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Old 06-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Hi guys, recent lurker and relatively new poster (well was until a few minutes ago). This is an awesome forum with a wealth of knowledge and given me a few laughs especially with Johnny Danger's recent posts about his IMS ordeal and the Porsche poems. Must say you guys are a humorous bunch. Looking forward to becoming part of the 986forum familia and the many years of driving pleasure with my newly acquiried 2001 build 2002 model year Boxster S in sprint yellow. I'm hopeful the Boxster is a pleasant stepping stone towards the rest of the Porsche family of fine automobiles.

P.S. Been absolutely crapping myself up until the IMSB was done the other day and had the cracked coolant reserviour tank replaced not too long before the IMSB replacement. Now, its hopefully nothing but pure driving enjoyment.


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Old 06-29-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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Pictures... A requirement for all Newbies on this forum is to post pictures of their Boxster.
Will do sir, just at work on the grave yard shift so will post the first chance I get when I get home
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We're abouts in oz mate??

I'm in perth
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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Just looking for some ideas where to begin upgrading my 1997 2.5 Boxster? Brakes, air filter, tunning etc. Any advice welcome

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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We're abouts in oz mate??

I'm in perth
Hi mate I'm in Melb.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #7
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Just looking for some ideas where to begin upgrading my 1997 2.5 Boxster? Brakes, air filter, tunning etc. Any advice welcome
Could look into a replacement panel filter like a BMC or evoms cold air intake kit but probably most gins may be had from an ecu remap. I've tried a couple brands with the exhaust upgrade but both turned out to be excessively loud and droned to the point where no comfort or enjoyment could be had. Tried the gemballa and stepbrother systems and both sucked. JD to revert back to factory. Still trying to see what cn be done to increase the noise by just a tad whilst avoiding any droning. Was told it wasn't possible with the boxster by Autoart in vic
Don't know if getting the secondary cat bypass pipes alone will do the job perfectly. Just afraid to send anymore money on it to be disappointed yet again.
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To get a "reasonable" increase in volume and performance, I spent a considerable amount of time and effort and found:
1) Decent equal length headers are a must - Top Speed parts in Dallas, US, work very well and are a bargain price.
2) Cat bypass pipes - again from Top Speed but illegal in Australia and you need to install a boss for the O2 sensor.
3) Retain the rear muffler - heavy but no drone - quiet untill 3,500 rpm then quite loud.

I've had the above system fitted for 2 years now and my wife still doesn't know its fitted as its still very quiet at crusing speeds.....
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #9
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To get a "reasonable" increase in volume and performance, I spent a considerable amount of time and effort and found:
1) Decent equal length headers are a must - Top Speed parts in Dallas, US, work very well and are a bargain price.
2) Cat bypass pipes - again from Top Speed but illegal in Australia and you need to install a boss for the O2 sensor.
3) Retain the rear muffler - heavy but no drone - quiet untill 3,500 rpm then quite loud.

I've had the above system fitted for 2 years now and my wife still doesn't know its fitted as its still very quiet at crusing speeds.....
Thanks Steve Tinkler, sounds like what i've been searching for then. The last 2 exhaust mufflers I tried both droned at cruising speeds around the 1800 to 3500rpm. Drone was horrible and deafening and my ear drums would hurt after a few minutes ending with a splitting headache for half an hour after a drive. I'll have a look into your setup and might give it one last go

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