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Old 04-05-2017, 01:57 AM   #1
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Form over function Boxster?

This bagged Box is doing the UK rounds






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Old 04-05-2017, 02:39 AM   #2
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That looks incredibly stupid.

Lack of form + lack of function = massive fail.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:07 AM   #3
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I really like the colour...
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Looks like it still can be lowered a little more....
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Looks like it still can be lowered a little more....
Lol!!! Well stated!
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:33 AM   #6
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Bet it corners flat.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:27 AM   #7
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That falls into the "just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it" class.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:54 AM   #8
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Looks like they completely removed the suspension and left the upper wheel wells sitting on the tires.
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Is it a lowrider on some kind of air or hydraulic suspension? Can it hop, and are the trunk and frunk filled with batteries to make it work? There were a couple of episodes of Fast 'N Loud where the fixed up a wrecked 2005 Ford GT and added some air suspension, I didn't see the point of that either.
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Ah, here come the old can't corner etc etc arguments on air suspension.........

Modern air suspension is a far different thing to the systems of old, it rivals other suspension systems easily as proven by a few vehicles i know.
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Ah, here come the old can't corner etc etc arguments on air suspension.........

Modern air suspension is a far different thing to the systems of old, it rivals other suspension systems easily as proven by a few vehicles i know.
Also, this is how it sits when parked. It most assuredly doesn't drive around at this height.

I don't dislike it, but there are a couple UK boxsters on air that are better executed.

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Also, this is how it sits when parked. It most assuredly doesn't drive around at this height.

I don't dislike it, but there are a couple UK boxsters on air that are better executed.
There are a couple around. I like the colour of this one but the wheel choice is a bit boring for a show car. But it's not my car so hey ho.

I can say this after driving a car for the last 6 years on air that don't knock it till you've tried it.
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[QUOTE=Christian H;532745]This bagged Box is doing the UK rounds





I did mention it was bagged
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This bagged Box is doing the UK rounds





I did mention it was bagged
You did and I didn't understand what baqgged meant when I saw it. I probably sounded like I was knocking the Ford GT done by Fast 'N Loud. I don't doubt that it can handle great, I'm wondering about the cost vs. benefit, and to me just getting and fixing a bent Ford GT back to original would be hitting it out of the park.
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Apparently this was used as a promotional vehicle for a Car modifying business in the UK called Central England Automotive
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It looks broken...like an elephant sat on it.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:58 PM   #17
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That poor thing.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:34 PM   #18
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I love it!

Its about time we started to see what can/could be done with the 986 platform. I'm expecting an RWB-style from someone next...
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I love it!

Its about time we started to see what can/could be done with the 986 platform. I'm expecting an RWB-style from someone next...
I don't necessarily love it, but i don't hate it either. What i do love is that someone put the time/effort/$$$ into a 986. And yes, I'd love to see a RWB-style 986. If I win the lottery I'm doing the RWB/Singer/Magnus Walker thing on the 986/996 platforms.
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What i do love is that someone put the time/effort/$$$ into a 986.
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