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  1. Jim, one thing I noticed about this practice, is that you will put a nice little dent in the leather's side bolster! The seat belt clasp hits the leather side bolster, and makes a mark. The mark comes out, but repeated practice, combined with heat, may not be a good thing long-term. Just my observation. When are you going to put your "spinners" on? :) As soon as I get my gold tooth crowns I ordered from Walgreens in the mail. Should be here Friday, but I won't be able to test the fit on my grill until I get home from community service duties at the county jail.
  2. So, the tint is on, and I have not spent enough time in the vehicle during the day to comment on heat reduction. I can say that I think it looks MUCH sportier, and I'm very very pleased with the looks of it. Makes it strange to me that people rarely tint Boxster windows, but I know it's just a personal preference. For me, I wish I hadn't waited this long.
  3. I have an '01 2.7, and my gas gauge also goes MUCH faster over the first half tank than the latter half. I filled up yesterday and drove 10 miles, and it had already dropped to 7/8ths.
  4. I have been considering getting the rear speaker package...heard nothing but good things about both the sound of his product and the seller himself.
  5. Yes, I am going to tint the old Boxster front windows. I don't care how it looks.. It has been 105 for 20 straight days in Dallas. If you park in uncovered parking while at work all day and live in this sort of climate, you have no idea how hot that leather is. Unbearable. So, for 95$ tomorrow at lunch, I am tinting my 2 windows with this: S O L A R G E N I C S Worlds finest automotive film Heat Reduction 56% Lifetime Unlimited warranty Scratch Resistant Coating UV rejection 98% Now, come to think if it, I've never noticed a 2 seat convertible with side tint, but I'm sure
  6. Ah, in an (perhaps futile) attempt to summarize, I'll make a few concessions: -I hope that no one on this forum believes an aftermarket spoiler is better, aerodynamically, than the specific spoiler the car came with (at the point that porsche determines it should deploy) -As far as aesthetics go, it's entirely too subjective on whether or not you find the spoilers good-looking or not, if you do, great...if not, don't buy one -I, personally, do not drive over 75mph very often, and although I have an English degree and never took a single engineering course, my (potentially retarded) feeli
  7. And that, Gary, is mostly where this debate lies: whether or not the functionality of the spoiler is undermined (at least it's what I had hoped to learn in this link) at normal driving speeds. I don't suspect anyone reading this thread is hoping to themselves "jeez, I want an aftermarket spoiler, but I hope it works well in directing air flow when I'm driving 145mph down I-80". The spoiler pops up at 75mph automatically, which, one would assume, is a conservative speed (in terms of the spoiler being truly necessary) as dictated by Porsche. I, personally, never go over 90, which probably isn
  8. I have the same problem....open for suggestions.
  9. As I have mentioned elsewhere on this forum - I had Kumho's on my 01 when I purchased it in March w/ 50% treadlife remaining....and although I cannot speak about Kumho's handling brand new, I thought they sucked *** for the month I had them. Just had them replaced with Goodyear Eagle F1...couldn't be happier. I thought w/ the Kumho's the Boxster felt like a car on stilts in the rain.
  10. I have some of his sill plates for my Boxster...they are almost IDENTICAL to the OEM parts at the Porsche dealer for 1/6th the price. Cannot beat them, and they look just as sharp as the real deal for far less $$$.
  11. Thanks for your thoughts. Tirerack.com is exactly where I started. My only problem was that most often the tires reviewed were for different vehicles than a Boxster, and I was interested to hear responses on my exact vehicle. Based on what I have read on customer reviews, the Pirelli's wear down extremely quickly. Other tires were extemely loud, some didn't grip, etc. It almost seems like no matter which brand you choose, you are making a compromise: if it grips, it wears down quickly - if it's quiet, you pay double - if it's got long treadlife, it's a noisy tire. My main concerns (ou
  12. In March of ’06, I bought my first Porsche, an ’01 Boxster with an extremely low 18k miles on it. The tires looked to have 50% treadlife remaining on the Kumho Ecsta AST on Porsche Sport Classic II OEM rims. At the time it didn’t bother me much, but I wondered if they were the original tires, just halfway through their treadlife span but 5 years old already. Since I purchased the car, I have spun out in wet weather twice, one time doing an entire 360. I am NOT an aggressive driver, and I feel very unsafe in the rain, to the point where I take turns at 3mph and get honked at by those behind
  13. Entertaining as it was, all this nick and dan banter got us nowhere. I have also been interested in the Powerchip for my 2001 2.7. I hope someone who has actually had it installed can give a report...the testimonials on the powerchipgroup.com website are fantastic for my vehicle, but I guess they could post all the fabricated testimonials their wives could type up... In the meantime, I remain a skeptic, and I will hold on to my $900 until I have a better feeling on it.
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