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  1. Thanks, Peter. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the connector looks like. I guess I will just be patient and await the radio keys to be delivered so that I can remove the headunit and see what the actual connectors are.
  2. Thanks, I appreciate the help. I will call some audio places today and hope that I reach someone knowledgable. So far, I've only ran into people that say the harness doesn't exist and you're forced to cut into the existing harness.
  3. I have the basic system, so no amp to worry about. Here's a link to the antenna adapter section at Crutchfield, can you or someone point out the correct adapter for me: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-GO2k5vfX15s/c...?g=119400&avf=N Also, the following link is what I've seen in some threads as a possible wire harness that I can use to avoid cutting my existing wire harness: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mo2ZaC46Dyj/c...01758&s=0&cc=01. Can someone confirm that this is the correct one for my 2003 boxster? Thanks.
  4. Hi All, I've done a few searches on the board, but did not find anything. I've just purchased an Alpine CD deck with an IPOD interface and am anxious to install it. Can anyone tell me what type of antenna adapter to purchase for the Alpine deck to replace the CDR-23 unit? I'm still awaiting the tool to remove the OEM deck and therefore, cannot view the actual connector. I would love to know the information in advance so that I can order the correct adapter ASAP. Also, does anyone know if there is a wire harness to do a direct connection from the Alpine to the boxster? If not, what wire harness would I need? From some search results, I saw a wire harness from a VW/Audi that may work, but need a confirmation if it would work for a boxster that orginally had a CDR-23 as well (meaning, not sure if all of the boxster model years share the same wire harness for the radio)? Thanks in advance.
  5. Wow, 7 hours might be a record. hehe Those U pipes just need several good wackings from a mallet. I mean, you literally have to hit them as hard as you can. Those pipes are tougher than they appear. Anyway, glad to hear that you've completed the install. The GHL definitely has a lot of resonance around 2.5-3.5k rpm, but it mellows out over time. I've happy with mines as well and love the exhaust note after 4k rpm. Also, I love the weight savings as it's much lighter than the OEM muffler. I had a Gemballa before and was not impressed. It was heavier than the stock piece and was only a little louder than the original muffler.
  6. You need to remove those U-pipes first before you can drop the muffler. For each side, you need to remove the bolts/nuts for each joint connecting to the u-pipe. From the secondary cat, there are two sets of bolts/nuts that you need to remove from the joint. From the muffler side, there is just one bolt for the joining clamp (looks like a "C", remove the nut and wedge a screw driver or hit one end of the clamp to widen the clamp. After the bolts are removed, spray down the joints with wd-40 and let it soak for a few minutes. Then, take a mallet (hammer with padding) and hit the u-pipe to loosen it. The pipe it pretty tough so don't worry about hitting it too hard. To address the two long bolts, take out the support bracket that is attached to the transmission. There are four bolts and you can push back the muffler if you need more clearance. Good luck.
  7. Check out the pictorial section in the following site: http://www.smiley.net/boxster There are quite a few images where you can figure out the install. I've done the install/uninstall a few times myself and I used the images for my 1st go at it. BTW, if you do not desire to remove the rear bumper cover, then just remove the bracket at the rear of the transmission as the top of the bracket is fastened to the top of the muffler. Once you get underneath the car, I'm sure you can figure out what to unbolt. Good luck.
  8. Thanks, Tool Pants. I guess the larger airbox is just more hearsay.
  9. I believe I read somewhere that the extra HP difference between the standard S and the special edition is due or partly due to a larger volume airbox. Anyone know if this is true? If so, anyone have a part number so I can call for quotes? =) I'm thinking about getting the larger box (if it exists) and getting rid of the resonance chambers on my '03 S. A lot of people have recommended the Evo intake, but I don't think I can live with the possibility of comtaminating the MAP sensor and I also prefer the engine response from an airbox versus an open air filter. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  10. Anyone have any info on the TechArt enclosure? For the online sources, I just see it listed at 120W x 1. What size driver is in it and is it worth the price? Thanks.
  11. How often do we have these "work on cars" days? I'm trying to pick up a M030 suspension upgrade kit for my '03 986 S. I've never done a complete suspension swap, so would someone here be able to help and possibly provide the spring compressor for the job?
  12. Armand, Do you still have your original heated seats? I'm looking to put a pair in my boxster. Are the standard seats from your car power? Sorry, I'm new to Porsche so no clue. =)
  13. I've seen a few threads at Boxster Hacks regarding it so not clear if it's a rumor or not. I guess I'll just continue my search for power/heated seats at dismantler sites. =(
  14. Hi, I'm still the new guy here. I was browsing through the Boxster Hacks website and stumbled across a thread regarding the '98 boxster seats all having the heater coil built-in regardless of whether the option was order or not. To enable the feature, one would just need the buttons and necessary wire harness. Can anyone tell me if this is still the case of the MY03? -Gordon
  15. Thanks, I'll do that. Glad to hear there are more unintrusive sub enclosures besides the Bose setup. I know JL Audio doesn't manufacture a stealth box for the boxster, so do any other manufacturer names come to mind?
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