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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By Ofishbein
I was only stranded once when turning the key...

I was only stranded once when turning the key yielded nothing - turned out that the safety switch under the clutch pedal was faulty.

Had to replace two coolant reservoirs as well (about 12K miles...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ofishbein
[QUOTE] . . . when you assess the money you...

[QUOTE] . . . when you assess the money you could "salvage" (pun intended) from selling your junk/parts car - and then look at what you would have spend on a 3.4L swap - and put that into the pile...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ofishbein
I don't know about the other brands recommended,...

I don't know about the other brands recommended, but I found that Sonus does a good job if you don't want a shiny finish. Sonus give a nice matte finish that looks OEM. But it's hard to find...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-01-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Ofishbein
I have a 2001S with Dansk headers that eliminate...

I have a 2001S with Dansk headers that eliminate the pre-cats. My mechanic extended the post-cat sensors aft of the second set of cats and I've had no problems at all - no CEL after about 8K miles...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-15-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Ofishbein
Ekam is right. I used to push on the emblem...

Ekam is right. I used to push on the emblem until I read how direct pressure on it could cause the two mounting pins to break. Now I push below or to the sides of the emblem for the final latching.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Ofishbein
Sticky switch most likely.

Sticky switch most likely.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-06-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ofishbein
Whenever my cars had names it's because they...

Whenever my cars had names it's because they earned them. "Honda The Wondercar" because I had it for nearly 300K miles with no issues, and my old, rusty 1980 Datsun pickup truck was known as "Old...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-15-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,448
Posted By Ofishbein
Don't forget the original aerokit II (GT3)...

Don't forget the original aerokit II (GT3) bumper. It's an OEM part so there won't be any fitting issues.

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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By Ofishbein
I'm sure today's ultra-fast automatics are a few...

I'm sure today's ultra-fast automatics are a few tenths faster around a recatrack, but I want to drive my car, not just point it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-10-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ofishbein
My responses (others may vary): 1. 60K-80K...

My responses (others may vary):

1. 60K-80K is about normal. It depends on the type of driving (city vs hwy, etc.). I've heard of them needing replacement with as few as 40K miles and others...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-09-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,808
Posted By Ofishbein
I've heard that salge title cars have no real...

I've heard that salge title cars have no real value. Meaning if it gets stolen, the insurance company could get away with only giving token value. I'm not sure this is true but it has kept me from...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ofishbein
UAW workers make the same argument, yet here we...

UAW workers make the same argument, yet here we are in our German cars.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-09-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ofishbein
I installed a Dansk "sausage" muffler on my '01 S...

I installed a Dansk "sausage" muffler on my '01 S and experienced some drone between 2800-3000 RPM, but it wasn't too bad - I just kept in a lower or higher gear.

I later had Dansk headers...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By Ofishbein
I've owned three Ferraris ('72 Dino, '79 308, and...

I've owned three Ferraris ('72 Dino, '79 308, and '83 512BBi) and, while I had a great time, I no longer regard them with the same love-blind loyalty that I had in the '80s.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,639
Posted By Ofishbein
Samson, I am running 245/40/18 and 275/35/18...

Samson,

I am running 245/40/18 and 275/35/18 on 8.5x18 and 10x18 custom made CCWs. Admittedly my Dunlops were stock 225 and 265 on 7.5 and 9 turbo twists so maybe that was some of it.

Your...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,639
Posted By Ofishbein
Wow - very interesting. I experienced just the...

Wow - very interesting. I experienced just the opposite. I had Dunlop SP Sport Maxx and the racket was driving me crazy. I switched to Pilot Sport 2s and they are much quieter - and stickier. I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By Ofishbein
I had gloss black tips grafted onto my Dansk...

I had gloss black tips grafted onto my Dansk "sausage" sport muffler. I'm told they were powder coated but I'm not sure. Anyway, they have been on for about 5K miles so far with no problem.

...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By Ofishbein
Buying a Ferrari is an emotional decision; a...

Buying a Ferrari is an emotional decision; a Porsche is an intelligent one. The trick is getting the emotion out of your system before you commit.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By Ofishbein
I used to run 7s and 14s on a 2001 Boxster S...

I used to run 7s and 14s on a 2001 Boxster S before I got new wheels made to a similar stance. I read somewhere that Porsche doesn't recommend anything more than 15mm.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-18-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,358
Posted By Ofishbein
Lower isn't always the best - that's why a Subaru...

Lower isn't always the best - that's why a Subaru WXR can usually smoke a Ferrari or Lamborghini on public roads with potholes, off-camber corners, etc.

I have found the ROW030 (pictured) to be a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-15-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ofishbein
I've been thinking about picking one up too. My...

I've been thinking about picking one up too. My problem is the slippery slope of modifications: I would probably promise to limit myself to coilovers, and maybe wheel - but then I would start...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-08-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ofishbein
Concern about durability didn't stop me. I had...

Concern about durability didn't stop me. I had my originals seats redone with Alcantara inserts - and I also did other trim pieces. Alcantara is a synthetic - not real leather - and from what I can...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-06-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ofishbein
I've had nothing but good experiences with both...

I've had nothing but good experiences with both Sunset and Suncoast.

I got my ROW030 suspension from Sunset because they had the best price - and they happened to have it in stock in the US.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-05-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Ofishbein
Front or rear? I believe that the front would...

Front or rear? I believe that the front would fit, but the rear would look odd unless you also replaced the wing blade to fit the recess in the later cars.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,888
Posted By Ofishbein
I installed a Dansk "sausage" muffler and had...

I installed a Dansk "sausage" muffler and had some drone at about 2.8K RPM, but after I later installed headers (retaining the second set of stock cats), the drone disappeared. I guess there must be...
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