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Old 01-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #21
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tool pants... do you still have any of those red clips?

i wish they were black but i still want to get one

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Old 01-25-2008, 07:42 AM   #22
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If he doesn't have any (and I suspect he ran out a long time ago) you can get one cheap from Sunset in Oregon, and you can paint the clip black if you like.

I have a black boxster and wouldn't paint that clip black for any reason though. Two reasons cause me to make this statement:

1) It's bad enough as it is with a red clip when I sit in my car, very frustrated, assuming the worst, when I cannot raise the top. Eventually I look up and see the red clip and realize that's the cause! If it were black, I might sit there even longer and not see it at all, thinking my car is broken in some way again.

2) With the clip on and being red, anyone who knows boxsters (and thieves do know a lot about the cars they steal or steal stuff out of) can clearly see that if they reach in to grab something out of your cubby compartments, the motion sensor is going to go off.

Just my two cents' worth on this subject.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:42 AM   #23
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Wink

Forgive my ignorance, but why would you ever leave your car unattended with the top down ?? I hate leaving it alone with the top up, much less down.. lol
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:51 AM   #24
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GM, you make an excellent point! Why would anyone in their right mind leave the top down on their coveted Porsche Boxster?

I rarely leave my car in a public parking lot top down or top up for that matter. The one time I left the top down and ran both ways into a store to grab something, I came back out and found a fresh wad of gum spat on my brand new driver's side floor mat... I'm sure the jealous idiot who did it was aiming for the seat and missed.

On the other hand, there's something to be said for not using your top mechanism frequently. The parts and repair costs are as costly on our mechanical tops can easily exceed the cost of replacing a motor on my buddy's Toyota Forerunner!

So, I leave mine up a lot or down a lot, and I carefully consider whether to take the car out if I can't leave it up or down.

Of course, this paranoia is all based on the fact that I have a 1997 boxster with 1-4k miles on it and I'm always waiting for something to break in the top mechanism... hence my longing to upgrade to a cayman s.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:36 AM   #25
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Is there a red clip available for the 987's?

or is it not required?
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #26
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I pretty much leave the top down and hope for the best, unless there is a chance of rain. Its a convertible and I want to drive it and park it as it is meant to be. Of course if I drive it to work and am going to be parking it all day then I will close the top.

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