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hokunohoaupuni

Possible Upgrades To My '00

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Hello fellow enthusiasts

I made my first Porsche purchase a few weeks ago and was thinking about some possible upgrades, or hacks, if you will. After perusing through these forums a few days there were a lot of ideas I would really like to attempt to work out. First off, I have a 2000 Boxster base model. Silver with black interior and top. Some of the smaller things I was thinking about doing was converting those hard plastic arm rests on the doors into padded ones. Someone posted a thread on here about it and it was pretty cheap and easily do-able. Some of the other things I was thinkin about doing are light upgrades. HID headlights(5k) and LED tail lights. The biggest project I would really like to add would be a DVD navigation system like the Kenwood DNX-6140. But due to the expense and extent of work, I have to make that more of a long term project.

I do have one question for maintenance of my car. Driving on the GA roads, there is quite a bit of loose gravel. What is the best way to repair all the little paint chips? They're all over and while I'm waxing my car I notice them all and it looks terrible. Any suggestions would be greatly helpful.

Let me know what y'all think.

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http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site/DIY_Projects.html

Here is a link that will be extremely helpful to you...

Regarding paint chips... There are many kits available but I have not heard of great success with any of them. I think most of us just get a body shop to fix them (re-spray) and then get the 3M "clear bra" . It's pricey but a lot less expensive than repainting your front bumper, hood and fenders repeatedly.

Hope this helps!!

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Here are some upgrades or hacks I've done to the families 01 base you might be interested in for your car:

-997 shifter housing install

-996 heat exchanger/oil cooler

-GT3 3rd rad install

-Fabspeed cat bypass pipes

-De-snork the intake

-installed a 03/04 "S" muffler

-you might consider upgrading the drive train mounts, especially the motor as Porsche has improved it.

-upgraded to new style AOS

Well, you get the idea. Best of luck with the car.

regards

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phillipj thanks a ton for the Pedros Garage website, some really helpful things on there!

Por911, I'm not the most mechanically inclined person in the world. The de-snorkel mod sounded easy enough from the thread I read somewhere on here and the 3rd rad install would be nice, but I don't think I'm that knowledgable and don't really want to cut into my front bumper without knowing what I'm doing. I was thinking about a short shift kit, though. I don't like having to reach way out in front of me to grab the stick when it's in 3rd or 5th. Exhaust is at the very bottom of my list. I don't have access to any type of metal shop equipment and I'm not very knowing about that either.

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i did the dvd /sat nav install a few weeks back, changed door speakers and dash speakers also, did the whole project for under £250. i got one of the 2 din systems from ebay sent over from china and although i was a bit wary it turned out to be a bargain! £130 including delivery. the whole install took about a day, just do a little research on renntech first and its a surprisingly easy job. If you decide to tackle it, message me and ill send you some helpful links.

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Short shifter upgrade was the first mod I did to mine when I got it. The throw is shorter (hence the name laugh.gif ) but it is also a little tighter. I had it done at the dealer and I believe it was a re-branded B&M shifter. From what I read, it's not a hard DIY, probably moderate level if you are inclined and have the time. I really like the feeling of the short shift kit.

The next mod was the clear front side markers and clear/red tail lights. Dead easy. Perhaps an hour for all four with 75% time fooling around.

The HID lights are nice but 5K seems like a lot of money for lights, perhaps the short shift kit and a Mediterranean / Carribean cruise.

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When I said 5k, I was talking about the intensity of the bulb, hehe. They go from 3k, 4.3k, 5k, 6k, 8k and 10k getting bluer as the intensity increases. :P I definitely don't have 5 grand to spend on lights or anything for that matter...I wish

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Soopster

When I said 5k, I was talking about the intensity of the bulb, hehe. They go from 3k, 4.3k, 5k, 6k, 8k and 10k getting bluer as the intensity increases. tongue.gif I definitely don't have 5 grand to spend on lights or anything for that matter...I wish

Well I still think 5k is better spent on a vacation clapping.gif ! Didn't know they had that many different intensities. cursing.gif

Even though I majored in Physics at first for University, I still think light is just light.

Have fun! It's just spring up here, so the Boxsters are just starting to come out ...

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