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Old 11-27-2015, 11:07 AM
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:24 PM
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Check with your dealer on the presence of a flashed ECU. On my 987 they were fine with it as they did various warranty work on my car. ( two water pumps, one catalytic converter, driver's side window tracks, etc ) I did remind them not to flash the ECU because I had already been there.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:21 AM
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Default Lightweight Lithium Battery: 40lb weight savings

one easy weight-loss modification for the car is a lightweight lithium battery like a Shorai.. anyone done this on their boxster/cayman platform?

which brand.

all this talk of removing stereos and even AC... but this is a win-win weight loss without compromise.. thoughts?
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:19 AM
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The Spyder should have blind spot detection standard or at least an option together with a reverse camera that can be switched on even when not in reverse.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:53 AM
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I did the clear markers. Next project is paint prep and coating to be done by esoteric detail. I'm doing gyeon MOHs body and wheels. I have decided to skip any paint protection film. I had ppf on my 991 didn't like the look. Prefer beauty of coated and waxed paint even with some imperfections. I'll just have a pro touch up if chips happen.

Then I'm going to get a blendmount and wiretap a radar detector to mirror.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:41 AM
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I made the dealer detail the car, my comment was, why would anyone pay 85k for a car that's all scratched up?


They didn't even balk. Just had their guy do it.


Looks amazing.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:59 AM
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I'm considering a liquid metal wrap like the 918 Spyder.. Protect the paint and have a cool finish. Got to see/drive a 918 this weekend with this paint and it was amazing (both to drive and look at)
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:28 PM
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I'm considering a liquid metal wrap like the 918 Spyder.. Protect the paint and have a cool finish. Got to see/drive a 918 this weekend with this paint and it was amazing (both to drive and look at)
Do IT!!! and paint the calipers Acid Green


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Do IT!!! and paint the calipers Acid Green


ooooh.. nice photoshop. can you do that with the historic red interior and buckets like mine is prepped? I'm thinking I was going to leave the calipers red as the acid green relates to hybrid power.. i was going to go either red with the wheels or satin black once I get it.
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
ooooh.. nice photoshop. can you do that with the historic red interior and buckets like mine is prepped? I'm thinking I was going to leave the calipers red as the acid green relates to hybrid power.. i was going to go either red with the wheels or satin black once I get it.
I like where you are going with this... and I agree on the calipers. Make sure the red matches the red interior too! (which is a deeper red). Similar to this Cream 987.2 Spyder:

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one thing about a detuned 3.8....


It should last for 25 years of 3 season weekend driving... in 2040 I will be 77 years old.
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Originally Posted by blacksheepSpyder View Post
one thing about a detuned 3.8.... It should last for 25 years of 3 season weekend driving... in 2040 I will be 77 years old.
I would suggest a vigorous weight training schedule so that at age 77 you can still get in and out of the car. :-)
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:29 PM
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Good point Mark I'm gonna start weightlifting now ha ha. I'm 50 in January and I'm never selling this car!
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I'm never selling this car!
famous words that I've used myself on prior cars but circumstances do change and new temptations arise
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