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550spyder 01-12-2008 02:51 PM

broken in to
 
are boxsters targeted as an easy car to brake into? mine was broken into last night,all they got was my garmin.car was in driveway 10 feet from bedroom window.

rick3000 01-12-2008 03:17 PM

That sucks!
I am not sure if they are, "targeted," It is harder to break-in through the softtop than you would think, and since most criminals don't think, they might get broken into more. At least they didn't steal the car, it was probably some punk on your street.

Could you give us more details?

JAAY 01-12-2008 04:13 PM

hes right at least you still have it. The motion sensor didnt go off?

pinzgo 01-12-2008 04:45 PM

Hi Guys, Just to make up to date on my project. I own a Boxster S 2000 with 32000 miles on it. Last year I added Supercharger, catback, headers, ecu reflash by IA, Bigger injectors, air intake, lowered suspension, Put aerokit and full carbon trunk lid after spoiler and brake light, hard top, porsche seats with carbon shell, Kinesis wheels, Short shifter, carbon console,
This winter I am addind intercooler in trunk with fan onto lid, nitro sprayed on intercooler and progressive water methanol injection just prior to trottle body to refresh engine some more to higher psi. So,With these upgrades I will put smaller pulley on supercharger to get almost 7 psi at trottle body.

I hope I will dyno it around 375 whp. I do street and quarter mile drag with it in a team with my sons. They have a S2000 and a STI. Huge feeling.
Add comments or recommendations please.

I would like to send you pictures, but I need somebody of you to tell me how to insert in posts. I am not a pro with computer use.

I appreciate you guys with all infos contained in forums
Jacques

One more thing, for those that are afraid to remove soft top, only 3 grouped bolts on each side and lift up. 10 minutes. Just have to pop off the two short red wires
Have a good time

racer_d 01-12-2008 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinzgo
Hi Guys, Just to make up to date on my project. I own a Boxster S 2000 with 32000 miles on it. Last year I added Supercharger, catback, headers, ecu reflash by IA, Bigger injectors, air intake, lowered suspension, Put aerokit and full carbon trunk lid after spoiler and brake light, hard top, porsche seats with carbon shell, Kinesis wheels, Short shifter, carbon console,
This winter I am addind intercooler in trunk with fan onto lid, nitro sprayed on intercooler and progressive water methanol injection just prior to trottle body to refresh engine some more to higher psi. So,With these upgrades I will put smaller pulley on supercharger to get almost 7 psi at trottle body.

I hope I will dyno it around 375 whp. I do street and quarter mile drag with it in a team with my sons. They have a S2000 and a STI. Huge feeling.
Add comments or recommendations please.

I would like to send you pictures, but I need somebody of you to tell me how to insert in posts. I am not a pro with computer use.

I appreciate you guys with all infos contained in forums
Jacques

One more thing, for those that are afraid to remove soft top, only 3 grouped bolts on each side and lift up. 10 minutes. Just have to pop off the two short red wires
Have a good time


Fantastic post there my friend.. but not even close to the thread... unless your car was stolen ;)

RandallNeighbour 01-12-2008 06:02 PM

How'd the thugs get into your car? Break a window? Slash the top? Jimmy open the door?

After my radar detector was stolen as a teenager, I never leave anything of value in plain sight in my car, even when it's in my garage locked up. It's harder to steal someone one can't see unless one is assumes there's goodies in the trunk of a fine automobile.

LoveBunny 01-12-2008 07:01 PM

yeah, I never leave anything I would really miss if it got stolen in my car, but that is something you learn living in New Orleans. They will steal anything, even if it's not valuable. I once had a Jaguar broken into. They smashed the passenger window, threw my registration and other glove box contents all over the street, and took my house keys. And to think I thought I had nothing to steal in there. I was living with my parents at the time and they had to change all the locks on the house though.

pteam 01-12-2008 08:29 PM

This is why I'm a preacher of "Park your car in your garage!". I'm not sure if you have a garage or not, but I see nice cars in my neighbor hood parked outside with 2 or 3 slots empty in their garage, or crap in there garage. If your a renter, next time you rent a place get a garage, the peace of mind alone is well worth the small amount of extra money. Most people with homes have garages, if you have one USE IT!

LoveBunny 01-12-2008 08:32 PM

I wish I had a garage.

blinkwatt 01-12-2008 11:18 PM

Every car that sits outside my house has been vandalized or broken into......thankfully the 986 S & 996 are in my garage. :)

shaman1204 01-13-2008 12:07 AM

As Rick3000 eluded to, maybe thieves see a soft top as "soft target." I have seen glass on the street from busted side windows time to time. During the cold months coming out on my street in the AM you can see someone has walked down the street wiping the dew/frost off windows looking in. My old work car, a Sebring (now a Mustang GT) got broken into right in front of my building, taking an umbrella off the backseat. I truly believe that no matter the car, if there is something inside that somebody can sell, they will take it. Just put your stuff out of site and you probably have nothing to worry about.

humara 01-13-2008 12:47 AM

boxster isn't the target. the navi is.
why people leave those out is crazy. i've seen that thieves look for just the circles that suction cups leave on the windshield.

