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    Just joined the 987 Club!

     G'day all!

    I just picked up my new Porsche 987 S (manual) a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely love it. 

    It is not overly optioned, 19" alloys, Sports Seats, Carbon bits inside and a few other goodies.

    It sounds great, drives great but I have found the gears a tad stiff, especially putting it into reverse. My wife is no stranger to manual cars and has stalled it a couple of times despite the hill hold it started rolling back in peak traffic in New South Head Road - a bit hilly that road - whoopsSmiley

    I am still getting to grips with the PCM - very good so far.

    Does anyone have the sports exhaust? Is it worth it? Also, the sports shift, is it stiffer?

    Appreciate your advice. 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    I had sport exhaust on my 986 Boxster S and I appreciated the difference, especially with the top down. Congrats on the new car.


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Congrats and welcome to RT ! you'll find its nice here 

    Also, share the love post some pics 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Welcome to RT +2 

    Your car sounds very nice from the options list.

    I vote Pics or Ban


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Welcome to RT and congrats on the new car

    Yes, sports exhaust is great - especially with a convertible - plus the short shifter is MUCH better

    Let's see some pics of your 987S by some of Sydney's landmarks  


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    RT Moderator 
    - 997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm sports suspension/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Thanks guys! I will take some snaps soon!

    I will get a short shift from the UK or US - very expensive here for anything with Porsche on it!


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Congratulations! Excellent choice of car! 

    Short shift and sports exhaust are great options which will make a difference.


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    997.2 Carrera S in Carrara White. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    987.1 Boxster S in Arctic Silver. OZ Racing Ultraleggera HLT Wheels, H&R Monotube Coil-Over Suspension, H&R Anti-Roll Bars, Sachs Racing Clutch, Single-Mass Flywheel, Recaro Pole Position Seats, PSE.


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Welcome to Rennteam and congratulations on the Boxster!    I love mine!


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Did about 200km this weekend and am loving the Boxster more and more!

    My last cars included a 996, 997, Aston Martin V8 Vantage (sold it a few monhs ago) to name a few, I wanted a Boxster since I saw the concept but always went for the 911's for the extra space. The AMV8 worked out fine with just two seats so I thought I would try the 987.

    Absolutely love it - here in Sydney, it's not cheap though. Cost AUD 155,000 with the options. Equates to a lot British Pounds! 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Congrats - they are great cars 

    I just switched a 987.1 with no PSE or short-shift for a 987.2 with both.  Love them - they make a big difference to the car.


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    2011 987S, 2007 987S, KW v3 1964 Type 1


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Hi Dave, I saw your snaps very nice!

    Did you get the sports seats too? 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Thanks - yes, I got the sport bucket seats, which are also superb.  I went for a bit of blast in the mountains yesterday - they hold you in very nicely and allow you to feel a lot of feedback.  Bit of a pain to get in and out of though - easier with the roof down..  I also got to try the LSD a bit - definitely more planted in the tight corners and allows you to get the power down.. great stuff 


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    2011 987S, 2007 987S, KW v3 1964 Type 1


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Hey Porsche987,
    Welcome to Rnnteam! Always nice to see enthusiastic new members!
    Would love to see some pictures of the boxey against the sydney skyline backdrop!

    Oh, and before I forget; "get a dog up ya!"

    Cheers Joost.


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    Porsche, seperates LeMans from LeBoys

    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     congrats! i do miss my old boxster still...

     

    did u consider the Boxster Spyder?  its perfect if its your second car.

     

    how does the power of the Vantage compare to the 987S??


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Congrats... I went back to the Boxster after my Vantage - got a Spyder this time - different cars, and loved the Vantage, but do prefer how connected you feel in the Porsche.

    Short shift makes a hell of a difference, not stiff but firm.. if that makes sense, and much more direct.

    Sports exhaust sounds great - tho to be honest I also like the normal sound. Car sounds much deeper, not a sound you immediately expect from the flat-6

    Probably out in Sydney on business in the not to distant future, so if you need some bits brining over... ;) (tho might stuggle to get the PSE in the case!)


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     Cool - I went from the 997 to the Vantage and now Boxster. Very happy with it.

    Drop me a line when you come down under! I will be in Stuttgart, Paris, London and Lyon during June so will probably get a few goodies then.


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Congratulaions Porsche987 - the Boxster is a fantastic car. Although we now drive a Cayman, we really miss our beloved cobalt Boxster S - I don't think we will ever have the same love affair with the Cayman that we had with the Boxster.......Smiley


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    Porsche Cayman S PDK Aqua Blue / Ocean Blue  (November 10) : Toyota Yaris D4D (Oct 10) 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    sport shifter is worth every penny - just a fantastic mod


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    08 RS 60 Spyder 08 GTS-6spd Manual 06 LR3-V8 HSE 04 C4S sold 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold

    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    CPA4S:

    sport shifter is worth every penny - just a fantastic mod


    Definitely - we retrofitted it to ours and it is so much more precise than the standard shift. The aluminium 1 gear knob also is a big tactile improvement. Smiley


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    Porsche Cayman S PDK Aqua Blue / Ocean Blue  (November 10) : Toyota Yaris D4D (Oct 10) 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     G'day all, I might order the short shifter from LA - reasonable and the Aussie Dollar stronger than the US makes it an even better than usual buy.

    Anything else you recommend I get thrown in to the UPS box?

    I was thinking about the wheel spacers...

    Recommendations appreciated.

    PS I got some Zymol from LA recently too. Will give that a whirl next week.


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     I've got 5mm factory spacers on mine, and like the look - they fill out the arches a bit better.  If looks are your thing, then they're a nice and cheapish addition..


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    2011 987S, 2007 987S, KW v3 1964 Type 1


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Spacers are a nice addition. They make a difference visually. Dynamically I cannot tell.

    You have to buy the longer wheel bolts too, if you install the spacers.

    A nice set of coloured wheel hubs would also fit into the UPS box.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

     ..maybe some shiny and light titanium wheel bolts to go with the spacers 


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    2011 987S, 2007 987S, KW v3 1964 Type 1


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Porsche987:

     G'day all, I might order the short shifter from LA - reasonable and the Aussie Dollar stronger than the US makes it an even better than usual buy.


    You might want to try Suncoast Porsche in Florida, that's where I  got my aluminium gear lever & handbrake from, saved a small fortune on UK price and they give very good service.

    http://www.suncoastparts.com/

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    Porsche Cayman S PDK Aqua Blue / Ocean Blue  (November 10) : Toyota Yaris D4D (Oct 10) 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Just picked my RS 60 Spyder in Cincinnati. #144.  Dark gray interior and black roof. Absolutely love the car especially the exhaust. 


    Re: Just joined the 987 Club!

    Spyderman6:

    Just picked my RS 60 Spyder in Cincinnati. #144.  Dark gray interior and black roof. Absolutely love the car especially the exhaust. 

    Congratulations! Still one of my favorite Boxster versions.


     
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