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Old 01-18-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Any Detroit Area Porsche Specialists?

This last year I purchased a 2000 Boxster 2.7, 5 speed, 18k miles. It has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. The only modification was a Tri-Flo exhaust which makes it sound great. I love the car but feel that it could use a little more juice. I know that sqeezing hp out of these engines isn't cheap, and I'm prepared for that. I was hoping that someone could direct me to someone in the Detroit area that could go over some options with me. I am open to turbocharging or supercharging, or just having the engine bored and stroked. I have been told that ECU programming doesn't do much for naturally aspirated cars, but I'd be willing to discuss that with someone as well.

While I know that mods are expensive, I called a local Porsche dealer and they told me that the last time they supercharged a Boxster the bill came to $17k. Seems kind of steep to me. I am hoping his memory is slipping.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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If you're looking in that price range you should get a Raby engine, get what you're looking for plus a bullet-proofed engine...
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:55 AM   #3
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If you're looking in that price range you should get a Raby engine, get what you're looking for plus a bullet-proofed engine...
I am not looking to spend $17k which is why I said I was hoping he made a mistake.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:55 AM   #4
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I only know of Fred Lavery Porsche in Birmingham, but I doubt they'll do supercharging.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Whats expensive is when you do those "upgrades" (supercharging) and then experience an engine failure.

I field these types of phone calls all the time... Lots of broken hearts come from throwing boost on top of an 11+:1 CR engine that is already suffering from application flaws from the factory.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:05 AM   #6
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Whats expensive is when you do those "upgrades" (supercharging) and then experience an engine failure.

I field these types of phone calls all the time... Lots of broken hearts come from throwing boost on top of an 11+:1 CR engine that is already suffering from application flaws from the factory.
I suppose that would be expensive. If only there were some way to avoid that...
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
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The ways to avoid this are to realize the practical limitations of the engine and then compromise between them and performance.

This is a Porsche, nothing about maintaining it is supposed to be super economical, and thats been the same since the 356 days..

What is your overall goal with the car?

Just make sure when you DO spend the money (and you will at some point) that you make the most wise decision.
Your best bet would be nothing more than our bolt on component kits coupled to some ECU manipulation. Our way of applying component upgrades is different than others, because we develop the internals of these engines as well and thoroughly understand the real things that can be experienced while adding performance parts.

Compatibility is key and with our arrangements you don't have to buy them all at once- it can be a progressive effort that will equal the same net gain in the end.
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