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Old 01-13-2015, 06:59 AM   #1
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Fourteen Years of Mod

Over the last fourteen years that I have owned the Boxster I have added a few mods. They have added up. Thank goodness I haven't kept track of the cost!

Updated 11/18/2016

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‘03 18" Light Alloy Carrera Wheels
‘03 Top with Glass Window
Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE)
Secondary Cat Bypass Pipes
Smoked Front Side Lights
Side Light Blinker Mod
De-Ambered Litronic Headlights
Silver Hood Crest
Fog lights converted to LED DRL
Front License Plate Holes Filled & Painted

Interior
996 Aluminum (White) Face Gauge Cluster (X71)
996 Leather Instrument Surround
Leather Door Panels
Red Seat Belts
Red Rear Console
Aluminum E-Brake & Shift Knob
Leather Bird Arm Rest Extension
Steering Wheel Modified by CarDreams
Leather Air Bag
Garage & Gate Switch Hack using 996 Targa Roof Switches
Spoiler Dash Indicator Light & Switch
Rennline Dead Pedal
Interior Foot Well Lights
Sun Visors Delete
BlackVue Dash Camera
One Touch Top Relay
Ultimate Cup Holder
PAC ASAI-21 Auto Switch

Numeric Shift Console
Numeric Cables
LN Spin-on Oil Filter

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:14 AM   #2
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Well, that just about covers all the bolt-on parts short of dropping the engine!

I didn't see drilled pedals in there....
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Is it done?
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How is the backup camera? Where did you get it?
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I didn't see drilled pedals in there....
Yeah.. had them in the 993. I like the Rennline Dead Pedal. I will probably just stick with that.

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Never.....

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How is the backup camera? Where did you get it?
Very nice. I have it hooked up to the Kenwood unit and used a Boyo VTL375 Ultra Slim Zinc Metal Black License Plate Camera.

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You DEFINITELY have a Keeper there Chuck!!!!!
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nice list of mods Chuck. What is the story (benefit) for removing the sun visors ?
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You DEFINITELY have a Keeper there Chuck!!!!!
Thanks, I agree. The longer I have the car the more I like it.

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nice list of mods Chuck. What is the story (benefit) for removing the sun visors ?
Thanks. I never used them and found it looked much cleaner without them. I purchased a pair of trashed sun visors from Woody (http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-parts-sale-wanted/52469-parting-out-whole-lot-boxsters.html) and gutted them. I cut and filed down the post and then touched up the ends with some black paint. IMHO, it looks very nice. I am packing away the original mirrored and lighted visors just in case. I do like the cleaner look without the visors.
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I remember when you had your car up for sale a while back. Gorgeous car and tastefully done mods.

Now drive that thing!
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I remember when you had your car up for sale a while back. Gorgeous car and tastefully done mods.

Now drive that thing!
Yeah, glad it didn't sell for several reasons. Sometimes things do work out for the best. I am working on the driving part.
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Would you repost a pic of the visor mod.
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Would you repost a pic of the visor mod.
+1 for pics of your (absent) visors.
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+1 for pics of your (absent) visors.
OK... Not the best photos. I just took them in the garage. The device behind the left side of the rear view mirror is the cash camera.





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Nice clean look. You don't drive when the sun is low and staring you straight in the face ?

And, what is the cash camera ? Do you mean crash ? What is the make / model and how is it activated......
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Over the last fourteen years that I have owned the Boxster I have added a few mods. They have added up. Thank goodness I haven't kept track of the cost!

