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sport exhaust option on boxster s 2002

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this board and hear lots of good things... so thought i would pay a visit.

I need a clarification once in for all on a subject that i have been asking around for but always had vague answers.

Here are a few points:

*my boxster S is a feb 2002 LHD soft rear window (i am french but leave in London uk).

*i would like to fit a Factory sport exhaust.

*do not like the sport Factory exhaust normally aimed at my car: the one with the bypass pipes appearing underneath the car' s rear spoiler.

*So i would like to fit the 2003 - 04 Factory exhaust.

Here are my questions:

1/ What are the exact part numbers for this 2003 - 04 Factory exhaust?

(the east London dealer claims he can' t find it in his list).

2/ will it fit my 2002 car?

3/ Is this set-up approved by the factory (will my car still be under warranty).

4/ Does it come with the switch on the dash board?

5/ Does that switch work on a 2002 car?

6/ How much should i expect to spend on such an upgrade?

7/ Will i approach the 'bark' sound of a 996 sport exhaust.

I am really looking for clear answer to these questions so i can go back to my OPC (and eventually show him how incompetent he is! :) )

If i can do it, i will run there to get it done, i am craving for 'music'!!


Best regards,


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The new style 2003/4 sport exhaust will work on a 2002. The tequipment part number for the retrofit kit is 000 044 200 20. I am on a UK Boxster board and I know the OPCs in England cannot find the part number.

I do not think it includes the switch - the reason being that there is a LHD switch and a RHD switch. On a LHD car the switch is to the left of the radio. On a RHD it is to the right of the radio. The switch has an icon of a tail pipe pointing down. If you buy the wrong sided switch then the tail pipe points in the wrong direction. You can buy the correct sided switch as an additional part.

For the switch to work you need to have the electrical and vacum part of the sport exhaust system installed. This takes many hours and most people elect to just bolt on the muffler so it is loud all the time.

The bolt-on tail pipe is not included, as there are 3 different versions for the new style sport exhaust.

I have seen but not heard the new style Boxster sport exhaust. The original style Boxster factory sport exhaust never sounded as good as the factory 996 sport exhaust.

For the rest of your questions you would get a better response from one of the UK message boards.

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Do you know if the Sports Exhaust is left 'loud' all the time, will low end torque suffer? Surely the bypass valve is for a reason other than sound? I'm figuring if I were to put back my Tequipment, should I bother connecting the vacumn again. It's a small job since I left all the fitting as they were...

I'm NOT going to do a dyno again just to verify this...

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