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    what do you think of this?

    this is by 9ff
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    987 Boxster Performance Kit Stage #2 +40HP Description
    Boxster Performance Kit #2

    - +40HP at the wheels
    - Stainless Steel Exhaust Manifolds
    - Sports Catalytic Converters
    - Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust
    - High Flow Cotton Air Filter
    - 9ff ECU upgrade

    ---------------------------- price is $8800

    i think they are BS-ing as the other people only garantee upto 25hp max. 40 HP sounds too good 2 be true. does any one have any experience.

    btw does any one know what the cost of a 997 gt3 engine would be?

    Re: what do you think of this?

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    amir sarmad said:
    btw does any one know what the cost of a 997 gt3 engine would be?



    Before you go down that route it might be more appropriate to find out what a replacement Boxster engine would cost...

    Re: what do you think of this?

    dreamcar are u implying that i should find out what it costs beacuse i might need one?

    OMG why is it that i feel like i am the only boxster owner on this board that yearns for more power!!

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    amir sarmad said:
    dreamcar are u implying that i should find out what it costs beacuse i might need one?

    OMG why is it that i feel like i am the only boxster owner on this board that yearns for more power!!



    Correct - I would not tweak the engine at all. At best, you'd lose the warranty and at worst, well it would be handy to know what a replacement engine would cost.

    I'd like more power, but if I wanted something quicker I'd sell the Boxster and buy an Audi RS4

    Re: what do you think of this?

    this is an outdated article, not that outdated, but it refers to the 986. id like your opinion (everyones). do you think that an 987 with 320 hp will do a fast 0-60 time. somthing like a sub 5? this would be ok until the 997t comes out
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    Pureporsche you post really deserve credit, and I found it to be very informative and usefull for anyone who are looking for an engine upgrade.

    I've been in contact for tha last 6 years with many of the most famous Porsche tuners here in Europe, and I'll have to say that in general they are not to informative and even professional. For instance an e-mail asking for upgrades and technical info can take 10 days to be replied, and when they respond, you only get a list of prices and not much more. They could send some dino charts or even pics and some personal experiences with the upgrade requiered, but all you get are 4 lines with prices and not much more. Even on the phone they don't seem to know what they are talking about, sometimes even ladies were telling me, \"oh yes, with sport filter and exhaust you get 20Hp gain\". My advice to you, is trying to talk with the owner of the company. When I phoned to Gemballa, I talked with Mr. Uwe Gemballa(very helpful guy) when I phoned to TTP I talked with Mr. Pietz(also very nice guy) and so on.

    I've a 3.4 L Boxster since October 2000, but from 1998 to Sept 2000 I had a turbocharger system on this same car, made by TTP/Gemballa, so you can have an ideia of the several contacts I made over the years in order to trying to get the best and most reliable info I could get from any tuner.

    I'm now running with the Boxster S stock exhaust, but I had already some aftermarket mufflers on my car. My advice is to forget about power gains, with some units, you can feel that the car is some how faster on high revs, but you the price to pay is some resonance at 2500 3000Rpm and noise. I never liked aftermarket exhaust, but because of the upgrades I was making, the pack would came always with sport mufflers. Has I said before, I'm using the Boxster S unit, and it's quiter and as powerful as the others, if not even powerful, plus you keep the stock look wich is something that I like.

    Ruf is indeed the most credible company working in Porsche. They don't talk about power gains like all the other tuners, but their marketing guys are also dum. FVD is also very credible and their set up for the Boxster that includes Cams, headers, exhaust, intake and ECU calibrated on the dino are good for 25/30Hp gains. There are companies that are offering alot more Hp gain with these same parts, it's up to you to believe or not. I've known two guys that had put all this parts not including the cams, and one year later they installed the cams. Both told me that the difference in power after the cams installation was huge, and from 4000rpm up, the car was really screaming and making alot of power. Both these guys didn't know each other, so this proves that the cams are really a great upgrade.

    Has some of you might know, I had the chance to put my car in a side by side accelaration test with a Boxster S equipped with TTP headers, TTP Intake, no cats, and TTP ECU. This car was really making more power than a stock S, and although I was faster( my car is still running with stock intake and no headers) the difference was not huge. Know several other Boxster S owners that have put TTP performance parts on their cars and really felt a power difference, so from real world experience, I can say that TTP is one of the best tuners out there. They always claim huge HP gains, but indeed you can expect to have a powerful car after TTP parts are installed, but not as powerful as they stated.

    I still believe that for every Boxster owner the best option is to drop a 3.4l engine(build post May 2000). With new engine cost is 15000 euros, with used engine 10000 to 11000 euros with installation inclueded in both cases. This way you will get a reliable engine making 280 to 290Hp. In top of that you should put a sport intake(400E from EVO, 600E from FVD, 1000E from TTP but this one in made of carbon and headers from FVD or TTP more or less the same price 1250E. If budget the is not a problem, get the cams from FVD 1495 without installation, from what I heard it's really worth it. If you plan to take your car to the track the 6 speed gearbox(2500 euros without installation) is advisable together with the oilpump kit from FVD that costs 1200E installation inclueded and water cooler 900E inst incl. This way you'll be running with a 320Hp Boxster that can match, from real world experience, cars like Ferrari Modena Spider.

