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    Tesla Roadster
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    Porsche Boxster S 2009
    2007 Boxster
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  1. Dan had deleted the bad review of the exhaust I left as well. If you search his site you'll notice there are no bad reviews thats because he deletes or alters them. Probably too late for you to do anything as far as a refund, but for future reference remember that if you buy with a credit card you have a level of protection. The sale of any item has to meet a level of 'merchantability' which means it has to perform as described and be fit for sale. If the device or whatever you order doesn't work you can file a dispute with the credit card company, after contacting the seller. Make sure you keep all paperwork to the seller and to the card company. However modifying the part to make it work won't go in your favor, let it alone as you received it and file the complaint. If you have incurred damage due to an aftermarket part it may be best to seek the advice of an attorney. If you have $10k in damages to your motor you surely won't have to spend that on a competent attorney to have your case adjudicated. As far as Dan or whoever editing out your comments, you need to have the ORIGINAL POSTING to compare with what he or his minions have allegedly done to your post. A screen shot of the posting would be good for evidentiary purposes. If your post doesn't agree with what IS posted, then you have proof. Sorry to hear of all your troubles. Cheers, Tinsby I do have screen shots, dan even emailed me telling me he deleted my comment.
  2. Dan had deleted the bad review of the exhaust I left as well. If you search his site you'll notice there are no bad reviews thats because he deletes or alters them.
  3. And they closed your thread there - because Vivid is a "paying" advertiser on that site. 6 speed closed the thread of my complaint as well, so did planet-9 and vivid is a sponsor of both...
  4. Are you talking about Vivid Racing from California or the one from Florida? This Vivid Racing is from Gilbert, Arizona..
  5. I purchased a Agency Power Exhaust System from Vivid Racing after seeing it advertised and discussed on various Porsche forums. A representative from Vivid Racing stated that the exhaust would specifically fit a 987.2 car. Turns out it does not, fitment is different for Gen I and Gen II cars. I contacted Agency Power and received confirmation about this from a rep named Matt Jobin, "We have not installed one of these on a 987.2. This is designed to fit the first Gen 987" I had the exhaust professionally installed and the installer modified the exhaust for fitment (shortened the pipe leading into the resonator) This of course makes my problems with the product more complex. The installer made the fitment without my knowledge, however the product should have never required specialized fitment. My complaints: 1) The exhaust has signifiant drone and reverberation, it is not acceptable for daily driving as advertised by Vivid Racing. 2) Additional cost I incurred for installation, an additional 1.5 hours of shop labor time. I contacted Dan Mermelstein from Vivid Racing who was completely unhelpful and shrugged the issue off. He's response was I received a discount on the exhaust (apparently discounts mean no customer service) and that the exhaust is modified and no longer his problem. This issue resulted as a direct result of Dan's advertising this exhaust fitting my specific vehicle. The exhaust was miss advertised and therefore certainly his problem. Further research shows that Vivid Racing and Agency Power are the same company. Under no circumstance should this exhaust have been sold to a 987.2 owner when Agency Power had never even tested the product on it. I am very displeased with the customer service and how the issue has been handled by both companies. I would recommend anyone considering purchasing from Vivid Racing make your decision carefully as they will not provide you acceptable service if you have issues with their products. I would also be wary of products from Agency Power as they do not test their products before selling them, and if a issue should occur neither company will honor their products.
  6. the 987 models have a new security screw that prevents getting at the MAF, the new screw has 5 prongs instead of the standard 6 prongs. I was able to unscrew it using a small flathead with patience...
  7. I had the same problem, I was able to get the bolt out using a black & decker screw extractor set, I had to cut the tip off the #5 bit in order to get it to grab. the bit was too long otherwise... It worked flawlessly and required no drilling or hammering... These photos are of my oil drain plug from my Boxster 987, I replaced the drain plug with a drain plug from Pelican Parts, it was listed as a drain plug for 986 but it worked fine.
  8. Yes they would fit as the wheels your putting on are smaller...
  9. I had the Carrera S 18 wheels with 235 and 265 tires. The tires were Continental Sport Contact 2, the new tires are Pirelli P Zero 225 and 295. The P Zeros came on the rims and have tons of tread left so I have 15k or so before they'll need replacing. I'm in so cal and it almost never rains here, and when it does I drive slow anyway..... I have noticed the car feels more agile, not sure if its the more narrow tire up front or the different rubber maybe a combo of both...
  10. I ended up buying a used set of 18inch 911 turbo twists and putting them on my 987, the rim is 11inches with a 295 tire. I used a 25mm spacer for the rear and a 7mm spacer in the front, and yes the tire slightly sticks of the side of the car. You don't need a front spacer but I added them for looks. You could likely get away with a little as a 23mm spacer. So how does the car handle? It has significantly less oversteer, while I haven't really pushed it, it certainly sticks to the road more than it used to. I could often get the rear to kick taking a 90 degree turn at about 45mph, now it just turns, beware it tosses you and you passenger around instead...
  11. I have successfully put 911 turbo twists on my 987, the rim is 11 with a 295 tire. I used a 25mm spacer for the rear and a 7mm spacer in the front, and yes the tire slightly sticks of the side of the car. You don't need a front spacer but I added them for looks. You could likely get away with a little as a 23mm spacer. So how does the car handle? it has almost no oversteer, while I haven't really pushed it it certainly sticks to the road more than it used to. I could often get the rear to kick taking a 90 degree turn at about 45mph, now it just turns, beware it tosses you and you passenger around instead...
  12. Can I fit the 19 inch wheels froma carrera on my 2007 boxster? my tires are 18/235/40 on a 8inch rim and 18/265/40 on a 9inch rim. The Carrera tires are 19/235/35 on a 8 inch rim and 19/295/35 on a 11inch rim. The front tires should fit fine. But would the rear tires fit. I know I would need spacers to get the correct offset, I'm more worried about the wheel rubbing on the inside or sticking too far out and looking dumb... Will there be any negative effects with PSM or ABS?
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