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Everything posted by stumpjumper

  1. does that mean you have a beta? :) I'm concerned with what I should do since I'm planning on putting ATE SuperBlue in this weekend and mixing fluid doesn't seem like such good idea :(
  2. when my horn stopped working in my 2002 it ended up being the horns themselves, I replaced them with hella compact trumpet horns which bolt right into the same spot with minor electrical harness changes, they're a good bit louder than the stock horn people will rightfully reccomend air horns, they're louder still and with horns louder is better... I just went the easy way and appeased my wife :) to get to the horns, I put the car on jack stands, removed the front wheels, and that gave me access to the front bumper, which I removed, also removed the air duct on the passneger side (and took the opportunity to clean both out very well right under the passenger side duct is the horns others have been able to get accses to the horns without removing the bumper, I wasn't going to try that because it looked too difficult, it's probably even possible to go in under the car using ramps instaed of stands but I didn't have any that were low enough to clear the bumper once I got the bumper off it took 10 minutes good luck!
  3. is that data displayed if you simply plug in the carrera cluster or is there more to it than that?
  4. thanks stumperjumper, dark metallic grey is an option i might consider. would you happen to have a picture of the BBS RSGT's? and would a grey color base "hide dust" better than black? I don't know about hiding dust, but I do know these are my favorites :) http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseU...heelModel=RS-GT
  5. that gunmetal color is wonderful makes me want to redo my wheels :)
  6. Thomas, they're not for sale anymore thanks, Tom
  7. I'd not powdercoat wheels because it can hide cracks, which in a wheel can be especially dangerous like Chris said, the wheels are already painted, and can be painted the same way you'd paint anything else, if I were going to do it, instead of black I'd go with a dark metallic grey the way the BBS RS-GT's are, I think those look fantastic on every car
  8. owning a black one, my 6th black car, I'm done with that damned color... in Boston with the weather here I'm stuck washing it sometimes twice a week, dusting it every day when I get home, waxing it every month instead of every other month like any normal car maybe I wouldn't have to if I didn't drive it in the rain, but everything is so noticable on it, I'd go with red in a second it also looks like the red one is a year newer, it has the updated rear bumper and a cdr23 so it's MOST based, will also have a different muffler and may sound bettter
  9. bumperplugs.com sells them I think if mine had problems I'd just debadge it though :)
  10. they took apart everything except for the rear window, the two funny strips on the roof were removed completely, every rubber gasket was removed they masked the rubber around the window back so far that I can't see silver if I peel it back each piece was baked separately and then reinstalled it was pricey though, $615 after tax, had I wanted them to remove the rear window and reinstall it they'd have charged another $300
  11. having just bought an arctic silver top for my plain black car, I didn't like the combination, arctic silver was just too light so I had it painted for at a good local shop and it came out great at first it creaked like crazy, over every bump, and if I dropped the drivers window when I was moving it wouldn't re-seat, now it's quiet and there's no gaps at all in the windows, they definitely do settle a bit :) I also drive my car year round with snows in Mass and it's great, the only problem like Graeme said, is clearance, if there's more than 4 inches on the ground it starts to plow
  12. I think the cdr23 is built off the most bus, being a 2000 I think you want a cdr22
  13. manud thanks, I wouldn't have thought it was replaceable but after looking more closely it's simply bolted on and the bolt had come loose :) I'd thought it was welded on like most I'd seen and figured I'd just have to remove it and bring it to a welder to fix it
  14. thought it was obvious since I'm in the 986 forum :) about the emissions warranty, would the heat sheild rattle still be considered a faulty part even though the internals still work? I can see both sides to that argument so I just want to be prepared :) I'll go read my CPO papers tonight, I should be as versed in them as possible anyway
  15. my rear most passenger side cat has a rattle, it is definately the shield though I don't know which part exactly replacing the cat is obviously cost prohibitive unless it's somehow covered under my CPO, though I doubt it would be having replaced the muffler myself I'm not afraid of getting under the car and working on it
  16. I just started having the exact same problem, unfortunately I have the new cap though :(
  17. assuming you live in the northern hemisphere it's still pretty warm out, is it fogging up because you have the AC on with the top down and it's creating condensation on the outside of the windsheild? that's the only problem I've ever had with mine and it was fixed simply by picking the footwell and front dashboard exhausts while the top was down with the top is up it shuts itself off so it's never been cold enough for this to be a problem then
  18. I didn't know it was possible, mostly because I didn't think I could do it, but I just kept the car at 75 with the cruise for 200 miles and averaged 29mpg the 75 had to do with the amount of troopers out because of the holiday but it was neat just the same
  19. I drive my boxster s all year with the weight in the back the cars are very good, better than the bmw would be, snow tires are definately needed but not chains, a set of Dunlop Wintersport M3's are **** near perfect blend of snow traction and dry handling in the winter of course ground clearance does become an issue :)
  20. first off, advertised numbers are just plain off I drive my S quite a bit as it's my daily driver, and my comp readout says my mileage varies from 16 to 24 from tank to tank, it really (and I mean really) depends on how I drive, the car is so fun to push that it's tough to see the upper end I've found that I actually get better mileage if I don't switch up to 6th until I've traveling over 75, and if I can keep it at about 74 before the spoiler pops out it will get even better mileage. Oddly, perhaps because of the spoiler, I seem to get better mileage going 80 in 6th than I do going 70 in 6th oh, and remember that when the top is down you'll lose 1-3mpg as for tires, you're best off keeping the same tire type front to back, having differing amounts of grip because of tread patterns and tire compounds could have very dangerous consequences, if the PZero's aren't to you liking you're best off getting all 4 tires, typically your fronts will last twice as long as your rears so it's easiest to bite the bullet when they're both ready to go :) have fun with it, these things are a blast :)
  21. pics please :) did you tint the back window too?
  22. then the best option would be one of the aerokit wings then as they are designed by porsche for the car? only if coupled with the new front end too, the aerokit addresses aerodynamics of the whole car, adding only half of it will be potentially dangerous, the aerokit is supposed to work as advertised, it's just expensive
  23. I'd have to think the body shop manager just doesn't know much about the car or doesn't want to be bothered with it, I'm under the impression that from the bumper to the door sills the 986 and 996 are almost identical, sharing the majority of the parts, when I had my car apart nearly every part number started with 996 it's probably as simple as changing a few brackets out, compared to everything else it would be a simple task
  24. thanks guys the exhaust is rattling something awful now, so in a way I'm glad I wasn't able to get it into the shop right away, can't wait to how high this bill goes since I don't have to pay for it :) luckily for me the body shop is part of the dealership that I bought the car at so getting techs out to inspect the cars isn't difficult, I'll be requesting to see underneath it myself before I sign anything as well, maybe the hours I've spent underneath it will pay off
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