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Old 03-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

My lil brother took the car out for a drive and came home with this...









Im sure I can fix everything, just wanted to see if anyone has any tips or suggestions for aftermarket parts?

I will keep posting updated pictures.

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That's at least 3k in damage. Maybe 4k.

May I ask you why you gave the keys to your brother without being in the car with him?

If he's still alive after the beating you gave him, torture him slowly and make it very painful... right after he's given you the money to get it fixed.

Oklahoma Foreign and LA Dismantlers should have what you need. I'd hate to see what they'll charge you for some of the parts though.

I never let anyone drive my Porsche if I am not in the passenger seat, and that's not something that happens very often either.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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Near totaled if you take it to a shop.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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That's at least 3k in damage. Maybe 4k.

May I ask you why you gave the keys to your brother without being in the car with him?

If he's still alive after the beating you gave him, torture him slowly and make it very painful... right after he's given you the money to get it fixed.

Oklahoma Foreign and LA Dismantlers should have what you need. I'd hate to see what they'll charge you for some of the parts though.

I never let anyone drive my Porsche if I am not in the passenger seat, and that's not something that happens very often either.
So you can witness the accident first hand?
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Ouch.

I only had one golf buddy ask me to drive mine, and I told him no. I just don't feel comfortable letting someone else drive my baby.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #6
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Hey everyone,

My lil brother took the car out for a drive and came home with this...









Im sure I can fix everything, just wanted to see if anyone has any tips or suggestions for aftermarket parts?

I will keep posting updated pictures.

Thank you
Just curious, what about insurance?
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well for insurance, he's only 18 so I guess I will be fixing it my self. Are the aftermarket adjustable control arms any good? if so which type?
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well for insurance, he's only 18 so I guess I will be fixing it my self. Are the aftermarket adjustable control arms any good? if so which type?
Report it stolen....lol.


WOW!!! Did you give him permission to drive it? I think your insurance company should still cover. If not, perhaps your parents/brothers insurance company? Thier homeowners....I'm reaching, but this is some serious damage.

Does it start/run? It could even have some internal damage.

Looks like your's Boxster is between a 99-02, so would probably be considered a total to an insurance adjuster once the repairs hit about 50-70% of what the car is worth, guessing 7-9K.
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What happened? How did he wreck the car?
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OUCH!!!! Best of luck, what was the nature of the accident?

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:46 PM   #12
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Mueen, kindly ask your parents to never have any more children.

Tell your little brother, the Porsche best suited to go off-road is called a Cayenne...not a Boxster.
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Did your brother go airborne in your car or go down an embankment? It takes some serious abuse to break those control arms.......there's alot of damage.....did he offer to make good on the repairs? Did he gave any explanation?
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You may want to rethink your decision (or what I'm assuming, perhaps wrongly, to be your decision) to not let insurance handle this. I put that at a total loss - parts, body work, paint work, and who knows what all else is wrong. That Boxster took a mighty beating - could have torn motor mounts and any number of other things that aren't intended to be subjected to that kind of impact.

Airbags pop?
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Ouch!!!

I had the same thing but the driver was my youngest son and luckily it wasn't his fault. Our damage was front and rear like yours and State Farm did the estimates and it was over $12,000. We took their money and now have a lot better car after all the aftermarket parts and complete paint job new wheels. I can send you some before and afters. The exhaust was bent and those factory cats and muffler cost way more than my new stainless 100 cell race cats, stainless headers and Dansk muffler. We changed the 1999 front and rear to 2003 S to update the look. Best of luck but they may total your car if you allow it. We wanted ours fixed. We did most the work ourselves and my oldest son is a Porsche tech in Lexington, KY so we got most of the parts at cost plus 10%.
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You asked for help with aftermarket parts --
IMHO you might do better looking at salvage yard parts -
look in Mike Foke's site for locations
http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/

As a follow up -- did the rear wheel hit a curb, and if so are the transmission or CV joints damaged?

Comment: I would take the car into the porsche dealer for a full damage appraisal before attempting to repair what you think is wrong with the car -- it may be worth the cost. FWIW


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That's at least 3k in damage. Maybe 4k.
Oh man, I hate to say it, but I'm betting you're estimate is only 50% of it. I really think you're well into 7 or 8k at least.

The front bumper cover with paint will be about $1000. That whole right radiator region is pushed back pretty good. And to see those suspension components broken like that is rough. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that doesn't look like the control arm, rather, what the control arm mounts to (frame?). How can that not be beyond labor intensive? Did your headlights survive?

This poor Boxster hit something hard! That leads me to think there's more damage unseen, most likely in the form of bent metal.

If my estimate seems high, keep in mind that it looks like it's gonna need a bit of paint work (bumpers, fender, trunk, spoiler, hood possibly?). That's not quite a DIY job unless you've got a paint booth. Paint always jacks up the cost.

The damage that occurred to my car looked much less serious than this and it was about 6k.
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Assuming some other things are damaged too, that car will most likely be totaled if you have your insurance company look at it.
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This poor Boxster hit something hard! That leads me to think there's more damage unseen, most likely in the form of bent metal.
I agree... looking at the pictures the rear subframe is broken through in a couple spots. This isn't then just an issue of swapping out a few parts. I imagine the rear subframe will need to be replaced. I would take it to a body shop first and foremost and have it checked to see how straight it is. If parts of the subframe are broken, then there are also certainly parts that are bent. Do you realize how much work that is? We're not talking about shade tree mechanics stuff here.

As for aftermarket parts, there are GT3 control arms that are adjustable, but unless you are putting together a race car they won't give you any benefit.

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Holy crap!!!! I know this is probably not what you want to hear but...thank you!! My 17 year old asked if I would let him drive my '00 Boxster S...NO FREAKIN WAY

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