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Old 06-20-2016, 10:58 PM   #1
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Best. Mod. Ever. ???

I was curious as to the best mods that all have done, as in "what has added the most benefit?" I suppose mods generally fall into 3 categories:
1- Performance
2- Aesthetic
3- Comfort/convenience

For me, the best mods I have done (as in the ones I am most glad I did), would be:
- speaker upgrade: replaced all stock with Diamond Audio HEX + rear speakers
Why best? I find myself listening to a lot of music, and stock didn't cut it.
- iPod cable (using AUX (CD changer) input on Becker)
Why best? Same as above + I like the OEM look but wanted to add my library.
- padded armrests: While door panels were off, upholstered the flip up arm rests.
Why best? Besides looking much better, the padding is soooo much more comfortable. As trivial as it seems, this might be the best thing I have done, or could ever do. Used a professional trimmer, and the result was totally stock look.

Anyway, what about everyone else?

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Old 06-20-2016, 11:27 PM   #2
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2- Aesthetic
For me, changing the stock steering wheel for a fat and much heavier RAID steering wheel made it all happen in the cabin. Feels so much different.

The best (of the very best mods) for me are aesthetic related. Other than a lot of plastic panels & glue add-ons, my boxster and I wouldn't be able to live without their stylish full aluminum body bi-xenon projectors. Also, the wheels needed a very special finishing touch




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Old 06-21-2016, 06:24 AM   #3
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Cat delete pipes. I like the subtle sound enhancement they make. It's a hint, like a spice added to good food
A lot of work but not much $$$
It and the Low temp thermo. are the only actual mods I've done. Everything else has been replacing bad or preventative item replacement.

Though the low temp may be the best for the car as I am seeing 10-15 degree cooler running temps on the hwy
Right now I'm just trying to stay ahead or even on the mechanicals. I do like that the front bumper Nine8Six.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:16 AM   #4
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Beautiful centercaps, actually many beautiful touches nine8six.
Best mods for me

Custom AOS
Complete audio upgrade
Targa top
Remote oil fill delete
Remote dipstick delete

And many orher little things
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:00 AM   #5
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1- Performance - I've left the engine and suspension stock so I have to skip this category. -EDIT- Numeric Shift Console and Cables

2- Aesthetic - The PSE (Porsche Sports Exhaust) is my favorite.

3- Comfort/convenience - I have to agree with Nine8Six, I had my steering wheel reworked by CarsDream in Poland. Very nice.



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Old 06-21-2016, 09:33 AM   #6
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Best. Mod. Ever. ???

Performance (sort of) - ball bearing short shift kit
Aesthetics - gauge trim rings, bat wing, and door sill plates
Comfort/Convenience - top down while in motion, variable intermittent wipers, ultimate cup holders


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Old 06-21-2016, 10:53 AM   #7
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I like all the mods I've done to the car so far. My favorites in no particular order are Rewrapped three spoke steering wheel with leather airbag, Ben006's short shifter, Nine8six headlight conversion and aftermarket top with glass window.




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Old 06-21-2016, 10:55 AM   #8
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:27 PM   #9
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All two of my mods have been great: Comfort top module, and desnorkeling.
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1- Performance
3.4 996 motor. I give lots of rides to other Boxster owners and they all like the increased power.
2- Aesthetic
GT3 front bumper and black trimmed headlights
3- Comfort/convenience
No insulation and no stereo. Keeping the AC system was my idea of creature comfort
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:00 PM   #11
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Very nice, love the aerokit I
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:18 PM   #12
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Full suspension upgrade. Awesome handling, lower ride height, street comfortable on full soft.

1. Bilstein PSS9 Stocks
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3. New Upper Rear Shock Mounts
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The previous owner did the install but without a doubt the short shifter is an absolute must upgrade IMHO. I've driven one with and without it...
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Performance, installed a double din with dvd playback in motion, nav and backup camera. While it seems like a convience it really was a drastic perfomance and feature upgrade over the stock deck.

Aesthetic is kinda a toss up. Replacing the stock grey 17" turbo twist rims with 19" SSR GT3 rims was drastic but then Eibach lowering springs (even just the modest 1" drop) really changed the look from inside and outside of the car, far more than I thought it would.

Convience is easy, there is nothing cooler than rolling up to a light and raising the top without worrying the light will turn before its fully up. The best convience mod didnt cost me a dime and is used daily, top up\down in motion hack.
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Omg this Boxster car is amazingly beautiful. If those extra panels and C wheels would have been available in my location at the time no doubts they would have been installed in a flash. The best.

Like the new roof Tommy, I like how black it is (compared to my 20years old gray'ish roof loll). Your car literally looks brand new.

Nice work man (same to all here who've modded their ride)
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:15 AM   #17
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Gt3 centre console delete opens up the cabin for comfort. Short shift. Lightning cable from iPhone to CD-R 220.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:26 AM   #18
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I like all the mods I've done to the car so far. My favorites in no particular order are Rewrapped three spoke steering wheel with leather airbag, Ben006's short shifter, Nine8six headlight conversion and aftermarket top with glass window.





Love your headlights where can I get a set!
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:37 AM   #19
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I believe they're retrofitted bi-xenon projectors, with the inserts painted black. Easy to do yourself if you know how
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Aesthetics:

-Paint front vents black to match side vents.
-Replace broken visor mirror covers
-Paintless dent repair & Colorite touch up paint for stone chips.
-New LCD screen for climate control
-New leather shifter boot


Performance

-New Continental ExtremeContact DW's
-Short shifter

Convenience

Pin mod on convertible top relay so it can be lowered without stopping.
Pioneer 6200NEX GPS Bluetooth Appleplay head unit

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