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Old 05-15-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Boxsters in San Antonio and Austin?

Looking for owners in Central and South Texas. Any gtgs. soon?

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Old 05-15-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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I know we've got one member in SA and another in College Station. Do a thread search and they should pop up and you can PM them.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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College Station here...
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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I'm in Austin. Any other Austinites?
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:13 AM   #5
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Where's a good place to get work done in Austin?

I'm a pretty new transplant to Austin. I have a 2001 Boxster, and just want to know recommendations on places to service it in the Austin area. Also, I need new rear tires. Any suggestions on where to go?

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #6
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BT, it's kinda prideful to introduce yourself as new AND pretty.

I've always found that everyone looks pretty after my third margarita.

I have no particular repair shop info to pass along to you, but you should do what I did... hang out at a local dealership right after their service area closes and ask an exiting mechanic if he works on cars at home or who might do this at the dealership.

Most of them want tax free income and moonlight because the $60-90k a year they make as a Porsche Technician just isn't enough.

My tire recommendation is simple. Michelin PS2's. Not cheap, but worth every single penny. They remain true throughout their lifetime on your rims (no vibration) and will give you excellent grip in dry and wet weather. Of course, they're not good for cold weather under 40 degrees because they're ultra performance summer tires, but that's the case with any decent tire for our cars.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, on both the mechanic and the tires.

I've got P Zeros on now. The fronts are good. The backs are almost slick! I keep reading reviews between P Zeros an PS2s. I only drive about 5k/year because I'm out of town a lot. When I do drive, I want to have it respond like a go cart.

Any thoughts on buying tires online and having a shop put them on, vs. just going to a tire store? Price savings could be worth it.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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Pirelli's are great but the compound is quite soft and they wear out quickly. I like the Michelin rubber's lasting ability combined with good grip.

Tire Rack sells tires at a good price and their shipping isn't outrageous... and you will save on sales tax. I buy from them and take my rims to a Discount Tire that has a Hunter 9700 series road-force balancing machine. This ensures the heaviest part of the tire is put on the lightest part of the rim... and they're all a tad heavier on one side. This reduces the number of weights used as well as unnecessary vibration which is a nagging issue on our cars for some reason.

Call Tire Rack and get a delivered price on two rear tires and then call Discount Tire and get a price for mounting and balancing your tires vs. buying the same tires through them. The price may be close.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:56 PM   #9
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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I've found the Academy stuff adequate. Having lived in a skiing state most of the natives buy stuff at academy.It's usually tourists buying the more expensive fancy smanshy stuff.All you need is a good pair of ski bibs or a ski suit that is lightweight, waterproof and comfortable.Underneath, wear a good gramici sweater or flannel shirt, long underwear, pair of jeans or sweats.Anymore clothing than that and you'll get really hot.Also a good pair of woolen waterproof socks.For shoes, before you get to the slopes and get ski boots on I'd recommend Hi-Tec waterproof shoes/boots.snow boots are fine too.I just preferred the Hi-Tecs because they aren't as bulky and you don't have to lug extra shoes around like you would if you have snow boots with you.Most of the people I worked with while I was in Denver were the ones who recommended them.
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I'm in Austin. Any other Austinites?
I'm in Austin,

I have a 2000 S with a complete IMS replacement (before there was
an IMSR), 2000 with IMSR, and a 1999 that
will have an IMSR after we replace the IMS failure.

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Old 04-08-2010, 07:25 AM   #12
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I'm in Austin and just purchased a 2000 Boxster. I use David Moore at Moorespeed for service on my Ferrari and now on my Porsche. I was there yesterday picking up my Boxster after he changed my oil and replaced a couple of interrior parts that were worn.

Here is a list of the cars that were in his shop yesterday:
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari 355 F1 Spyder
Ferrari 1960's era car
Lamborghini Diablo
Lamborghini Murcialogo SV
Porsche 911 race car
Porsche Boxster (mine)
Porsche 356

He had a Boxster engine in his lobby that recently grenaded from an IMS failure. It was interesting to see the internal damage on the engine.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:58 AM   #13
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Boxstoberfest which is put on by the Lonestar PCA is a fun event to attend and pulls people from Austin, Houston and San Antonio and Dallas. It is a little ways off in future but something you could think about doing. It is a great way to meet other Porsche enthusiasts in the area
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:48 AM   #14
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:42 AM   #15
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In College Station

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Old 05-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #16
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In Victoria, south of Austin and SA

Anything going on in Austin or SA BEFORE Boxstoberfest?
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:27 AM   #17
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We are adding a wine tour on Friday, at Boxstoberfest

Provided we get 8 people to attend, we will have a tour van take us to 3-4 wineries (no driving....). Will be Friday afternoon, and get everyone back in time for registration.

All the details are at www.boxstoberfest.com.

You can register at www.clubregistration.net
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #20
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