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Old September 2nd, 2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Indie Porsche shops in Portland, Oregon

Looking for some alternatives in the Portland area - there is only one Porsche dealership here...so you can imagine the monopoly effect.

Sunset Imports wanted $400 (for three hrs work) to install the rear speaker kit for a 99 boxster.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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Installing the rear speaker kit takes about one hour.
I just installed one last Saturday on a 2000 Boxster.
You can also DIY. If you're interested I can guide you.
It is really not difficult at all.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thanks

Appreciate the feedback...I may reach out to you...have got to decide if I will dump it in Spring and get an 06' S.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:26 PM   #4
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2 things:
1) Pedro is correct, doing the rear speakers is DIY, and there are some excellent instructions on pelican parts and other places. That said, when Pedro says it takes 1hr to install the rear speakers, remember that it is 1 'Pedro' hr, which probably means several hours (and some frustrations) for most of us
2) You evince an interest in 06S - you may be already aware of this, but the 07S got the bigger engine (same as the cayman), and so you may want to consider that MY other factors permitting.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #5
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It may be a couple of hours for a DIY project, especially if you've never done it before, but it's a 1 hour job for a professional doing the install.
KRIEGLER said that his tech had quoted him a 3 hour job at $400.00.
If you take your time it's really an easy install.
The only thing is that the Porsche instructions suck!
That's why I offered assistance.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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Ah, I see your point Pedro. Agreed, 3hr for a pro to do it means the pro is either including his 'learning' time (not done it before), or outright overcharging.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #7
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thanks to you both...

for the info, especially the update on the 07 engine.
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