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Hi All, My 987 seems to be clunking really badly over short bumps. It's both audible and can be felt through the steering wheel as a judder. There are lots of poor roads in the area and many cobbled streets, this is where I feel the issue the most. My steering has been like this since I picked the car up (8K miles), although it was made slightly worse by adding the 19" CS wheels. I would probably just have attributed the issue to those but I drove two other variants of the Boxster and Cayman recently, all with 19" wheels and they showed no signs of this problem over the same surfaces. Is this a known problem, anyone else with a similar experience? p.s. This is not apparent at high speed or on smoother surfaces. Thanks in advance! CJP
These are Replicas...and they're not the cheapest out there either! Cheaper Replicas can be found here: www.design911.co.uk. If you are after OEM try: Jasmine-Motorsport You'll struggle to get 265/35/19 N rated tyres though....There seems to be a global shortage....I've opted to get a set of Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta. Evo magazine rated them above all of the N rated brands in their tyre test last year and they are £400 cheaper than the N rated equivalent.
Hi Folks, Looks like the "modding" bug has bitten again as I am considering the PSE, but have been reading losts of good things about the Tubi, which apparently has a sweeter noise and actually adds power unlike the PSE, whilst retaining the ability to be switch on and off? Is this correct? Does anyone consider there to be a better alternative? Opinions welcome. Cheers, CJP80
I believe the Replicas have Made in Italy on them and lack the Porsche Part number which is usually cast on the wheel next to the tyre valve. The part numbers for the 19" Carrera S wheels are 987 044 602 05(6). The fronts have a 57mm offset and the rears 46mm. Porsche make two variations of this wheel. The other being a 11x19 for the 997, with a 295/35/19 tyre and offset of 71mm. I don't think that these fit the Boxster though.
Thanks for the response. I find your comments about the wheel width interesting. I have seen these Made in Italy wheels advertised on various sites as 9.5x19 and 10x19, although now I'm not convinced about the true widths. On that basis I've decided to spend the extra £900 and get the OEM wheels. At least I'll feel safe in the knowledge that if a wheel fails at 80mph then my £50K Porsche will be replaced by Porsche UK. If I come to sell my car in the future, I can always shift it to a dealer with the standard 18" wheels and sell the 19's privately. Thanks for the advice.
I know this has been discussed in similar threads recently, but can someone tell me why the OEM wheels are so much more expensive than the replica offerings available. I was in the local dealership today investigating the possibility of adding 19" Carrera S wheels to my 987 Boxtser until the parts guy came back with a price of £2700! That's over $5000 to those of you in the USA. Are the Porsche wheels all forged? In the majority of cases, replica wheels are cast which I am led to believe is an inferior way of manufacturing. Is this correct? Many thanks
Hi, I've had my car a few weeks now. Twice now I've had difficulty starting the car when the fuel light has just come on. The last time the range was reading 20 miles and I couldn't get the car started. Had to go get fuel. Again tonight, with 30 miles on the range I had problems with it starting. I had driven home along the motorway and the fuel consumption was up at 28mpg(UK), so there was probably little fuel in the tank. If the tank holds 64l then surely you should be able to go some way into the 'orange zone' before your car starts playing up? Any ideas, similar experiences? Cheers, CJP80
Thanks for the help folks. It's relatively straight forward when you have detailed instructions in front of you ;) I wish I'd seen the side flap on the BOSE unit before trying to re-install the cable connector though - Duh!
Hi Everybody, I'm new to this forum having recently purchased my first Porsche - '07 987 GT Silver Boxster S (Ex Demo) I've had a good look through this site and there's some great information on here. I have a question though. I've seen references to accessing the engine compartment in the owners manual but can't seem to see it anywhere. Is there a guide on here with photos? Many thanks, CJP80