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Old 04-29-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Am I the only one....

who likes to keep my Boxster completely stock? Being retired and older I don't have the need to track, autocross or street race. I have had my 2001 Box base 2 years now and everything I do to it is completely oem(I know more $$$). A German oil filter,
Porsche antifreeze, Porsche filters etc etc. Is anybody else like me or am I well just old fashioned?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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I think you're probably like 95% of most Porsche owners.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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You are NOT the only one RecycledSixtie ! Us older dudes gotta stick together ! lol. (49).

I'm stock (other than the LN Engineering upgrade) and love it.
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Shy of tinting the windows.....completely stock. While I don't begrudge those who spend money to upgrade various parts, I figure that one of the reasons I love my Porsche is that Porsche loves their cars.

Of course I am getting in that...older...catagory (45)
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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Stock is just fine with me......except the radio which quit working..
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #6
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Bone stock...

If it coulda been better, it woulda been built that way!

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Is 52 old?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #7
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Stock for me. i added speakers to the rear enclosure & that is about it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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I'm keeping it absolutely stock and loving it. I'm 66 and have had my fair share of vehicles both two and four wheeled. Some I modified but most I left alone. If you want to maximize resale bone stock is the best way to go.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #9
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I too use only Porsche factory replacement parts, apart from adding a magnetic drain plug and, when the clutch needs replacing, going to an upgraded ceramic IMS bearing. I just ordered from Suncoast a new serpentine belt, air filter, oil filters, replacement dashboard speaker ( I know, not the best but...) and even Porsche Techequipment floormats ( get em while they still have them!).

I believe that these cars will eventually become collectible and, while they will never reach the values of Porsches that were produced in more limited numbers, those that are kept stock and original are bound to eventually do the best.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
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I like to keep it as close to stock as I can, but can't say I have done so in every case. I replaced the radio, amp, speakers, oil drain plug, and tires. I have non-Porsche spark plug tubes & plugs ready to be installed.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #11
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Bone stock...

If it coulda been better, it woulda been built that way!

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Is 52 old?
No 52 is young still. I am 66 and another member has admitted to being 66. Any 70 year olds?

The previous owner did install a Canadian Tire battery which is still going strong.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #12
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Totally stock too. 1999 2.7 Black with red leather. No aircon or other non essentials.

I have to admit I have just bought some of the DEPO rear lights...the clear and red ones but after offering them up I have put them away and will most likely put them on ebay. Too modern for a 99!
I am going to stick with amber for ever!
I totally love this car...42 by the way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #13
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Essentially stock... LED tail lights, IMS-G, aluminum pedals, garage door dash button hack, that's about it. I may do something with the headlights, too, but prefer litronics to the eBay LED lights. I really cringe at all the plasti-dipped wheels, decals, wings, Porsche lettering on the trunk, decals on the spoiler, green calipers, double DIN GPS/audio systems, subwoofers, and the like. I'm all for doing what makes you happy, but for my tastes, much of these mods are overdone. Just my $ .02

P.S. Keeping the original tail lights so the car can be returned to stock; will do the same with the headlights if I change them.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #14
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The only thing I would do different is a navy blue top instead of black over
silver.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #15
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I'm retired also. Car is essentially stock except for an Alpine radio and a Diehard battery. I also use quality aftermaket air/oil filters to avoid the stealership. Same stuff, just in a different box.
edit: forgot the clear side markers
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #16
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I can't seem to stop trying to improve on stock at every opportunity! I want the best alround performance I can get - the lightest wheels , the most refinement, the quickest acceleration, etc. I THINK a GT2 or GT3 would satisfy me. There must be a lot of us based on the aftermarket support. Nonetheless, I envy those of you who are satisfied with your car the way it came from the factory. I used to drive Hondas but wanted more...that led me to PORSCHE!

PS 52 ain't old but it sure isn't a PUP either ( 47)
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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Bone stock...

If it coulda been better, it woulda been built that way!
If only that were true. Unfortunately, they had to build them one-size-fits-all. And they had to build them to be safe to drive for all kinds of people.

I like my cars to look stock, but usually find the factory suspension settings biased towards comfort and safety.

986s handle well despite that, but the factory settings are pretty conservative. No harm giving them a little tweak.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #18
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63 years old here. My 03 is completely stock and that's the way I like it, although I might like to swap out the radio for another Porsche model that I can use my iPhone with.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #19
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Like I told my son when he started slammin' Miatas, every car starts as a clean sheet of paper, and all the components are designed to interact with each other in a way that the engineer(s) intended.

Any time you change anything, whether it's the suspension, engine, bodywork or anything else, it will affect many other parts of the car.

He learned the hard way.

Boxstockster all the way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #20
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63 years old here. My 03 is completely stock and that's the way I like it, although I might like to swap out the radio for another Porsche model that I can use my iPhone with.
I wouldn't consider changing out the radio a deviation from stock.

What cracks me up is when Boxster owners list their "mods", and one of them is "bumper plugs"! Too funny.
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