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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,816
Posted By racer_d
No warranty. "pocketed" the money they cost and...

No warranty. "pocketed" the money they cost and "self warrantied" instead. 1 issue. Cost the same as a warranty. Therefore a wash on money.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-05-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,838
Posted By racer_d
These are actual engine swaps, not just changing...

These are actual engine swaps, not just changing piston/cylinders... at least the ones I know of. Find a 996 or 997 motor, figure out how to make the wiring work and have at it!
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-03-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By racer_d
I ran a 275-35-18. The real issue is what size...

I ran a 275-35-18. The real issue is what size and offsets are the 19" rims.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By racer_d
The new GT2 Folding sport seats? $6800:...

The new GT2 Folding sport seats? $6800: http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=GT2BlackLeat&Category_Code=997seatsroll
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,549
Posted By racer_d
With all the bad economic news, combined with...

With all the bad economic news, combined with known sales slow downs, it would be shocking for you not to negotiate a reasonable percentage off a new car. I imagine sales are harder to make in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By racer_d
I had the same question once. IIRC, read the...

I had the same question once. IIRC, read the outside of the fluid type you have. i think it references the other one (at least mine did). My guess is you are just "topping" off anyway, correct? Be...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-27-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By racer_d
Are you talking Calipers, Rotors or both? Because...

Are you talking Calipers, Rotors or both? Because its a Porsche and they over engineer everything, my first guess is that they do not "bolt on" without some additional work.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,972
Posted By racer_d
I know, a bit of a blowhard here, but a car is a...

I know, a bit of a blowhard here, but a car is a car. If you want a car as appliance get a "honda". If you want a car with passion (whose cost is maintenance) get the boxster. Pocket the $4K for the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By racer_d
Silly question, but, is it the car YOU want? Do...

Silly question, but, is it the car YOU want? Do you want a Green Boxster?

Also, factor in how you will get it from OH to CA? Fly and drive? Transporter? Eitherway, that could be $600-$1600?
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By racer_d
Dealer Auction = Wholesale auction, no? No...

Dealer Auction = Wholesale auction, no? No speculators or investors. These are the "used car lot dealers" to stereotype. Often off lease cars, others were trade ins that they need to get rid of. They...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By racer_d
Um.. maybe I misread, but why are you driving a...

Um.. maybe I misread, but why are you driving a car that is only filled 1/4 full of coolant.. and you live in the desert!

While you don't need to buy your coolant at the local dealer, it does...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By racer_d
Yes, the rollbar is a structural element in the...

Yes, the rollbar is a structural element in the vehicles strength and rigidity. The car was designed with the rollbar elements in mind. In fact, other manufacturers have followed suite (BMW Z...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-27-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By racer_d
Good luck on your re-search! I think you...

Good luck on your re-search!

I think you will find the Porsches in general (non-turbod that is) not especially receptive to aftermarket add ons. GHL, Fabspeed, B&B are some exhaust folks to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-27-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,741
Posted By racer_d
I imagine for an oil change alone at an...

I imagine for an oil change alone at an independent you are looking at $150-200. Sorry. Oil aint cheap and most shop rates are $100/hr around here. You could try one of the Curry's locations (I've...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-27-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,741
Posted By racer_d
JCL12.. what year is your Boxster? As you...

JCL12.. what year is your Boxster? As you learned, your 45K service is nothing more than a bunch of inspections, plus an oil/filter change. 5/30 will not kill your motor. Relax, and next time be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-26-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By racer_d
I see a whole future generations who have been...

I see a whole future generations who have been raised on "user friendly" technology jumping right on this. To others, it feels like an invasion of privacy. BTW, GM already has black boxes in your...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-26-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By racer_d
Nothing like being told your $xx,xxxx car will be...

Nothing like being told your $xx,xxxx car will be built by the lowest bidder :)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By racer_d
If its "fee money to burn" how about a Porsche...

If its "fee money to burn" how about a Porsche 944?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By racer_d
Remember some maintenance items are TIME...

Remember some maintenance items are TIME sensative, not just mileage sensative. You have given no indication to the number of miles per year you put on or how long it would take accrue the next "20K...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,045
Posted By racer_d
To me, at the 50-75K mile range, I would start to...

To me, at the 50-75K mile range, I would start to worry about Clutch replacement ($1500), New shocks/springs (eh, $1000-2000), Regular maintenance (oil/filter, plugs, sensors, waterpump, serpantine...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By racer_d
Try a few dealers for comparison. $1200 for an...

Try a few dealers for comparison. $1200 for an entire clutch job? seems fair to me. Parts are always cheaper than labor for this type of job. Good thing its not a 944. You'd be looking at 9-10 hours...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By racer_d
Not going with Porsche spec? that's ok. ...

Not going with Porsche spec? that's ok. Cheaping out and getting ****************ty tires? that's bad. ;)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-19-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By racer_d
I'd say you did well to get 19K miles out of...

I'd say you did well to get 19K miles out of them. Most folks indicate rears wearing out in the 8K-12K mile range. Items that impact tire wear are driving style and vehicle alignment. If you looked...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By racer_d
Always confidence inspiring to buy something from...

Always confidence inspiring to buy something from a seller who knows not what he sells. Maybe "dealer installed" but certainly not genuine Porsche.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-17-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By racer_d
Call me old fashioned, but I'm impressed that a...

Call me old fashioned, but I'm impressed that a 25 y/o is driving a 2 y/o, $50K car to begin with! All the cars you mentioned are great cars to be certain. I am partial to VW's. I would caution you...
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