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dphatch

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  1. The hardtops themselves are all the same, it's the attachment hardware that is different. Am waiting for the top I bought on Ebay a week ago to retrofit to my '07 C4S. Will be here next week and after I check out what it has for attachment hardware I can order the attachment posts and mounts for the top. Suspect it has the older posts but as it may have been retrofit at one time am waiting to order the parts. The '05 and later 997's do not have the hard top mounts installed at the factory like the 996's did so they need to be purchased and install. Installing the mounts is a 10-15 minute job.
  2. If you can't find anything here the Pelican Parts tech site of Porsche Pete's Boxster Board will have how to's with detailed instructions and pictures. It's not a complicated R & R but access is tight at times. Good news is the replacement part has been improved since your model year end is less likely to fail in the same way the older ones did. To be on the safe side I wouldn't drive the car anymore until you've isolated and fixed the problem. Good luck and I hope the OAS turns out to be the problem.
  3. While probably adjustable ,after taking a look at mine it would appear adjusting things would be a complicated task given the number and complexity of attachment points. Good news is the various lever arms appear to be made of sturdy stuff and, I would guess, not easily bent. The cover itself is another story. If it appears to be unaffected I think you repair cost just went way down. While more than willing to take on a challenging repair myself from time to time, I don't think I'd attempt adjusting things on this particular contraption. Dealer could be your only solution. Good luck with it.
  4. Am surprised that the PS2's are louder. Had a set of Yokohama AVS 100's on my '01 Boxster and as they wore they become louder to the point that it sounded like I was driving a truck. The PS2's on my '07 C4S are much more quiet despite being much wider and lower profile. I suspect that the tread design on the AVS' had a lot to do with the sound and while not certain, believe the angled tread pattern has something to do with it.
  5. Had a similar, but not exactly the same issue, with my Boxster after I had removed the radio. There's a ground contact on the side of the radio that tells the alarm system that the radio is still in place. If you don't get the radio back in correctly it'll cause the system to double beep when it's armed. Doesn't explain the gas door problem though which could be caused by a defective fuel door locking mechanism. If it's not locking that may be causing the alarm fault.
  6. Will be looking for winter wheels and tires soon for MY07 C4S and would prefer 18" OEM wheels with the correct offest for a wide body car to eliminate the need for spacers. Are the offsets of the OEM wheels for earlier cars listed somewhere ? Was thinking wheels for a 996 turbo or a 996 C4S would work. While I understand the logic of the smaller wheels and more narrow tires for snow, I won't need to drive it snow. I will drive in cold weather and maybe get caught in an occassional dusting though. Any reason to follow the smaller wheel - narrow tire rule in that case ? Any suggestions on wheel
  7. I had a Smart top for my Boxster and loved being able to open close the top with only one touch of the bottom. Now that I've got the 997 Cab I would like to have the ability to the same. However, I really don't need all the other features, most of which I can do already from the factory. My question is will the Smart Top unit I used for my 2001 Boxster work in the 2007 997 ? If so, would it wire up the same ? If not, does anyone know if the Smart Top people, or anyone else, have a less option packed( less expensive ) gadget that will just allow me to open and close the top without holding down
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