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Old 06-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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The most smiles per mile mod?

I'm going to offer the Top Speed Pro-1 (forum sponsor) short shifter as a candidate.
I installed it this weekend and it really enhances the driving experience.
That it shortens the shifts is obvious, but it makes every mile more pleasant because the shifting is so distinct and solid. It really makes the oem shifter seem lame.

Beyond the street benefit, I'm really looking forward to being on track and coming out of the off camber left hand turns and getting a positive shift from 2nd to 3rd every time instead of going 2nd to 5th once a session.

Nice product John, keep them coming!

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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I have 2 best mods.
1) Traded my Maryland Blonde for a California Blonde.
2) Traded my Honda Accord for the Boxster. (With the CA. Blonde riding along.)
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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A pretty girl in the passenger seat is the best modification, even if they tend to be temporary.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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For me, the most smiles per hour must come from the Sprint Booster... I know that it doesn't actually give your Boxster any more power but what a great little device for making you realise that you don't actually need any more power. The three modes of operation are great and being able to switch it back to standard mode for when someone a little more reserved gets behind the wheel is a nice plus.

I know that some chip tuning also changes the egas peddal mappings so the result is the same but with extra power too, but ECU tuning costs much more money, raises your insurance premium and isn't exactly easy to take off the car when you sell it, unlike the sprint booster.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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For me, the most smiles per hour must come from the Sprint Booster... I know that it doesn't actually give your Boxster any more power but what a great little device for making you realise that you don't actually need any more power. .....



That's a fair commentary.
I've always thought that mods HAD to make you go faster, or corner better or stop faster to be worthy.
The sprint booster kinda' fits.

Since my shift distance is 45% shorter, I'm going faster, right?
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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evo intake...the sound is awesome and i'm sure it makes mid-range and higher power increase
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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I concur...good looking women in the passenger seat.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:45 PM   #8
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That's a fair commentary.
I've always thought that mods HAD to make you go faster, or corner better or stop faster to be worthy.
The sprint booster kinda' fits.

Since my shift distance is 45% shorter, I'm going faster, right?

There are loads of mods which I like and one of my Boxsters has a bucketfull installed. The short shifter and the sprint booster combine perfectly to make changing gear feel like mans work and pressing the loud pedal feel like your destiny is directly linked to your right foot... Combine that with performance manifolds, 200 cell high flow cats and a sports exhaust and you can enter another world in the Porsche.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #10
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I'm going to vote for my 3.8 swap.....
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:12 AM   #11
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I'm going to vote for my 3.8 swap.....


Yeah that sounds like great fun.

I was on track one day with a Boxster that looked just like mine. He just walked me in corners and straights. I chalked it off to sticky tires and better skill on his part but I wasn't happy.

Turns out that he had installed a 3.6 engine in it. That soothed my hurt feelings.
The 3.8 must be unreal in the Boxster.
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I have a love-hate relationship with my Che exhaust because of the drone. But it's gotta be the single mod I have enjoyed the most and with the most consistency. Hearing the motor howl at redline is just glorious.
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after installing the KW V3 coilovers and corner balancing..!
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a rear window you can actually see out of!
I think I know what you are talking about... Isn't the rear window, that thing which I keep under the clamshell, behind the rollover hoops? LOL
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #17
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after installing the KW V3 coilovers and corner balancing..!
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I wonder how many of us exist (986's w/ KW V3's)?
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Replacing "burned" stock headlights with a Bi-Xenon conversion kit. Those are NOT the $2500 Litronic headlights, they are self-modded! Best mod so far imo... full exhaust system goes second

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Replacing "burned" stock headlights with a Bi-Xenon conversion kit.... they are self-modded! Best mod so far imo... full exhaust system goes second ...


The winky guy means you're joking, right?
Headlights are better than a short shifter, 3.8 or KW V3 suspension?

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