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About kristap

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  • Birthday 01/06/1971

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    IT geek, cars, home theater, photography

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '03 Coupe
  • Former cars
    '96 NSX
  1. After searching and reading, including this excellent pcm2 diy post http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=7068, I'm a bit confused. I have an '03 coupe with the cdr23 which means MOST but would kinda like to have navigation. Seeing as MOST complicates (ie increases the cost of) aftermarket solutions, I thought that perhaps the factory nav would be compatible with the factory MOST system and might be an acceptable compromise. After reading through the above diy, however, and its mention of retrofitting to pcm2 (analog pre-cursor to MOST?) - I'm not so sure. Am I missing something obvious and the author of the diy accomplished the very same thing and his parts list .... would be my shopping list? oh, bugger - just found this thread: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...l=pcm2+retrofit so yep - that diy is exactly what I would need
  2. Lower center of gravity, I like it. Knew you guys would have a nice, clear explanation for me. Thank you!
  3. Nick,so would it be fair to say that P sticks with the boxer because they started that way and have committed themselves to constant improvement instead of a re-examination of alternate layouts? Does the boxer configuration actually lend itself to higher hp modifications than an inline or V configuration? Hm - 5w50 for Charlotte, good to know. Thanks for the tip :)
  4. So, I've been wondering - why exactly did Porsche choose to go with boxer, flat 6 engines? I've looked around the net but so much ... well, you know, you're on the internet. I thought this the appropriate forum to look for a technical explanation as to why my 996 has a flat 6 instead of maybe an inline 6 or a V. Is there some inherent advantage to this layout? Has modern technology in other engines removed or reduced that advantage? Some time back they made that decision and have stuck with it. I'm a fan but just curious and have already tried 'search' ;) http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=3551 but didn't find any good information. If nothing else, love the way it sounds but don't figure the Porsche racing heritage was destined to provide me with a fabulous sound system. krista ps - why do the lifters make that chattering noise? (the explanation given to me when I asked about the growling, chatty sound my engine makes) pps - if that was a bad explanation 'chatty', it's my poor choice of words as I'm assured that my engine is healthy
  5. I have the Ruf pedals as well. Nobody sees them but me - guess they're a guilty little pleasure :D
  6. Is that black piece 'in front of' the hood - is that the piece which you made out of abs? Or do you have an aftermarket hood?
  7. wow - that bumper looks really good, especially in that speed yellow!
  8. Keep us posted on your track events! What brand of navigation was added to the car? It looks very nice.
  9. Well, I found a deal on a set of the sport tips but they only 'almost' fit on my GHL exhaust pipes. The exhaust pipe is about the same diameter as the inner tube on the tips but the pipes are 'shaped' at the end, like my current tips, and won't just slide on to the pipes. You can see the exhaust pipe opening through the tips here: I would think that the pipe could be reshaped to fit or something. Would a muffler shop be able to do this?
  10. Anyone know about them? I saw a picture posted over on Rennlist and wondered about them. Google hasn't been much help though there were some Boxster references but nothing that would help me to track down the wheels in the picture or see what other wheels they make.
  11. Let me know if you need a place to host the pics .... I want to see the pictures :D
  12. ug. Never mind - just found this in the cool new review section.
  13. I have removed my spare tire and shed a few pounds up front. Now, there is a spear-like bolt on which the tire was mounted remaining and I would like to remove it. Are there any instructions on accessing the thing before I start pulling back carpet and who knows what to get at the thing? I would like to have some idea of what to expect or look for before diving in. thanks in advance, kristap
  14. Poursha - thanks for the tip on powerbulb. You posted exactly what I wanted for my '03. Double thanks for the part #s! kristap
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