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LuisR

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  1. it's a friend's guage. you can get them from smart racing products. you can also make one with a level from home depot, but it's kind of a pain. as for toe, i do have toe plates that i use from time to time, but my alignment guy only charges me $60 for a four-wheel, so i mostly just take it to him. changing the toe up front is easy. measuring it in accurate relationship to everything else is tougher. BTW, everyone says that changing the camber on these cars also changes the toe, and it does. i've found, though, that the front toe is particularly insensitive to camber changes, so i can change my front camber a lot without changing front toe much. for me, i have it set up so that when i set the camber to my track setting, front toe goes to zero. when i set it to street, toe goes in slightly, which is desirable for street driving. Thanks, So if I change the car setup to max neg camber (three bolts all the way in) what toe value would I have??? I just want to know if I would be ok by just changing the camber to max neg for autocross and then when I get back home I switch it back to street setup.
  2. Insite, What device are you using to measure camber?? Can you let me know where did you get it from? thanks, Also, is it hard to change the toe on the front by yourself???
  3. The main reason why I went for the catbypass pipes was because since I had the car up on jacks, I might as well replace them!!! The Boxsters (US Market) came with 4 catalic converters!!!! 2 are mounted on the header (which probably restricts the flow like hell!!!!!) and the secondary cats are on a separate pipe that connects the header to the muffler. By removing or replacing the secondary cats there are no emission effects or lights that will come on, these are an additional cat system, so you will be fine. I guess I feel a little more responsive throttle and maybe sound!!! The only complaint I have about the Fabspeed by-pass pipes is that the driver side pipe does not align perfectly with the muffler once installed. Fabspeed include s an extension pipe in their kit so that you can play with tolerances and get it close but the driver side was OFF by 1/2" (that is a lot!), so during installation I had to bend one of those extension pipes in order to fit the muffler square! I will call them to have them address this issue. My next upgrade will be replacing the headers, but I will do that next year most likely. LRR
  4. Sounds sweet Luis. :thumbup: Thanks, and to tell the you the truth, I only went up to 4000 rpm !!!! I didn't go beyond that because the engine was not warm enough!!!! So it should sound a lot more at 6000rpm!
  5. The tubes used are Stainless Steel T304, 1" (OD) 16 gage. I used my original exhaust and replaced the tip. (see pic). I need to check with my friend about the welding, I believe is MIG or TIG, something like that. I will post a sound clip the weekend!!!
  6. Well, it is done!!!! and boy, does it look nice or what?? and the sound, is superb!!! I have a friend who has an '04 911 Special Edition with the Porsche Sport Exhaust system and let me tell you that the sound is identical!!! I have a couple of sound clips, I will upload soon. Enjoy the pics!!! Let me know if you would like to make this mod! The car is still sitting in my garage waiting for the rear bumper diffuser to be installed, so I have not test the car on roads and highways. I only started her up and listen to the symphony!!!! As soon as I get her on the road, I will let you know if the interior noise changed. LRR
  7. I did ask this questiosn to the guy who is selling the wheels, but I wanted to get more than just one opition. He tells me that he loves the Kumhos for their quality and price range. Thanks again for all the info on the RA-1, I didn't know they were that good.
  8. Since you are getting a set of track wheel you will want R-Compounds. 235/40 and 255/40 Toyo RA-1's are the tires of choice for Boxster stock 17". My brother and I have used these for the last 80 or so DE days and many AXs. (Almost everyone else in our region use the same.) Just to preempt your next question. Yes 235s will fit 17"x7" rims. The extra rubber helps dial out understeer esp. at corner exit. How about Kumho Vito Racers!!!! The wheels that I am getting come with a used set of Kumhos Vito racers. They are pretty much worn down but I should be able to go through them for the summer. I am also planing on driving to events with these tires!!!! I can't afford to have a trailer or a second car to bring the track tires separately. Would i be fine by driving the Kumhos or RA-1's on the street??? Will I damage the tires by driving them on the street??? LRR
  9. i know what you are saying and all, but i am at a point where I am looking for a used set of wheels, therefore I won't lose anything by trying to get the best overall wheel-tire set. i don't want to buy a set of wheels to then find out that I could have bought something better!!!!! i am not saying that by getting lighter wheels i will become a faster driver, no, I am just trying to spend my money wisely!!! i have found a used 17" set from a standard boxster (7" wide fronts and 8.5" wide rears). i know that a wider front wheel will give me better tire selection but I think is a good deal.
  10. Thanks Toby, you seem to be the only one around here that knows something about OEM porsche wheel weight. I am just trying to get a used set of OEM 17" wheels for autocrossing and occasional DE event, and since there are a hand full of Porsche OEM 17" from the 993 and Boxster, I want to get the lightest set possible. LRR
  11. ok, I definitely recommend removing the rear bumper if you want to remove your muffler to make your life much easier. Also, what the hell is the wire on the pics for???? is that to hang myself if I forget how to put everything back??? :thumbup:
  12. Are the 986 Boxster MAXFLO 2ndary Catbypass Pipes offered by Fabspeed any good??? I have my 2002 Boxster S on jackstands because i am working on a PSE system for my car and since I have the car up in the air I was considering replacing the 2ndary Cats with this kit from Fabspeed. I know I am not going to gain 100HP but overall does it help on throttle response??? Anyone here done this mod???? Thanks LRR
  13. Does any body know the weight for most of the 17" wheels for porsche. I am looking for a used set of wheels for Autox and track DE and i want to get the lightest OEM set available. I would preffer the 7.5" front and 9" rear for better car control. If you don't know the weight but know where I could find it let me know. Thanks LRR
  14. Does any body know the weight for most of the 17" wheels for porsche. I am looking for a used set of wheels for Autox and track DE and i want to get the lightest OEM set available. I would preffer the 7.5" front and 9" rear for better car control. If you don't know the weight but know where I could find it let me know. Thanks LRR
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