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  1. Berty

    I'm messaging you to ask your advice ,as you've been down a similar path and seem very knowledgeable on the subject of Boxster Mods. I'd be very grateful if you could give me a bit of advice or point me in the right direction, I've already read loads of your posts which have been interesting and well written btw

    I want to thicken the Torque curve lower down the rev range of my 987 3.4 295 hp Boxster S, if I have understood yours and other posts correctly I will not gain much from changing the throttle body and plenum on my car, and may even lose Torque without the correct  remap?

    So with that in mind I was planning to remove/drill the cats from the existing manifold and remap the car with a live map from a respected tuner. I would like a bit more noise from the exhaust too, but can not stand any sort of drone as it's a daily, the most I would do for noise is probably the carnewal mod which I could have done at Revolution Porsche near me in Leeds

    I would of course like to boost the BHP and Torque through the rev range, but I'm realistic and as much as I like to red line the car, it  doesn't see it that much, so gains need to be throughout the rev range.

    I used  to have a BMW E46 M3 and it came with a after market  free flow exhaust, which definitely decreased Torque in the mid range , but absolutely flew at the top end and your could feel the extra power, so i'm wary of messing or sacrificing Torque low down in a daily driver

    What do think  the best combination of modifications to achieve the above and what peak figures are likely on the 3.4. I've read 360 bhp, but I'm pretty skeptical, I'd be ecstatic with 340 bhp and a fatter Torque curve, but I am looking to do all this with blowing a load of cash, the idea of spending £1200 on an exhaust makes me need a sit down tbh, well I am from Yorkshire :)

    My car has done 62K and is on original shocks and springs, when I brake hard the nose dives too much for my liking, I'm guessing the shocks are worn out at this mileage? 

    Trouble is, the shocks are massively expensive for the Porsche for some reason, I have installed the Bilstien B12 kit on other cars with great results, thinking of doing it for this car too, any experience of suspension kits or mods on the 987?

    Lots of questions I know 



  2. Admiral will pay for the repairs at a porsche approved garage, they wont fit non standard parts so if its got PASM dampers or 19" wheels , leather door cards or an aerokit thats what they price for in the repair. Obviously if you bought a set of aftermarket carbon wheels or a techart bodykit that may be a different story.
  3. Carnewal Exhaust up for sale....

  4. Carnewal Exhaust up for sale....

  5. If fitting a 986/996 space saver to a 987/997 you also need to de activate the PSM as the wheel diameter is smaller than standard and will trigger PSM and ABS faults on the dash. The faults will clear once the PSM is de activated after the car has stopped and engine has been re started or correct wheel fitted. The car will also sit slightly lower on the corner where the 986 space saver is fitted. Though the 986 space saver isnt designed for the 987 it will get you home in an emergency or to the local tyre shop if travelling abroad. I suggest getting both the 17" skinny space saver (105 90 17) as well as the jack and tools from a 986 rather than the 987 165 65 17 space saver as its both lighter and takes up less space. I believe that the 986 wheels will fit in the front trunk of a 986 if the tyre is flat , someone with a 986 may be able to confirm.
  6. trying to send a message Will , your inbox is full ?

