Yeah, the whole interest is around midship rear drive so C7 is out of the question for me. I am confident even the base C7 will totally be enough to entertain my driving capabilities, but I want the MR setup just for the sake of engine noise coming from behind the seat. The Z51 package has everything I'd want aftermarket so it'll be an easy way to finish my car. I'm at a point I don't want to go under a car and wrench too much any more and making compromises. Regular maintenance I would still do, but my interest is becoming more in keeping the car detailed in pristine show-car condition, and just admiring them in my garage.
Until I'm done driving my MT cars I currently own, I decided I'm going to skip the base Cayman in MT. It might be a while considering how much I enjoy driving my Golf-R and STI.
Slow week at work so I suppose I'll update my journal..
So the entire month of June was mainly working on my house, working with contracted landscapers for our lawn and garden care, house projects including minor repair on the garage ceiling. I still have this big library room project for my wife I need to work on this month.
Car wise, I installed CF paddles and BMS front tower braces in anodized black (looks fantastic) on my SUPRA and did an oil change on my FiST. I drove around my STI and Golf-R mainly on weekends for fun. Nothing out of the ordinary except my Golf-R developed this faint metal to metal clanking noise at very slow speeds. I thought maybe it was the brake pads again, but it makes noise while braking to a stop so I think it's suspension related. I checked the endlink torque and subframe bolts, no issue. It hasn't gotten worse and only sounds at very low speeds (under 10-15mph) so I just left it as a characteristic of the car..
My house is pretty old at 40yrs and the ceiling drywall joint tape started peeling back again in some areas dropping paint dust on my cars. I fixed and painted the storage area in the garage but still not fully done over my cars. I used my GoJacks to move the cars around while I spot repaired the joint tape with new nylon tape and mudded it up. No more flaking paint, but I still need to sand and paint the joints.. just checking if any other areas develop cracks in the paint before I paint it maybe later this summer. It's a 900sq ft garage so I decided to do it in sections and not kill myself looking upward all day long.
This holiday weekend I plan to pull out my SUPRA and have some BBQ with family. Should be fun.