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Old 05-09-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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$700 reasonable for windstop + installation?

Hi guys. Just got my brand new 06 Boxster S (silver/black/black) this Saturday. I had a blast driving it for 7 hours on Sunday, but I caught a nasty cold due to the intense draft I suffered. So the plan is to get the windstop, but my dealer wants ~$700 for the job. That sounded a tad excessive, since the original part is just ~$400. Is it really a 3-4 hour job to install (justifying the $300 labour charge)?

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:48 PM   #2
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Hi,

The Dealers charge what they charge. But at $700, you can bet you're paying TOP Retail. There are several choices in Chicagoland, so I'd price them all before committing to any one. Hope this helps...

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Old 05-09-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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Hey Webster....welcome to the board....
I had the install quoted from a dealership here is So Calif....close to $800
That's steep, but i don't want to do it myself and screw it up---so im saving my euros....

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For point of reference, when I was purchasing my base, I had them "due bill" the windstop + colored caps ($185) for $500. Granted, they were "sweetening" the deal, but I think $700-800 dollars is ridiculous. But then again, so is $185 for four multi-colored plastic disks.

I think if you ordered the parts and looked at the install on someone else's 987 you could figure it out, as it doesn't strike me as particularly intricate.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:18 AM   #5
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Just buy the windstop kit for $430 and put it in yourself. Can't be too difficult, I imagine. If it is, you still are paying less for the windstop and can take it to a dealer for installation.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:40 AM   #6
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You can get the windstop here for $399:

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=98704480003&Category_Code=987ext

Also check www.sunsetporsche.com they may have a better price.
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My car came windstop-less and when I looked into it I thought the only real install was the clip things the window plugs into. I think they require drilling holes and some kind of rivet or something though once I asked the parts guys about it..?? I just wear a hat and raise the passenger window and so have money for a couple new tires..
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:10 AM   #8
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Check this thread: <http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5477>, it's for a 986 but it should get you started if you're going to DIY.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:44 AM   #9
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Bought the parts for a little under $400, and installed myself in one hour..
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:59 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I chickened out and got the dealer to do it, though. I'm not yet confident enough to start drilling in my Porsche.
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