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  1. satchurator

    Charging cable too short - can i extend it?

    Don't extend on the (wall) supply side, find a high quality extension cable for the power delivery side that is rated at or above the amperage of your EVSE (charger) and UL/CE safety certified or equivalent for your region. It's still better (safer) to get an EVSE where the supply and charging...
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    Is preheat killing my range or is this normal?

    Preheating while not connected to a power source is going to consume an amount of energy from the HV battery proportional to the current-to-target temperature deltas for both the HV battery and cabin, plus the consumption from heating the steering wheel and seat(s). This total is going to vary...
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    Winter Tyres Dilemma: Seeking Advice on Taycan Wheels

    Regarding #2, I purchased a single GoJak wheel dolly to avoid popping a hernia when aiming+lifting each wheel onto the lug bolts. For the folks with ceramic brakes, you might be glad of a tool like that to help with lifting the wheels off too. Regarding #3 I use a TruStack dolly for vertical...
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    Winter Tyres Dilemma: Seeking Advice on Taycan Wheels

    Even in a moderate climate like the UK with rare snow, I would not want to be emergency braking on summer tires at 0°C ambient. Consider safety before performance. If you want to stick to NF0, go like @f1eng and order the car on 21" summers and buy a separate 20" wheel set with winter tires...
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    Take a new 2024 or wait for a 2025?

    Lots of changes in the MY25 but also a fair bit of tech carried over from MY24. If I were considering buying, I'd wait to see how the first 6 months of MY25 recall volume looks and then place an order timed for a build after the summer factory retooling. Allocations might not allow for that, but...
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    [DEBUNKED]: Taycan Cross Turismo to be discontinued in US soon

    @BeagleRott Now we all want to hear what happens when you go back to that SA with the MY25 announcement.
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    🚨 2025 Taycan Officially Revealed! Specs, Wallpaper Photos, Videos & US Pricing

    The Cross Turismo is dead? Long live the Cross Turismo!
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    Anybody Recently Purchased The Porsche Roofbars?

    Thanks @KLHubb - I forgot about the sedan roofbars, oops! I was actually referring to the roof bars for the Cross Turismo fitted with roof rails. Those particular bars are steel clamps directly on to aluminum bars - it's quite barbaric!
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    Out Of Spec Kyle hypermiles prototype Taycan refresh to over 450 miles range!

    AFAIK He hasn't done an all-out hypermiling attempt in a current generation Taycan, but did do his 'standard' 70mph range test on the ideal Taycan for range: RWD high capacity battery 19" aero wheels - that hit 293 miles. He had an order in for a GTS Sport Turismo but cancelled it. In the...
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    Accessories worth buying?

    DIY wheel change equipment: Sonic make nice versions of these: Low profile 2T floor jack Torque wrench Breaker bar Also: Ceiling mounted air compressor: GarageSmart AirDrop JackPoint jack stands Creative Steel Jackpads GoJak wheel dolly for easy wheel removal / lifting onto lug bolts. Jaco...
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    Anybody Recently Purchased The Porsche Roofbars?

    Has anybody purchased the Porsche roofbars in recent months? I'm interested to know if they still have the same tragic metal-on-metal attachment points. I recall @Swissbob had an unfortunate experience with this marring his roof rails. I'm still happy with my Thule WingBars, but from another...
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    Out Of Spec Kyle hypermiles prototype Taycan refresh to over 450 miles range!

    4 people @ ~55mph. Epic @outofspeckyle !
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    Performance Roof Box + Thule WingBars = Noise Issues

    For my setup (shown in first post), it's a 15-20% reduction in consumption. more specifically, round-trip observed for (approximately) the same route with and without the roofbars and roofbox is 50kWh/100miles (with) vs 42kWh/100miles (without). That is in the US North East winter, with winter...
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    Performance Roof Box + Thule WingBars = Noise Issues

    Thanks for sharing - I might try this. Looks like the box is slightly more level - would you agree? Do you have any issues with the rear hatch / trunk door clearance when opening?
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    [Updated] My Porsche App updated w/ new interface and functions

    Spot on, @featherless. You are doing noble work and it's worthwhile! Things like Electric Sidecar serve an important purpose and can actually influence the big company in whose orbit the app exists - if only by showing what’s possible, and demonstrating user demand for a particular feature. Big...
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    [Updated] My Porsche App updated w/ new interface and functions

    In defense of big company software development teams vs lone wolf developers - to an onlooker, the productivity difference can appear huge, but there are often lots of non-apparent constraints and non-obvious-but-necessary work. Guessed examples for the revamped My Porsche app: Time elapsed on...
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    Garage Remodeling/Upgrading Feedback.

    Regarding using the roofbox clamps, I think (?) that would work. You should check them for lateral strength. IIRC when they are not engaged in clamping they are a bit floppy and I don't recall if there's much holding them in place if they were to be getting pulled outward by the two rings at the...
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    Garage Remodeling/Upgrading Feedback.

    Interesting. Would you have enough space above your garage door if the roofbox is on its side? Do you have your roofbox already? FYI the overlapping sides of the PPRB clamshell are relatively flimsy compared to the ribbed underside, you might not want those carrying weight for long periods of time.
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    Garage Remodeling/Upgrading Feedback.

    For #1 above, I believe what you mean, is that you'd position the lift and lifted roofbox between the garage door belt and one of the garage door rails, in a way that the roofbox can be lowered and raised without contacting the belt or rail. If that's what you mean, I think that's the better...
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    Garage Remodeling/Upgrading Feedback.

    Yeah, looks like you will have enough clearance to mount above the garage door. Nice!


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