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    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    Gnil:
    dreamcar:
    The leather detailing on the vents make so much difference, saw this option first hand on kinrara's 997 turbo.
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    Indeed. I am so pleasantly surprised at how much of a difference it makes. One of my favourite option on this car Smiley

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    997 C4S (-20mm) +  997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm

    One of my fav options too as it ties the whole interior together better somehow! smiley00033.gif

    Your pics Gnil are stunning, it's making me want to come back to Switerland right now. Next year when I am over with the Porsche Club again we should definitley try to meet up.


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    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    Gnil,

    Several questions about the PDK and your experience with it.

    First, did you have to get an optional steering wheel to get the shift buttons on the steering wheel?

    Second, I realize that the PDK takes a while to get used to, that is, to become familiar with how it works.  I heard one report, in the Porsche Club of America magazine "Panorama," that when using the button shifter and in the Sport performance mode that you feel a noticeable shuddering, or a "clunking", when shifting from one gear to another takes place.  Is this true and does this affect your concentration when driving and shifting?   

    Third, is the use of the shift buttons awkward or inconvenient, and do you think you will get used to it as you become more familiar with operating the buttons?  I am particularly concerned with the downshifts, where you use your index finger to press the shift button towards you, because I have smaller hands.  If the wheel is too thick and if I cannot reach the buttons easily, that would make it difficult for me to use.

    I had thought of getting another 911S with the PDK as I could perform faster shifts when taking my car to the track for informal racing/driver education sessions, as I don't like taking my hands off the wheel during turns.  I am getting better at that but thought that the PDK would really help me improve lap times at the track.

    Thanks for any information you might be able to share.

    Jim  

     


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    2006 911S - Basalt Black Metallic, 6-speed, Sports Chrono, TPMS, 3M Clear Coat Bra

    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    Jim48

    1. The shift buttons are standart on the steering wheel. No other option for the shift buttons.

    2. It is only in sports / plus mode when under full acceleration that you feel the ' clunking' . If you do not press the accelerator fully , the shifts are smooth, very smooth. No , no, no worry about that, except when the gear changes in strong acceleration on wet surfaces. The extra thorque does make the back unstable ( but this figure is very rare)

    3. You absolutly need to try it for yourself. But I think any hands can reach the shifters in the back, you just need to change the angle of your wrist.


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm

    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    Alex_997TT:
    Gnil:
    dreamcar:
    The leather detailing on the vents make so much difference, saw this option first hand on kinrara's 997 turbo.
    --
    / Lemon
    Indeed. I am so pleasantly surprised at how much of a difference it makes. One of my favourite option on this car Smiley

    --
    997 C4S (-20mm) +  997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm

    One of my fav options too as it ties the whole interior together better somehow! smiley00033.gif

    Your pics Gnil are stunning, it's making me want to come back to Switerland right now. Next year when I am over with the Porsche Club again we should definitley try to meet up.


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    Click for bigger picture!


            Yes me must meet next year. I have wanted to go to this meeting for many years now. Smiley


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm

    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    Gnil,

     

    Many thanks for the information.  I need to try one with the PDK for myself.

    Your pictures were beautiful;  wonderful mountain roads for which Porsche's were made!!!!!!

    In Virginia in the US, in the western part of the state, we have mountain roads but they are not as beautiful nor as challenging as those in Switzerland, although there is one area about 130 km south of where I live that is called the "Switzerland of Virginia."  The roads have lots of hairpins and switchbacks, but nothing like what you have in Switzerland.  And we are not above the tree line, as your photos of your Swiss road indicates.

    Driving these Virginia roads in a normal American car, I remember saying to a lady friend of mine that I needed a Porsche for these roads, and I told the salesman that these roads were "Porsche country."   Glad I got my 911S and hope to get a new one if I like the PDK.

     Jim  


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    2006 911S - Basalt Black Metallic, 6-speed, Sports Chrono, TPMS, 3M Clear Coat Bra

    Re: Lots of pics of my 997.2

    shabab1978:

    I've got normal suspension on my 997.2 and I'm actually glad I didn't go for the -20.  Definately not suited for London roads.  I i've tried the sports option a couple of times but end up switching it off after 5 mins as it gets uncomfortable.

    So I guess it depends on where you live!

    shabab ... ("normal suspension" ?) ..... just for my info ...  on your car, I'll assume you decided to not select the PASM option? (and have a non-S car)

    And you are comparing that to a  'PASM Sport'-optioned car with PASM switched to 'Sport' ?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification.

     


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    GreggT http://www.drivingfanatic.com/

     
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