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Old 03-05-2010, 07:13 AM   #1
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Out of storage yet guys and gals????

So, my baby has been sitting with a battery maintainer and a cover on her for over three months in the garage... it's going to be close to 50 tomorrow here in Northern Illinois... what do you think? Every year I go through the same thing... I always say I'm going to wait until its 60, but man... I want to drive it! I think I'm going to go for it!

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
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Heh... Another Northern IL resident here; mine just came out this morning!
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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I'll have the Boxster out in about 2 weeks.

Today, and this weekend, I'll do about 300-400 miles in the 993 Turbo. She got washed & waxed yesterday. Already signed-up and paid for a DE at Gingerman (April) and Blackhawk (May) for the Turbo. I need to learn to tame +408 HP!
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #4
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I was going to this morning... but I had to take my cousin to the airport and with three suitcases I didn't want to puch it

BEAUTIFUL Turbo Flavor!
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I meant "Push" not "Puch"
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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OK, it is gonna be 50 out by the end of the day

but what was the temp overnight and what is the temp of the pavement? And what kind of tires do you have? Cold pavement means cold tire compound which means not as effective in gripping the microscopic imperfections in the road surface and that translates into lots less traction.

Drive carefully.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:17 AM   #7
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Hey I'm from Northern Illinois originally too - Rockford, but live in the montains of Colorado now. I'm jones-ing for my Boxster, but the road I live on is still covered in snow and ice and I wouldn't be able to climb the hill to get back to my house if I took it out. It will be at least another month for me .
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #8
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It hit 50 for the first time in northern Colorado on Tuesday. I brought the Boxster out as fast as I could get the tires deflated and the battery re-attached!

I like to wait until it rains so that the roads get cleaned off a little, but I usually can't hold off if the weather's warm.

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Old 03-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #9
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it will be a few more weeks here. It will be close to 50 also, but i only have 2 wheels on the car. The other two are getting repaired, so even if i get the itch, i can't take it.

I still have to replace the aos and flush the coolant.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #10
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ALMOST!! I went battery shopping and will pick up a napa gold filter, some Castro syntec tomorrow!!

Things to do first:
1.) Battery
2.) oil and filter
3.) fule filter
4.) replace top or rear window
5.) Update my usb tunes!!
6.) wash the cat prints off

And I am good to go!!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 AM   #11
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ALMOST!! I went battery shopping and will pick up a napa gold filter, some Castro syntec tomorrow!!


6.) wash the cat prints off

And I am good to go!!

Cat prints?
Awe man... that just doesn't sound good... You should ask the Easter Bunny for a cover for next year
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I'm originally from De Kalb but moved to Colorado in '87. I drive my Boxster all Winter unless the snow gets too deep! This car does amazingly well in the white stuff.
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I'm sitting in an airport terminal on my way home from a 2-week trip. For 3 weeks prior to my departure I was unable to drive my Boxster due to ice and snow. I have summer tires and I just didn't feel like taking a risk. So, the car has been sitting for 5 weeks.

This is probably the longest period that it has gone un-driven. I have it on a battery maintainer, so I expect it to start. Since I normally don't let the car hibernate, do you northern owners have any tips for the first drive tomorrow?
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I'm about 2 weeks away from pulling Nicole out of the garage. I hope we get some rain first to wash away the salt.

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I'll have the Boxster out in about 2 weeks.

Today, and this weekend, I'll do about 300-400 miles in the 993 Turbo. She got washed & waxed yesterday. Already signed-up and paid for a DE at Gingerman (April) and Blackhawk (May) for the Turbo. I need to learn to tame +408 HP!
What is that? A Subaru with a Porsche body?

That is one GORGEOUS car!!! Can I get a ride in it?

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That is one GORGEOUS car!!! Can I get a ride in it?

Yes!

Let's go to the TOD and Twisted Pickle.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:45 PM   #17
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I'm in Valpo, over in NW Indiana. Drove mine to the office today. I've actually had mine out few times over the winter. If it's nice, no salt on the road and decent temps, I'll get mine out.
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>but what was the temp overnight and what is the temp of the pavement?
>And what kind of tires do you have? Cold pavement
>means cold tire compound which means not as effective in gripping the
>microscopic imperfections in the road surface
>and that translates into lots less traction.

Please say you are joking

Not so microscopic imperfections = Just slow down !


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