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Get the discs are barley any different size wise. Are the callipers noticeable smaller? If they are smaller why can we not order the mission e wheels without spending the extra £££ on upgraded brakes! Doesn’t make sense to me? Not really expecting an answer, but views on visual differences appreciated.
Yes, they'll look smaller with 3 less pistons on them which is unfortunate.

I think there's 3 possible reasons for why you need those brakes with the 21' wheels.

1. Stopping distance. I think with the steel pads/rotors the stopping distance might not be what Porsche wanted it to be with those wheels on it.

2. Possibly something to do with range as I think both the PSCB and PCCB are lighter than the standard steel pads/rotors. The range is already reduced with the 21' wheels but maybe it was even worse with the standard brakes on it.

3. Because Porsche can. They know if you're someone who will pay $4k+ for a set of wheels, that you'll also pay $3k+ for brakes even if you have to option them on because you want the wheels.

Also the brakes could totally stay the same by the time the 2021 models start actually coming out. Porsche is known for making last minute changes to their configurations, so who actually knows if they'll go from 10-piston to 6-piston or not.
 

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Gary,

Doesn't sound like you're missing anything then!

Let me do some more research into this and see if I can come up with some more answers. You are not the first person I've had bring this to my attention.
Thank you very much. There are many comments on this forum from others with the same issue. I'm sure we would all like to get an authoritative answer from Porsche so that we know what to expect regarding a resolution. Also, if you could get a "real" answer from Porsche regarding Issue #1, regarding the Wi-Fi Hotspot not connecting to the Internet; it may be a clue in addressing the resolution to the Wi-Fi/PCM connection Issue #4.
 

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Luke - Thank you for offering to help to clarify some outstanding issues with Porsche with regards to the Taycan. I'm sure that I am not the only Taycan owner that would like to get an official answer from Porsche on when we can expect resolutions to the following issues or bugs. Anything that you can find out would be appreciated.
  1. Wi-Fi Hotspot does not provide Internet access. Porsche support told me that it was an issue with AT&T; which isn't particularly useful as all I/we care about is getting the problem resolved. What is the status of a resolution?
  2. HomeLink does not pair with GPS (It always shows its location as "off-road")
  3. Porsche Connect (Android) takes an exceptionally long time to connect or drops the connection. I've read in the Forum that the iPhone version of Porsche Connect has the same issue.
  4. The "Connection Status" in Porsche Connect (Android) always displays the "Wi-Fi to Car" link between the router and the PCM in RED and the display reads "No connection to the PCM".
Thank you so much @LukeManning for participating on this Forum. It is greatly appreciated. The other big item that has been concerning is the heat issue relating to the PMCC. It's been thoroughly discussed in these threads if you haven't seen it yet:

https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/threads/nema-14-50-supply-cable-heat-data.1940/

https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/threads/ditch-the-pmcc-for-now.1996/

As you will see in those threads, several owners (myself included) have reached out to PCNA or their dealers regarding the temperature of the PMCC and more particularly, the adapter cable connecting the PMCC to the electrical outlet (in most cases the NEMA 14-50) and no response has been given by Porsche other than a suggestion to drop the charging rate to 32 amps for now. So hopefully you can get some guidance as to whether they are going to do anything to address this heat issue. Thanks again for all your help on this forum.
 
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Thank you so much @LukeManning for participating on this Forum. It is greatly appreciated. The other big item that has been concerning is the heat issue relating to the PMCC. It's been thoroughly discussed in these threads if you haven't seen it yet:

https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/threads/nema-14-50-supply-cable-heat-data.1940/

https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/threads/ditch-the-pmcc-for-now.1996/

As you will see in those threads, several owners (myself included) have reached out to PCNA or their dealers regarding the temperature of the PMCC and more particularly, the adapter cable connecting the PMCC to the electrical outlet (in most cases the NEMA 14-50) and no response has been given by Porsche other than a suggestion to drop the charging rate to 32 amps for now. So hopefully you can get some guidance as to whether they are going to do anything to address this heat issue. Thanks again for all your help on this forum.
Unfortunately, this is the same response I have recieved from PCNA. Our own charging cable for our Taycan has experienced this as well, although only when extremely hot outside (our Porsche Charging Dock is located outside).

