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Everything posted by stumpjumper

  1. looks like I've found someting to do this weekend :)
  2. I solved this in my allroad by getting the thick rubber all season mats, my heal can't wear through those and they're super easy to clean you could get a metal mat guard that's used for that exact problem too, if you get metal pedals it looks pretty good and you heal won't wear through aluminum :)
  3. what were you doing when you tried to get to the horn? were you going after the alarm horn or the steering wheel horn?
  4. no need to drill them at all, they're just plastic pins like Rich said, get nose pliers and pull them out if they're really bad, or pry them up with a coin or small screwdriver if they have some play
  5. my rear bose speakers only seems to be a subwoofer, playing with the fade I hear nothing but bass from it, wonder if that's the case or if mine's broken
  6. Brey Kraus makes a great one that sits just in front of the passenger seat, bolts to the bottom of the seat so it's not in the way
  7. I thought the driving or front fog lights were what he was talking about, they shut off when you turn on the high beams, which is what shorting the relay fixes :)
  8. I only noticed because I am considering this for a spring upgrade(moving to Boston where drivers are..um..erratic). After your install, please make a post giving your impression of loudness and delay. stumpjumper - How do you like your new setup? oops, I never replied here :) I ended up replying in this thread http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5747 but anyway, been like... 5 months? it's still great, no delay at all, plenty loud and installation was a breeze except for the bumper removal because the horns ended up with are nearly direct replacements for the stock ones Hella Super Compact Trumpet Horns I think they're called, they're good enough that I'm thinking about doing the same to my Audi
  9. pay attention to the road surface when this happens, with the camber on the front and back the car reacts worse than most to roads with worn/sunken track areas rutted may be a better description, I'm having a hard time coming up with the words :)
  10. I've been using a lot of the Griot's Garage stuff since it was given to me as a gift and it's been very good, it's online at www.griotsgarage.com
  11. it's a scam, when it sounds too good to be true there's a reason :)
  12. when i mouse over the picture it pops up in firefox :)
  13. i'd wager he moved it to the dash and replaced one of the dead buttons with a spoiler switch :) and it's labled "gt2 fuse cover" so he's being sneaky!
  14. it's the switch that you can see through the fuse box cover, it's not a 1 touch down, you have to hold it down to get the spoiler to retract all the way
  15. the third single one is for the phone, you can toss it :)
  16. bad idea! not only do you risk destroying the wheels on the guides, but you'll crush the brake cooling ducts (or worse) plus, you don't want that high pressure water sprayed onto a convertible top, it's just asking for water penetration, and if you have a plastic window you risk scratching it badly
  17. yup, the polyrib looks easy to get to from the passenger compartment, I was just looking at it last night in my bentley book and it appears pretty straight forward to change it the top of the engine is pretty easy to get to once you've done it once, but there's not much more than the air filter and intake manifold along with the power steering filler under there, most everything is found under the car, plugs and oil filter are down there, the pollen filter is in the forward compartment next to the battery just under the windsheild having just spent $450 on my 15k service I'm wishing I'd done it myself, although the piece of mind from them telling my my RMS was ok is almost worth it
  18. I would venture a guess that it's a somewhat loose hood/trunk or a bad switch and that when it gets windy it sets it off, this use to happen to my a4 all the time
  19. I can only answer a few of the questions, but here goes reading it would seem that the RMS is the most common "large" problem, but it's hit or miss some never work, some never fail, seems completely random the top, the canvas wears very, very well, it's the plastic window on the 99-02's that can be problematic, not only is plastic harder to clean than glass but it's prone to scratching, the way it folds can lead to creases which will lead to cracks which mean you'll need to either repair it or replace it, lucky for us 2 companies have started selling glass windowed tops that fit the older frame and barring a few manufacturing problems from initial runs they should be very good minor services are at 15, 45, 75, and 105k miles, they're basically fluids and filters major services are 30, 60, 90, and 120k with the polyrib being done at 60k & 120k typically all of the typical stuff can be done if you have the tools and patience, not as easy as a front engine car but not horrible either, the bentley manual has been pretty good for me, I don't know that I'd try the clutch without a lift though (personally) I don't think you can turn off the ABS, but I have an 02 with PSM so perhaps that's why I can't the interiors of the cars I looked at were immaculate, but I was buying a 1 owner garage queen off a lease, I'd think that if the person cares about the car the interior should be fine... if they don't take care of the interior what does that say about the rest of the car? as for why to buy one? it's damned fun! around a corner it's perfect, the sound and feeling of the engine behind you is like nothing else... it's addictive, did I say fun yet? having driven both the '06 S2000 and the '02 Boxster in the same day, I picked the 4 year older car for more money because well... it's just a better car (except in an autocross) If you like your Audi I'd guess you'll like the Boxster better too, German cars are just "different" here's a great thread about "why" to buy one at rennlist too http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/show...ad.php?t=243411 whatever you decide, good luck :)
  20. I've got all the part numbers for the console delete kit and trim piece, but I can't find the one for the trim piece that surrounds the climate control when it's in the single din area above the radio thanks Loren!
  21. the power cable in that pic is the cell phone accessory cable, it comes with every car and is found somewhere under the radio typically behind the console, if i remember correctly it has both switched and non-switched 12v power, I tapped the switched which means I can't have scheduled recordings but I figured it was better safe I guess I didn't take a pic of it but I added an accessory plug and just held the S50's power adapter in with some electrical tape right now I'm south of Boston in Randolph, the car is a black on black S :) been waving at every p-car I see but so far only a GT3 and another boxster have waved back :(
  22. underside of windsheild cowl placement of antenna on cowl phone harnes & antenna cable temporary mounting spot so here it is, 1st link is the underside of the removed cowl, 2nd shows the placement, I cut a small piece of galvanized steel which I then painted black with rustoleum, this I zip-tied in place with the existing holes and used the antenna's own magnet to hold it in place it's as high as it can possibly be in the cowl and will be easy to remove, plus I don't have to worry about adhesive melting off the mounting spot of the S50 is temporary since I'm planning on getting a console delete, I'm not sure where to put the thing once I get that though (yes I should have done a better job, I know)
  23. honestly, I don't think I've ever looked at the needle after filling up, just the miles to gas line and it's always about right as soon as i get in the car I've noticed that the car feels sluggish for the first bit, more noticably in sound than acceleration feel for me but it takes far less time for my boxster to warm up than for my audi so I guess i never cared the ticking is probably the lifters, they're quite loud and closer to your ears than the exhaust is. I've read that heavier weight oil can alliviate this but I haven't bothered trying yet
  24. Porsche approves many oils, the only time it specifies which weight to use it says to pick 0w-X oils is when it's -12F or below. Since it's highly unlikely that it will drop below 50F during the summer that doesn't really apply.
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