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Old 10-23-2015, 04:31 AM   #1
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If you could fix or change one thing....

About yourself....

(just kidding)

About your Boxster....what would it be? (Feel free to chime in on repairs you personally need, too..)
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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Headlight lenses that don't melt with stock bulbs installed, replaced the headlights within one week of getting my car. New lights now have a slight brown spot a year later.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:08 AM   #3
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A 3.4L in my '99.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:15 AM   #4
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The position of the immobilizer box/CLU being at the lowest point of the floor under the driver's seat. Considering the possibilities of the floor getting wet in a convertible, that's just bad risk management. Under the dash, or back with the DME would make more sense. ...Oh, and a 3.6L+ engine.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:35 AM   #5
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There is only 1 inherent defect in a 986 "S". Undersized pistons! FIFM. Improper care & feeding are the cause of any other issues.


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Old 10-23-2015, 07:54 AM   #6
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Obviously, you need a bigger spoiler.

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Old 10-23-2015, 08:58 AM   #7
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Drop a brand new 3.6 with the IMS solution pre installed in mine free of charge and I'd be good.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:11 AM   #8
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Replace the blonde in the passenger seat with an upgraded younger version who doesn't complain !! ........... wait a second..... HA, I did that already! No wonder life is good !!!
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Obviously, you need a bigger spoiler.

+1 for sure!!
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:56 AM   #10
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300hp.

Or a 6-speed trans for the non-S cars.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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Shorter gearing in my 2.7 - audi tranny swap will tackle that in the (hopefully) near future.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:26 PM   #12
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Shorter gearing in my 2.7 - audi tranny swap will tackle that in the (hopefully) near future.
Use the 2.5 Tip, it has a much better gear ratio.
For instance 1st gear in the tip 2.7 hits about 42MPH. In the 2.5 it is down to 33MPH and so on. In the process of swapping a 2 .5 tip now into my 2.7l
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:21 PM   #13
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The name. Carrera roadster or some modern rendition of 550 or 718 would be nice.

Honestly 986 is good enough though, but boxster doesn't have the ring that I would like.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:47 PM   #14
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More brakes, suspension, power and a better quality interior. Can pretty much never have enough of these.

Oh yeah, a better name then Boxster. 986, 550, 718, Roadster.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:40 PM   #15
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There is only 1 inherent defect in a 986 "S". Undersized pistons! FIFM. Improper care & feeding are the cause of any other issues.


Hello BY, what is the size of the pistons on this picture?

The reason I am asking it's because the liners seem to have a very generous wall thickness, are these stock cylinders or are they the 3.6 or 3.8 LN Nickies?

Thank you!
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+1 for higher quality interior trim parts that don't get scratched by just looking at them.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:07 PM   #17
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More downforce.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:28 PM   #18
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Headlight lenses that don't melt with stock bulbs installed, replaced the headlights within one week of getting my car. New lights now have a slight brown spot a year later.
Try a nice set of used litronics: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/54697-advice-used-litronics.html
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A 3.4L in my '99.
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When I find a set that's not grossly overpriced I'll probably jump on it.
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