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wilson1 January 17th, 2010 11:41 PM

Do i need a Hardtop or a rollbar extension for track?
For doing trackdays, what is needed for the boxster?
brey-krause roll bar extension? hardtop? combo? others?
If you have a hardtop, do you need the extension?
What is the current status on the boxster?

Grantsfo January 18th, 2010 12:31 AM

Depends on the club you plan to run with. I believe as someone just starting with instructors most clubs will allow you to drive with just the convertible top up.

I like hardtop for nonrollbar cars. It was the first thing I did with my Boxster when I hit the track.

Docdanracy January 18th, 2010 08:55 AM

If you are planning on running with GGR, top up on track is fine.
If you want to run with the top down you will need a Brey-Krause extension.
If you plan on doing a lot of track stuff, then I would suggest finding a hard top as this will allow you to run with just about any track group.;)

wilson1 January 18th, 2010 01:39 PM

Is it true, the boxster's rollbar is a 4 pt welded to the frame?

Btw, what's GGR?

Docdanracy January 18th, 2010 02:06 PM

the Boxster roll hoops are bolted to the chassis in 4 places and are made of Boron steel..you could pick the car up by them and not cause any damage to the car or roll hoops.'

GGR=Golden Gate Region of the Porsche Club of America

go here for lots of information on the club, what we do...and how to join.
you won't be sorry

If you have no track or AX experience, GGR is the place to be. We have the most extensive on track training program on the west coast. One of the best corps of instructors for Porsche anywhere....and if you want to AX then you can come to any GGR AX and instruction and loaner helmets are always available.

wilson1 January 18th, 2010 04:50 PM

Thanks for the info, Dan!

What do i need to prepare the car for autoX?:p

Docdanracy January 18th, 2010 05:38 PM

proper working order, wheels torqued, interior and trunks free of stuff that will fly around during hard cornering...
and the desire to leave at the end of the day with a big:D on your face;)
As I said before, at the driver's meeting, the AX chair will ask for first timers or anyone that wants instruction. You can be paired up with an instructor at that time who will mentor you for the day.

prepare to be tired at the end of the day and very anxious for the next AX:)

check the GGR website under Autocross and follow the links, there is a ton of information there about the whole experience.

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