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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-20-2005, 11:48 AM
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Posted By ntmatter
For street driving I've always had very good luck...

For street driving I've always had very good luck with the EBC GreenStuff pads at www.greatbrakes.com. Great stopping power, no squeal or dust, and they're cheap.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-13-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By ntmatter
I guess it depends on how you use your car - for...

I guess it depends on how you use your car - for street use I'd say that the above numbers are correct. For my race car I'd actually burn through about a set of springs per season, but that's under...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-28-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,461
Posted By ntmatter
I'll move this note to the front of this post...

I'll move this note to the front of this post because I realized I got into a bit of a rant and want to stay on-topic: Wider is not necessarily better for handling. The 5mm spacers would be great...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-26-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,461
Posted By ntmatter
Also keep in mind that the Porsche spends...

Also keep in mind that the Porsche spends millions of dollars on getting the suspension geometry of a particular car just so - spacers will mess this up and the bigger the spacer the worse your...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-04-2005, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By ntmatter
Although it's a bummer, a clutch is a wear part...

Although it's a bummer, a clutch is a wear part similar to brake pads. To me an analogy would be that after buying the car you're having braking problems, and they replace some sticking calipers...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-29-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By ntmatter
If you want to autocross a Focus or something,...

If you want to autocross a Focus or something, then mods make sense. But a modern Porsche is much like a Lotus or Ferrari - they're made about as well as they can be made.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-28-2005, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By ntmatter
In Washington state it's a moving violation; I...

In Washington state it's a moving violation; I was pinched for this in my Viper some time back. I tried to point out (nicely, with pictures) to the judge that Dodge didn't make front plate mounts...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-28-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By ntmatter
Another option, if you want a really perfect...

Another option, if you want a really perfect wheel and tire setup, is to get your tires shaved. Tires are not, as a general rule, perfectly round. When mounted on your wheel they'll be slightly out...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-28-2005, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By ntmatter
I'll also add my $.02 - the Edmunds article is...

I'll also add my $.02 - the Edmunds article is right on. Several years ago I turned a nice '98 Viper GTS into a race track beast - 500 HP at the wheels, extensive track mods, race car aero, the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-27-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By ntmatter
Generally, tracks will have some sort of lapping...

Generally, tracks will have some sort of lapping or club day that you can participate in. There usually is a requirement that you've taken some sort of high-speed driving class, some tracks require...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-26-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By ntmatter
Your choice of rotors depends on whether you're...

Your choice of rotors depends on whether you're looking for performance or show. Slotted rotors will cool a bit better but will bite your pads a bit more and so wear them faster. This is a good...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-20-2005, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By ntmatter
I recently got a 2001 non-S with less than 15K...

I recently got a 2001 non-S with less than 15K miles on it for $29K. This is just a bit over half of what a new one would have cost, with only 15K miles of usage. So, the previous owner paid $1.66...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 130,908
Posted By ntmatter
I took in my Viper to trade at the local exotic...

I took in my Viper to trade at the local exotic car reseller (www.parkplaceltd.com), intent on trading it for a used 996 turbo. After driving the 911, I had one picked out but wanted to try out a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-08-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By ntmatter
Easy X-band fix for V-1

Actually, you can de-program Xband on your Valentine one, by following the instructions here: http://www.valentine1.com/lab/MikesLabRpt3.asp
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-06-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By ntmatter
The basic idea on heel-and-toe is to blip the...

The basic idea on heel-and-toe is to blip the throttle to sync the engine with your downshifts. Good HAT technique will save wear on your engine and clutch by preventing that forward "lurch" if you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-06-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By ntmatter
I agree with DonV - the tools you need would cost...

I agree with DonV - the tools you need would cost less than having it done by a shop (WAY less than having Porsche do it), working on your car is one of the manly arts, and you'll know they're done...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-06-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By ntmatter
I started practicing this daily after I went from...

I started practicing this daily after I went from 3-2 at around 90 MPH at Thunderhill. The car went very sideways down the front straight, and all of a sudden the traction hooked up and I was moving...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-04-2005, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,825
Posted By ntmatter
Here's a technique that I picked up when I was...

Here's a technique that I picked up when I was running my Viper at the track a lot - the Dodge gearbox was definitely suseptible to a 3-2 mis-shift:

Notice when shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-24-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,129
Posted By ntmatter
VW/Audi/Skoda relay

Do you have any more information on how to do this? I've had this sort of "programmable" system in other cars, and it works great. If all I have to do is swap out a relay, then that'd be a much...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-17-2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By ntmatter
Brake Fluid

For your brake fluid, I'd recommend looking at the fluid and making a judgement call. If the fluid is a clear light gold and you're not flogging your car hard at the track, I'd say leave it. If the...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 03-17-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By ntmatter
Having just sold my Viper, I can tell you that...

Having just sold my Viper, I can tell you that similar stories are common. I'd read that about 30 Vipers get totalled every year on the way home from the dealership, I know that over 10% of all...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 03-15-2005, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By ntmatter
WTB: Tool kit and Jack

My previously owned 2001 Boxster of course came with only one key, no jack, no tool kit, no manual. The manual and key I've got handled, but would like a toolkit and jack to complete the car. If...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-14-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By ntmatter
I had Stongard on my Viper - not only the full...

I had Stongard on my Viper - not only the full kit but also some along the roofline and where the wheels would kick up rocks. The stuff's awesome. It looks better on a lighter-color car, mine was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-14-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By ntmatter
I could probably post the manual to a Web site so...

I could probably post the manual to a Web site so that people can just follow a hyperlink. As to copyright, I've seen shop manuals posted before, I think you're generally OK as long as you're not...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-14-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,160
Posted By ntmatter
I sold my Viper GTS and bought a 01 Boxster last...

I sold my Viper GTS and bought a 01 Boxster last weekend, and I have a Kawasaki 636 sport bike. The Viper was built, around 500 HP and 650 torque at the wheels. You're never going to bridge that...
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