Frodo 01-13-2008 06:20 AM

Quote:

"As Rick3000 eluded to, maybe thieves see a soft top as "soft target." I have seen glass on the street from busted side windows time to time. During the cold months coming out on my street in the AM you can see someone has walked down the street wiping the dew/frost off windows looking in. My old work car, a Sebring (now a Mustang GT) got broken into right in front of my building, taking an umbrella off the backseat. I truly believe that no matter the car, if there is something inside that somebody can sell, they will take it. Just put your stuff out of site and you probably have nothing to worry about."

Posted by shaman1204.

Did he "elude" or, perhaps, "allude"?

Should I put my stuff out of "site" or, I'm thinking, out of "sight."

Just gently tuggin' your chain, my friend. But sometimes I'm afraid my spelling skills, carefully honed though all those years of carefully looking up words I didn't know in my now-falling apart Merriam Webster dictionary (a gift from my parents roughly 35 years ago, waaaaay before the automatic "spell-check" days (which, BTW, shouldn't be relied up upon too heavily---"elude" IS the correct spelling of a word that doesn't really fit in the context of the above-cited post)) are headed quickly to hell in a hand basket, the result of spending too much time poring over hundreds of posts on this, and other, forums.

Guess while I'm at it, I need to work on my tendency to the occasional run-on sentence, eh?

Couper1 01-13-2008 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoveBunny
I wish I had a garage.

You know, you can alway rent a 10x20 storage unit for your car.

dcporsche99 01-13-2008 07:41 AM

Sorry to hear 550spyder. I have to agree with the other folks out there who suggested that you remove as much goodies from plain sight as possible. Although if they have already set their mind (or should it be a lack thereof) on getting into your car, they will...difficult to stop these little "sh%ts" :troll: (although I have many other words I'd like to use). Unfortunately, I have had many things stolen.... inlcuding my actual soft top (right off my Isuzu Amigo- that was on my driveway many, many, many years back when I was in college). What a feeling!! :(

Also, as Couper1 mentioned, looking into renting a garage / space wouldn't be such a bad idea. :cheers:

bigb 01-14-2008 08:41 PM

Sorry to hear 550. Getting one's car broken into is probably one of the worst feelings ever... and the folks that do such things are just plain idiots. One night I was visiting a friend in SFO, and my acura was parked on the street. The only visible thing of value was a dvd, yes, 1 dvd on the passenger's seat. That was it. The bum broke the window, took the dvd, my eyeglasses (stored in a compartment) and other stupid ****************... but what a hassle it was!

Sometimes a garage is not an option, but I agree with everyone else -- don't leave anything in plain sight... those who think they have nothing will take anything.

LoveBunny 01-14-2008 09:22 PM

Yep, people will steal anything even if there is nothing worth stealing. I recently left my Lexus parked outside of my parents' house and forgot to lock it. I went out the next day and someone had gone into the glove box, dumped everything on the front seat, and taken nothing! I didn't have much in there, but I did have a few items of clothing that were worth something, a dog cage, and a whole unopened pack of Charmin. You'd think they'd at least take the toilet paper. I mean, everybody uses that! Even though they broke no windows and took nothing I still felt creeped out that someone was in my car.

My ex had a POS Honda and when it broke down and he had to leave it somewhere he thinks a crackhead was actually living in it. They stole a few CDs and basically busted up the whole car. Looked like they were trying to steal it but didn't know how because they tore up the whole steering column.

Good idea about renting a storage space, but where do you put it? I park my car in my driveway and it's right outside my bedroom window. Hopefully I'd hear anything that happens to it, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

Dr. Kill 01-15-2008 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by LoveBunny
Yep, people will steal anything even if there is nothing worth stealing. I recently left my Lexus parked outside of my parents' house and forgot to lock it. I went out the next day and someone had gone into the glove box, dumped everything on the front seat, and taken nothing! I didn't have much in there, but I did have a few items of clothing that were worth something, a dog cage, and a whole unopened pack of Charmin. You'd think they'd at least take the toilet paper. I mean, everybody uses that! Even though they broke no windows and took nothing I still felt creeped out that someone was in my car.

You keep toilet paper in your car?

Brucelee 01-15-2008 08:40 AM

To answer your question, it is very easy for these thugs to get into your car.

I had a nice Lexus coupe broken into and the stereo ripped out, along with half the dash. These turds have a tool where they hook into the top of the side window and simply collapse the window down into the door.

Takes them seconds. So, if your alarm goes off, they are gone by the time you get out to your driveway. This to steal a stereo that had a street value of maybe $30 bucks?

Sad but true. The police found the guy (since he was dumb enough to try and cash some checks he found in my glove box) and he pleaded out on about ten counts they had him on.

BTW-The local cops were afraid to arrest this turd. Seems he was an illegal and they were afraid of his gang. They sent the county gang unit to pick him up.

