Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Announcements > New Member Introductions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2018, 11:47 AM   #1
E90 M3, SPA XC90
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1
Lightbulb in search of a trackster

dropping in to say hi. google has sent me to 986forum enough in my research that i figured it was time to register.

my main squeeze is an E90 M3 ZCP which has been a fantastic dad-mobile and grand tourer. at the time I picked it up I was cross-shopping my dream car... 993... but with 2 small kids it didn't seem like the right time to pull the trigger. i am now full of regret.

i'm starting to reach the point with HPDE events where i'd like to learn to be a more precise driver, cut the track insurance, and not be so worried about putting my daily driver in to a stack of tires. my ultimate goal is to turn this car in to a street-able time attack / time trials car.

i started my search by looking in to the obvious choice of an NA Miata, which is actually the car i learned to drive on, but i fear i'd want to trade it too quickly. it's still under consideration but i started expanding my search to other common track toys and also cars that have rich spec racing communities. my "short" list has become:

NA8 Miata - "the answer"
E36 M3 - cementing my ///M addiction
E46 330i - spec e46
986 - same initial entry price as a Miata but a P-car
986S - a 3.2l flat 6 roadster. what's not to love??

look forward to learning more and :fingers_crossed: hopefully/possibly getting my first p-car.

svenchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2018, 12:38 PM   #2
Artist, 986S tinkerer
NewArt's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,579
Welcome to the forum! Check out the Classifieds on this site. There are some really nice and suitable cars for sale by members.
2004 986 S
987 air intake TB and plenum, Mantissport 2 litre sump, UDP, Bilstein B6 with H&R lowering spings, re71-rs for track, other stuff.
NewArt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 10:10 PM   #3
Track rat
Topless's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cucamonga CA
Posts: 3,671
There are a couple of nice SPBox race cars for sale in SoCal. These have been gone through and all the reliability mods and safety equip is done. Worth a look.

2009 Cayman 2.9L PDK (with a few tweaks)
PCA-GPX Chief Driving Instructor
Topless is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page