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Old 10-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Help wanted to upgrades to Boxster 2.7 tip

Need some help and advice on updating my Boxster 986 2.7.
I bought this car in December with 72k,Ocean blue Met/savanna beige leather,mechanically sound,and apart from some options completely standard.I have enjoyed vollowing the WEC, so its taken me without a hitch to Silverstone, Spa,Le Mans and Nurburgring, plus around the UK...so im gonna keep it.
Which is where your advice would be appreciated.The bodywwork could do with a little TLC, rear bumper needs a repair and respray as does the bonnet, and a machine polish is on the cards.
The interior is a mixture of the beige leather, black plastic and colour coded central arm rest, other than aluminium accents on door handles and gear lever, thats it.
I have a disability that means I cant fit behind a standard sized wheel, so I had a custom wheel made in savanna and black with a aluminium colour coded top ring.
The car is standard apart from that.
Exterior bodywork..Do I pay for a repair and respray of the original parts or find facelift parts from post 2004 987 to update the exterior?As this all has to be done by the garage, the opportunity to get parts from csrap dealers may be avaliable.
Inside...gotta lift it out of black plastic, dash kits,removal of some trim to colour coded and refitted to update it?Again any y suggestions wwould be welcome?
I want to keep the car as standard as possible so no mods that would not be in keeping with the brand.
Over to you...

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Old 10-11-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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Probably very expensive but I don't think you could do much better than this. Love the clean look of the front end.

Originally Posted by attasvg View Post
I completed these mods over a year ago, so about time I post some pictures and see how you guys react to what I've done with my 99 Boxster.

External mods include:
- 996TT front end conversion w/bi-xenons
- 03+ rear end w/PDC retrofit (Bosch kit)
- De-amered side and back lights
- Aerokit 2 side members
- 03+ four bow roof with glass window, roof lining and SmartTOP one touch operation
- 15mm front and 21mm rear H&R spacers
- Cargraphic muffler (+de-snorkled and removed intake muffler/resonator box)
- Complete re-spray with two layers (multiple coats each) of clear
- Dull plastic, like cowl, mirror housings, etc, was replaced

Internal mods include:
- New 3-spoke wheel
- Kenwood double din navi (82xx..something)
- Carbon fiber shifter, handbrake, door sills and other details
- Custom red carbon fiber instrument surroundings
- White instrument dials
- Silver trim details
- Plastic details updated to soft touch equivalents
- Porsche High Performance Audio (new front and door speakers + amp)
- Bose rear deck sub w/Infinity Kappa drivers
- Lloyd mats
- New style interior roof light w/ambient leds
- 987 shifter mechanism for a smoother and shorter throw
- Red center console w/Ipod dock in lid
- Double seam leather lid for center console
- Red safety belts

I was looking to what I could to improve upon/update the car while staying with an oem looks. Even tossed out a few mods that I did not love. First set of mats had a red border that I did not like (it was vinyl), two sets of alu rings for the instrument cluster did not get installed, only the foot rest of the alu pedals made it into the car, a zeinwing was installed and removed the same day, and a Fiberwerks Daytona 2 wing did not even get painted. Still not sure about the red fiber glass instrument surrounding, but it kind of grew on me.

I really love the result and the experience working on the car. - And it looks even better in person than on photographs.


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Old 09-22-2016, 12:47 AM   #3
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Car looks great, I have something very similar and was interested in the bi xenon lights install can you tell me more of what you got and how you retrofitted it

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987 upgrades , dash kit , hard top , ocean blue , trim

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