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Tomikaze

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About Tomikaze

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  • Birthday 10/17/1975

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  • Interests
    Cars. I have motor oil in my blood. 2 seater convertibles are where it's at. Always loved Porsches. I can finally afford one.

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  • From
    Portland, Maine
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2003 Seal Gray Boxster 2.7
  • Future cars
    Next upgrade in my sights... 2005 987 Boxster S.
  • Former cars
    1997 Mazda Miata, 1999 Mazda Miata, 2003 Mazda Miata, 2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 (Miata).
  1. Does anyone here have original pricing information for a 1994 968? I found the MSRP and destination. Was hoping to see a list of what the options cost.
  2. Might be a long shot but check inside the "dish" that in halfway up the strut. It's where the spring sits. It can collect road debris and stones. I work at a Volvo dealership and it's actually a common complaint on the Volvo XC90. These stones under the spring are exactly what cause similar noises and clunks on the Volvo.
  3. I've got an 04' Boxster S with adjustable intermittent wipers. The "intermittent" part doesn't seem to work. from what I've read I need to replace the #16 relay. Can someone please confirm that ie following is the correct part# for the boxster? ... 996.615.103.00 Thanks, -Tomikaze
  4. Yup. I did. Still not matching up. The numbers I am trying to decipher are 986 559 98301 / 986 559 98401
  5. I searched and several different part numbers for side skirts. Pretty sure there were only two styles of them for the 986 but I found more than two part numbers... and I'm not talking left and right. I want the "newer style" Aero Kit II side skirts f0r a 2004 Boxster. What are the part numbers for these? -Tom
  6. What would be the difference between the two parts or is there none? -Tom
  7. Been looking for this piece for a while. I'm 99% sure it's the exact same part as the 911 GT3 Mk1 front bumper cover. I've found the part at a reasonable price. When I asked for the part# here's what I got... 996 505 980 02 G2X My research says the Boxster part# is... 996 505 983 01 G2X just means primed. Any input from board members? Before I pull the trigger on this rather expensive piece ($2,800 from the stealer) am I talking about the same part and will it fit my 04' Boxster S? Thanks! -Tom
  8. Thanks to ericinboca for agreeing to sell me the clip I am looking for. Not an easy part to track down...
  9. Who's the dealership you use? My dealer still has no clue. I confirmed the service department does have that kit but the answer I got from the technician was that he's "never had to use it before". I think they're pretty sick of dealing with me.
  10. Funny. I broke those instrument cluster clips on my last Boxster. I don't think there is enough room or enough length on the cable to allow clear access to the plug with a glue gun.
  11. I've spent the last 24 hours researching this and every lead has run into a dead end. I've reviewed posts on this forum and found close matches to my scenario but again... dead ends. Tool Pants... you seem to know a lot about this area so maybe you can help. Earlier this summer my radio stopped working. 2004 Boxster S with a CDR-23 and Bose Audio. Radio still turned on but no sound. Research told me it was the Amp. Had a friend comfirm that by running some tests for me. Power to my amp but he said "not passing optical". Found a used amp in an 04' Boxster from www.car-parts.com. Did the swap over and everything worked fine. With one exception... Three plugs that go into the amp. I'm a rookie at this stuff so bear with me. One plug/harness is the fiber optics. The second is for speakers. The third I believe is for power. On this third connector I broke off a little swing arm that locks the plug into place on the amp. The swing arm itself didn't break but these two little nubs on either side of the connector that the locking arm hinges on broke off. Attached a few photos to clarify. My local dealer can't find the part# to order this connector seperatly. They want to sell me an entire harness?? My last effort will be to call junk yards. In fact the place that sold me the amp will sell me the plug... FOR $125!! That's ridiculous. All I want is a new connector. The part is made by AMP. It actually shows three part numbers. One number for each half of the connector and another part number for the piece that locks them together. The part numbers are... 1-963 616-1 1-965 085-1 929650-2 I've spoken with AMP, Tyco, Summit Electronics, Newark Electronics, local stereo shops, etc... All dead ends. Most of the smaller "distributors" don't stock the part and will only order it if I order 2000 of them (summit electronics) and the larger guys (Tyco) won't sell to an individual. I work for a Volvo dealership and you can buy each connector down to each wire seperately. Easy as cake. Why is Porsche so difficult? Any help or input will be appreciated. Thanks. -Tom
  12. So I was bored at work and called the 800# for PCNA. Got a really friendly and helpful person on the other end. My first question was a simple one. I wanted to know how many Anniversary Edition Boxsters Porsche shipped to North America. He asked me if I had any other questions so I threw this one out at him just to get an "official" response. I asked if the AE had a different suspension. The guy called back in only a few minutes and could not answer my first question. His answer was that Porsche does not release figures on how many cars were delivered to each market. No big deal. His answer to my second question was that the car has a sport suspension with a 5mm wider track and a 10mm lowered height. Now I know there are no part numbers listed but I've got to believe that if someone from Porsche researches the question and tells me it's 10mm lower than that's a pretty reliable source. Anyone with an 04' S model near or around Portland, Maine so I can park the cars side by side and measure? -Tom The suspension was dropped by 10mm, and the 18in alloys are pushed out further towards the outside of the car thanks to 5mm hub spacers.The exhaust system, which has a specially styled, stainless-steel tailpipe, delivers the typical Porsche sound. Porsche technicians have reduced the 6-speed gearbox's shift travel by 15 percent for a sportier faster shift. That statement would lead me to believe it's not the same suspension as the standard Boxster S. I'm looking for something more offical and specific that says what the difference was between the models. I myself am in need of an aligment. I have a question that I cannot find an answer for. Loren- thanks for posting the specs on those three different suspensions. I just bought a 2004 Boxster S 550 Spyder Special Edition. Info I can find says it's suspension is 10mm lower than a normal Boxster S. I'm "guessing" that makes it an ROW suspension? Or is it ROW sport? I'm not sure. Can anyone give me some input? Thanks, -Tom The MY04 550 Spyder Special Edition did not get any special suspension - so it has the same suspensions the MY04 Boxster S. (The MY04 Order Guides can be downloaded on the Order Guides section). If it is lower then it likely had someone change the suspension to the RoW Sport suspension. Best way to find out for sure what is on the car is to get the color markings and the front and rear springs.
  13. Here is a photo I just took of the spring with color codes on it... If you look in the parts list there are no special suspension parts marked M091. Can you get the color codes on the springs - if you can I can likely tell you what springs are on the car.
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