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Old 07-12-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Tail Lights for 2000 Boxster S

So I plan on updating my Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster S with some new headlights and tail lights. I have already decided on the headlights but im stuck on the tails. I originally planned on going with the Depo lights which seem to be popular on here but to me they just look cheap... I saw suncoast has some 03-04 clear tail lights on sale for $450 and those look nice. The 550 Spyder ones are solid as well. Does anyone have any additional recommendations or input on those options i listed? Pics would be greatly appreciated. Looking for something that is a relatively easy install without needing a lot of additional wiring or electric work.

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Old 07-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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The following thread has images of about every taillight on your car. Plus other options you may consider in the future. Personally I think the red and clear option looks best on silver.

Why isn't there a Silver Boxster thread??
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Here's a poll on the subject:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/61878-three-986-oem-taillights-color-combos-pick.html

I just installed a set of 03/04 tail lights (you will see a picture in the thread) so I'm obviously biased towards that option. I like the 550 Spyder lights, but they may be harder to find. I wast tired of the amber after 10 years of ownership, so I wanted a change. I also don't think amber looks good on a silver car.

I've never seen the Depo tail lights in person, so I cannot comment on the quality. I saw a video on YouTube of owners from the UK installing a set of aftermarket lights. They had problems with the fit. However, I don't know whether those were Depo or another brand.

I don't want to take any business away from Suncoast, but you should be able to find a used set for around $200.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:54 AM   #4
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Here's a poll on the subject:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/61878-three-986-oem-taillights-color-combos-pick.html

I just installed a set of 03/04 tail lights (you will see a picture in the thread) so I'm obviously biased towards that option. I like the 550 Spyder lights, but they may be harder to find. I wast tired of the amber after 10 years of ownership, so I wanted a change. I also don't think amber looks good on a silver car.

I've never seen the Depo tail lights in person, so I cannot comment on the quality. I saw a video on YouTube of owners from the UK installing a set of aftermarket lights. They had problems with the fit. However, I don't know whether those were Depo or another brand.

I don't want to take any business away from Suncoast, but you should be able to find a used set for around $200.
Thanks a lot Kevin this was very helpful. I think the clear red 03-04 set is awesome! And with great timing, I just received a PM from someone drilling a used pair for 150$ so after a couple pics assuring they're in good condition, I will most likely go with those. Your car is amazing by the way!!! Awesome build.
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The following thread has images of about every taillight on your car. Plus other options you may consider in the future. Personally I think the red and clear option looks best on silver.

Why isn't there a Silver Boxster thread??
Thanks 911monty that was very helpful!
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I just received a PM from someone drilling a used pair for 150$ so after a couple pics assuring they're in good condition, I will most likely go with those. Your car is amazing by the way!!! Awesome build.
Sounds like a great price. I paid $200, but since I had a local buyer willing to pay $100 for my old lights my net cost was only $100 - inexpensive by Porsche standards.

Thanks for the positive feedback about my car and good luck with your lights.
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Sounds like a great price. I paid $200, but since I had a local buyer willing to pay $100 for my old lights my net cost was only $100 - inexpensive by Porsche standards.

Thanks for the positive feedback about my car and good luck with your lights.
Yeah my right tail light has a fused socket but I am going to try and sell the left one and see if I can bring net cost down even more. Thanks a lot and you're absolutely welcome!

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