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Alan 01 Boxster S

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About Alan 01 Boxster S

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  • Birthday 03/09/1959

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    Autocross, DE, PCA activities

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    Dalton, Georgia
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '01 Boxster S, black over black with Savanna beige interior, sport package, CD shelf center console, wheel caps with colored crests & full aerokit - low option car.
  • Former cars
    Miata: Jackson Racing anti-roll bars, Eibach springs, HD struts, 17" Motegi Racing wheels, Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires (1.03 g), Wizdom body kit, BSP low profile headlights, Hard Dog roll bar
  1. Yes, the suspensions differ with the "S" being firmer. The base has less brakes and engine also.
  2. "Degrading" the performance of your car is not the way to go (in my opinion). Plus it would reduce it's value. I would recommend replacing the tires with lower performance tires that should slightly improve the ride. I'm the wrong guy to make a recommendation on this since I am always going to the other extreme. Perhaps someone else on this forum has a suggestion. Regarding the many shifts with the 6 speed transmission, in commuter driving I usually shift 1-2-4-6 to reduce shifts. When going for performance I use all 6 speeds. Alan
  3. I recently ordered a Zeintop (late March) but haven't heard from Zeintech. I have sent email but they are returned and I have asked someone to respond to me from their webpage, but no response. Anyone know what is going on with them?
  4. I searched several forums but could not find a wiring schematic for Boxster tail lights. I will be towing a track trailer next AX season and would like to see a schematic for the tail light wiring so I can hook up the trailer lights. Any one have a schematic for the rear wiring? Alan
  5. Try 6696 or 6694 If you have not already read this FAQ - please do so... Lost Radio Code - FAQ, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST Read the FAQ, got the WAIT display, waited for an hour, got the code request again, tried more codea and got the WAIT display again. Is the WAIT function what happens when the wrong codes are entered before you can enter more codes?
  6. Need radio code please. Becker CDR220 sn Y5060295
  7. I agree. Had noised EXACTLY like wheel bearings on my '01 S, replaced the tires, and no noise. If your tires are worn, I would change the tires first.
  8. I installed a Schnell STS about a month ago in my '01 S and I agree with all of your comments. I drove a Miata for 11 years and was used to a tight, precise shifter. The Schnell kit definitely tightened up the shifts and they are VERY positive. I really notice the increase in effort on cold mornings so I am looking forward to warmer weather. Would I install it again based on how it performs? I'm about 50/50 on that one. Alan
  9. I've ordered several items (Schnell short shifter, track pedals) from Vertex Auto in Fl. Great to buy from. Technical answers by phone and when there was a mistake in one of my orders they quickly resolved it (sent return UPS shipping label, just had to place the incorrect part in a box). Bought my items off eBay. Alan
  10. Yeah. I bid on a set of factory Carrera take offs with some blemishes and planned on getting them glass beaded and black powder coated but was outbid.
  11. OK, after a year of looking at wheels for my '01S, I have come full circle, back to the wheels I wanted on a Boxster when I had decided to buy one - Factory style Carrera wheels. I considered going to 19" wheels for the looks but everywhere I see 19's mentioned my handling (and ride) will suffer and I don't want that. OK, so now I am decided on aftermarket copies of factory Carrera wheels, 18x8.0 ET 50mm for the front and 18x10 ET 47 for the rear. I believe the front tire size should be 225 40 ZR 18 and the rear should be 265 35 ZR 18's. Or would larger rears (285s for example) work better with the 10" width (vs. 9" stock)? I would like to really fill out the wheel wells with as much tire as needed for looks and handling. Looking for someone who has "been there and done that." I currently run 17" Bridgestone RE050 Pole Positions and really like them, I plan on buying them in 18's for these wheels. Any experience with this combination out there? Alan
  12. Last week I got a CEL for the first time and dropped by the local autoparts store to borrow their OBDII Reader. I could get no reading, it said that the unit was not connected. I used a standard OBDII connector which fit the port. Over the weekend (I couldn't resist) I "got on it" and the CEL went away. Here are my questions: 1. Any idea why I couldn't get a reading? The reader was an AutoXRay, I believe a quality instrument. Anything funky about the Porsche OBD protocol? Suggestions? The fault is gone now but I want to read (and clear) my faults as part of my 45k service. (Owned the Boxster for almost a year now, plan on doing my first service at 45k miles, 43k currently.) 2. I plan on purchasing an OBDII reader. Any recommendations for home mechanic use?
  13. Go for the LEDs and let us see how it turns out. Also let us know who you purchase them from. I've seen them on eBay. Alan
  14. Sharp! I have a black '01 S. Are your wheels factory or aftermarket copies of Carrera wheels?
  15. Thanks Loren. How much are a set needing to be refinished (curb rash on 2) worth?
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