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New S. Looking for upgrade advice.


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I just bought the perfect S I've been waiting for. 2001 model, silver with a hardtop, lots of goodies and only 7,000 miles on it.

I've been driving it for a week or so and have loved every minute of it.

It is, as you know, a spectacular car in completely stock format and more car than any reasonable driver should ever want.

Call me unreasonable, but I'd would like to make a few changes to this otherwise perfect car.

Mostly I'll just be undoing things that lawyers did to the car.

I am looking for an exhaust that makes it sound like a car that has a pulse. Notice i didn't say loud. I have 2 race cars that fit that bill. This is going to be a street car, drive to work car that will visit the track on occasion. Is the dansk pressed a good way to go for just a bit more exhaust sound? Is there an internal mod that can accomplish the same thing if I buy an old muffler off ebay and start hacking away?

The evo intake and giac chip seem like a nice upgrade with little compromise. True?

I'm a sucker for good intake noises and higher rev limits. Any known issues with the 7500 limit?

Also, does the GIAC chip preserve the soft rev limit of the stock setup?

My car has the 18" turbo look wheels and I actually find them to be on the brittle side for general use.

It's this silly preference for big wheels and thin tires that usually is usually the cause of that scenario.

To me the spring rates/ shock valving seems fine.

Would picking up a set of the 17" wheels with the slightly taller tires that accompany it make for a better around town ride?

Also, I plan to do more than my share of track days in the car. Any known preference for tire wheel setup that works well on track?

Also, I read that a little dremel action on the camber adjusting eyes will buy me somewhere between 1.5 and 2 degrees of camber up front to reduce tire wear/ understeer on track days. True? Or am I better off buying the camber plates?

On a more hardcore note, I have given some consideration to having them remove the convertible top and associated motors and going fulltime hardtop. Saves a little weight. And I'm not really a convertible guy. Anybody around there done that?

Oh and the stereo sucks.

Other than that love, love, love the car.

And I love beer too so let's throw in one of these things... :cheers:

jh

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Congrats on a great car!

I, myself have a Speed Yellow 2000 "S" and have done a bunch of mods to it. And not one of them i wouldn't recommend:

Evo Intake (Sounds awsome)

GIAC Chip, I think? (already had it when bought, unable to confirm though)

6spd w/ Limited Slip Differential

13lbs flywheel, custom organic lined unsprung-disc clutch

Eibach sport shocks, H&R Springs, f/r strut braces

18" wheels with some sticky tires

plus ruffly 75lbs weight reduction by removing alot of the "fluff" components like a stereo and spare tire.... :clapping:

The car flys through the back roads! And shoots off the line. I've gone up against a few 996's and they really can't hang through the corners against a Boxster with an LSD. Gotta love the Mid-Engine!

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Good morning,

Try this one:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...me=STRK:MESE:IT

Some threads on this exhaust on renntech somewhere. Allmost everyone I speak to is very enthusiast about the sound and gain in throttle response. I will order one this week for my 2001 S as well.

Greets,

doubleb

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Save your money on the car upgrades for now and get yourself of a Porsche track course. The limit on the cars performance is really the driver and even with a unlimited budget to spend on the car you can't expect to push it any harder without good training.

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I'm a sucker for good intake noises and higher rev limits. Any known issues with the 7500 limit?

My car has the 18" turbo look wheels and I actually find them to be on the brittle side for general use.

It's this silly preference for big wheels and thin tires that usually is usually the cause of that scenario.

To me the spring rates/ shock valving seems fine.

Would picking up a set of the 17" wheels with the slightly taller tires that accompany it make for a better around town ride?

jh

Thoroughly enjoy your new ride. There is nothing quite like it.

7500 rev limit? Just brings your motor that much closer to... Ka-Boom. Porsche motors are expensive.

Here in LA LA land of potholes I think 17" wheels are the ticket.

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after having done a bunch of stuff to my car, i'm of the opinion that you won't really know what you need / want to do to it until you REALLY learn to drive it. spend your money on some driver education events, some sticky tires, and lots of track time. the car as-is is far better than you are; i didn't really come to appreciate exactly HOW good until i'd driven it on a track multiple times.

that having been said, my absolue favorite mods have been the M030 suspension option and wider wheels w/ sticky tires. it handles like a dream.

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6spd w/ Limited Slip Differential

13lbs flywheel, custom organic lined unsprung-disc clutch

Hmmm... tell me more about whose LSD you used, cost, etc.

Whose flywheel and custom clutch did you use? I've only seen Aasco. So you have an unsprung clutch and a single-mass flywheel. Any issues? I know of one other person with similar setup, and he reported no issues.

jh, welcome!

Regarding the Dansk pressed muffler. If you are going with the Evo intake, you will never hear the Dansk. It is louder than stock, but just barely. I would do it for a few HP, but not for sound. With more sound usually goes more resonance. I think the only (and expensive) way around this is with the PSE. Depends on how much sound you want and how much resonance you're willing to tolerate. There are plenty of threads on the boards on mufflers.

Don't quote me on this, but I believe if you raise the rev limit, you will set many, many "type 2" (I think they're called) over-revs in the computer. I believe the type 1 and type 2 revs are fixed. Thus, if you ever need any warranty or good-will work, that will likely go out the window--not that you may care. Personally, I'd be more worried about random intermediate shaft failures and other design/manufacturing flaws than engine failures from over-revving. I just have never heard of that on any of the boards.

Yes, 17" will ride smoother than 18". Be sure to get 225/45 for the front. And get a tire that rides decent. That also has a big impact--as much as the change to 17". My 17" Continentals rode as bad as my 18" Pirellis. (Continental SportContacts suck.) If you get aftermarket wheels that are slightly wider, you can easily run 235/45 and 265/40 which is what I ran which are about 0.3" taller and 10mm wider. I had the Mille Miglia Turbo Look clones in 17". In fact, you could go with 245s and 275s if you wanted.

Drilling the camber slots works fine. Camber plates will raise your ride height unless you go aftermarket suspension.

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