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Old October 13th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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The Best Upgrade To Your Boxster

What is the best upgrade you have done to your Boxster and why? This is a curiosity question from a new owner. Please try to list only one but the best one and the year of your Boxster.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Old October 13th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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learn to drive your Boxster before you start making upgrades...

teach yourself to drive it, then make upgrades. That way you can tell if it is your driving or the ever improvement of the mechanicals of the car...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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learn to drive your Boxster before you start making upgrades...

teach yourself to drive it, then make upgrades. That way you can tell if it is your driving or the ever improvement of the mechanicals of the car...
I am Doc, this is for fun.
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after you learn to drive the car to it's potential, the next best thing you can do is to get yourself some DOT R tires for AX and track duty...along with a good alignment to maximize your camber.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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after you learn to drive the car to it's potential, the next best thing you can do is to get yourself some DOT R tires for AX and track duty...along with a good alignment to maximize your camber.
Although I appreciate the advice this post isn't for me it was to find out what other Boxster owners think is the best mod they've done. For example Doc my favorite mod for my Box so far is changing my four spoke wheel out to a three spoke dark burl wood wheel with a matching shift knob. It doesn't make me a better driver of the car but it does enhance my driving experience because of the way it looks and feels to me.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #8
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De-ambering the car... Followed by the 3 spoke... And lastly the exhaust for a much nicer sound..
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De-snorking...

it is free and the car sounds much better above 3500 rpms
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #10
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Every single one of them...

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What is the best upgrade you have done to your Boxster and why? This is a curiosity question from a new owner. Please try to list only one but the best one and the year of your Boxster.
... is the best I've done (at the time).
Every chance I get to modify something on my car makes it more unique and better tailored to my taste or comfort.
I fell she just gets better and better.
Here's my (short) list in chronological order:

• Removed Airbag Stickers.
• Installed Optional Floor Mats w/Boxster Logo and slide stop (gray).
• Installed removable plastic Cup Holders in matching interior color.
• Removed Boxster Logo from rear trunk lid.
• Installed “986” Emblem on rear trunk lid (from 968).
• Installed Red Reflective Caliper Stickers.
• Installed Stainless Steel Door Sills w/Boxster Logo.
• Installed Hard-wired Valentine One Radar Detector.
• Bypassed Clutch Ignition Microswitch.
• Hand Painted Wheel Crests.
• Painted Windscreens to match: Glacier White/Clearcoat.
• Added reflective PORSCHE logo to rear spoiler.
• Installed 1.5” aspheric mirrors. Self adhesive to mirrors.
• Enabled Front Fog Lamps with either Low or High Beams.
• Enabled both rear Fog Lamps. Added second bulb and wiring.
• Modified Top to make it operational while vehicle in motion.
• Installed Euro Style Turn Signals. Side markers now blink.
• Installed 6 CD Storage Tray. Under the radio.
• Reprogrammed Door Locks to automatic @ dealer w/SPS2 computer.
• Installed technolab Carbon Fibre Dash Kit.
• Installed Optimus (Radio Shack) Rear Speakers to Becker 210 radio.
• Installed Footwell Lighting System.
• Installed concealed Garage Door Opener, operated from Dash.
• Installed Intermittent Wiper Control from 996 on dash.
• Installed Trunk Open Warning Lights (front & rear trunk lids).
• Installed K&N Air Filter.
• Installed Silver Instrument Gauges.
• Recalibrated Speedometer @ dealer w/GPS.
• Installed B&M Short Throw Shifter.
• Installed driver’s side Lumbar Support w/manual air pump.
• Installed Zimmerman Front Cross-Drilled Brake Rotors.
• Installed Pagid front Brake Pads.
• Installed technolab Digital Volt-Meter w/red numerals.
• Modified technolab Digital Volt-Meter with amber numerals
• Removed Snorkel
• Installed technolab Hi Flow Air Intake, 3”φ alum. tube & nitrile elbows.
• Manufactured and installed plastic mesh on front bumper air intakes.
• Installed Glacier White Bumperplugs from Bumperplugs.com.
• Installed Glacier White Doorplug from Bumperplugs.com.
• Made and installed technolab Magnetic Bra in matching Glacier White.
• Installed Knapsack between seats.
• Found collapsible Umbrella that fits in umbrella holder.
• Notched Gas Cap (new style) to rest on lid.
• Installed top-center marker in aluminum for steering wheel (autoX).
• Manufactured brushed aluminum bracket for iPod and LG cell phone.
• Installed Monster FM Modulator for iPod.
• Converted Short Throw Shifter to technoShift Ultra Short Throw.
• Installed new shifter boot (MOMO) to fit ultra short throw.
• Installed Wheel Spacers (7 mm fronts and 15 mm rears).
• Removed, rebuilt and painted calipers in technolab orange.
• Placed Brembo stickers on orange calipers.
• Made and installed PPBB.com logo to rear spoiler.
• Installed new personalized License Plate (98SIX).
• Made and installed PPBB Spoiler Sticker in reflective red.
• Refinished leather steering wheel in two-tone (black/graphite gray).
• Refinished seats, dash, arm rest, handbrake and shift boot in black/gray.
• Installed Porsche Club of America badge on left windscreen.
• Installed deviating mats (black) with PORSCHE logo.
• Painted front bumper air intake grills to match Glacier White.
• Made magnetic PORSCHE Badges for casual placement.
• Installed Sylvania Silver Star H7 bulbs (Hi, Lo, Fog).
• Installed Schnell Rear Strut Brace (gold anodized).
• Installed Schnell Headers.
• Modified Muffler to PSE (Pedro Sport Exhaust) specs.
• Modified Boat Drain Plugs for extra PSE silencing.
• Made Silencing Plug storage in foam.
• Installed Eibach Lowering Springs (4 corners). Lowered 1”
• Hand painted Crest in Steering Wheel.
• Polished and ported inside of Throttle Body.
• Remapped DME by PowerChip.
• Installed Schnell Front Strut Brace (aluminum).
• Installed Schnell Aluminum Pedals (Set of 4).
• Installed Bosch ICON Wiper blades.
• Installed larger Oil Cooler from the Boxster S.
• Installed (removable) 6-point Racing Harness for AXs & DEs.
• Made set of Magnetic Numbers for AXs and Des.
• Modified Schnell Aluminum Accelerator Pedal with “toe” extension.
• Installed Center Radiator from the 2001 996 GT3.
• Made Cut out in Front Bumper for the third radiator.
• Installed Trim and Mesh on center intake.
• Painted front bumper air intake grills black to match center mesh & trim.
• Installed – hard-wired Magellan GPSP.
• Manufactured and Installed technoBrace.
• Re-upholstered Interior Plastic Trim Pieces in Leather.
• Manufactured and Installed technoBra in contrasting ORANGE.
• Replaced radio with CR 220 and direct iPod cable through AUX input.
• Installed the invisible but effective “Stefan Sherwood V1 Mute Hack”.
• Manufactured and Installed the technoTorque.
• Installed a 996 Front Bumper.
• Installed Trim and Mesh on center intake.
• Painted front bumper air intake grills black to match center mesh & trim.
• Installed Carbon Fibre Front Hood.
• Installed OEM Porsche Crest on CF Hood using double-sided tape.
• Installed Carbon Fibre Mirror Covers.
• Installed Carbon Fibre Rear Spoiler.
• Added black door trim around bottom edge of headlights.
• Installed the technoCam video camera mount.
• Installed an Underdrive Crankcase Pulley

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