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Old 10-20-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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Advice on must have upgrades for a newbie

I'm new to the boxster world, I just got my '99 last week (black, gray, gray). I'm interested in making some upgrades to the car and I was wondering what everyone's opinions were on some of your favorite (or least favorite) enhancements/upgrades for the boxster (exhaust, chip, interior/exterior etc.). One thing I know I want to replace is the stock mushroom cap shifter, the boot on mine is a little worn. Anyone have any suggestions on a good aftermarket one? Or should I stick with a factory replacement.



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Old 10-20-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Forget the performance-enhancements.. Search through the tech forum and you'll see numerous examples of people who have paid thousands for little gain. If you do want to go that route, use a reputable tuner who will guarantee their claims or refund your money.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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New wheels and tires can give you a re-freshed look!
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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Fuel. You are required to put One Hundred Tanks of fuel through your car _with the top DOWN_ before you're allowed to modify it (page 617 of the owners manual)
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:12 PM   #5
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my favorite upgrade visualy has been side skirting. Makes the car look 100% better. Here's a nice pic of some side skirting at work from one of the site sponsors

my favorite upgrade driver's perspective, have been the GT3 seats. I feel like I'm in racing car not just a sportscar. But 99% of the world would hate getting out these seats. Just a weekend driver for me.

My most disapointing upgrade have been Litronics(HID). Not worth the cash.

The car investment I get the most comfort from it the Valentine One.

And the Carrera 5 spokes are one upgrade I never tire at admiring.

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Old 10-20-2005, 12:47 PM   #6
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a great sound system if its not in there already and if you like tunes - whatever its called the subwoofer and speakers in the back - Bose premium sound etc. oh yes side skirting, it looks great and agree makes the car look so much better

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