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humara

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  1. sorry for bumping an old thread. but this has been bothering me for a while. isn't installing 996 tire setup on a 986 really bad for handling balance? seems like this would make the 986 understeer in a serious sort of way.
  2. 19s look fine on a 987 but look pretty bad on a 986. especially if you're at stock height. lowered, it make 19s look only slightly less bad.
  3. bump for an answer. i have a 2000 986 S and the silver trim around the windshield is looking pretty ratty and pitted and kinda well just old looking. would removal of the windshield be require to replace this trim piece? it looks like the price of the part is only $50 or less so it seems like a reasonable piece to replace.
  4. Pretty sure he doesn't want more power. next time read the post.
  5. I'm also pretty sure that you really do not want to do this. From what I've read, to properly put these multi piece rims back together, you need a machine that can tighten all of the bolts at the same time and at the same torque.
  6. indeed, very nice write up. claudio and crew did my pre-purchase inspection. very thorough and they are perfectionists for sure. i'm thinking i may need to sell my 17000 mile 3.2 and come up with some cash to do this. although, the hp gains are not as dramatic going from a 3.2 to a 3.4. but still...
  7. very nice install. looks pretty convenient to have the phone up there. how's the audio quality on that setup? any interference from the iphone itself?
  8. I think people were giving you advice on the 01-02 cupholder. you have an 03, which would require removal of the horseshoe as the first step. then you'll see the 2 little locking tabs on the top left and right of the cupholder. push those in to slide the cupholder contraption out.
  9. this is the instructions for the aux input. should be the same for adding changer. basically you need to tell the cdr220 that you have the cd changes and you want it to be available in the source (S button) choice. so basically follow these instructions but look for something about the changer instead. the aux plugs into the same place as the cd changer. To select Auxiliary Input for Porsche CR220 \ CDR220: Turn radio ON Press and hold the "TP" button for about 8 seconds, until Becker 1 is displayed. Turn the Tuning Knob until AUX OFF is displayed. Press either button located directly under the Arrows on the display to change the present setting from OFF to ON. Turn radio OFF. Auxiliary Audio Input has now been activated.
  10. wireless rf http://scosche.com/scosche_ipod.aspx?Categ...p;ItemID=IPNRFC i know it comes with a budget looking steering wheel attachment. but i'm not using that.
  11. glad you solved that problem. those irwin tools look awesome. may have to buy a set just to have on hand in case.
  12. I plan on taking pics. i have all the parts i need (vents, horseshoe, brackets etc) just got the wrong cupholders. sunset estimated 2 weeks. :( overall it looks pretty painless. i've read on various forums that others have done this mod. heard estimates of less than 1 hour for the full install. from what brucem says, it looks like one needs to melt/mold the ducts in the car and slightly trim the back of the vents. will photo and document the process.
  13. The cupholders pull out away from the driver. putting the wrong model in the wrong car has the cupholder pull out towards the steering wheel. here's a picture from brucem's install as for what i would do with the cupholders? i would think that is pretty obvious. maybe put a drink or 2 in there. not everyone can make every single drive an all out track experience. wish i could.
  14. jeff from sunset got back to me with 996 552 183 00 $132. ouch. cheapest price i've found. but ouch. anyway. you think there's much demand on this board for an LHD cupholder? ebay.co.uk maybe?
  15. I need the cupholder module from an 03 or 04 boxster or an 02, 03, or 04 996. these look to be the same no? Some (not very forthcoming) person on ebay sold me a LHD (uk?) cupholder. unfortunately it pulls out toward the steering wheel. it has the following part number on it. 996 552 184 00 what is the correct part number for a US(and others?) spec RHD model? thanks
  16. Well now, figured i'd share this little bit of customization. originally, had the standard ashtray, the lid no longer stayed closed. then i bought the non-smoker kit. liked it better than a busted ashtray but still not that useful. the other day i was looking at my old 4g ipod, and realized the width was just about perfect to fit width-wise into the old ashtray bezel. this type of install is only good if you plan on only rarely taking the ipod out of the car. mine is a big clunker 40gb so i only take it out to update song every so often. also have an rf wireless remote to control tracks and such without using the ipod. although with this mounting, its pretty easy to skip back and forth without looking at the ipod. so, anyway, an hour or so with a dremel tool has resulted in this. nothing to see here. hey, look! i have an ipod in my ashtray. still not really safe to use while moving. but in general, i like not seeing any wires and think its a simple, clean install. also, putting the ashtray lid back on helps cut down on unwanted attention from thieves and such. just a few cuts and a bit of grinding to get a perfect(ish) fit. a kind of big hole for the dock connector. this is for the ipod connector from the aux input. the one from pie or whatever. http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=993 all that's left of the ashtray door. now just used as anti-theft.
  17. i guess my answer was useless. http://www.986forum.com/forums/showthread....Denison+Icelink but i'm not pretending.
  18. buy a new head unit with ipod control. If anybody could chime in with a less useless answer you'd rather insult people than find the answer yourself. nice work
  19. buy a new head unit with ipod control.
  20. i can't speak about the piaa specs because i have never owner nor will i ever own anything made by piaa. but i can tell you that the festoon bulb is 39mm or 1.5" wide. there are plenty of places to get led festoon bulbs. http://autolumination.com for example
  21. I think the actual question was more intended to be something like this: can you run 2 sets of aftermarket hid at the same time. and this is actually a good question. now that i have my light gear lights installed, i no longer like the look of the fog lights. it would be sweet to run a set of hid for the fogs also. i'm thinking it might work since they don't get ignited at the same time. i dunno. these light kits are cheap enough now where one could run 2 or 3 sets. although that's lots of dead weight with all those ballasts etc...
  22. i just finished installing my hid kit. let me start out by saying i was happy this morning when i went on my first drive with my car completely de-ambered, but tonight when driving with the HID and the de-ambered, i am even happier. so total damage for the month. $82 for clear headlights (slightly burnt but now fixed) $164 for 550 special edition tails $114 shipped for the hid kit. i am pretty impressed with this whole h7 upgrade route.
  23. finally got around to swapping my ambers for clears. you can see i bought some messed up burnt headlights on ebay for $82 the inner lenses were toast (literally) but the outer pieces were fine. so long story short, put them all in the oven and swapped the clear pieces on to my headlight assemblies. used permatex black silicon (16b i think) to reseal after scraping out the old sealant. it's not reusable. orignally posted this on 986forums, but i think the boxster forum community is already too splintered so i'm going to only post here i thinks. 1. baked the 03+ clears with the burnt lenses and remove the clear outer cover piece from them. 2. baked my headlights, removed the clear outer cover piece w/amber, scraped all of the old silicon seal out, placed a new bead of silicon seal, installed new clear piece. a side benefit of this is that the clear headlights from porsche have an amber insert that some people have used a soldering iron to remove. these pieces are already clear from the old amber style. so now i have clear lights with clear turn signals. also installed a chromed amber bulb, so they still blink amber. i am very happy to be amber free. also installed my 550 edition tails on the same day. also washed car a few hours after install. no fogging. let silicon cure for 24 hours before installing back on car. the sealing process seemed the same on these lights in general. the only annoying thing was removing the old silicon bead. it was dry and rubbery unlike the seals i've seen on subaru and vw. here's the before pic. here's the lights as purchased you can see the inner lenses are burnt pretty bad. after: and the tails
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