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About sdharmani

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    2008 997 Turbo w/ PCCB, Sports Chrono & Adaptive Seats
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  1. Thanks Loren. I don't have center lock wheels. One of the guys at DE mentioned that steel rotors were a direct swap without changing the calipers. And that pads for steel rotors were exact same size & thickness as pads for ceramic. So it seems like there may be a straightforward swap but I want to check if any one has tried it yet. Thanks! Sven
  2. Loren, All, Can you provide any guidance for 2008 Turbo - I have PCCB but want to swap them out with Steel rotors (and matching pads) for front and rears. I am going to be tracking the Turbo, so dont want to damage the rotors. Thanks for your help!
  3. David, I recently got a 997TT with PCCB since my base Boxster was running out of juice on the track. What tires do you run on the 997? I used Sport Cups on the Boxster, but cant seem to get them in the 305 x35x18 if I want to run 18s. Also, did you change out your rotors and pads? I use Pagids on the Boxster and I know they make a separate pad for PCCB. I heard from some other fellow DE-ers that it is better to change out rotors - but I still need to look into what rotors would fit (without having to change out the calipers). Any guidance will be helpful. DE is coming up in March end,
  4. I recently got an 08 TT. I have the telephone module on mine but it requires a separate SIM card. I also have the steering wheel controls for telephone, but I haven't been using it. Is there a way to tie the bluetooth into the telephone module?
  5. After a bit of seat time on the track, I decided to upgrade my brakes to Boxster S brakes. I am looking forward to red calipers and cross drilled rotrs to be honest - track is just an excuse :) I am getting calipers / rotors / pads from a dismantler. Has anyone completed a brake upgrade themself? It seems that there is an issue with the rear rotors ... There is a machine shop nearby, so I could get the rotors machined on the inside if that was all that was needed. I also saw on one thread that 3mm square spaces were needed - but the thread was pretty old and the links didn't work. Finall
  6. Has any one found a post on doubling up spacers? I looked but havent found. I have 5 mm OEM spacers. I am doubling them up for the rear with 10 mm longer bolts. Does anyone know of issue with doubling up the spacer? I got longer screws to hold the spacers in place as well. Thanks!
  7. Wierd!! I went to do some more testing on the glove box and it got fixed by itself ?!?!?! I am not complaining for now :) Lauren - you can delete the post if you deem appropriate.
  8. I was removing and replacing the dash strips when I noticed light iside the dash when I removed the flexible plastic cover under the dash. When I removed the glove box, i noticed that the light was on. I tried testing the micro-switch -- it seems to be working ok since the horn doesnt honk when i lock the car with the glove box closed and honks with glove box open. Not sure what is happening here??? Just removed the bulb for now to stop the battery from draining. I haven't done any electrical mods recently. Can any one help. THanks in advance
  9. I just installed silver strips on mine today using your instructions. Thanks a lot for posting these!! Also, it is almost impossible to replace diver key side trim without removing the left vent assembly. One above the glove box is pretty easy, the two small one are more difficult - mainly due to lack of space to use tools. I used a small 1/4" rachet for key side trim and a screw driver worked fine for middle small trim - especially since I had the climate control / radio out for the tweaks as well. Overall, it went well - it took me about 3 hours, so you must be a real expert :) In
  10. Hi, Can you please post or email the instructions for dash removal? Thanks Sven
  11. Hi, Were you able to find instructions to remove the three strips on the dashboard? If so, can you please post the link (or email me at sven.dharmani@gmail.com? Thanks very much. Sven
  12. Becker CDR-23, 2003 Boxster I was able to get the WIRING DIAGRAM for Becker CDR23. Does anyone know how to interpret this? I am pretty sure there is a way to put a bypass switch for iPod.
  13. I just installed the rear speakers on 2003 Boxster with hi-fi option. Most of the instal went fairly smoothly. I am unable to find the spot/grommet to route the cable thru the firewall to front - amplifier. Can some one help please ? Thanks !!
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