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  1. I guess it would help if I made myself clear. What I was looking for was the small silver piece just on top of the exhaust tips.
  2. I've seen some cool aluminium rear bumper heat shields on 986s on the internet, and I done about a dozen searches (using various names) and can't locate one. Anyone know where I can get one for a 97 Boxster? I've checked all the major internet stores with no luck.
  3. Good God, someome should be flogged! I told the potential buyer it wouldn't fit. Thanks for the help.
  4. Thanks toolpants. It was that I read somewhere that you just had to turn the support around or something. Thanks.
  5. Hi, I have one of the e-bay german "sport mufflers" (made from a OEM muffler with by-passes) and I'm upgrading to a B&B. I have the Sport for sale and someone wants to buy it that has a Boxster 2.7 and my Boxsters a 2.5. Anyone know if it´ll fit without much trouble. I´d like to be honest and do a fair sell. Thanks
  6. I've searched and haven't found anything on this problem I have. Yesterday I washed my 97 boxster, and afterwards on the drive, my son lowered his window. When I got home, he couldn't raise it with the switch. Drivers side worked fine. I tried to raise it with the key and my window that was up, went down and his went up. So I lowered mine with the rocker and raised them both with the key. All fine. This morning, went to check things out and both lowered fine....but neither one goes back up! Not with the rocker switch, or with the key. Both are down 100%. I'm in a comunity garage and getting ready to panic! I checked and there's no water or dampness under the seats. I'm going to check the fuses, but if the window lowers fine but doesn't rise, I don't think it's a fuse. Please help. FIXED!!!!!.....I was checking to see if there was something else failing, and everything looked good. Last thing to check was the roof and it opened and closed fine....and afterwards, so did my windows. All up and running. Some type of micro-switch for the roof that also affects the windows ! (?)
  7. I took my 1997 Boxster to have the brake discs changed out and when I went to pick it up I noticed that the odometer almost couldn't be read. It's very strange. It works, but, it almost looks like it's peeling with a spider-web type effect on the inside. Has anyone every heard of this? The car was parked outside 5 or 6 hours until I could pick it up and it was pretty hot out. Maybe the sun shining directly on it? I take it that I'll have to change out the whole cluster ??? You can see that there's no type of physical damage on the outside. I would imagine it's a mini LCD and it's permanently soldered, right?
  8. I read the piece by the PCA about a dozen times, and it does say that you can't put 18 inchers, because of reinforcement issues. Sorry Jinster, but the same day I read your message, the wheels were shipped. Can tell you that they were very heavy with the tires. The turbos are original and have the Porsche numbers inside. Although, I think that they are a "old" style as I've seen newer ones that are alot different. I liked these because they reminded me of the old Muscle Car days.
  9. Yep, that's them alright. That's the first I've seen so far on a Boxster. Looks good, and a nice ride by the way. I think I can see my red brakes a little better with the Cup I though :) Let's see if those Cup IIs finally get here, and I can get a closer look. Thanks for answering and I bet you have some fun out on those open highways!
  10. Thanks for your ideas on the subject. Seems you're about as frustrated as I am on the whole deal. Like I said, I can get a set of 16"wheels, buy 55/ 225 and it's as big as a 18" 35/205. Well, anyway, I've got someone who's going to trade out his 17" for my 18" tires and wheels. I'm pretty much losing out all around. I'd just like someone to explain clearly why a 18" wheel is so much of a problem. I haven't had any explainations on it, so I guess it's kinda like religion. You just believe what you're told and that's that. Thanks again.
  11. Owner says they are from his 993. Problem is they are being shipped in from out of town, and I'm to send mine back on the same truck. I don't have the possibility to try them. Maybe I'll put a hold this trade as I don`t want to get stuck with wheels I can't use. Thanks, I was thinking brake clearances and didn't even think about offsets, as it's a Porsche rim. It's also because I have a set of 16 inch Cup I, and they fit fine.
  12. Someone offered to trade my 18 inch turbos for a set of 17 inch Cup IIs in very good shape. Question is, will they fit a boxster? I've been checking pictures and haven't seen a Boxster with them installed. Thanks.
  13. Yes, I know. You can only use 18 inchers on Boxsters from 1998 on. BUT, I hear of a lot of guys doing it and I want to know if anyone has ACTUALLY HEARD of any problems with it. I bought my 97 a little less than a year ago, and it had 18 inch tires already. The fronts were new, and I changed the rears the same week that I bought it, which cost some big bucks. I then found out that 18 inch tires are a no-no. It looks beautiful with the 18 inch turbos, and it will hurt like hell to change them, but I really don't want to risk my life on it. Yes, I know they did some reinforcements and stuff on the car in 1998. I'm also a little dense on this...can there possible so much difference of a stress factor between a 17" wheel and a 18"??? My car is only street and NEVER beaten nor driven more than (normally) 200 miles a month. Addition 9 Jul 06: To confuse things more, I've been using the calculations on the The Tire Rack page, and the total height of a 205/55 16 inch is 24.87 inches while the height of a 225/40 18 inch is 25 inches!!!! What possible reason can there be? Please, someone shed light on this humble soul. :(
  14. I just changed the MAF in my 98, 2.5 Boxster and....uh...I didn't pay attention (got bad grades in school for that) on the correct postion of the MAF when I took it out. Is there a WRONG way to put it in? I didn't want to remove it and see if it could be put in "reversed". I installed it with the "notch" opening facing the filter. Can anybody please help with this? Thanks.
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