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    02 Boxster S, Factory 030 suspension, PSM, 6-point harnesses, BK Rollbar Extension, Extinguisher, Yoko AVS ES100 on Turbo-look (18s)

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  1. If any of your gear changes feel 'rubbery', it is likely a slipped shifter cable. Either the adjusting nuts on the cables at the shift lever or a cable has slipped off the retainer bracket at the transmission end. You will have to remove parts to look at either of these. If the rear main seal was ever replaced, I would check the transmission end - especially since you already looked at the shifter end. good luck - and maybe someone else has a better idea - Ad Sach
  2. I believe ALL the factory door speakers are sub-woofers. This speaker upgrade also included an amp in the trunk and cone tweeters beside the dash speakers. Without the door speakers, the dash peanut grills cover a single speaker. As for the rear deck, I'd rather have a pair of mid&high stereo speakers behind driver and passenger heads than a sub-woofer. A few folks have added a subwoofer in the passenger footwell and sacrificed legroom. Since my wife is 6' tall, this is not an option for me. Others have added a sub and amp to the bottom of the front trunk, I prefer not to sacrifice the room or share that much of my bass with the neighborhood. For the 986, One place I would investigate is placing a downfiring subwoofer UNDER the dash on the passenger side where the 996 has a glove compartment. It's at least a good place for the wiring - it might not be bad for the sound. The 987 actually has a glove box there. - Ad Sach 2002 986S in Boston.
  3. I expressed myself poorly - My PZEROs would flat spot every night whether the overnight low was 40 degrees or 100 degrees - they ALWAYS flat spotted. I switched to YOKO AVS ES100 and prefer this tire to the PZERO in every way.
  4. Oh, it can (and does) occur. But, there are numerous variables, some of which you've mentioned. Pressure and load, of course, but the tires themselves are big factors. Ambient temp and more importantly, temp of the tires when first stored. I get noticeable, but not objectionable, flat spotting over night after driving my highway commute and parking in the garage. Dissipates within a few miles in the morning. I run Bridgestone Potenza S-03. --Brian My Factory Pirelli would flat spot every night at (100+ or 40-) degrees in Arizona
  5. They also had a do not touch sign on the one in Herb Chambers Boston showroom. When I walked between it and the window they yelled across the room at me. That will probably be my last visit to this dealer even though it is 6 blocks from my work. What a difference from Penske in Scottsdale, AZ. Penske group had a showroom of new Ferrari, Maseratti and Porsche. They preferred you not to touch the high end Ferraris, but they greeted everyone in quiet tones and loved to talk about the cars. Now they have the Penske museum(free) a block away from North Scottsdale Porsche. The folks at Herb Chambers couldn't even tell me the HP, torque or suspension upgrades of the new BMW Z4 M on the lot. Some people just shouldn't be allowed to sell cars.
  6. I like my Ultimate Cupholders, but the fit is not as good as the Ultimate Cupholders for my wife's BMW. The metal bends and they fit a bit loose. Do you have a photo showing your install?
  7. If you want to do this job in 2-3 hours instead of 4, you can just loosen the wheel well liners by removing the front 3-4 fasteners and then remove the front bumper cover. I found removing the plastic rivets on the wheel well liners to be the most time consuming part of the job - the rivets tend to stretch and break on a car with a few miles on it. When I did this last month, I moved the front radiators to the side(leaving hoses attached) and cleaned the back radiator too.
  8. The car may be out of warrantee, but the RMS and IMS service they just did for you should be warranted. I'd say take it back
  9. Loren thanks for your honest evaluation. I purchased and installed the Durametric software yesterday. I had my seat out to transport a heavy chunk of ,arble, so I used it afterwards to reset the Airbag light.
  10. :oops: Sorry guys - Apparently I should brushup on my reading skills
  11. Removing the rear bumper cover is not too hard - I couldn't find the link, but one starts by removing the spoiler cover. ADJUSTING the rear bumper doesn't involve removing anything and there is very little to adjust, basically you are adjusting the gaps and to look good against the fenders. To adjust, loosen the one or two adjacent screws , shove the cover into the position you like, and retighten the screws. If your muffler sits bad in relation to the bumper cover, it is probably an issue with the muffler mounting - fixing this has nothing to do with the bumper cover.
  12. Chris - try a search on this forum for MAF DISCONNECT There have been many posts on unplugging your MAF and driving (as a diagnostic test.)
  13. I only noticed because I am considering this for a spring upgrade(moving to Boston where drivers are..um..erratic). After your install, please make a post giving your impression of loudness and delay. stumpjumper - How do you like your new setup?
  14. Phil - Have you discovered you driving lights? On my 02S, if you pull out the light switch dial(or otherwise fiddle with the dial) it turns on the driving lights as well as the headlights. It is a visible difference on mountain roads. I only discovered my driving lights LAST YEAR, and I bought mine new in 02, - Ad Sach (please - no RTFM comments, I have read the manual front to back at least 3 times).
  15. Try the flash (flashing your headlights), it's the traditional Porsche greeting. I've flashed 2 p-cars and waved back once in the last month (I'm in Newton).
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