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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
ehD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: rowland hts
Posts: 79
gps into a '99 boxster?

I was just wondering if the oem navigation systems head units are installable into the older 1999 boxsters. Pickin up my boxster later this week and am really excited. Would love to update the console a bit though. Navi/mp3 playback would be great so if the oem can't be retrofitted, what are my options? How do the Kenwood gps headunits look in the boxster? I don't know why but something about a soft top and expensive 3rd party stereo just sounds like easy theft.

also anyone have opinions on setting up radar detectors?

thanks in advance and can't wait to learn everything about my boxster from the forum

ehD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 02:20 AM   #2
ehD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: rowland hts
Posts: 79
ok some guy told me on ebay that my car doesnt have fiber optics? im not sure why that would make it incompatible, but this other guy said it should be okay... does anyone have experience in putting an 03 boxster navi system into an '99? my beautiful white boxster is gonna be picked up tomorrow.. but it just has a cd player.
ehD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 03:24 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Depends on the day of the week....
Posts: 1,400
If you are going to do nav you DO NOT want the factory system. First off, you cant use it since your car is pre- MOST bus (the fiber optic based system) and secondly the factory nav is horrible and ridiculously expensive compared to good aftermarket (which pretty much means Eclipse).

I would pick up either the Eclplise AVN5500 or the new (as in coming out any day now) AVN5510. AVN5500s now are down to almost $1000. The Eclipse software and mapping offers and amazing nav experience and is leaps and bounds ahead of everything else out there.

If you're going to do nav the only thing I'd consider would be an AVN (I have the 5500 and had the 5435 in a previous car)

Patrick
Cloudsurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 07:42 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 3,510
Send a message via AIM to djomlas
it also depends on how often you will be using it.
i have a magellan that i keep in the car, but not on all the time, just have it stored away, and pull it out if i need to get somewhere.
__________________
http://i34.tinypic.com/157yslk.jpg
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." ~F. Porsche
Gemballa springs::litronics::Eurotech 18s(275/225)::B&M::MOMO wheel::
exhaust cutouts::EVOcoldair intake::OEM smoked tails & sidemarkers::

colormatched bumperettes::Top Speed Pro-1 exhaust::
my cardomain/pictures page
djomlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 25
The Magellean is clutch for a soft top. I always take mine with me when parking long term or when it is cold. I would get one of those b/c why pay all that money for a something that you have to rip the car up to install?
I have used my magellan in 3 cars, one truck, and in a one legged hooker named Mimi.
__________________
2003 Boxster Tiptronic
Seal Gray Metallic Exterior, Light Grey Interior
Carrera 18" 5 spoke/Michelin PS
Bought it 12/2006, so far I got a Magellean and an air freshener...for now...
MrBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
have a look at the Pioneer AVIC-D3 which will go on sale in March
Looks very "stock", costs $1,000 and is a million times better (offers iPod support too).
No I am not affiliated with Pioneer
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
Registered User
 
rdancd816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coppell, TX
Posts: 317
I have a Garmin Street Pilot. Fits the Box on the windshield, transfers to my other cars and bike. And I take it along as I travel a lot for work and place it in the rental car. Pre-loaded maps and voice directions. Great device...just not "factory" mounted.
__________________
"97 Boxster" Guards Red, Coppell, TX 36,500 miles
2010 Mazda CX-7 AWD, Turbo, Grand Touring
rdancd816 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington KY
Posts: 131
I have this little guy, similar to the Garmin Nuvi:

http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?storeId=10001&jspStoreDir=Staples&AID=10427430&partNumber=666810&SID=sduidp0t0&PID=1225267&ddkey=StaplesBeFree

It's not perfect, but you can't beat $200 and the fact that it's portable. Comes with dash and/or window mount also.
HIFI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 02:34 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 3,510
Send a message via AIM to djomlas
i bought a magellan roadmate 700 on ebay froma gentlmen that used it about 50 times, it was all brand new in box with everythign including waranty, i picked it up for 200 shipped
__________________
http://i34.tinypic.com/157yslk.jpg
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself." ~F. Porsche
Gemballa springs::litronics::Eurotech 18s(275/225)::B&M::MOMO wheel::
exhaust cutouts::EVOcoldair intake::OEM smoked tails & sidemarkers::

colormatched bumperettes::Top Speed Pro-1 exhaust::
my cardomain/pictures page
djomlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 155
http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5220
larez2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 11:57 PM   #11
ehD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: rowland hts
Posts: 79
that pioneer one looks amazing. thanks for the info, the oem ones are like $500-600 on ebay but if the fiber optic thing is a problem than i shall not mess with it. i'm hesitant about the suction cup ones though because im not exactly in the nicest neighborhood and popping it on and off bleh...

thanks for all the advice, took me a while to respond because i've been out driving all day since i got the car yesterday! i had just learned manual on a friends prelude the day before so it's a little rough.. but took it on the fwy for the first time, pure bliss. what's the 0-60 on the '99 boxster anyways?

also random question if anyone knows what it means if you rev the car too long or turn the key too far and it gives a strange whirring noise after the car revs up if thats like a huge problem. i get it about 40% of the time when starting the car..

will definitely get more active in this forum once i get over the euphoria of taming my porsche cause honestly it's controlling me at this point :P
ehD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 08:28 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 172
Within a week of owning my '98, I had an Eclipse 6600 installed. Dual disc drives (which means I can watch a movie while always having nav going at the same time) and full iPod integration so that it will display all the track info on the screen, and I can control the iPod through the touch screen as well.

