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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-09-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By chitowndad
Bridgestone?

How about the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11. There's a $70 discount going on now at Costco. Any bad experiences with Costco installers?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-08-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By chitowndad
Thanks, what do you guys recommend - I would like...

Thanks, what do you guys recommend - I would like similar traction as the P-Zeros but I didn't get that many miles out of the P Zeroes (25K miles)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By chitowndad
BF Goodrich???

Is this a good tire for my Boxster?

BFGoodrichg-Force Sport COMP-2

They have them at Discount Tire $122 front $137 rear and I want something that has the same performance as the OEM P-Zeros.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By chitowndad
Tires / Tyres

BTW, what is the correct spelling or grammer, Tires or Tyres? Why do I see it both ways???
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-23-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By chitowndad
Best Place to buy tires in Chicago-Land

I want/need to replace my Pirrelli P-Zeros but man are they expensize. Who knows of the best place and cheapest price for Pirelli P-Zeroes in Chicago-Land area? I'm in St. Charles.

Thanks,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
JFP was right

Ok, JFP, you were right the first time... I think if I lived in Arizona, I'd stick with Royal Purple, but in Chicago, it's a noticable difference below 50 degrees.

Now I need to replace my tires...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
Tranny Fluid

Ok, so back in October I put in some Royal Purple trans fluid and by December the shifting was really bad when it was cold. So I put the car away for the winter and took it out in March and replaced...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-14-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By chitowndad
penny wise pound foolish

As you know the saying goes penny wise pound foolish...

I've been running Royal Purple for 2 weeks now and when the tranny is warm I like the shifting but when it's cold outside <40 degrees, it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By chitowndad
Correct and thanks for the reminder it was a 195...

Correct and thanks for the reminder it was a 195 degree thermostat... Yep those 1980's camaros were a piece of junk. Mine spent more time in the repair shop than I care to remember.

It was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-05-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By chitowndad
food for thought

Back in the day, I had a 1987 Camaro that comes with a stock thermostat of 220 degrees F. I installed a 180 degree thermostat and within 1 year the heads were badly carboned up... My lessson...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-01-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,642
Posted By chitowndad
Thanks guys, here's the pricing that I got from...

Thanks guys, here's the pricing that I got from Discounttire.com. Hello Costco!

205/50 - 17 front
255/40 - 17 rear

discounttire.com
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110$109 front, $129 rear
Kuhmo...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-31-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,642
Posted By chitowndad
standard performance - car goes away for the...

standard performance - car goes away for the winter...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-31-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
Done

Replaced the tranny fluid with Royal Purple and it shifts really nice - if I experience any issues I'll post it here... Process wasn't that bad.

I also changed the oil and checked the filter -...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-31-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,642
Posted By chitowndad
Best Tires / best price and performance

I know this has been asked a ton before but I lost my notes on this topic.

What tires do you recommend that have the best performance (cornering) for the price for my 2001 Boxster with 17 inch...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-26-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
Lol

I once asked my dad "why do you have 3 push brooms in the garage" and his response was

This one here is the $5 push broom that I bought because I was being cheap

This one is the $15 push broom...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-26-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,936
Posted By chitowndad
I hope to change the fluid this weekend. Most...

I hope to change the fluid this weekend. Most likely I'll put in Royal Purple 75W90.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
non porsche fluid

Since the process is pretty simple, I'm going to try 3 quarts of Royal Purple at $13 per quart and if I don't like it I'll switch over to Porsche fluid at $28 per quart which is rediculous but it is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
Thanks

Wow learn something new every day... Thinking I'm going with Royal Purple 75W90.

Thanks again,
-Steve
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,529
Posted By chitowndad
What is a Hypoid Gear?

I was just about to hit the submit button to pickup 3 qts of RedLine MT90 when I read that it said not to be used on Hypoid Gear Transmission, what the heck is that?

Here's the text "MTL, MT-85 &...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,936
Posted By chitowndad
yep

yep only 23K miles on an 11 year old car... I drive it on the weekend, 8 miles to the train station with underground parking and store it for 5 winter months...

-Steve
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,936
Posted By chitowndad
Manual Transmission Fluid - Best Brands?

It's been a really long time since I posted on this site and I know the question has been asked before but I couldn't find the answer...

What are the best brands for manual (6 speed) transmission...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-20-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,357
Posted By chitowndad
my next car

I want a Cayenne to plow through the snow in style! If money was no object it would be in this order:

1.) The new 918
2.) Carrera GT
3.) Lambo Mercilago
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-13-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By chitowndad
yes

yes, simply remove the filter and only the oil in the filter will drain out you don't need to drain the entire oil. I did this when my oil was overfilled and I needed to pull out 1/2 quart.
Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-30-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,960
Posted By chitowndad
Blue you the man!

Blue2000S,
IMO, you're correct... I've also noted that if I pull the car out of the garage, wash it, put it back in the garage then take it out 2 days later it blows blue smoke - everytime. If I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-28-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By chitowndad
Where can I get a copy of Excellence? ...

Where can I get a copy of Excellence?

-Steve
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