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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 5
Boxster S exhaust on 2.5?

Would it be possible to put a boxster S muffler on a 1999 2.5 boxster? I really want the dual tips but am not overly concerned about how loud my exhaust is and don't wanna spend $2k on the PSE. My main concern is no resonance and the only way that seems possible from what i've read is to go stock or PSE...
crcrzy12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via AIM to blinkwatt
Even the OEM mufflers have a tiny bit of resonance,you have to try hard to hear it but it is there around 2.5k rpm. Any OEM muffler will be resonance free and from what I hear most single muffler design exhaust for our cars(aftermarket included) don't have much resonance,but if you want more +hp then dual design mufflers(that have resonance) is the way to go.
__________________
-99' Zenith Blue 5-spd...didn't agree with a center divider on the freeway
-01' S Orient Red Metallic 6-spd...money pit...sold to buy a house
blinkwatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 5
So are you saying the stock exhaust will have some resonance? I can tolerate a small amount of drone but I'm not a huge fan. Like I said...I more just want the stock sound with the dual tips. I'd rather put my money towards driving school than performance mods. I do want my car to look the way I want thought haha
crcrzy12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
just go with something like this - http://www.modacar.com/products//Porsche/BOXSTERSCAB/Boxster+Sport+Exhaust.html
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 11:24 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 5
Shouldn't I be concerned about the quality? Unless you know someone who already has one. That's why I was hopping I could just throw a boxster S exhaust on with some minor tweeks...then at least I'd know what I was getting.
crcrzy12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,889
The way a 1997-1999 muffler mounts is different than 2000-2004. But there is an adapter/mounting kit you can buy to put an S muffler on a 2.5.

We have a local 2.5 with an S muffler, and we use to tease him. If you do this it is for cosmetic reasons, single tip versus two tips.
Tool Pants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 5
That's all I want at this point. Where would I get the conversion kit to mount the newer exhaust?
crcrzy12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 12:16 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via AIM to blinkwatt
If your gonna swap out your exhaust to a S exhaust you may want to consider making it a 03'+ 986 exhaust. I have heard they sound better than the 00-02' exhaust.
__________________
-99' Zenith Blue 5-spd...didn't agree with a center divider on the freeway
-01' S Orient Red Metallic 6-spd...money pit...sold to buy a house
blinkwatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 12:52 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange County, Ca
Posts: 5
Thanks for the advice...I'll definitely keep my eyes open for an 03-04. Anyone know where to get the conversion kit or how much it'll run?
crcrzy12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Jose
Posts: 1,889
Porsche sells such a kit and the part number is 000 044 200 11.

It is a bit interesting why Porsche came out with such an adapter.

When I started in 1999 the only Boxster was the 2.5 and Porsche did not have a sport exhaust option for the 2.5.

The sport exhaust started as a factory option for model year 2000 when the 2.7 and 3.2 came out. Then Porsche started to sell the sport exhaust in a retrofit kit form, so that you could have this long after your 2000 or newer car was built. As a factory option or in kit form the sport exhaust was and is expensive.

But the 2.7/3.2 sport exhaust muffler would not mount on a 2.5. So Porsche came out with an adapter to mount it to a 2.5. This adapter bolts to the transmission and muffler.

Then the 2.5 owners wanted a dual tip muffler, and the cheapest way to go was to get a 3.2 standard muffler. To mount the 3.2 muffler on a 2.5 clever owners figured the easy way was to use the sport exhaust adapter.

Need to write a book one of these days before I forget this stuff....

Tool Pants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #11
Rennzenn
 
j.fro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,355
Garage
You may be able to get a set of dual tips from one of the auto-dismantlers, and then have your single tip cut off and the duals welded on. Considering the expense of the dual muffler and the conversion kit, welding on a new set of tips may be a lot cheaper. The muffler internals are pretty much identical...and you'd be sure not to add any resonance.
j.fro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2008, 06:32 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 149
so the 986 S exhaust mounts up to an 01 non-S just fine?

hmm i want the dual tips too ...
__________________
http://www.lifeinwidescreen.com/hosting/ownroad2.jpg

If people came from apes, why are there still apes?
lucky_topher 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 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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