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View Poll Results: How Hard Do You Drive Your Boxster
Very easy. Its a piece of modern art. 0 0%
Easy. I want it to last a long time. 0 0%
Moderately. I give it go once in awhile. 33 31.43%
Sporty. I like to feel the performance. 52 49.52%
Racy. I feel the need, the need for speed. 19 18.10%
Huh? What was the question? 1 0.95%
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:32 PM   #21
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Racy. Definitely. If I had wanted to go moderate, I would have kept the Lexus.

There are some roads I drive to specifically (4 lanes, no traffic, no side roads,) so I can go fast and see if I can gain some air at the start. May do some more auto Xing when the weather cools.

But I am always ready with the "Officer, it got away from me, I really didn't realize it could even go over 100! "

You have it easy if pulled over
Just bat your eyes and show some cleavage
Doesn't work well when I try that

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:24 AM   #22
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You have it easy if pulled over
Just bat your eyes and show some cleavage
Doesn't work well when I try that
With all the men being gay these days, you should give it a try, it might work, haha.

To cover all the bases, I also compliment their shoes.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:03 AM   #23
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I have a cloverleaf that I hit on my way home from work everyday. It's new and smooth. Pretty much the place I push it the hardest daily. It's relatively safe since there are no other cars around.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:26 PM   #24
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I don't drive it
It just sits up on my fireplace mantel
My house keeper dusts and waxes it every 2 days
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:41 PM   #25
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Spirited is the norm for me. In town I watch my speed since the police goes in binges for revenue enhancement periods. Highways usually speed limit is 65 or 70, people drive here near Charlotte on Interstate 77 80 to 90 miles is common. On the exits with long exits I try to bringing it close to the edge as possible. Tires screech I go to brake accelarator for more control.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:37 PM   #26
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I take it all you red liners let it get up to temp first. I'm on my first boxster 2002 2.7 just had recon engine fitted do staying below 3000 for 500 miles with an oil change them 4000 for 750 miles with another oil change before opening it up
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:55 PM   #27
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I drive spirited quite a bit. Turn on PASM and let her rip!!!
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:31 AM   #28
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I drive fairly sedately compared to others. I try to end up between clumps of traffic and usually do. I do accelerate WOT on freeway entrance ramps to an appropriate merge speed, a guilty pleasure but oh that sound!
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:08 PM   #29
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I drive my silver 986 like a Little Bastard.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:46 AM   #30
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When conditions are safe (meaning I have room to run) I let the RPM's go up. But I have found the more one on one instruction the more disciplined I've become in keeping my escape routes open. There are so many distracted drivers now it's really unbelievable. They're easy to spot at night because the glow of their phones light up of their faces. That being said, after spending nearly $20K keeping the car well maintained, I generally try to follow the Jackie Stewart school of driving which is to be as smooth as possible with the throttle, use the brake very little (simply lift instead of slamming on the wide pedal), match the revs, and try and try not to upset the balance of the car. One thing I wasn't doing right was was keeping the revs a bit too loo on the highway while cruising. Not a problem now that gas has come down below $2.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:38 PM   #31
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I take it all you red liners let it get up to temp first. I'm on my first boxster 2002 2.7 just had recon engine fitted do staying below 3000 for 500 miles with an oil change them 4000 for 750 miles with another oil change before opening it up
I've always been told that the way to break in an engine and ensure that the rings seat properly was to constantly vary the RPMs, not lug it (keep it above 3,000 RPMs in the case of a Boxster) and periodically take the revs into the upper range (not necessarily red line, but 5-6,000). I wonder what Jake Raby recommends. Of course it should be warmed up by driving (not idling) first.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:44 PM   #32
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It's pretty hard to really explore the performance potential of these cars anywhere but the race track.
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racy. check out the straight about halfway through the vid:
https://youtu.be/Loh1FPDcQ1k
Nice run! and great video!
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:14 PM   #34
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I do what I can to exercise the car each day, but traffic-choked commutes and increasing law enforcement presence has been putting a bit of a damper on things lately.

After as close a call as I've had in 10 years last week, combined with recent rain, I've been driving the more anonymous car in the fleet (dark gray GTI).
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Nice run! and great video!
WHat was that sound that sounded like gravel in his muffler ??
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I'll take corners hard regularly. I Also like pulling out and up to speedat about 75-80%. Generally run highway speed +10
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WHat was that sound that sounded like gravel in his muffler ??
Sort of sound like an exhaust shield
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too hard of a question... when I was in the military and was stationed in Germany, I would say sporty to racy, I mean, come on, it is the autobahn! - we cruise at 110 mph. My boxster did 3 laps of nurburgring where I felt I beat the hell out of it until I was lucky enough to have a professional take me out in a Ferrari GT3 458 and show me how to do the course. Now back in the States I am super easy on it on major highways, at the most it is a max of 75'ish. but on the un-patroled backroad I open it up just to heard the intake suck in the air.

I am a 4th owner, of a world-traveled 986s (Hawaii-Texas-Germany-PA) and really wanting a Lotus for some reason, what to do, what to do?
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Sort of sound like an exhaust shield
I agree, it did sound like exhaust. My S has a rattle at startup that buggs the crap out of me...never hear it under acceleration.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:27 PM   #40
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I agree, it did sound like exhaust. My S has a rattle at startup that buggs the crap out of me...never hear it under acceleration.

I've located mine.

Have yet to fix it but located it.

It's a heat sheild on the pipping between the primary and secondary cat.

If you get under the car and beat on the exhaust lightly you can locate where the sound is coming from, with the car cool obviously, I reached under and twisted the heat sheild until it was seated "in place" then hit the exhaust again.

Now the rattle was silent.

That being said starting the car up brought the rattle back.

Hope you can locate yours.

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