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    2007 Lexus GX
    2000 Porsche Boxster
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    Currently Rebuilding a Salvaged Ferrari 360 Spyder
  1. I'm sure it exists but its vague. I just ordered my 2008 S and while waiting for delivery I am planning my stereo. Based on my experiences with doing my boxster, I have a lot more grounds as to what I can do in the porsche. Does anyone have a diagram or just an accurate count of which speakers are in what positions and how big each speaker is? I'm really focused on the stock system (I skipped the bose since everything but the PCM is coming out) but I have noticed that the door panels and dash panels are the same regardless on the 2008's. This wasnt the case say, with my boxster, which va
  2. Hey JAudio- Do you have any recommendations for a 2001 Boxster? I would like something with a double din screen and nav. Check out my install on my S... it should give you some serious starting points. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry70245 I've yet to hear something more clean, clear and powerful than my setup without some big bulky subwoofer being somewhere. -Ryan
  3. I had the factory rears, but I can tell you that the kappas are a lot brighter and noticeably crisper. Its a worthwhile upgrade when combined with an amp to more properly drive them. The factory amp doesnt have enough gusto for worthwhile aftermarket speakers.
  4. That looks like it was run over! Anyway, being extremely skeptical that the fuel pump was the culprit, I asked to speak to the technician working on the car. The new (actual) story is that its not the fuel pump at all, but rather the fuel sending unit that mates the hoses to the tank. I've since seen the part which is indeed cracked and I have no doubt that when the tank is full it can leak from this point. I honestly dont know how this crack could have developed over a month's time, but apparently the technician who first worked on my car is no longer with the dealership so no one can pr
  5. I paid 200 with a coupon at the porsche dealership. Alignments at good shops (non-porsche) run around 90 bucks where I live, just metro prices. I figured it wasnt too outrageous considering those same shops up-charge for anything "exotic". I know... I know
  6. I have a jump-station on hand (one of those portable battery jump boxes). They are very cheap nowadays, 50 bucks or so. It also has a DC power outlet. Low and behold when my battery went dead, plugging a cable in between that socket and my lighter socket gave juice to the car. It was enough to operate the alarm, which in turn unlocked the levers on the drivers side and I opened the hood. Whatever you do, do not attempt to jump your car through this configuration. Use it to open the hood and jump directly to the battery.
  7. I know some things acted real funny on my car when I swapped the battery out. Later I went to turn on the radio, entered the radio code and things seemed to return to normal. I have no idea as to if it was a coincidence or by design.
  8. That looks like it was run over! Anyway, being extremely skeptical that the fuel pump was the culprit, I asked to speak to the technician working on the car. The new (actual) story is that its not the fuel pump at all, but rather the fuel sending unit that mates the hoses to the tank. I've since seen the part which is indeed cracked and I have no doubt that when the tank is full it can leak from this point. I honestly dont know how this crack could have developed over a month's time, but apparently the technician who first worked on my car is no longer with the dealership so no one can pr
  9. Thanks. I was hoping to get a little more weigh-in on this, but I can understand that its hard without running tests ourselves. I know that this pump can be had for 2 and change, but right now im cursed with a complete lack of time to work on the car. Its frustrating for me because there is so much I CAN work on throughout this car, but determining this problem's legitimacy isnt one of them. I suppose I will pick it up and take it all the way out to the dealer I originally bought it from and see what they have to say. After talking with them on the phone, they feel its possible but very
  10. A while back I had mentioned on here that I was smelling fuel with the top down in the car. I took the car to the dealer, who spent the day with the car and handed it back to me saying they couldnt reproduce the smell and nothing came up on a "fuel system check". Well, last thursday the car's check engine light came on. I brought the car to the dealer and expressed my dissatisfaction when I was told it was most likely emissions or fuel system related. I had to wait until today to get their answer... Today I am being told there is a "crack in the fuel pump" which is only remedied appar
  11. Thanks! I've actually been working with the system to tune and tighten things up, and its putting out even more sound now. Its incredible how clear and loud and thumping the system is even with the top down at speed. For the subs, I built a reverse chamber out of lexan, then sealed the doors up (foam/dyna etc). In hindsight, id of just gone with turning the door into a small sealed box without the lexan, but im not complaining about the results as I had to be the test pig on this one. I called a lot of people asking for info on doing this... everyone said it couldnt be done, so im happy
  12. Actually I had the DSP unit in my boxster prior to the upgrade, so the trim was already there. Sorry I cant help, but as it was mentioned, it should be as simple as contacting sunset and telling them what you need :-)
  13. I am glad you are appreciating the install. I'm loving it every day. There is just such a difference with a REAL low end and a well balanced stage of clarity from the main speakers at volume. For the double din, yes I removed the cross brace. I cut it with a dremel (I use that for everything!) and then smoothed the edge with an emory board. The plate covering I have fills in whatever noticeable change would have been there. After that I made my own bracket to mount the radio in the height and way I wanted it. I didnt have any issues with wiring the headunit... its pretty straightfo
  14. Carlos at wheel dynamics (www.wheeldynamics.com) has helped me and many other board members out with their wheels. They arent the cheapest aftermarkets but the quality is assured. They also promise a very good match on sale, mounting and balancing tires. I got my tires elsewhere because I liked the benefit of someone local to service road hazard warranties. I realize you arent in the states but the shipping was very reasonable here, and might not be too bad overseas... worth a shot! They are very well versed in porsche wheels (in fact I think its their main business) and most of their wh
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