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  1. Vim Schrotnock

    My Turbo S Review After A Few Days

    I was exactly of the same mind - "I'm not going to spend my time monitoring the dashboard when I should be keeping my eyes up - one of the first thing they'll teach you in racing. But the fact that there is an 'alert' in the form of a yellow outline that appears when an animal is sensed at the...
  2. Vim Schrotnock

    Anyone happy with the standard sound system?

    Absolutely. Actually sat in a demo just now and heard the Bose and it's very good. ;)
  3. Vim Schrotnock

    Back seats 2+1

    OK - then it's just a slight change in the seat pattern, which might bother some people with the 18 way seats, and the extra seatbelt. I can certainly see why you would order it if you're transporting 5 people - even occasionally.
  4. Vim Schrotnock

    My Turbo S Review After A Few Days

    This is a great point. I've driven the Penn Turnpike a number of times and seen hundreds of deer by the side of the road. If you've never had a deer jump in front of you at highway speeds, it is not a fun experience. Having a system that actively alerts you (yellow outline appears on the...
  5. Vim Schrotnock

    Anyone happy with the standard sound system?

    Other cars are 'OK' - why aren't you buying them?
  6. Vim Schrotnock

    My Turbo S Review After A Few Days

    Can you expand more on the night vision? I ordered it because I too like gadgets, and I initially vetoed it because I didn't want to be focusing my eyeliner on the dashboard when driving at night. However this system seems to have some pretty good alerts.
  7. Vim Schrotnock

    Ditch the PMCC (for now)?

    Question here - will there be any problems with warrantee claims if you are not using 'official Porsche' charging components??
  8. Vim Schrotnock

    Anyone happy with the standard sound system?

    I will disagree completely here. The Taycan is one of the quietest cars out there, and I listen to music in my car every single day, typically 30-60 minutes. I have a very nice stereo system in my home that I probably listen to once a week. I also have a wife and a dog and friends and...
  9. Vim Schrotnock

    Which split interior leather option?

    The two-tone with the black and white is my favorite looking interior. However, I ordered the full black because I've had an M5 that I drove over 100K miles with a light interior and it was an absolute bear to keep clean. I bought the top line leather cleaners and conditioners and pretty much...
  10. Vim Schrotnock

    Back seats 2+1

    It's certainly a personal preference, and a very inexpensive option. I opted no for the following reasons. The middle seating surface is almost identical, just a slightly (maybe a couple inches?) longer seating surface, and a headrest. The middle seat does affect both other rear seats. They...
  11. Vim Schrotnock

    2021 Taycan allocations now available in the US

    Looks great. Are there any options that are not available on the 2020?
  12. Vim Schrotnock

    Massage option or 18 way seat - You choose?

    For me it's definitely 18 way. I've driven mercedes with massage seats and I find it very distracting. Someone is poking and prodding you while driving. And you can't really feel the road as well. If you're in a car that's like a lexus (rolling living room), then sure, get the massage seats.
  13. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    Probably the most important thing we all have to remember is to use the proper gage/insulation on the wiring from your circuit breaker to the charger unit. The 40 amps is flowing in this wire threaded through your walls and floors and you certainly want to make sure that wire does not heat up...
  14. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    I think you're basically correct here. The 14-50 cable supplied by Porsche will get very hot under certain circumstances. Not hot enough to fail, but for some reason ($'s??) they chose the less expensive 10 gage wire, which could heat up to an uncomfortable temperature if charging at 40 amps...
  15. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    Toby - unless I'm missing something, this is a NEMA 6-x & 14-x, not a 14-50.
  16. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    I don't have the pigtail to reference, all I can say is that a NEMA 14-50 cable with the proper insulation is rated to carry 40 amps with a temperature rating of 90C. 90C is quite hot, but that is what the Porsche NEMA cable is rated. The cable has three current carrying conductors and one...
  17. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    Your table shows exactly my point. AWG 10 with a 90C insulation rating has a 40 amp capability. Check out the table.
  18. Vim Schrotnock

    NEMA 14-50 Supply cable heat data

    There is simply no way that the Porsche engineers would make such a simple and basic mistake as to supply a wire gage AND INSULATOR that is not rated for their application. 10 gage copper wire is rated for 40 amps with the proper insulation: 10-gauge solid copper wire in general has a...
  19. Vim Schrotnock

    Help... which of these options to get?

    I agree - if you are in a hot/cold climate you'll definitely want the heating/cooling on the seats. The non-leather interior on the Taycan is VERY nice.
  20. Vim Schrotnock

    Detailing & Xpel Wrap

    Not sure where they are sending the mirror, but it's a 3 day turnaround. The Escort 360CI install is around 4K. I'll definitely post the pics and details when it's done - hopefully early September.
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