Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
Many Questions Re Boxster S, Side Skirts, Headers & Exhaust.

Hey guys,

Great forum! My first post here, just wanting to get some advice on side skirts choices and other mods.

This is my car. MY00 Boxster S. Ocean blue with factory sport design 18" wheels. De-snorkeled. Exhaust and chip to come.



Im thinking of getting these TA sport side skirts




http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180136187325&indexURL=7#ebayphotohosting


Has anyone bought from these guys before? How was the quality and fitment?

Do you think they would suit a GT3 front bumper bar?

Which company in the US makes good headers at a reasonable price? (whos willing to ship overseas)

I can get Milltek products in Australia, do they make a good muffler for the 986?




Last edited by panameras; 07-07-2007 at 04:37 AM.
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Brucelee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 8,083
No experience with this vendor but both cars look pretty great to me.

Good luck!
__________________
Rich Belloff

Brucelee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
Thanks. Where do you guys usually get bodykits from? I'm in Australia and aftermarket resources are quite limited here.

Dont know if ebay USA is a good place to source these parts.
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
What type of side sills are these?
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: long island,new york
Posts: 351
They look like the Aerokit II side skirts.
__________________
1999 Boxster
Triple Black (Basalt metallic)
Silver Carbon Fiber Interior,De-Ambered,Euro LED Taillights, Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs,EuroTech 19" wheels/Kumho tires,Turbo spoiler,Clear halogens
Gemballa red face gauges ..(FOR SALE)

http://i28.tinypic.com/2zzlq29.jpg
986speedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by 986speedster
They look like the Aerokit II side skirts.
I thought they look very similar to Ruf skirts. Anyways, what do you guys think of this compared to the ebay side skirts? A bit bland in comparison?
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 03:05 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by panameras
Thanks. Where do you guys usually get bodykits from? I'm in Australia and aftermarket resources are quite limited here.

Dont know if ebay USA is a good place to source these parts.
can anyone advice on this?
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 06:42 AM   #8
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by panameras
What type of side sills are these?
Those are actually Aerokit 1 sideskirts. The version 2 is more flared. Here is the aerokit 2 sideskirt:

__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red

Last edited by Boxtaboy; 07-14-2007 at 06:46 AM.
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 09:59 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 150
would you take those TA side skirts over what Porsche offers? or do you think they are too dramatic?
panameras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 10:08 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
That company is good. But are are some others to consider.
http://www.nrauto.com/sub_index.asp?makeid=Porsche&spage=Parts
This one which is one of our web site sponsors
http://www.fiberwerks.com/986_996.htm
And last, is this one which is where I bought mine from
http://www.precisionporsche.com/boxkit.html
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 10:09 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 195
The TAs look really nice with a modded front bumper cover as is the case within your examples. I think they may be a bit much if you plan on keeping your stock bumper. The Aerokit 1 or 2 looks great with the stock front in place.
__________________
http://home.comcast.net/~jmpfleet/Cars/m3r.JPG
Current - 04' M3 SMG Convertible
SOLD - But never to be forgotten 98 Boxster
Stock w/19" Wheels, stealth K40 front and rear
Boxter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 10:38 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,708
1. nice car
2. I'd stick with OEM skirting from Porsche, unless you are buying directly from Tech Art. I'd avoid buying fiberglass from not very well known aftermarket sellers.
My MK2 skirting is from one of these shops that hand make the skirting and the fit is not perfect but not bad enough to send back for a refund.
The OEM stuff is a perfect fit 100% of the time because it's lazer cut and comes from one mould. The fiberglass stuff is hit or miss. And being in Australia I'm not sure I would take the risk with a small company.

If I were you I'd get the GT3 front bumper and add OEM side skirts. Or talk to Tech Art or one of their local authorized reps.



__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page