    Here's an e-mail that I received from a guy that has all these upgrades:

    \" If you add the Sport Cams you will really have a monster \"sleeper\". I can run 12.7 1/4 mile times @114mph That is neck and neck with my friends 360 spyder !! no bull. I race a lot of 993, 996\'s & really leave them in a hurry, a good friend has a Boxster S with headers and a reprogrammed ECU and another with a new M3 and a non z06 corvette and can pull away from any of them (the M3 is a hell of a car and I hope he does not start to work on it much as he can probably turn the tables on me).\"
    For those who have the Boxster S, a best option would be to put headers, sport intake, ECU and if possible cams. it would gain something like 35Hp, and it would cost less that a 3.4l conversion. But don't forget that if you decide to drop a 3.4l, you can always sell the current 3.2l engine and this way the transplant wont be so expensive.

    Here's another :

    \"I purchased and have had sitting in the cupboard a set of FVD Cams for over 12 months waiting the time to have them fitted . SO while doing some home renovations i thought it would be good to have the car live some where else for a few weeks and sent it off for the cams to be fitted ,
    what a revelation the cams made to the rest of the package while accelerating in 2nd and 3rd gears without even using full throttle the traction control light is blinking away and the car is really edgey wanting to break away at the rear and you have this really serious concern that you are about a moment away from a really big moment in your day and that the scenery is moving past way faster than it should SO THAT MEANS WHEN I GET USED TO IT. IT SHOULD AT LAST BE FAST ENOUGH (he he )to keep my attention \"

    Both these guys have 3.4L powered Boxster.

    J.Seven
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    Re: what do you think of this?

    But the Audi has 420 hp

    Re: what do you think of this?

    audi rs4 sux beacause?

    1) for the price of an rs4 i could buy an e55/m5
    2) too heavy for a compact racer saloon
    3) fuel conusmption is out of this world (personal experience)
    4) no sex appeal? male sex appeal does not count
    5) its a stick shift, does not come with the "infamous" DSG
    6) m3/m4 is going to annihilate it as soon as it comes out
    7) you cant open the top while moving
    8) its not a porshce , its an audi. a pathetic excuse of a car

    other than that i kind of like the car. i bet it would be interesting to drive evernthough id never buy one. M5/e55 only fast saloons you should consider

    Re: what do you think of this?

    Well we might be drifting a bit off topic here, but I would never consider tuning the Boxster's engine, reasons as above.

    Re: what do you think of this?

    I think it's up to Amir as to what he does, but Amir, If you are after more a straight-line speed sort of thing (which I feel you are), I'd personally also be more inclined to purchase Something Else rather than mess with the Boxster engine, and the limited benefits you could gain compared with the high risk of having a premature engine failure. I can understand why you feel that Audi is not a brand with as much 'cred' as BMW/MB, but I personally reckon they are all pretty much equal, and the RS4 inparticular an impressive straight-line weapon. And are ANY big V8/V10's particularly frugal on fuel when you put your foot down?

    I'd be interested to hear how it goes if you do decided to mod your 987 though.

    PS I know others on this board aprove, but I'm not 100% sure your avatar is within the bounds of decency. Sorry mate, but I think it lowers the tone too much! (Yours isn't the only one, but it IS the most obvious!)

    Re: what do you think of this?

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    wtsnet said:
    PS I know others on this board aprove, but I'm not 100% sure your avatar is within the bounds of decency. Sorry mate, but I think it lowers the tone too much! (Yours isn't the only one, but it IS the most obvious!)



    Each to their own, but you have to admit, it is slightly hypnotic.

    JZ

    Re: what do you think of this?

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    amir sarmad said:
    audi rs4 sux beacause?

    3) fuel conusmption is out of this world (personal experience)




    Fuel economy wasn't high on the list of the things I like about the RS4

    Re: what do you think of this?

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    JZ said:Each to their own, but you have to admit, it is slightly hypnotic.


    That it certainly is... However it's not great when trying to check the board at lunch at work, or when at home with my girlie peering over my shoulder! I thought this was a Porsche forum, not a porn site!

    Re: what do you think of this?

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    wtsnet said:
    PS I know others on this board aprove, but I'm not 100% sure your avatar is within the bounds of decency. Sorry mate, but I think it lowers the tone too much! (Yours isn't the only one, but it IS the most obvious!)



    I dont see a problem with it ..

    Anyway just go to your ""My Home"" , then click on ""Display Preferences"" and simply edit to your choice , easy .

    Its like a TV channel , if you dont like whats on , turn over .

    throt..

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    Thot: I don't think you can do that selectively, can I?
    I'd miss your hair-doo!

    Re: what do you think of this?

    Lol bud ,, and yep not individually , for that you would have to use the ""ignore this user"" feature , which could be a temporary solution for the office and when the nipper's about..

    throt...

    Re: what do you think of this?

    ok i changed my avatar. i cant take it anymore.

    freedom of expression was somthing that the govt is supposed to take away from you not your women.

    Re: what do you think of this?

    I prefer the ""tittys""

    throt..

    Re: what do you think of this?

    throt,

    i prefer the heavy artillary as well. but belive it or not, ive gotten so many ppl telling me that the the image is inappropiate that it sickens me. in my opinion my last avatar was a work of art, it was mesmerizing and beautiful @ the same time (not to mention that is PG, u c stuff worst than that on T.V). but i guess some ppl have kids that sit on their laps when they surf rennteam and some ppl have wives that just bust the door open hoping to catch their men looking at other women on the net. oh well, we wouldnt want to put our members in trouble with their wives and have their porshces taken away from them just beacuse of my "tasteful" avatar do we?

    Re: what do you think of this?

    I agree amir and as I said above , posters can go to their ""Display Preferences"" to delete what they consider distasteful..

    Oooooooooooo ,, she had a luvleyyyy pair ..

    All the best..

    throt...

     
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