Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 191
Great Boxster day

My 10 year old and I went on an extremely nice 2 hour ride today, up to the peak of our local "mountain". 14 miles of the twisties in the exteme, not much traffic, hot and sunny, top down, and 300 horses.....

We were all smiles. It never ceases to amaze me how well the car handles, how balanced it is and how well it stays "stuck". The uphill portion was fun, I kept it mostly in 3rd, with some downshifts, but going down the 4000 feet, the degree of grade and very tight turns was WAY fun. I kept it in 2nd mostly, using the tranny to help keep the downhill speed down, revving between 4 to 6 k rpms all the way down. We got stuck behind slower cars only a couple of times, and we had several nicely cooporative people who used the turnouts to let us zoom past.

San Diego people!! Do any of you to Palomar Mtn runs?? Early Saturday mornings are a great time to really drive your baby on roads that were meant for Porsches.
We went up the 78, through Ramona, up to the 79, then took the 76 to the increadible S7 hwy. Then on to the S6 back down to the 76.

2 hours that I promise will be the best time you could possible spend with your clothes on.

It would be a "cool" thing to get some guys to do this run on some type of regular basis. Saw lots of bikes (of course) and 2 Boxsters, one 993, and one 996 during our drive.

__________________
Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster 3.4l w/Sport Design Package
Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
pecivil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 168
I am jealous...I wanted to get out for a ride but I had a bedroom to paint.
__________________
'08 987S, 6 Speed, Guards Red, Black Interior, 19" Chrome Wheels, Clear Bra, Painted Side Vents, Dension Ipod, Clear Side Markers, Cayman Sports Tip, Red Tail Lights
r9i8c7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 191
its funny

I have done this run 3 times now since we moved to SD from the "OC". It was way more fun than the ortega, and equally as fun as Kanan Dume Road from the 101 to the coast at Malibu.

When I think of all the times I have wanted to go and drive these roads and stoped and thought, no it takes too much time and I have all this stuff to do....."hunnydoos" as wifey calls them. Then you free up some time and go and remember how much fun it is.

I wanna go every day.
__________________
Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster 3.4l w/Sport Design Package
Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
pecivil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:03 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 168
I have added to my "To Do List" of Boxster runs. Thanks for the info.
__________________
'08 987S, 6 Speed, Guards Red, Black Interior, 19" Chrome Wheels, Clear Bra, Painted Side Vents, Dension Ipod, Clear Side Markers, Cayman Sports Tip, Red Tail Lights
r9i8c7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 07:27 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 191
no problem,....perhaps an interesting idea for a permanent thread would be to post your "sweet to drive roads in my area"

of course there will be those who getting to "talk" about their prime driving playgrounds vil be difficult.

ve have our vays of making you talk......
__________________
Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster 3.4l w/Sport Design Package
Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
pecivil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: soCal
Posts: 78
Send a message via AIM to 7th gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by pecivil
no problem,....perhaps an interesting idea for a permanent thread would be to post your "sweet to drive roads in my area"
hi check link
best so cal road?
__________________
drive it kool

pca member
7th gear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 156
I was out driving as well.. But I couldn't find any "fun" roads to drive.. Please post directions, I'm in Downtown SD and would love to find some nice twisties around here..

Also, when is the next auto cross at qualcom, anyone?
__________________
cristopher

*youth is wasted on the young*


Photos of my Boxster S

Painted center console, artic silver
, De Snorkle, 18" Carrera lightweight - 285-30-18 - Fabspeed Exhaust

http://www.cristopherbenitah.com/boxster.jpg

Last edited by cbenitah; 07-30-2007 at 06:24 PM.
cbenitah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 156
ah.. saw the directions now.. Will try it this weekend if the weather is nice the weather is always nice down here . . .
__________________
cristopher

*youth is wasted on the young*


Photos of my Boxster S

Painted center console, artic silver
, De Snorkle, 18" Carrera lightweight - 285-30-18 - Fabspeed Exhaust

http://www.cristopherbenitah.com/boxster.jpg
cbenitah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 08:20 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 8
not so great boxster day

Couple Saturdays ago, planned a road around our state oklahoma. Two months of rainy weather has really limited our top down fun drive time.
My wife and myself got up early, packed sandwiches, small ice chest, swimsuits for a possible dip in one of our river streams. Left home, sun coming up 70 degrees with high in upper 80's later. Looking good, cruising down the highway at 75, sunscreen on, new CD in changer, then.... Five miles from home engine makes noise, shimmys a little then dies. Coast to side of road and observe as oil runs out of engine. Not good. Gets towed to local porsche shop and they still do not know problem but simply say it is not good. Thanks to the forum they have helped me diagnosis it as IMS failure and will require a new engine. No trip, no warranty and a new engine, bummer! Again thanks to the forum and I had it delivered the local porsche factory dealer today who has experience with this problem and they should tear down in next couple days. Also, they will help try and contact Porsche about some possible assisstance.
All this said, I would still not like to part with my Boxster S. I have had miatas, Mercedes, lexus and other Porsches, but this boxster s is super fun to drive so will probably stick with it.

Thanks again for assistance on my other thread
koboxster
koboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 08:41 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Jose, CA.
Posts: 1,359
One of the best day ever with my homeboy..when we went for a drive at Skyline Blvd.


and when I took my youngest one for a drive along the PCH 1


It is indeed a Great Boxster day when you get a chance like this...
unklekraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2007, 10:13 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 874
Cbenitah, both of the next two Saturdays...

http://pcasdr.org/index.php?month=AUG
__________________
http://i7.tinypic.com/24ovngk.jpghttp://i7.tinypic.com/24ow0id.jpg

06 987S- Sold
Carrara White / Black / Black/Stone Grey Two-tone

05 987 5-speed - Sold
Midnight Blue Metallic / Metropol Blue / Sand Beige

06 MB SLK350- Lease escapee
Iridium Silver Metallic / Black

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. - Robert Wilensky
SD987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 10:21 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
Pecivil,

Color me jealous ! When I used to live in El Cajon my girlfriend lived in Harbison Canyon. What a great ride up there in my old Honda CRX. Man would it be great to take the Box out there and tackle some of those roads. Nothing like that here in the windy city

Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 111
I'll be takin' the boxster up to the Smokey Mountains this weekend.. These cars love the roads around there....
__________________

skip_168 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 01:40 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickCats
Pecivil,

Color me jealous ! When I used to live in El Cajon my girlfriend lived in Harbison Canyon. What a great ride up there in my old Honda CRX. Man would it be great to take the Box out there and tackle some of those roads. Nothing like that here in the windy city

Nick

How can they call it the "windy city" if it doesn't have windy roads?
__________________
- Jim

2000 Boxster S, Speed Yellow, Michelin AS/3 tires, 60,000 miles...
... and climbing.
OldBlevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 04:56 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
Good one, Blevins

Do you know why they call Chicago the windy city ? I always thought it was because of the wind :

http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/whys/chicago.htm

Nick

__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page