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Old 06-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Ready for summer, suspension upgrade

Hello all,

Nice sunny sunday morning so I thought Id spruce up the Box and take a couple pics.



Also wanted to show the following upgrades/modes Ive done in the last month or so.
  • New front and rear to links
  • CC rear box/silencers
  • Lowering springs H&R 30mm
  • 20mm spacers front and back
  • chrome nuts
  • new instrument cluster (original died ) but now its silver dials
So a little money spent this year, and that will do me.

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Old 06-03-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Gorgeous!

Since you had your cluster out, do you know if the lcd portions are naturally monochrome with the amber color provided by a light or filter, or are the lcd's themselves amber?
I ask because the color does not suit me. I would be thrilled if they were monochrome(black and clear) so that I could change the backlight to blue. My guess is that the lcd is polarized to that particular wavelength of light, but I'm going to check anyway. A boy can dream...

It's a long shot, but I thought I'd ask. I'm going to remove the cluster this week to find out for sure, if I can't tell by looking closely at the gauges.
Also, any hints on how to get the cluster out would be great!

Thanks! And again, beautiful 986!

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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The color of the LCD's in the instrument cluster can be changed by changing the bulb color. I already have mine changed to blue by using a set of blue LED's.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
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I already have mine changed to blue by using a set of blue LED's.
Details, please!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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That is awesome!!!
I'll do it this week and post a thread with pics.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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I couldn't wait, so I pulled the instrument cluster right after work. I can confirm that the lcd's ARE monochrome, clear and black! I used a flashlight with color filters to play with different color options.

Very cool! Going to radio shack ASAP for some leds. Sorry for highjacking your thread.
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Here is a thread on replacing the cluster lamps: Dash Cluster Display Not Working

Replacement LED's can be bought at: PorscheLEDS.com - Porsche LEDs Replacements for the Porsche 996 Boxster 993 964 911 928 968 944
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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I wish I had seen that before my trip to the Shack. Oh well. I went a different route, anyway. I bought tri-color leds(red, green, blue), a small project board, and a micro switch set. This way, I'll have 4 color options; red, green, blue, and purple.

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