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Old 01-13-2004, 05:55 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm new. I don't have a Porsche right now, but I'll probably get one later on this year. I'm just here to learn more about Boxsters. This is what I'm driving now.







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ProChamber Mid~Pipe
Steeda Sport Springs
Steeda Tri~Ax Short Throw Shifter
4.30 Gears
SpeedCal Gear Correction
Aluminum Driveshaft
Cervini's 00 Cobra R Hood
AE Torque Thrust II (17x8 Front / 17x11 Rear)
GoodYear F1 Tires (245 Front / 315 Rear)

342 HP / 350 TQ (RWHP 291 / RWTQ 298 SAE Corrected)


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Old 01-13-2004, 08:56 AM   #2
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Welcome. I take it you understand you'll be stepping down in horsepower quite a bit?

Have you taken a test drive yet?
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Old 01-13-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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What year is that stang?
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Old 01-13-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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Welcome. I take it you understand you'll be stepping down in horsepower quite a bit?

Have you taken a test drive yet?
Yes I'll miss the power (Torque specifically). My car is a a brute. It has raw power, but I'm ready for something a little more refined & overall better quality. I haven't test drove one, but I've always wanted one ever since I saw it in a Playboy magazine 6 years ago.

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My Cobra is an 2001.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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Thats thing has some serious rubber in the back. 315's are WIDE! Stock vettes have 275's for comparisons sake. I bet you can lauch that thing hard with that big of a contact patch to the ground. Thats a really nice looking mustang btw. What kind of boxster are you looking at? Since you are used to big power, I would recammend the "S" version.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:17 PM   #6
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Thats thing has some serious rubber in the back. 315's are WIDE! Stock vettes have 275's for comparisons sake. I bet you can lauch that thing hard with that big of a contact patch to the ground. Thats a really nice looking mustang btw. What kind of boxster are you looking at? Since you are used to big power, I would recammend the "S" version.
I've been reading through the threads here & the consensus seems to be that the base Boxster is better because of the 5-Speed instead of the 6-Speed.

http://www.986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=503

I'm undecided at this point. I want to learn more about these cars before I make a final decision. I do know I want the Seal Grey color.

Here's some mods that I have in mind thus far:

911 Turbo Front Bumper
WideBody Kit
HRE Wheels
Xenon Headlights
B&M Short Throw Shifter
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I have heard that the 5 speed is better as well, but the 6 speed seems to work great for me. No complaints here. One thing that I do want is even more power( I am quite fond of quick acceleration). I also think handling and good looks should be of paramount importance as well(hence the reason I picked the box s). I am glad I went with the 260hp boxster s as the regular boxster would have been too slow for me. The boxster chassis and brakes are capable of handling much more power than what porsche hands out stock. I plan on adding about 40hp through some mods. This should put me about where I want to be.

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Old 01-13-2004, 06:09 PM   #8
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Very nice Mustang Cobra you have there!

Hope you find the Boxster you want, it's a great car.

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