really don't understand you.
    The powerkit give a good improvement to CT and, but isn't free, the cost is, less or more and in Italy, about 12/14 % of the cost of the CT but I think that you could obtain something more when You resale the car.
    Unfortunately Porsche didn't solve the initial acceleration problem, but this is another story.

    Bye

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

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    Sarnico 45 said:
    I don't understand You, RC.
    When I post my short and unprofessional review about powerkit, You were very cold.
    Then You tested a CT with powerkit and write a beautifull test talking about "pro and contro".
    And the second wins.
    You always talk about a great waste of money.
    Then you discover that in the kit there are more than 72 parties and now it's a good opportunity and a CT owner could take it if doesn't sell the car in 12 months.
    I really don't understand you.
    The powerkit give a good improvement to CT and, but isn't free, the cost is, less or more and in Italy, about 12/14 % of the cost of the CT but I think that you could obtain something more when You resale the car.
    Unfortunately Porsche didn't solve the initial acceleration problem, but this is another story.

    Bye



    I'm sorry if I didn't sound too passionate about the powerkit but this has a reason: especially the powerkit brake should be a standard option for ALL Cayenne Turbo, not only for the powerkit because sooner or later, heavy fading/rubbing will occur and even if Porsche paid for the "destroyed" brake discs (exchanged after 9000 km, they had little cracks!), it will happen again.

    What do you expect me to say? I like the powerkit but I don't like the price tag, especially since I think the brakes should be standard and the power increase itself is only caused by a modified software and two new intercoolers.
    So I have to pay 15000 Euro for a few suspension mods only, at least this is what I have all the time in my mind and this makes it pretty tough for me to show any passion.

    I decided to go for the powerkit mainly because of the brakes and suspension mods (incl. the better steering feel).
    It is a lot of money but on a longterm run, it "pays off" regarding fun. Of course only if you keep your truck longer than one year.
    We decided to pass on the facelift and go for a powerkit retrofit instead. I want to keep the "family car" at least for another three years, so it really makes sense to get the powerkit, including the brake upgrade.

    And the truth is: you don't get the powerkit cost back when you try to sell the car. Most buyers don't have a clue about the components of this kit and how braking and handling performance improves. This is why I cannot recommend a retrofit if someone plans to sell the car after one year or so. It is wasted money in my opinion...unless you have enough of it and don't really care. I have two little kids, a real life job (business has slowed down), my wife works too in her new business, so we can't afford NOT to look at cost. The question for us was: do we keep the Cayenne Turbo for a longer period of time or do we go for the facelift? Since the Cayenne Turbo is our family car and since I plan to go for a 997 Turbo sooner or later, it didn't make any sense to go for the CT facelift next year and loose a lot of money on the current CT. My wife gets her Boxster S soon, I have my 997 Carrera S right now, the family car is important but not really THAT important that I want to spend much more money on it.
    Retrofitting the powerkit and keeping the CT for another three years is the best solution in my opinion.
    I would "loose" more than the retrofit cost if I would go for the facelift next year.

    So for now, our Cayenne "needs" are satisfied. I'm 40 now and I want to have some sportscar fun too before I get too old to be able to drive one safely the way I do.
    So the priorities changed, the 997 Turbo is on my mind now.
    My wife will keep her Boxster S for around 4 years, so I really don't have to worry about the family car or the wife's car anymore and can "concentrate" on my car in two years or so. You get the point...

    Re: Upgraded my wheels to the new 20" Sport design powerkit?

    I'm in the same position about CT but instead of a boxter my wife drive a normal forfour (we have a kid and we need al least 3 plase for city car).
    Wait for new 997 4S (with the powerkit) or a terrified but amazing ContinentalGT in the next autumn (when I take off my boat).
    I agreed for breake concern and ECU software, but it's still true that the car with powerkit is quite near perfection (consider that it's a SUV).
    We have only to solve the throttle hesitation

     
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