'03 18" Light Alloy Carrera Wheels
’03 Top with Glass Window
’03 Tail Lights
'03 S Exhaust Modified by FDM
’03 Bose Rear Speaker/Sub Unit
996 White Face Gauge Cluster (X71)
996 Leather Instrument Surround
Red Seat Belts
Red Rear Console
Aluminum E-Brake & Shift Knob
Bird Arm Rest
Kenwood Double Din Radio & Navigation
Back-Up Camera
Parrot Bluetooth
Steering Wheel Modified by CarDreams
Leather Air Bag
Garage & Gate Switch Hack using 996 Targa Roof Switches
Spoiler Dash Indicator Light & Switch
Rennline Dead Pedal
Foot Well Lights
Clear Front Side Lights
De-Ambered Headlights
Silver Hood Crest
Sun Visors Delete
Numeric Shift Console
Numeric Cables
LN Spin-on Oil Filter
Fog lights converted to LED DRL
BlackVue Dash Camera

I'm catching up!
1. clear side markers (Eagleday)
2. smoked LED tail lights (big safety improvement) $160
3. Litronics (Brandwine Group Buy $1400)
4. 18" Carreras (from Ernie's Alloys, R.I.P.)
5. 18" 997 Turbo Replicas (winter beaters)
6. Arctic Silver center console ($500)
7. Tequipment Carbon Shifter
8. GT3 Seats in Boxster Red
9. Rear speakers (meh)
10. Atmospheric mirror
11. Brushed aluminum pedals, kept brake pedal bare though.
12. GT3 99-01 front bumper
13. GT3 02-04 side skirt (aftermarket)
14. Fabpseed exhaust, polished tips and headers (very loud)
15. Silver hood crest
16. PORSCHE door decals (best bang for the buck mod)
17. Tranzit Blu bluetooth stereo adapter
18. GT3tek rear bumper cover (still not installed nearly 1.5 years after buying)
19. IMS bearing upgraded (LNE).
20. Mild window tinting.

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I also have the Willwood bike rack, thinking of getting it painted to match the car and I'll add some red Porsche decals to make it look OEM.
That rack is on my car year round since I ride one bike or another 7 days a week.
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Thanks! Looks good - think mine are headin' out in the next couple weeks.
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Nice clean look. You don't drive when the sun is low and staring you straight in the face ?

And, what is the cash camera ? Do you mean crash ? What is the make / model and how is it activated......
No issues with the sun. I always found the sun visor lacking.

I have BlackVue dash camera in all four of my cars and two of my kids cars. The one in the Boxster is a BlackVue DR400G-HDII and all five others are BlackVue DR500GW. I like them because they are small and give a good picture. They have GPS which gives you a map and speed. Like oil, there are a lot of opinions out there on dash camera brands and models.

All of mine are old (> than a year old). They have several newer models out now including ones that record front and back.

This is a good forum on these; https://forum.dashcamtalk.com/forums/blackvue.6/

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I'm catching up! .....
Yap. You are up there too. It is a slippery slope indeed.
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No issues with the sun. I always found the sun visor lacking.

I have BlackVue dash camera in all four of my cars and two of my kids cars. The one in the Boxster is a BlackVue DR400G-HDII and all five others are BlackVue DR500GW. I like them because they are small and give a good picture. They have GPS which gives you a map and speed. Like oil, there are a lot of opinions out there on dash camera brands and models.

All of mine are old (> than a year old). They have several newer models out now including ones that record front and back.

This is a good forum on these; https://forum.dashcamtalk.com/forums/blackvue.6/

Yap. You are up there too. It is a slippery slope indeed.
Can you get the camera to catch the blind spot? Or is it too hard an angle to position the camera?
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Can you get the camera to catch the blind spot? Or is it too hard an angle to position the camera?
I am sure if you had a rear facing camera it would record the blind spot. There is no viewer on the camera. It is recorded to a Micro SD card and viewed via computer. There is an app that will allow you to view it live through a smart phone.

This is a link to Dropbox of an AutoCross run I did in the Boxster. It was recorded on the BlackVue DR400G-HDII.

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/20140928_153651_E.mp4?_subject_uid=57022721&w=AADHyzeWtUi0i54NoTxt59jznZfodknYOfwp13TDMqZIJw
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Interesting; how does it work ? Does it come on upon startup, do you reset it between drives ? Curious as to how much attention a unit like this requires....

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