For the time being, the only resolve I have is to turn the charging rate down, you might try anywhere between 30-40 amps to see what continues to work. You might find that 36 still works versus 32.

I believe they will be able to fix this with a software update to the unit itself though, otherwise I could see them having to reissue new cables (much like Tesla had to do to very early units of their charging cable).
 

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Hi,

This might have answered else where in the forum but is there a way to always keep the electric sport sound on. Appreciate any insight
 

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Yes, they'll look smaller with 3 less pistons on them which is unfortunate.

I think there's 3 possible reasons for why you need those brakes with the 21' wheels.

1. Stopping distance. I think with the steel pads/rotors the stopping distance might not be what Porsche wanted it to be with those wheels on it.

2. Possibly something to do with range as I think both the PSCB and PCCB are lighter than the standard steel pads/rotors. The range is already reduced with the 21' wheels but maybe it was even worse with the standard brakes on it.

3. Because Porsche can. They know if you're someone who will pay $4k+ for a set of wheels, that you'll also pay $3k+ for brakes even if you have to option them on because you want the wheels.

Also the brakes could totally stay the same by the time the 2021 models start actually coming out. Porsche is known for making last minute changes to their configurations, so who actually knows if they'll go from 10-piston to 6-piston or not.
1. & 2. This doesn't make sense as you can specify the other 21" wheel option (exclusive design 21") without upgrading the brakes on the 4S.
 
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1. & 2. This doesn't make sense as you can specify the other 21" wheel option (exclusive design 21") without upgrading the brakes on the 4S.
Right, but they are Carbon Fiber Wheels so are lighter and have a Shroud for increased range.

Again, just my guesses! I could be totally wrong on all 3 of them. I agree though that option #3 is probably the likely reason why ;)
 
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Hi,

This might have answered else where in the forum but is there a way to always keep the electric sport sound on. Appreciate any insight
Not to my knowledge. Hopefully in a future software update!
 

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It’s crazy that that (and probably a lot of other settings) aren’t linked to your profile which is loaded based on your key. As you said, hopefully in a future update.
 
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It’s crazy that that (and probably a lot of other settings) aren’t linked to your profile which is loaded based on your key. As you said, hopefully in a future update.
Everything in the Taycan is actually linked to the Cloud. They wanted to move away from having everything synced to the key and have all data stored/transmitted in the Cloud.

Thought being profiles would transfer between future products i.e. Sport Turismo, EV Macan, another Taycan, etc.

But yes, I do agree having the option to have Electric Sport Sound always on when you start the car should be an option. Until then, DIAMOND KEY! :CWL:
 

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OK, this is about the only thing that is really bugging me about the Taycan. What in the name of all that is just and good in this world possessed Porsche to size the main screen icons so the third row doesn't completely fit on the screen? This seems absolutely nuts to me.
 

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OK, this is about the only thing that is really bugging me about the Taycan. What in the name of all that is just and good in this world possessed Porsche to size the main screen icons so the third row doesn't completely fit on the screen? This seems absolutely nuts to me.
This has been mentioned before.. it's so you know there are more items to scroll down to. If you have the items perfectly centered, people wouldn't know you could scroll down for more. Now, is that the best solution? I don't know, probably not, but that's the reason behind it.
 

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@LukeManning can you ask PCNA about this posting

https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/t...-charger-48-amps-not-max-9-6-kw-40-amps.1793/

it’s pretty clear the North American Tacyan ships with the same 11 kW on board charger that the European model does - but the documented specifications list 9.6 kW has the maximum charge rate.

Can we get an update specification that correctly documents the Tayan 11 kW charge rate? It actually makes the Taycan able to charge at an L2 charge rate equal to the Tesla Model 3 LR edition and is supported by multiple J-1772 chargers from multiple vendors.
 

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Hi,

This might have answered else where in the forum but is there a way to always keep the electric sport sound on. Appreciate any insight
The rather creative solution I have heard in one review, if you have Sport Chrono package, is to use the individual setting where you can enable the sportsound and any other features you like.
 

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This has been mentioned before.. it's so you know there are more items to scroll down to. If you have the items perfectly centered, people wouldn't know you could scroll down for more. Now, is that the best solution? I don't know, probably not, but that's the reason behind it.
 

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