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Old 04-16-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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Cool Boxster engine swaps in Mid-Atlantic area

Hi Folks,

Can anyone recommend a shop in the Mid-Atlantic region, that has experience swapping M96 engines in Boxsters (e.g, 2.7L -> 3.4L or 3.6L).

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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Hey Humberto!!

Talk to Taylor Chapman. He's who did mine. Tell him I sent you so he charges you double. =-)

The number at German Auto Group is 703-440-6777. Ask to speak to him. Otherwise, you might not get very far.

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Old 04-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, Michael.

I will definitely give Taylor a call...But I wanted to see if I could collect a few other data points for comparison.

Yes, I plan to go Karting next Tuesday. Hope to see you there....!

Cheers,

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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May be a bit far, but Werkstatt (http://www.werkstattcville.com/)in Charlottesville, VA, has a great setup and the mechanic (Kenny Shreves) is one of the Flying Lizard team mechanics, so he's got plenty of Porsche know-how.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
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I'd be wiling to work with you as well, we are located in North Georgia.

Or we can make your current 2.7 into a 3.6 with all the updates :-)
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nice

not to thread jack but what is the cost for this?
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I'd be wiling to work with you as well, we are located in North Georgia.

Or we can make your current 2.7 into a 3.6 with all the updates :-)
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:42 AM   #7
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One day I'm gonna give my car to Jake and tell him I don't want it back until I have the fastest boxster on the planet with a bullet-proof motor.
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One day I'm gonna give my car to Jake and tell him I don't want it back until I have the fastest boxster on the planet with a bullet-proof motor.
So they'll take a Sawza and cut the body off and weld it onto a Corvette frame. Might not quite be factory, but it will blow the doors off any other Boxster on a 1/4 mile!
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #9
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One day I'm gonna give my car to Jake and tell him I don't want it back until I have the fastest boxster on the planet with a bullet-proof motor.
With something like a conversion there are way too many variables to have any price posted at all.. Its a by the hour job.
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Get the 3.6, youll regret it if you dont
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:16 PM   #12
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With something like a conversion there are way too many variables to have any price posted at all.. Its a by the hour job.
Agreed but some will quote a "not to exceed" price after they have done a few.

How many 7.2 TO 7.8 conversions have you done for paying customers?

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