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Old 01-13-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hello all hope you are all well

Just signed upto the forum as have been planning on picking up a boxster for a while now and had a few questions

Been looking at the 986 boxster s but after looking online at various modifications had come across the 996 engine swap and have now been considering buying the less expensive 2.5 and throwing the 3.4 lump in for extra umph.

Is it a direct swap, will the boxster gearbox mesh up with the 996 block. What other bits and pieces are needed to complete the build?

Any info would be useful


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Old 01-13-2017, 01:02 PM   #2
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Welcome Radiocrash!
Check out Woody's Build Thread in the Show and Tell section. If memory serves, he did a 3.4 swap, but I think he actually swapped it back out later.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:07 PM   #3
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Just get a 996 then

I just don't understand people not even have the car yet looking to Frankenstein it
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Pelican has a pretty good guide on to what years DME will work and what not. I assume you are going to pick one up for like $2k that needs a motor and then source out a 3.4. Just make sure the 2.5 is still in there so you know all the little bits and pieces are there or they will nickel and dime you to death.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:53 PM   #5
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Pelican has a pretty good guide on to what years DME will work and what not. I assume you are going to pick one up for like $2k that needs a motor and then source out a 3.4. Just make sure the 2.5 is still in there so you know all the little bits and pieces are there or they will nickel and dime you to death.
Exactly there is a 2.5 up on ebay UK at the moment for 2k with a broken from bumper and an apparent ignition problem.

Not to many reasonably priced 3.4 motors on there though.

I wished the 3.6 lump would go in as there is one up for 3k which would be perfect if only it worked. Shame really

And yes I did come across the pelican parts list and noted what motors would and would not fit, can't remember seeing much on the details as far as gearbox and headers are concerned but will have a proper look now.

Thanks for the replies so far guys 👍
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I'd say you'll probably need a new transmission as well. I know Porsche introduced a new gearbox for the 2.7L Boxster in 99/2000.
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I'd say you'll probably need a new transmission as well. I know Porsche introduced a new gearbox for the 2.7L Boxster in 99/2000.
Cheers for the heads up,.I'm going.to have a proper look at it tomorrow
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:07 PM   #8
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Exactly there is a 2.5 up on ebay UK at the moment for 2k with a broken from bumper and an apparent ignition problem.

Not to many reasonably priced 3.4 motors on there though.

I wished the 3.6 lump would go in as there is one up for 3k which would be perfect if only it worked. Shame really

And yes I did come across the pelican parts list and noted what motors would and would not fit, can't remember seeing much on the details as far as gearbox and headers are concerned but will have a proper look now.

Thanks for the replies so far guys 👍
Not sure on the 3.6, I could have sworn there was one recently on Ebay in the US here that had a 3.8 swapped in it, there was a post about it recently. It was expensive, like 30k for a 2004 or 05 something like that.
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Not sure on the 3.6, I could have sworn there was one recently on Ebay in the US here that had a 3.8 swapped in it, there was a post about it recently. It was expensive, like 30k for a 2004 or 05 something like that.
That was my post in the What did you find on Craigslist today. It was a 987 with the 3.8 997 engine swap.
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I know you'd have to import but this is a steal and would save you lots of headaches.

http://986forum.com/forums/boxsters-sale-wanted/62302-3-4-1999-base-black.html
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I know you'd have to import but this is a steal and would save you lots of headaches.

http://986forum.com/forums/boxsters-sale-wanted/62302-3-4-1999-base-black.html
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Steering wheel is on the wrong side for him

Haha 😂 well spotted

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