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Old 09-18-2019, 04:38 AM   #1
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I am right in thinking?

I am right in thinking that the boxster S was only a 3.2? I ask only because whenever I put my reg into anything online it says its a 2.7 boxster S. I'm guessing this is just someone's typing error?

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Old 09-18-2019, 05:16 AM   #2
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Only 3.2 for 986 S.
I believe the VIN has an identifier for it being an S car
There are other tell tale things that an S motor has.
Taller Oil cooler/exhanger
(2) runners on the intake
Center radiator
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:31 AM   #3
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White gauge faces
Red brake calipers
Rear decklid says Boxster S
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:53 AM   #4
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center console batwing says Boxster S
Door sills say Boxster S
Tail pipes are seperate
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:07 AM   #5
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Only 3.2 for 986 S.
I believe the VIN has an identifier for it being an S car
There are other tell tale things that an S motor has.
Taller Oil cooler/exhanger
(2) runners on the intake
Center radiator
Questions.

So... the S. 2 runners on the intake. Could you install S manifolds on the 2.5? Would the addition of the extra runner on the intake make a positive difference? That's without any other changes. Same 2.5 throttle body... just a double runner on the intake.

I'm curious about that. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:12 AM   #6
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White gauge faces
Red brake calipers
Rear decklid says Boxster S
Different colored gauge faces were optional for base, too.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:40 AM   #7
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Ok thanks guys, I did read the S came with leather seats but I suppose it must have been an optional extra on the standard as well as mine are full leather.

As I thought, it must be a typo error by whoever added it to the database

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If the fifth letter in your vin is an A, it's a base model. If the fifth letter is a B, it's an S.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:57 PM   #9
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If the fifth letter in your vin is an A, it's a base model. If the fifth letter is a B, it's an S.
Ok thanks, will look but im sure for deffo it will be an A. I think its probably just a typo error on the main database
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:00 AM   #10
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Is it a tiptronic auto? They often get mislabelled as S as there is a Tiptronic S.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:21 AM   #11
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Is it a tiptronic auto? They often get mislabelled as S as there is a Tiptronic S.
Yes it is :-)

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