God Bless America.

He is likely reading this right now from somewhere in LA.

PS- If you want to read some interesting comments on crime in the US, pick up the book, Freakonomics.

Fascinating stuff.

:)

Tool Pants 01-15-2008 09:11 AM

100 years ago when I was in college one fo the guys had his car broken into in the school parking lot. He was into country western music and had a bunch of country western cassettes in his car. The thief did not steal anything. Just threw the tapes all over the car.

I migh keep toilet paper and country western DVDs in my Boxster as a deterrent.

FTD 01-15-2008 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tool Pants
100 years ago when I was in college one fo the guys had his car broken into in the school parking lot. He was into country western music and had a bunch of country western cassettes in his car. The thief did not steal anything. Just threw the tapes all over the car.

I might keep toilet paper and country western DVDs in my Boxster as a deterrent.

Hahahaha. Very good! :cheers:

NickCats 01-15-2008 11:21 AM

When I first moved up here from college, I went to an all night party down in Southern Illinois. I had a red Chevy pickup at the time, and during the night someone broke into my truck by prying off the rear window ( like a tupperwear lid ) and stole my sunglasses, a carton of smokes, and homemade chocolate cookies my girlfriend made. I wasn't mad about the smokes or the glasses, but man was I ticked someone stole my cookies ! At least the thief was nice enough to place the rear window in the bed of the truck, and the shop just had to pop it back in...

Nick

shaman1204 01-15-2008 03:58 PM

I was going to have Frodo check my grammar before I posted this but I don't think he's online ;)

Back in high school I had a nice Alpine amp mounted under the rear seat and a custom sub enclosure bolted to the tailgate of my Jeep Wrangler. When I had them installed I made sure they used four different screw heads to bolt the amp down and at least two different sized bolt heads to secure the back seat to the floorboard. I figured if a thief wanted it they would have to bring a toolbox. An they did. I came out one morning to find my entire back seat sitting neatly on the driveway next to the Jeep, all screws and bolts intact and wiring neatly undone. I didn't leave the faceplate for the headunit in the car, so they took a screw driver and destroyed the thing. While the cop was taking the report I asked him what could be done about it. He suggested I get a new stereo, a case of beer, a few friends and wait for the bastards to come back.

Dr. Kill 01-15-2008 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by shaman1204
I didn't leave the faceplate for the headunit in the car, so they took a screw driver and destroyed the thing.

That's just plain mean.

LoveBunny 01-15-2008 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Kill
You keep toilet paper in your car?


Well, I don't normally keep toilet paper in my car, but I happened to have just bought some. Maybe it is a theft deterrent and I should always keep it there.


Is Freakonomics the one written by the guy who studied the business of the crack trade, or am I confusing that with something else?

Brucelee 01-15-2008 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoveBunny
Well, I don't normally keep toilet paper in my car, but I happened to have just bought some. Maybe it is a theft deterrent and I should always keep it there.


Is Freakonomics the one written by the guy who studied the business of the crack trade, or am I confusing that with something else?


Yes, that is the same author.

Topless 01-15-2008 07:34 PM

Sorry man. Car thieves suck. Nearly every car I have owned and left parked out has been broken into or damaged in some way. In college I had a van. Inside there were 4 cheapo bookshelf speakers, Alpine stereo, and a $2000 set of motorcycle tools. Thieves broke in, took the speakers and left the rest. :confused: No rocket science in their future I guess.

As of about 12 years ago... Garage space first, then nice car.

Tool Pants 01-16-2008 01:39 AM

The next story. I made it out of college and graduate school. Worked in my profession for a few years.

Then in 1989 I bought a 1988 Toyota pick up truck. Where the radio would go was a hole. The radio had been removed before I bought the truck. I used a battery powered boom box on the passenger floor that you could not see from the outside, until I had the time to buy a radio for the dash.

I worked very late one night with the truck parked in the office parking lot. Total darkness. I got in the truck to go home and noticed broken glass on the drivers seat. Took me a while to figure out the broken glass was because the vent had been broken.

The truck radio was not missing, because it did not have one. I think it was broken into for the radio I did not have. But the boom box was missing. Worth maybe a few dollars, or a roll of Charmin. I would have given that boom box away for the asking.

Should have learned a lesson.

Put a country western tape in the boom box next time.

Thank god I have a Boxster now. No one in their right mind would break into it to steal a Becker radio....

NickCats 01-16-2008 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Tool Pants
Thank god I have a Boxster now. No one in their right mind would break into it to steal a Becker radio....

Holy crap is that funny !

In college, my roommate had a pimped out Toyota Celica with thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment. All the windows were limousine tint, including the front ( how in the world he could drive that thing at night I'll never know ). One afternoon I helped him rip out all of the equipment ( he said he wanted to redo it ) and remove the seats and bring them up to the dorm. That night, someone broke into his car. I would have loved to see the look on the thief’s face when he busted the window, got in the car and realized it had already been stripped...

Nick


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