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Old 12-26-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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How to make the boxster more Manly?!

Hey guys and gals,

I was just reading the M3 thread on these forums and the topic of chick roadsters came up and how the boxster unfortunately has a "soft" reputation...

So what mods can/are done to this car to change that rep?

My thoughts would be 18" wheels
Xenons
Sideskirts... or full body kit
lowered?

What else?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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OEM aerokit 2 including the rear wing..seems most don't complete the aerokit wind probably due to cost...you will have a unique car but will cost you atleast a couple grand total just for parts....
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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The first thing you need to modified is the way you're thinking are. No matter how much mods you do on the boxster, if at the back of your head there's still that small voice saying "It's not a manly car"...you are going to be in a long ride of slippery mods

IMHO..quit hanging around to the forum or people that will say your car is not manly..hehehehehehe!

all the mods you have mentioned are pretty darn good. just the wheels alone could make a big difference and the rest could follow but the lowering part not really sure...
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you know Iatros when I hear someone say something like this I know right away I'm dealing with someone with virtually no experience of driving a car on a track or someone who has never really had any sort of high performance driving instruction.
Some of the most knowledgable sports car people I know have had or currently own Boxsters. All kinds of people, guys who own GT3's, M3's, Lotus, Lambo, Ferrari you name it. But not just guys who buy these cars and never take them out of the garage! I'm talking about guys who will spend big big money on a sports car and then spend even more on track modifications. Well, they all say the same thing, for a driver, its a true "slot car" superior handling to most of the sports cars you will see at the track on any given day, including the M3 (and its inferior brakes).

Many 'posers' don't understand the concept of a roadster. They think they are ALL chick cars. Some hard core enthusiasts will tell you the purest sporst car is the roadster because its the most impractical and made solely for driving pleasure.

Plain and simple: The Boxster is the roadster of the Porsche brand.
And its the roadster all others compare their cars to. I've seen this recently in two different car magazines where they were reviewing the Z4 and the Turbo Solstice and decided to compare both against the Boxster as the yardstick to measure by.

Sports cars come in many flavors: roadsters, GT's, coupes, exotics
people who don't understand this should not be listened to.
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Hey guys and gals,

I was just reading the M3 thread on these forums and the topic of chick roadsters came up and how the boxster unfortunately has a "soft" reputation...

So what mods can/are done to this car to change that rep?

My thoughts would be 18" wheels
Xenons
Sideskirts... or full body kit
lowered?

What else?
Depending on who you want to impress. For the guys spreading the "soft" reputation you can never go wrong with sticking some bullhorns at the front. They'll be really impressed and will stop the rumours immediately, in awe of the unquestionable manlines presented to them. For the ladies, not so much. The real classy ones fall for flames painted behind the wheel-wells. Or so I hear.

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The last time I looked, my car had no sexual organs.

Think of the small minded thinking that it takes to think that way.
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Iatros wrote:
> So what mods can/are done to this car to change that rep?

Not that I've been too concerned with having a manly car or not, I've put speed-stripes on all my cars; SAAB, Miata, and the Boxster.

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and speed striped would be what?
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Hi,

Calling a car, any car, a Chick car is the equivalent of Gorilla-like Chest Thumping. Supposedly to bolster one's manhood by showing what a Macho Car Guy they are. In reality, it is often in inverse proportion to what the guy knows about cars in general, or at least the specific cars they cite.

I once read that a Chick Car is defined as any car which came out as a Barbie accessory - that these cars were selected by Mattel because of their appeal to women.

Barbie has had several cars over the years like the Austin Healey 3000, the Ford Mustang, the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy, the VW Beetle, the Jeep CJ5, the Chevy Corvette, the Mazda Miata, and most recently the Mini-Cooper and the Porsche Boxster. The Boxster is in pretty good company in that line-up.

If these are Chick Cars, it seems that a lot of women have a better understanding and appreciation of fine automotive machinery than many guys do...

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Although not a fan of the look on its merits alone, I think that black rims on a car make it look more "manly".
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if i were to call any car 'girly' it would be an Eclipse.
any time i see a guy driving that joke i just lagh, and then there are those that 'mod' them w wings and fartcans hahaha
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"I was just reading the M3 thread on these forums and the topic of chick roadsters came up and how the boxster unfortunately has a "soft" reputation...

So what mods can/are done to this car to change that rep?"


I hate to state the obvious, but most of the guys on this site ARE big wusses. Probably half are gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) and the rest would rather go see Yanni in concert than watch a football game. I'm probably the only exception, and I've mounted a set of elk horns on my grill to differentiate me from these girly men.
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one could say the corvette is a chick car, every time they redesign them they have women in mind.....that's why there is a big difference getting in and out of a new corvette and earlier models....the 94's suck, my dads old 88, forget about it, get a crane....chevy wanted more female buyers....paid attention to these design concerns, chick car??
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Hey guys and gals,

I was just reading the M3 thread on these forums and the topic of chick roadsters came up and how the boxster unfortunately has a "soft" reputation...

So what mods can/are done to this car to change that rep?

My thoughts would be 18" wheels
Xenons
Sideskirts... or full body kit
lowered?

What else?

I was thinking of a gun rack on the roll bar, just having a hell of a time with the mod....

RandallNeighbor how was it you did that again?
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:44 PM   #15
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C'mon! Everybody knows that if you want to make a car "manly," all you have to do is put a Playboy air-freshener on the rear-view mirror! ; )
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I agree it's a chick's car, I never have trouble finding one to sit in the passenger's seat.

That said, 18 to 25 year old girls like my RED Audi TT even more....
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Lord.

If you are trying to compensate for....shall we say...inadequacies, by all means pimp out the Box.

For that matter, why not just get a Hummer or Vette, that'll make a small man strut.

Personally, I don't buy cars for their p*nis-enlarging properties.
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i think that if you want to make a boxster better lookinf you should do this:
exhaust for better sound
wheels and some fat tires
lower it
tint the windows
black out the talights
deamber if not done already
out a black cap on and black some metallica LOL

and do that ricer lean while driving with one hand sitting all low

me personally, i dont think its a girly car, its just another porsche, and a very valuable porsche that IMO saved the company
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...me personally, i dont think its a girly car, its just another porsche, and a very valuable porsche that IMO saved the company

Respectfully, that's pretty faint praise.

It's the Porsche that FINALLY got it's engine put in the proper place!

IMHO, it, along with the Cayman should be the premier cars of the brand, going forward.
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The best response when someone says "You drive a girl's car!" is simply "What do you drive?". Everyone who has made that comment swears their Civics,Integras,Mustangs,TT's,CRXs and Accord are no.1.......I see where the idea come from though,small car,small engine. It's fine,people poke fun at what they are jealous of.
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