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Everything posted by Gundo

  1. I've had three different exhausts on my car, and I can confirm, there is absolutely no reason to remove the rear bumper when removing or replacing the exhaust. It is easy to do, and all bolts are very easy to access, especially compared to the Boxster. I can now R&R my exhaust in less than 45 mins. Gundo
  2. Care to share the info? That's what makes these boards go 'round. Gundo
  3. That airbox is sure purdy! Nice work. What are your impressions post install? Louder intake, louder exhaust, I'm sure, but worth it? Any noticeable acceleration difference?
  4. PSE is not that loud and IMHO not worth the effort of installing the electronics at all. You'll be spending a serious amount of cash on the install. Many just run it in the default "on" mode and enjoy. Cost breakdown. Dealer $1,750 minimum for the parts $1,000 in labor for install. Ebay/Secondary market $1,000 for a super nice, barely used PSE $100 of labor for install (you can easily do yourself) 3rd option Have the input and output tubes on the muffler "bridged" and you've got a hacked PSE that sounds even better. I opted for number 3 and LOVE it! Most others
  5. Okay, I'm finally compelled to take an informal survey. Please state your year, motor, approx. annual mileage and observed oil usage. I've got nearly 4,000 miles on my 3.8l motor now (Since May 1!), and have added 3.5 quarts already. This seems high to me, and I'd like to collect some independent information from my esteemed friends here on the board. Cheers.
  6. I've got 3,800 miles on my 2006 C2S Cab, and so far, I've put in 4 quarts of Mobil 1. Yes, I do drive hard, but only recently, as I was obeying the break-in procedures. At this rate, I'll never need to change the oil... Seriously though, with that much soot on your tailpipe, I would imagine you've got quite a bit of build-up on your lower bumper valence as well. Burning as much oil as I have been, I'm having the techs look my car over real good next month.
  7. I know many of the regulars here also visit PPBB.com from time to time. Wanted to make you aware of the death of Chuck Hammersmith, an individual that lived larger than life through his creation and moderation of PPBB.com, and truly was an inspiration to many of us in the extended Boxster Family. More info over on http://www.ppbb.com, where Chuck's family has appealed to those that knew him or were influenced by him to post.
  8. Something is definitely not right. I've just bolted those right on - a nice tight fit, no need for spacers at all
  9. jmatta - I see you've got the sport exhaust that dude in Germany has been selling. How do you like the sound? Any resonance? I've heard great things about this set-up. I've done some runs with guy named Pedro from South Florida, and having been behind him under full throttle, I can say it sounds pretty darn nice. He used a smaller diameter pipe than you've got. Thanks! Gundo
  10. I would guess it doesn't need to be Porsche specific. Check this out: Located here:http://www.quitsmoking.com/signs/cigarettelighterplug.htm
  11. Rich - I can't download the bumper removal instructions - pdf seems "broken" or corrupt...can you email me?
  12. The bumper in the link below is made of FRP - fiberglass-reinforced-plastic, in other words, fiberglass. the factory ones are plastic and very flexible. unless you are racing and plan to replace often, I've heard it is a good idea to stay away from FRP as it doesn't hold up as well. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...TRK%3AMEWA%3AIT
  13. Loren, Do you know the part number for the three expanding plastic rivets that hold the body-color painted part of the rear spoiler to the spoiler lifting mechanism? Thanks in advance, Gundo
  14. Thanks all! Since I've now got the regular splitter on the way from Sunset, I'll have to wait until it is scratched up to order the RS part. Thanks again, Gundo
  15. The black plastic chin spoiler on the yellow car looks different than others I've seen. Loren, do you by chance know the part number? Thanks in advance, Gundo GT3 RS Chin Spoiler? GT3 Chin Spoiler (996.505.986.00 Spoiler)
  16. If there hasn't been a miscommunication with the dealer, I would find a new one. There is no way to remove the amber from your main headlight units. The parts you talk about above are only the small corner triangles. The yellow is molded into the main headlight units.
  17. You need new headlights. Either Clear halogen headlights lights or Litronics. 911 headlights have been clear since 2000, Boxters have been clear since 2003. There is no way to remove the yellow in the lights you show because it is molded in. Check ebay. A pair of used Clear halogens go for $600, a pair of used Litronics go for $950.
  18. My new Aerokit II front bumper (AKA GT3) is being installed as you read (side skirts are being painted at same time, but I'll be installing in a week or so) Has anybody installed the GT3 Chin Spoiler also? Mine was not included and I've been looking around for the part number. Thanks! You can see the part I'm looking for at the bottom of Al Vogl's car:
  19. Obviously, the owner desnorked and sucked in a cigarette butt. This spontaneous combustion happens all the time. At least that is what the anti-desnorks claim. :drive:
  20. Sounds like a plan. Any questions come up during removal, feel free to email me. Good luck!
  21. Sorry, but this looks like a waste of money to me. Not really your fault, as these companies should not be allowed to sell such products. The reflectors in the halogen headlights are not designed to accomodate the HID light bulb. The end result is an overbright light, with a ton of glare and unfocused beam. You will be blinding oncoming cars with an extreme amount of glare because the light is unfocused. Read on below, the NHTSA has ruled that these kits are illegal as the beam blinds oncoming drivers and is unsafe. NHTSA Press Release NHTSA 43-04 Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Contact
  22. Thanks man! You rule! Now, I can't wait to see what this is gonna cost, or even if it is available... Retail price is $2,294!! Whoa
  23. Hi guys, I'm in the process of putting together an Aerokit for my car. Bumper and skirts are on the way - :D Question for you parts experts about the trunk - I seem to recall seeing a smooth trunk installed with the rear spoiler, as the spoiler has an integrated brake light. But I've also seen the third brake light blanked out with a piece of plastic. Do you know if there is a trunk that does not have the brake light indentation? If so, what is the part number? Here is Den Vogl's car with the plastic third light blank Thanks in advance!
  24. Thanks! - I'll do some checking...
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