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  1. Hello everybody... I have a question for anybody that knows about the subject. I have a 987 Boxste S with PASM suspension; what i want to know is if I can install KW variant 3 coilovers (the regular ones designed for non PASM cars) on my car, I know i might get warning lights, etc, but then I can go to the dealer to have them disable PASM. I know everybody must think that PASM is so great etc, etc, but here in Miami I dont need it that much, plus I dont autocross or anything, I just want looks. So, is it possible?? sponsors??



  2. So Alan, your car has the same style of headlight assembly as I show in the picture right? The lights are too bright to tell! :D

    Does the kit you installed use the usual 35W HID bulb (I know there are many, but nothing unusual?)?

    As I posted, I am bit worried about the danger of damaging the headlight enclosure.

    Any word back from motoadve?

    Westcoaster, I have the same car you have (987 boxster), and my HIDs are 35 watt, you dont have to worry a bit about damaging anything inside your headlight, HIDs run cooler than regular halogens. I see no downsides on having HIDs instead of halogens, only positive things. So, are you buying them?

  3. Alan,

    Take a look at german e bay and search unger porsche auspuh. There is a company offering to modify your exhaust with additinal bypass pipes to give a more sporty sound. If you look at the pics it may give some ideas as to a cheaper and less complicated mod to removing the cats.

    berty987, I tried to find the name you gave me on both, ebay and google, and no matches came up. Also I live in Miami, and I think I will have to ship them my exhaust (?), anyways, thanks and I'll keep looking.


  4. Not sure why you would want to cut up a 70,000 $ car's exhaust , would it not be simpler to by a techart item or fit the sport exhaust from a cayman that has baffle bypass pipes. Looking on E bay I see there are companies in Germany offering a bypass option on the standard exhaust to give a more sporty sound. I doubt removing the second set of cats will give a significant improvement in performance as the specialist tuners such as Techart/ speedart / 9FF/ RUF etc only seem to suggest 10 hp with a full system including high flow primary cats and performance headers. Wait a few months are there will be a performance exhaust option for the 987 with switchable baffle as used in the 997. Modifications are fine ..but this seems a bit pointless IMHO.

    berty987, my goal is not performance, as I stated above, it is sound. I dont wanto to spend more money (I already spent in the car, bought it cash, 20" techart wheels, coilovers, short shifter, got my headlights stolen twice, bought HIDs, etc), so now I just want to spend an extra 200 to have a better exhaust sound... hope this explains a little bit more my situation, with all that money I could've have bought a nice full exhaust, but I'm tired of spending thousands of dollar more into a car that is depreciating day after day, I know I have to pay to play, but maybe I could find cheaper ways to modify the existing exhaust instead of buying aftermarket.

    I'll keep you guys posted.


  5. When I have looked at a Cayman/987 mufflers I see an integrated unit that is also the catalytic convertor. The cat and muffler are a single part. The parts list has just a single part number. Here is a picture of a 987 exhaust.

    So, I do not know how you can do what you want without cutting something. But you could do this on a 986.

    Thanks a lot toolpants, I think I'll have to take it to a shop to have it taken a look at. I will post any info as soon as I get time to do that.


  6. The rear set of cats is supposed to clean up what is leftover from the front cats.

    The use of 4 cats started in 2000. 1997-1999 only had 2 cats.

    A local 2000 owner recently put in the factory sport exhaust, but he want even more sound. He is going to remove the rear cats and put in a "test pipe" to see if the elimination of the rear cats improves the sound.

    Where we live smog inspections on used cars are every 2 years and he just had the inspection. Plus the inspector did not look under the car. On a new car I don't think you need an inspection until the car is something like 4 years old.

    I have never seen a 987 muffler/cat cut open.

    Thanks Toolpants, but I still dont know if I can remove only the secondary cats without modifying the exhaust, because I think the secondary cats are just before the exhaust, not exactly inside them... can you verify this for me please? If they are inside I think I can do it. Removing the primary cats and putting a test pipe is not an option, as I will have a CEL. Lets see if my idea is possible, and if it is, I will certainly do it.

    Thanks everyone!


  7. Fellow members, I have a question, what is the purpose of the second set of catalytic converters? I'm talking about the ones inside the muffler... and I would appreciate if someone has a picture or drawing of the cayman/boxster muffler cutted in half horizontally. This is because I'm thinking what could happen If the muffler is cutted in half, then have the second set of catalytic converters removed and fit straight pipes instead. I think the exhaust may sound very good, plus less back pressure. What do you all think about it? Thanks in advance!


  8. x2

    One of the nicest 987's I've seen (classy and tasteful) IMO anyway! :)

    Thanks Fig for your comment!

    First off what wheel/tire package is it?...second -Dude there is NO way that takes a sudden bump without totally trashing the undercarriage- or not?

    it is the techart formula 20" package from techart, bought it at the dealership. I have not trashed the undercarriage... yet, haha, just kiddin', the only problem is I cant get into my apartment's underground garage, so I asked for a new spot on the 1st level parking and problem solved. Here in miami bumps are not a big deal, and the few that may be a problem I already know were they are, so I just avoid them or pass them sideways... so that's not a big deal.


  9. From your link it looks to be a Kreissieg exhaust. Sounds good.


    Called F1 Valvetronic. There are valves so that you can bypass the catalytic converters/mufflers, and a dash switch. If I am reading the info correctly. Also have to sign a smog waiver.

    But at $5,500....

    Eisenmann made the 986 1997-2002 and 2003-2004 sport exhaust used by Porsche. Don't know who Porsche is using for the 987.

    Great info, thanks, but I too think it is too expensive, but I just love the sound.

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