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Video: Watch full technical presentations from Tech Tactics East

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Last weekend PCA held its annual Tech Tactics East at PCNA's training facility and parts warehouse in Easton, PA. This time we brought along some cameras and filmed nearly all of the presentations for your viewing pleasure.

Scroll down to find technical presentations put on by PCA members, industry experts, and Porsche Cars North America employees, ranging from an in-depth look at the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car to oil technology. There's more than four hours of recordings!

PCA Spotlight: What you need to know about Porsche Classic's Radio

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Perhaps you've been waiting for Porsche Classic's radio for months, since its European release in February, and wondered why you can't buy one here in North America just yet. Porsche Classic Product Manager Bucky Melvin spoke with us on camera at PCA's Tech Tactics West in November and told us what we've been waiting to hear: The North American version of the radio will be available to purchase in the first quarter of 2016.

Video: PCA Spotlight - Cayman GT4 technical analysis

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When we heard that a local Porsche Club of America member had taken delivery of his Porsche Cayman GT4, we knew we had to get a closer look. Fortunately the car's owner, Mike Levitas, is also the owner of TPC Racing (24 Hours of Daytona champions), and he agreed to lend us his knowledge and walk us through the underpinnings of the GT4. Scroll down to watch the video.

Video: PCA Spotlight: Replacing brake pads and rotors

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We published a video a while back that showed you how to inspect the brakes on your Porsche. We then shared the post on Facebook and received encouraging responses, so we decided to film the actual brake change. PCA Executive Director Vu Nguyen hosts and uses his own 2006 Cayenne S to illustrate what you can expect if you decide to take on the job yourself — or perhaps want to be more knowledgable about your Porsche. (PCA recommends that only qualified Porsche technicians work on your vehicle. Replace your brakes at your own risk.)

How to inspect your brakes

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Aside from tires, the most important safety feature on a vehicle is its brakes. On a Porsche, it’s easy to take them for granted because they’re regarded as among the best. But they require maintenance too, just like any other wear parts — and it isn’t cheap.

With a Cayenne S, the vehicle in question in this video, you can wait to replace your brakes until the brake-pad sensors trigger a warning light in the gauge cluster. Or you can inspect them yourself and anticipate the costly service further in advance.

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