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Old 05-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hello from Ontario Canada

Just purchased a 2001 Boxster with 71000kms.....very excited, as a Porsche was always on my "bucket" list

I think I will be kissing my wife, kids ....and my car goodnight from now on

What minor mods can I do right away?

I like the newer clear lights, side marker, tail lights over the orange ones, where can I get them at a reasonable price?

Thanks everyone

Looking forward to everything
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the world that is Porsche ownership. Remember, Grasshopper, Porsche ownership is a journey, not a destination. In this forum you will find lively discussions on everything from oil to air filters. Everyone has a favorite aftermarket seller. Start with Suncoast Porsche and Pelican Parts. Take everything you read here with a grain of salt. And above all else, if it feels good, do it!
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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Welcome, whereabout in ONT are you from?

Cheapest place to get parts is thru Suncoast Porsche in Florida. They'll ship to Canada but be aware of the lovely duty fees from UPS.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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thanks

Thanks guys

I live in Oakville currently, but will be moving back to Burlington Onatrio shortly

I will check out Suncoast for modifications.....I also need to know a bit more about this "snorkle" thing I have read about

I want to update the car in looks but keep it as factory as possible, I will also add some pictures when I figure out how to do it


Cheers everyone
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:30 AM   #6
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Talking thank everyone

Pleasure to be a member



I think I will start off light, adding clear side markers, interior trim bits, then work my way up to the expensive bits, the clear headlights and tail lights , I want that updated look
Already have a pile of small things in my basket on the accessories website
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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Greetings from another Ontario person, and welcome to Porsche ownership!

Re lights, I have cleared out all mine on my '01 986S. For sidemarkers and tails, get them at PFAFF in Woodbridge. Sides are cheap, something like $20 each. The tails, much to my surprise, you can get now for $250 for the set! They used to be much more. A light mist of silver spraypaint on the bulb adds to the clear look.

For the fronts, that's a bit harder. Gotta find some 03's if you want clear halogens. Try eBay, local dismantlers (9Apart and Whaletail), or US parts folks like LA Porsche Dismantlers, where I found mine.

Enjoy, and if you want to have some fun with fellow Porsche lovers like me, come to the casual Rennlist group gathering behind Chapters at Sherway on Sat mornings in the 10am-12 noon timeframe.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:18 AM   #9
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thanks

Thanks carguy for the information

I have a Pfaff dealer in Oakville, I will get the back and sides done right away

Would love to meet up with your guys on Saturday, but I work on that day

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