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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-30-2019, 03:29 PM
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Yay! Sometimes the simplest answer is the right...

Yay! Sometimes the simplest answer is the right answer. :cheers:
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 11-28-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By Topless
Data systems are wide open and you can literally...

Data systems are wide open and you can literally spend $5k on a cutting edge 4 camera system or go dirt cheap with Harry's or RaceChrono iphone apps and anywhere in between.

The app based systems...
Forum: Video Center 11-28-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Topless
Nice! Looks like you practically had the track...

Nice! Looks like you practically had the track to yourself. One of my favorite tracks and we just ran 1A CCW with PCA on Nov. 2-3. Some crazy guy from SD ran a 2:11 in a bone stock 986S. Whew!!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-28-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Topless
Yes you can, yes I have. It's MUCH better with...

Yes you can, yes I have. It's MUCH better with proper snow tires and then the issue is limited clearance, not grip.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Topless
What mileage durability are you looking for? If...

What mileage durability are you looking for? If you drive 5000/year a 20,000 mile tire would go 4-5 years. Any longer than that and tires become pretty unsafe.

Michelin A/S 3 will probably last...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Topless
.... And a freezer to chill/shrink the bearing so...

.... And a freezer to chill/shrink the bearing so it fits the hub without too much force. A dremmel tool if you need to remove leftover bearing race bits, and a 8' long 450lb rated torque wrench to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By Topless
A 20 yr old car so jammed caliper, failed master...

A 20 yr old car so jammed caliper, failed master cyl, or internally failed brake lines are all possible. I am not a total fanboy of aftermarket SS braided brake lines but would consider replacing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-16-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By Topless
There are no perfect tires and all are a tradeoff...

There are no perfect tires and all are a tradeoff between dry grip, wet grip, temp tolerance, comfort, noise, price, and tread life. Figure out what your priorities are and choose the best fit for...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-03-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,302
Posted By Topless
I gotta say I am in the skeptical camp here until...

I gotta say I am in the skeptical camp here until I see some before and after dyno data. I have been looking at these mods since 2005 and the desnork/hi flow cone filter typically return about 1hp...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-03-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Topless
Most likely, and/or just put the stock brakes...

Most likely, and/or just put the stock brakes back on the rear. The fronts are doing all the heavy lifting so a bit more heat sink is nice there. The stock rears are pretty amazing to begin with...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 10-03-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Topless
I ran the original 98 AOS for 8 years and 80...

I ran the original 98 AOS for 8 years and 80 track days in my 2.5L BSX Boxster. An oil overfill by my "trusted" shop resulted in it's demise and I replaced it with stock OEM and ran another 40 track...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-29-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topless
I think that was 2012, the year of the deluge. A...

I think that was 2012, the year of the deluge. A fun track that we used for 4 years but Fairplex management changed and they upped the rental rate 5x so it is no longer viable for car clubs. Too bad...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topless
Here are a few Cayman 2.9L vids just for SteveOX ...

Here are a few Cayman 2.9L vids just for SteveOX :)

1. Chasing M Rondeau around AAA Speedway Fontana. Both these 911s are stripped out race cars with more grip and much lighter weight. My car...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-26-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By Topless
Here are a few vids from over the years. 1. ...

Here are a few vids from over the years.

1. A little romp in a friend's GT3RS at Chuckwalla CCW with PCA. The R7 tires had 20 HC and were well past their expiration date but oh what a car! We...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-31-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Topless
^^ This! Even PSS9 are a significant...

^^ This!

Even PSS9 are a significant compromise for street/track and I have no experience with lesser struts. A nice pair of Bilstein HDs and a set of lowering springs should work well for dual...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-31-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Topless
Yes, sounds like a failed ign switch. A fairly...

Yes, sounds like a failed ign switch. A fairly easy fix if you can get the part.

If it were my car I would probably attach the tow hook, get a tow strap, and pull her to safety with another car...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-31-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Topless
Process of elimination. These are things that...

Process of elimination. These are things that have caused 986 overheating in the past. Check off the list and see what you find:

* Totally clogged airflow between the rads and A/C condensers. ...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-21-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Topless
Strange. I had steering that began to feel...

Strange.

I had steering that began to feel imprecise and it turned out that the subframe had loosened up over time resulting in movement of the whole front suspension. Ger a torque wrench on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By Topless
Confirmed. "Off" means mostly off unless you...

Confirmed. "Off" means mostly off unless you activate ABS or slide the car. Then Fritz the magic PSM wizard reactivates to prevent you from hurting your car or yourself. In a 986/987 it is pretty...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-21-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Topless
Should be fine if it is stock, but a bigger...

Should be fine if it is stock, but a bigger problem can be getting through CA DMV registration from out of state. It took about 6 months for me with a Cayman that was originally sold in CA, bought...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 07-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Topless
... And good tires

... And good tires
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-17-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Topless
986 and 944 are my two most recommended...

986 and 944 are my two most recommended introductory track cars. A great learning platform.

Basic stuff to add:

Racing brake pads and hi temp fluid.
991 GT3 brake cooling ducts
Brey Krause...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Topless
Redline upshift on a straight road, no problem. ...

Redline upshift on a straight road, no problem.

Redline mid corner on a long sweeper, or over-rev downshift is the motor killer.

Enjoy your car!
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Topless
Maybe. It probably won't "damage" the battery...

Maybe. It probably won't "damage" the battery specifically but if you want 100% capacity and longest life from your AGM, use an AGM rated charger. This will add that extra 10-15% capacity that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-14-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Topless
Eeesh. If there was piston contact and bent...

Eeesh. If there was piston contact and bent valves, there is a good chance the rod bearings were also scored during impact. Might be time for a total rebuild to refresh the motor rather than doing...
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