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Old 11-26-2019, 05:50 PM   #5401
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Two good days and a bad one

Had two really good days with the Porsche before one bad day...

Good days:

Friday morning it was time to renew my registration and we passed safety and emissions with flying colors. I was planning on taking a long drive the next day so decided to finally upgrade the head unit so I could enjoy the comforts of bluetooth and apple carplay. Moved the climate controls to behind the stick and added a double DIN Kenwood unit. I was very pleased with the way it came out. I definitely prefer the look even though it meant abandoning my original intention of keeping as stock as possible.

Saturday, woke up early and took it out for a nearly 800-mile roundtrip drive from my home in St. Louis, Missouri to South Bend, Indiana to take in a football game at Notre Dame. My Boxster did the trip very well and I was very comfortable in it even though we drove through some snow and rain. I came home more in love with my car than ever before.

Bad day:

Sunday, clean the Porsche up from the road trip and head out to run a few errands and low and behold, I get backed into by a Jeep Grand Cherokee just hard enough to damage the front bumper and hood. The driver was nice though and her insurance will pick up the damage but man alive, I was supremely pissed. Car is drivable and fixable and of course no one was hurt and could've been worse but the situation is frustrating to say the least.

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Old 11-26-2019, 06:24 PM   #5402
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Had two really good days with the Porsche before one bad day...

Good days:

Friday morning it was time to renew my registration and we passed safety and emissions with flying colors. I was planning on taking a long drive the next day so decided to finally upgrade the head unit so I could enjoy the comforts of bluetooth and apple carplay. Moved the climate controls to behind the stick and added a double DIN Kenwood unit. I was very pleased with the way it came out. I definitely prefer the look even though it meant abandoning my original intention of keeping as stock as possible.

Saturday, woke up early and took it out for a nearly 800-mile roundtrip drive from my home in St. Louis, Missouri to South Bend, Indiana to take in a football game at Notre Dame. My Boxster did the trip very well and I was very comfortable in it even though we drove through some snow and rain. I came home more in love with my car than ever before.

Bad day:

Sunday, clean the Porsche up from the road trip and head out to run a few errands and low and behold, I get backed into by a Jeep Grand Cherokee just hard enough to damage the front bumper and hood. The driver was nice though and her insurance will pick up the damage but man alive, I was supremely pissed. Car is drivable and fixable and of course no one was hurt and could've been worse but the situation is frustrating to say the least.
That is bummer, sorry to hear but like you said, it could have been worse.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:53 AM   #5403
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Picked my 2006 987 up from the garage today( Cavendish Porsche Long Eaton, Derby) after a g\box oil and filter change, coolant change and radio repairs( amp). So glad it is back on the drive. Many thanks for a job well done.
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Just enough time today for a quick drive

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Put the Blizzaks on for the winter ahead. We've already had nearly 24" of snow this season in the foothills of the Rockies so the Contis has to go off until April or so.


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Old 11-30-2019, 12:04 PM   #5406
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Purchased it a week ago. Drove to Carmel on Friday to pick up a replacement hardtop (dark blue, will trade for metallic black). Put stain cleaner on a big carpet stain that I was worried about. It came right out. Cleaned the interior. Ordered a few replacement parts (hard top cam locks/frunk plastic moulding/few plastic rivets) and... Ordered Soul Performance exhaust on Black Friday.
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:58 PM   #5407
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Purchased it a week ago. Drove to Carmel on Friday to pick up a replacement hardtop (dark blue, will trade for metallic black).
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:55 PM   #5408
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Bilstein PSS9 coilovers with Elephant Racing hub centric spacers installed (7mm front / 10mm rear). Front lowered 15mm, rear 10mm. Will install ER rear control arms and adj toe links next week so I can get alignment where I want it.










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Old 11-30-2019, 08:34 PM   #5409
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Old Car Guy,

Car looks great. Where did you pick up the spacers?

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Car looks great. Where did you pick up the spacers?

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Thanks Ted.

I purchased the spacers and longer wheel lug bolts (52mm front, 55mm rear) through Pelican Parts. I couldn’t locate any 55mm lug bolts for the rear (honestly I didn’t look very hard) so I cut 60mm lugs down. You have to be certain that the rear lugs are long enough but not so long that they interfere with the e-brake inside the hub.

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