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Old 02-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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My First Mod! Simple, But Effective

I'm easily pleased, and meir said I could manage it, and someone else posted a video link, so I changed my side lights today!

(Actually, hubby did most of it, but I changed the bulbs) I've got pics to prove it!

Banished that hideous orange that was clashing with Scarlett's beautiful red.






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Old 02-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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And just for fun, hubby got me a hilarious sticker for my mirror. I couldn't use the whole thing because of the cheapy (lifesaving) bubble mirror, but it's still cool.

Available on Amazon if you want one.


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Old 02-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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Great job!
It looks so much better with clear side markers!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Great job!
It looks so much better with clear side markers!
Thank you!

Isn't the answer to your sign off 2 1/3? What does that mean?
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Great simple upgrade, looks great!
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Thank you!

Isn't the answer to your sign off 2 1/3? What does that mean?
Yes, the slope is 7/3, lol
I was studying for math finals at the time...no deep meaning
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Thank you!

Isn't the answer to your sign off 2 1/3? What does that mean?
He is too lazy to do his homework.
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Nice job
Love the sticker
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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The mirrior on the european boxsters has "dead zone mirrior" bulb mirror as standard
on the drivers side(left), you can find them used cheap at ebay.
Yes, they are life saving...
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The mirrior on the european boxsters has "dead zone mirrior" bulb mirror as standard
on the drivers side(left), you can find them used cheap at ebay.
Yes, they are life saving...
Would you be kind to post a link?
The Part name will do too. Really like to have one of those.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #11
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Thank you BruceH!

Spinnaker, lol Yeah he was just fishing for the answer . . .

Meir, thanks for your encouragement!

ilikeching, good info, I'll look into that! Yes, please post link.
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You 'da (wo)man! Great job.
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Would you be kind to post a link?
The Part name will do too. Really like to have one of those.
Those are called Aspheric mirrors. I guess "blind spot mirror" was too difficult for Porsche.

Very easy to install. You just have to be careful not to rip out the wiring behind the stock mirror lense. I actually did the swap right in the parking lot when I picked it up at FedEx. I was too cheap to do both sides... having spent over $9K in mods and all..

http://www.****************************************************.com/product/9X7MIRROR.html
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I believe it's what's known as PASM: Porsche ASpheric Mirror. I've seen that feature avertised on a lot of Porsches for sale.
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Those are called Aspheric mirrors. I guess "blind spot mirror" was too difficult for Porsche.

Very easy to install. You just have to be careful not to rip out the wiring behind the stock mirror lense. I actually did the swap right in the parking lot when I picked it up at FedEx. I was too cheap to do both sides... having spent over $9K in mods and all..

Aspheric Mirror:Porsche Parts & Porsche Accessories - Wholesale Porsche Parts & Tequipment - Cayman Panamera Cayenn
thanks for the link.
for 99$ a pop, i can understand you
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i think you ar ready now to do the IMS retro fit project. lots of fun.
mmmm...... i now remember you own an 09.
no IMS, so no fun for you
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Where did you get the sticker from please? I'm not bothered about the mirror, I don't need em, I'm always winning!
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Thanks, thstone! You rock!

Perfectlap; I think this might be one to add to the list. The little round mirrors look a little silly.

NoGaBiker; I'm going to check this out

Meir; Don't worry, I might be here complaining about the PDK in a few years . . .

Gregtenerife; Here is the link to the sticker;
(2) MIRROR DECALS with logos for PORSCHE BOXSTER S 930 TURBO 944 928 914 CARRERA GT 911 GT2 S 4 4S RS CAYMEN CAYANNE S GT3 996 : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Thanks, thstone! You rock!

Perfectlap; I think this might be one to add to the list. The little round mirrors look a little silly.

NoGaBiker; I'm going to check this out

Meir; Don't worry, I might be here complaining about the PDK in a few years . . .

Gregtenerife; Here is the link to the sticker;
(2) MIRROR DECALS with logos for PORSCHE BOXSTER S 930 TURBO 944 928 914 CARRERA GT 911 GT2 S 4 4S RS CAYMEN CAYANNE S GT3 996 : Amazon.com : Automotive
Since everybody else got a smiley face except me, I'm assuming you thought my comment about PASM was serious. Sorry, I was just joking around. PASM is Porsche Active Suspension Management -- it's the "automatic" suspension that adjusts itself for different conditions.
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Since everybody else got a smiley face except me, I'm assuming you thought my comment about PASM was serious. Sorry, I was just joking around. PASM is Porsche Active Suspension Management -- it's the "automatic" suspension that adjusts itself for different conditions.
Oh! I was wondering . . .

Mine has a button that only says PSM, which the dealer said never turn off, and the track instructor said to definitely turn off. I understood it to be stability, but you're saying it adjusts the suspension? Wow, how does that actually work?

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