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Old 11-07-2018, 09:34 AM   #1
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Have to figure out what to do with those lower indents 🤔

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Old 11-07-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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Have to figure out what to do with those lower indents ��



Those are fairly universally despised in the 986 community.

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Old 11-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
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Have to figure out what to do with those lower indents 🤔

I like the car. Very nice.

I've seen that part on eBay and, if correctly I remember, it wasn't inexpensive. Your money could have been spent on a nice side skirt.

That said...

It doesn't look right. It looks incomplete. In my opinion, it draws the eyes from the otherwise great lines on the car.

Also... paint the spoiler... and attend to the clearance against the tail lights.

That said...

It's your car. It's a nice car.

I don't judge. I just opine.

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His spoiler is painted. It's just the lighting.

The best you can probably do with those vents is black out the lower two "non vents"
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:42 PM   #7
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Agree with darkening the lower 2 non vents. The illusion of all open would be better. You have a nice car!
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:05 PM   #8
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His spoiler is painted. It's just the lighting.

The best you can probably do with those vents is black out the lower two "non vents"
Um, red.

Blacking out the lower "vents" puts it in the same category as the Bim i3 "grill"
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #9
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With due respect (it is your car, not mine), I can't help but wonder why you continue to try to make your car look like something that it is not?

Why not simply sell it and just buy the Cayman that you so obviously really want?
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:08 PM   #10
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With due respect (it is your car, not mine), I can't help but wonder why you continue to try to make your car look like something that it is not.

Why not simply sell it and just buy the Cayman that you so obviously really want?
I think the O.P. might see it a little different.

You can make a boxster into a Cayman(as much as possible), the reverse is not true, can't take the top off a Cayman.

The truth is, he has the best of both worlds, it's up to him to find a happy medium.

Having said that, I myself, am not keen on the side vents, not MY cup of tea. Factory side vents with silver accented vent slats maybe?....

Alas, to each their own!....

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Old 11-07-2018, 05:47 PM   #11
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With due respect (it is your car, not mine), I can't help but wonder why you continue to try to make your car look like something that it is not?

Why not simply sell it and just buy the Cayman that you so obviously really want?
With due respect back, It's a toy, I like playing with it. If I didnt have projects I would be bored.
Its a Boxster with a hardtop and mods. If I wanted a Cayman I would buy one. 😀
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My opinion (since you asked). I think you did a great job with your car up to this point. The hardtop looks great and you did an extremely nice job with it. Its time to stop!
The vents just look like the add on they are. They make your car like a kit car.

All that being said. Mod on and have fun!
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I got these from a nice guy In Germany that posted them on a FBook Boxster page for $80. I figured Id paint them red, black out the bottom and they would look great. Blacked out the look awful. I may cut out the bottom 2 and put mesh behind them all??
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My opinion (since you asked). I think you did a great job with your car up to this point. The hardtop looks great and you did an extremely nice job with it. Its time to stop!
The vents just look like the add on they are. They make your car like a kit car.

All that being said. Mod on and have fun!
I have to agree, the vents just look cheap and ruin what you have done on the whole. Your car looks great and I love the mods but the vents, no.
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I think Brando summarizes the vents best:
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With due respect back, It's a toy, I like playing with it. If I didnt have projects I would be bored.
Its a Boxster with a hardtop and mods. If I wanted a Cayman I would buy one.
Love this!
So much more of this, please! Haha!

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Old 11-07-2018, 09:01 PM   #17
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I replied to your FB post with cut the vent holes out and mesh them haha
or scan some mesh and get printed at a sign shop, cut and stick haha that's got to work, I don't particularly like the vent but it can certainly be made to work, I like the ones that are slightly raised at the rear edge to give it a beefier look, some versions look awful, prob make my own...
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I updated my 99 with factory 03-04 units. I agree you gotta do something with those 2 non-vents. Maybe the mesh idea is a good idea.
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I replied to your FB post with cut the vent holes out and mesh them haha
or scan some mesh and get printed at a sign shop, cut and stick haha that's got to work, I don't particularly like the vent but it can certainly be made to work, I like the ones that are slightly raised at the rear edge to give it a beefier look, some versions look awful, prob make my own...
Did that man say print some mesh? Hmmm ��
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