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Old 07-11-2017, 07:32 AM   #1
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First Mod - New radio on 04 boxster S

Took me a whole week to complete the install (Fiber optics conversions are a ********************)

But I am proud of myself. Never installed a radio before.

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Old 07-12-2017, 12:33 PM   #2
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What I added:

Aftermarket Radio Installation Kit - 149.95
https://www.********************************************** ******.com/product/9X6DDIN.html

2 Artic Silver Spray paint cans - 21.80 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00407X97A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS - 219.49
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017LKVCIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fiber Optics to RCA converter - 119.11
https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?orderId=84415786181679&productId=3270872331 6

Usb drive to update background picture - 10.00
SanDisk USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB Assorted Colors SDSSOD BTS17 by Office Depot & OfficeMax

Total - 520.35

getting rid of ugly stock radio and useless cd changer... priceless
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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Awesome job!!!
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:52 AM   #4
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Nice job! Looks great

you may want to use a different phone holder, the vents break easily

How close is the Honda color to the Porsche color?
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:59 AM   #5
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What I added:

Aftermarket Radio Installation Kit - 149.95
https://www.********************************************** ******.com/product/9X6DDIN.html

2 Artic Silver Spray paint cans - 21.80 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00407X97A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS - 219.49
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017LKVCIK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fiber Optics to RCA converter - 119.11
https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?orderId=84415786181679&productId=3270872331 6

Usb drive to update background picture - 10.00
SanDisk USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB Assorted Colors SDSSOD BTS17 by Office Depot & OfficeMax

Total - 520.35

getting rid of ugly stock radio and useless cd changer... priceless
The link to the Fiber Optics to RCA converter doesn't work for me. It keeps asking for an account number???? Can you post a link directly to the product?
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:59 AM   #6
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Is that a steering wheel cover?
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:28 PM   #7
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Is that a steering wheel cover?
I can answer that...it is, and it's just ugly! My original wheel feels great, look great. I am sure a lot of design work was done by Porsche to get the wheel just right for the car. The steering wheel has a perfect place for both my hands to be. No steering wheel cover for me.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:29 AM   #8
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Its from AliExpress.com. Its called "Longate MOST RCA Aux audio adapter fit Benz Porsche Fiber Optic power amplifier converter input 911 987 Cayanne Cayman Boxster"
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Thanks. The Honda Arctic silver is not a perfect match to the rest of the silver in the car, but its a nice color and you can't tell the difference unless you put the two colors right next to each other.
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Looks great how does it sound?
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:33 PM   #11
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Good job, and a great choice! I got the same radio in mine, and I think it sounds great! I have an old car, so I didn't have to hassle with fibre optics, but routing the AC cables through the metal frame to place the AC display at the bottom was a real biatch!
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:56 AM   #12
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Looks great how does it sound?
Surprisingly it sounds decent. A lot better than the stock radio. Now the my radio stations are HD. Before I could hear a little static.
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Good job, and a great choice! I got the same radio in mine, and I think it sounds great! I have an old car, so I didn't have to hassle with fibre optics, but routing the AC cables through the metal frame to place the AC display at the bottom was a real biatch!
Thanks. Yeah I think that was the hardest part. The AC power adapter wire was just barely long enough to fit at the bottom and that's only after taking out the air duct and pulling it as much as I could.
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Interesting.. So you used converters instead of rewiring the car? Didn't know this could be done.

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Interesting.. So you used converters instead of rewiring the car? Didn't know this could be done.

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Took a lot of researching but yes. This is the easiest way to add a double din. No wiring the speakers and no buying a new amp.
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Next Mod: Adding decals to the car seats

Cost of mod: $10.00

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...And roll bar covers

Adding rollbar covers. Right side done so far.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:30 AM   #18
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Adding rollbar covers. Right side done so far.
Looks like that S has just been added on? It's not central.

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What did you use to do these? Looks great.
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What did you use to do these? Looks great.
Thanks! Its called a1decals. I got the 3 inch in light grey.

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