  7. A 987s is going to be more expensive than a 986s , its also a post code lottery on loading of policies. Anything under 800 is pretty good really especially if you can also get track day cover thrown in.
  8. Maximum claim limit per claim and is the IMS covered is what you are interested in , otherwise its dead money. Warrantywise and warranty direct allow a single claim up to the value of the car and cover the IMS bearing/ shaft. You can pay monthly on these premiums if it helps spread the cost. Mention BoXa net with warrantywise and you should get a discount.
  9. The differentiation between failure and breakdown , is as you point out Lawrence , one of the big loopholes in most warranty cover. As I found with warranty direct recently , they only replace individual components , even if porsche et al advise they are replaced in pairs (eg shock absorbers). In the case of "failed" versus "break down" again , warranty direct were initially a little uneasy that a shock absorber could have failed but still pass an MOT. I ended up having to get the item tested back at the manufacturer to prove it was no longer functioning correctly and was in the words of the manufacturer a "failed" component. If the warranty wise policy is more realistic (ie would replace both dampers in such cases) and accept that a damper can no longer function correctly (ie it knocks) but still pass an MOT then this is exactly the sort of policy I and others are looking for. I really cannot do with the hassle I've gone through for every claim where a part hasn't physically disintegrated or blown up. I know of a lot of 997 owners looking for alternatives to the OPC warranty too, I can see there is a definite opportunity for a good warranty company to mop up a lot of business in this market.
  10. Its good to see a company thats interested in its client relationship these days. I currently have a Warranty Direct Policy , though it sounds as if this may be only short term if the company no longer cover Porsches. I've been more than happy with the cover and service provided so far, so would look to achieve the same should I need to change to another warranty supplier. I'm sure the questions I have are replicated by others on this forum , so please indulge me in anwers if you can. 1. What is the maximum level of claim possible (assume top level of cover) - will the limit be paid if the claim exceeds this amount ? 2. Are there any exclusions as to where the car can be repaired ? 3. Can the car be repaired abroad at a Porsche center if on holiday ? 4. Are all seals and gaskets covered , such as the RMS and crankcase ? 5. Will Porsche or pattern parts be specified for the repair ? 6. Are wear and tear items such as suspension springs, dampers, track rods, wishbones etc covered. 7. How much of the electrical system is covered , PCM, PASM, Alarm , Central locking , Xenon Headlamps ? 8. At what age / mileage is only proportional payment made for parts , I asssume labour is always covered ? 9. Is there a limit to the number of claims in one year ? 10. Can payment be made interest free in monthly instalments as a rolling contract ? 11. I assume cooling radiators and air con system is covered with the usual exclusion to hoses. Thanks
  11. Having just had one rear shock replaced on my car at an eye watering 300 pounds for the shock plus fixings plus about 4 hours labour and 2 hours for a geometry , a 1000 pound claim limit is in my experience going to be eaten up very quickly for a lot of porsche repairs. Parts and labour are not cheap and the cars do have components that can fail , the RMS is a niggle rather than a major concern as the leak rarely develops more than a few spots on the garage floor. IMS shaft failure or major suspension is going to be expensive. As I found out , a wheel bearing only costs 50 pounds but the labour to fit it more than quadruples the overall cost.
  12. I guess it depends if you want to see justice done , ie the guy prosecuted for failing to stop after an accident and have some financial penalty in terms of insurance / fine. If you haven't reported it by now its probably too late anyway , the police will probably just file the report rather than go to any significant effort. Without a witness the guy can twist his side of the story to leave some doubt resulting in a 50/ 50 claim. This means you lose some of your bonus unless you are protected. Even then , the renewal premium still goes up as the base premium takes into account a claim ,you jut retain the same discount of 60 %.
  13. If you have the reg plate then go to the police and instruct your insurance company to progress. The insurers will sort out the claim , I suspect the fact you were stationary and had allowed two cars to pass without event , puts the level of blame squarely on the other party. Failure to stop after an accident is a criminal offence, the police wil be oblidged to follow it up I beleive. I had a white van change lane on a roundabout creasing the door on my car, I stopped , he drove off round the roundabout, never got his plate.
  14. If you do not need wide european cover and can limit the mileage there are a number of small brokers out there that can offer great deals. There were some suggestions from boxsey on one of the other threads that were very favourable for me and had great pricees for track day cover. Unfortunately I couldnt use them because of the european coverage i need for my car.
  15. I mentioned a few years ago, that the 996/ 986 17 inch space saver will fit on a 987 / 987S. Since I had to change the rear tyres at the weekend , I took the opportunity to photograph the stowage location for the removed wheel on the rear trunk / boot. Using some simple bungee chords and a rubber mat ( all of which can be stored in the spare wheel cover ) the removed rear 265/35/19 wheel can be carried on top of the rear luggage compartment to a convenient point to have the puncture repaired or tyre replaced. The only addition I would make to the photographed procedure would be to raise the rear spoiler to act as an additional stop to ensure the wheel is supported a little more. The procedure allows for a swift roadside repair without compromising the passenger or luggage already in the car. Carrying a spare wheel will also allow for onward travel should the tyre glue be unable to repair the tyre as in the case of a ruptured sidewall or significant split (ie hitting a pot hole). The first step is to change the wheel , If you buy a used wheel with the foam insert containing tools you have everything you need including jack and wheel spanner. The 986/997 17" space saver is a 105 section , so can fit in the front luggage compartment and still allow space for a suitcase. The next step is to fit the bungee chords to the slots on the underside of the rear luggage/ boot cover. The more chords you use the more secure the load in transit Next you need to ensure all the ends are on top of the cover before closing Place a rubber mat over the top of the cover to protect the wheel and paintwork. It also prevents slipping. I guess you could use the interior car mats for this if nothing else was available. Gently place the wheel on top of the boot cover , remember the rear cover is aluminium so can dent easilly if you drop the wheel on it. And ready for onward travel , Ideally I would raise the spoiler too , to act as additional support.
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