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    2004 Boxster S
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    Something with PDK...
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    2001 Boxster

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  1. Great news, Chuck! Glad it went smoothly for you. A couple years down the road for me, this DIY still gives me pleasure.
  2. Congrats on getting your cruise installed. Good work!
  3. I never had trouble with my 17" P-zeros on dirt. I'm not sure an all-season would be any better, really the limiting factor is the amount of sidewall. I had a 16" snow combo that was great! But with the S you can't go smaller than 17", but in my experience that is decent. I would be very concerned with my current 18" combo (my 2nd Boxster is an S).
  4. Thanks for the info, Brian. At nearly $100/hp I think I'll hold off on my potential conversion, LOL.
  5. Looks great. I hope the tailight goes to a smaller size, ala Z8, instead of the led's being inside the current plastic tailight. Not that there's anything wrong with the current style, just something different and cool!
  6. I'd be interested too. I have a non-550 2004 S (one of the few, it would seem like Porsche sold like half of the Boxsters in 2004 as 550's). 6 hp is a little silly, but if it isn't too much money I'd do it just on principle.
  7. It's gorgeous! What color is that? So cool!
  8. I gave up on mine, although admittedly I haven't tried very hard to find the root cause. My car is a 2004, believe it or not, but the previous owner had the original replaced with an aftermarket, and it has been a nightmare (that obviously the dealer won't warranty). If I can get a few more years out of it I'll be happy. Even my wife knows "the drill" of guiding the cable with her hands as I close the top. Good luck, I know all too well what a frustrating problem it is.
  9. This is a project I intended to do a few years back with my old Boxster, when the armrests started peeling, but I never got around to it. Lately, a couple of posts on PPBB got me thinking, and this time, doing. A few hours later and I am absolutely thrilled with this hack! I've taken those hard plastic covers which are pathetic as armrests, and turned them into something actually comfortable, 100% OEM-looking and matching the interior, and add a touch of class. I highly encourage you to try this hack! Time required: 2 hours Cost: About $20 Materials: Piece of leather to match your in
  10. 986 Boxster DIY padded leather armrest This is a project I intended to do a few years back with my old Boxster, when the armrests started peeling, but I never got around to it. Lately, a couple of posts on PPBB got me thinking, and this time, doing. A few hours later and I am absolutely thrilled with this hack! I've taken those hard plastic covers which are pathetic as armrests, and turned them into something actually comfortable, 100% OEM-looking and matching the interior, and add a touch of class. I highly encourage you to try thi Author
  11. I'd be more inclined to worry about, rather than doubt, a power gain. Unless there is something special about the lubricating qualities of the oil (which there hopefully is), if the oil simply flows thinner it might also protect the engine less. That said, it certainly sounds worth looking into. I'd be especially interested in a tranny oil which could enhance the shift feel.
  12. Very nice. I plan to get one too when it is time. I did an Optima on my last car, but Odyssey takes it one step further.
  13. Brian, your remarks remind me of exactly the same impressions I had when I owned a 2001 Base Boxster (217 hp) and drove a friend's then new 250 hp Boxster S. It was about a 15% difference...both on paper and in actual seat-of-the-pants feeling. You noticed it, but you wouldn't be wanting to trade up cars for it. Seems like Porsche keeps us evenly baited so that we are happy for 2-4 years and then get the itch to upgrade! :)
  14. That's a nice little improvement. I always like seeing how Porsche will refine things year-to-year. So is the dealer doing any rides yet?
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