I have been so incredibly happy with the system and with how it looks.

Here's a pic before:



And one after:



As you can see, they moved my climate down on slot (took a little work to get it to fit, but they made it happen), and left me a slot to put my phone, etc girlie stuff in.

Total cost, with install was about $1400... but that's because I got the unit at cost, and the labor was next to nothing (I'm friends with the owner of the shop that did it).

Edit: I hardwired a V1 in using one of the dozens of walkthroughs available on the internet... so it doesn't look as crappy as in that last pic anymore, haha! Also, this frees up my lighter so I can test out other radar detectors (I'm in the business) and compare them by side to the V1.
__________________
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/4...7e5359a2_o.gif
Owned: 11 months
Miles: 78,000
Autocrosses: 22
Track Days: 1
http://www.crife.net

Last edited by 986 Girl; 02-23-2007 at 08:32 AM.
986 Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 08:49 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
986 Girl,

Sweet set up with the Eclipse 6600 !

Also, your pic looks familiar but not your screen name...

Did you have a different screen name before ?

Just wondering

Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 08:49 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington KY
Posts: 131
Nav looks great, but you may want to invest in a new shifter/boot!

Not to thread-jack, but can you tell us how the V-1 compares to the other radar detectors, since you get to do direct comparisons?
HIFI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 09:35 AM   #15
ehD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: rowland hts
Posts: 79
thread-jack away

i'm interested in the faq to hardwire my escort 8500 :P
ehD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:19 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 172
Also, your pic looks familiar but not your screen name...

Did you have a different screen name before ?


Nope, I've had the same name since I registered in May. Though, I thought I had posted several times on here just pre- and post- purchasing my car to ask questions. But either you've had a post count wipe, or it was some other Boxster forum that I don't remember, lol.

Not to thread-jack, but can you tell us how the V-1 compares to the other radar detectors, since you get to do direct comparisons?

Sure! Based on first hand experience, I would say that the V1 only slightly outdoes the Escrot 8500 red/blue. It seems to alarm you by a fraction sooner than the 8500, but beyond that they are extremely comparabe. The reason I will always advocate the V1 over the 8500 is because of the directional arrows. If I'm on a divided highway with no area for "turn around," then I'm not slowing down if I detect a cop coming in the opposite direction from in front of me. My tests have always been in a medium sized city/downtown/highway/thurway area.

Other detectors that I recently tried out, such as the Whistler Pro 73 and the Beltronics 995 give you what you pay for. The Beltronics is what I would choose if I went overseas often (it includes the Ku band which is common in Europe), but would never choose it over the V1 or 8500 here in the states. The Whistler is just a bulky, ugly, "I got this great deal at Walmart!" piece of equipment.

i'm interested in the faq to hardwire my escort 8500

I'm sure there are some of them out there. I've never looked, so I can't suggest any good ones. However, I would think it's a fairly similar process as the V1 was. It took me all of maybe 30 minutes.
__________________
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/4...7e5359a2_o.gif
Owned: 11 months
Miles: 78,000
Autocrosses: 22
Track Days: 1
http://www.crife.net

Last edited by 986 Girl; 02-23-2007 at 11:21 AM.
986 Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:29 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 983
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehD
thread-jack away

i'm interested in the faq to hardwire my escort 8500 :P
I was interested in going this route but then just picked up the Bel remote mounted detector with laser jamming capabilities. It seems to be more sensitive than my old escort 8500 X50, and the ability to jam lasers is a very nice thing. Plus, nothing stuck to my windshield anymore. It looks stock - very nice.
__________________
Happy Motoring!... Timí05

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s..._kill/Siga.jpg
Dr. Kill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:49 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by 986 Girl
Also, your pic looks familiar but not your screen name...

Did you have a different screen name before ?


Nope, I've had the same name since I registered in May. Though, I thought I had posted several times on here just pre- and post- purchasing my car to ask questions. But either you've had a post count wipe, or it was some other Boxster forum that I don't remember, lol.
Found it :

http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6709

Nick
__________________
*
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC03717.jpg

1999 986 ( Black )
1998 MB C280 ( Black )
1999 BMW K1200RS ( Yellow )
2005 Audi A4 ( Red )
NickCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:53 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 983
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickCats
Yep, eclipse and everything...

Nick, how could you have possibly found that?
__________________
Happy Motoring!... Timí05

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s..._kill/Siga.jpg
Dr. Kill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 172
Holy crap, well now I feel like an idiot for signing up twice and not even knowing! Ah well, we'll stick with this name because I'm too lazy to log out and back in

Thanks for finding that though!

__________________
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/4...7e5359a2_o.gif
Owned: 11 months
Miles: 78,000
Autocrosses: 22
Track Days: 1
http://www.crife.net
986 Girl 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 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, 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