Traded up to 2019 R

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  1. User5.2

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    20191025_111101.jpg 20191110_133844.jpg 20191110_135548.jpg Just traded in my AG 2016 Tech for a PB 2019 R. I had been upgrading my car (transmission cooler, Android auto, etc) but decided to take the fast route to a real track setup. My Tech transmission cooler works as good as the one in the R but is a lot noisier and I figured would get even louder if I added a rear differential cooler. I had a list of other upgrades needed, most notably the seats. All solved with the R! I had always thought I would move up to a Porsche, but this car seems like it will be more fun on a daily basis.

    I drove over 500 miles from Northern Colorado down to Albuquerque to get the deal and color I wanted. I paid MSRP with no other dealer fees and got $39K for my car with over 19K miles. To save the carbon wheels and Cup2 tires from the many Colorado construction zones, I brought down my Forgestar winter wheels. @50 Deep was a great help and provided lug nuts that work great on the longer R front wheel studs. I can't wait to use my new Signature wheels as soon as summer comes and will use the carbon wheels for the track. This will be my daily driver, except on the big snow days, just like my Tech.
     
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    Congratulations I just picked up a PB, stripe delete though. Looks great!
     
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    Congratulations on the new car brother. I know you are going to love the car, and I am glad the front lug nuts worked out perfect for you. Go get some miles on her!
     
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    Congratulations on your beautiful new R! Smart move to bring over an extra set of winter wheels to drive the car home.
     
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    Congrats! Looks like you slapped on some trakktape as well to bring it home. You are one smart cookie!
     
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    Thanks! Yeah, I also slapped some Track Armour on the front. I did a quick/crappy job but I think it served its purpose. I was paranoid about the 40+ miles of road construction on the way home.
     
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    Any problems removing the Track Armour?
     
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    Performance Blue is probably the only color I like more than Highland Green. Congrats on the R!
     
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    congrts on the upgrade
     
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    Any ideas on the 2019 R production numbers?
     
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    And you as well Jim!
     
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    Thanks Tom
     
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    Took my car in for 3M plastic protection and ceramic finish this morning. The Track Armour came off easily and left very little residue on the car.

    And thanks to everyone for the congrats! Can't wait to get my car back on Thursday.
     
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    Congrats! Hope to see you out at the track, there are quite a few R owners in the region that we see at NASA and Porsche Club events.
     
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