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maroon92 SuperDork
1/7/10 8:10 p.m.
boxsterbuddy said: I also think people forget that the 914 wasn't cheap compared to 911. In fact the 914-6 was about the same price as a 911.

yeah, a 911T. Who wants a 2.0 in a 911? At least an S, or a Carrera...gosh.

njansenv Reader
1/7/10 8:39 p.m.
Rangeball wrote: Hmm, wonder if an ls1 would fit nicely? Joke.

I'm told a local has test fit the LS1 to his Boxster. It's not running...yet.


mattmacklind SuperDork
1/8/10 8:55 a.m.
boxsterbuddy wrote: This boxster is a blast! It is concieable to pickup a boxster with a blown motor for under $3k now. I have seen a couple examples. Used motors are as low as $2500.

If you call now, we're prepared to give you two, that's TWO, Boxsters for the price of one, and we'll also throw in this 911 suspension for no extra charge and no extra shippiong. This is all made in Germany and you know Germans make cool stuff.

But wait, there's more...

Sorry, couldn't resist.

93celicaGT2 SuperDork
1/8/10 9:00 a.m.

BoxsterBuddy, did you happen to drop this off at Pierce Motorsports? I could have sworn i saw your car peeking out at me behind an F430 and some Escorts.

Adrian_Thompson Reader
1/8/10 11:53 a.m.

ANyone else haveing trouble registering at http://www.boxsterspec.com/portal.html ?

I want to look at some of the build, but to see pictures you need to register, but I get a message telling me that the board doesn't accept my gmail address. I don't see a way to contact the admins. Any one registered over there care to let them know my issue? Thx.

Oh and I assumed these $10k Boxsters were a Cali thing, but I was amazed to find a couple around $10K within 200 miles of Detroit.

2002maniac Reader
1/8/10 12:29 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote: In reply to boxsterbuddy: hot E36 M3! that car is so friggin' sexy on phone dials!

definitely! What size wheel/tire combo is it? 16x8 all around? 255/245?

plance1 HalfDork
1/8/10 1:59 p.m.

In reply to conedodger:

Would love to see some 914 pics.

pres589 Reader
1/8/10 2:11 p.m.

I'm repeating what Angry just said, phone dials are hot on this thing! Which model did they come from?

boxsterbuddy New Reader
1/8/10 2:28 p.m.

To answer questions.

Yup its a stock 2.5 motor with $99 ebay Chinese headers, local muffler store did $100 cat delete LOL!, It does have a lightweight flywheel and I did play with the injectors, but all internals are stock.

Wheels are 15x7 Phone Dials off an early model 944 with 23x9x15 Good Year Cantilever slicks. I believe only early model 986 Boxsters can fit these wheels - and its a super close fit over calipers as it is. To the point where pebble occasionally get stuck between caliper and wheel and grind a little. Nice thing is I can get wheels for $50 a piece and take off slicks for $75. Talking budget racing here!

The other hot AX setup is to go with custom made 16x10 wheels and put 275 Hoosier A6's on them. But thats expensive. And yes I run square setup. Same size all 4 corners.

I will be hand fabricating lightweight door panels, deck skins with a freind. We already have Carbonfiber headlight covers made from laying CF cloth over headlights. LOL! This car is a Porsche Purists nightmere!

Oh yeah and the car is a lot uglier in person! I pick the pictures that dont show ugly fender gap from short tires. Car looks funny as hell sitting in the paddock.

ratghia Reader
1/8/10 3:24 p.m.
plance1 wrote: Would love to see some 914 pics.

GlennS Dork
1/8/10 4:43 p.m.

Woody wrote:

924guy wrote: ...but id bet it wont be long before someone makes a viable Subaru swap kit for them...

I've done some investigation regarding a Subaru swap, but unfortunately, this car doesn't lend itself as well as some other P-cars. I believe that the Boxster starter mounts on the engine, while the Subaru starter mounts on the transmission.

So drill some holes in your porche transmission. BAM! swap done. I dont see what the problem is

oh and the porch....a is awesome by the way.

pres589 Reader
1/8/10 5:20 p.m.

Sounds like 16" phone dials would be a decent fit then, but I know you're going with yours for tire availability. Interesting!

turboswede SuperDork
1/8/10 5:36 p.m.

Yes but the Boxster transmission is related to the Audi transaxles, so swap in a stronger FWD Audi box and STFU.

boxsterbuddy New Reader
1/8/10 6:54 p.m.

Best swap I see right now is 3.4 from 99 996. Those motors are found used for $5 to $6K and make 300 HP stock and with some tweaks make 330 HP. Pretty much a straight bolt on with avialable Porsche parts and a little ECU work.

There are also big bore kits coming out, but they are expensive. 2.5 goes to 2.9.

There will be a LS1 conversion eventually. Mounting plates have been fabbed and I have seen the LS1 mounted to the Boxster tranny. They just need to do some custom work on engine accessories to fit front of the motor.

I was actually thinking a VW 1.8 Turbo motor might be fun - that is likely a bolt on too.

Nice thing about Boxster compared to 914 for engine conversions is that Boxster is all plumbed for water cooled motor. No Hacking up trunk and installing a radiator. Boxster handles power much better than a 914 too.

plance1 HalfDork
1/9/10 12:52 a.m.
ratghia wrote:
plance1 wrote: Would love to see some 914 pics.

Ahhhh yes, so sweet. I had one, 47,000 miles, all steel, perfect body, great car... but some idiot ran a redlight and creamed me.

CLNSC3 Reader
1/9/10 2:07 a.m.

Love the Boxster! I actually used to dislike these cars, until I went and test drove a used boxster s a couple of months ago! Absolutely loved driving that car, it was only $13K and had like 50,000 on it. Would have came home with it, but maintenance scared me off! How hard is working on these cars? I mean mostly like routine maintenance and simple mods, oil change, header install, etc. How high are parts prices on these cars?

Good luck with the car, seems to be coming along nicely!

nderwater Reader
1/10/10 7:21 p.m.

Thanks for bringing this thread back - I missed it the first go round.

The only Boxsters I've ever driven were the early 2.5's, and I was really underwhelmed by their performance. I'll have to add an S to my test-drive short list.

boxsterbuddy New Reader
1/19/10 3:34 p.m.

Oh dear. I'm at the point of no return.

Adrian_Thompson Reader
1/19/10 3:56 p.m.
boxsterbuddy wrote: Oh dear. I'm at the point of no return.

I think I love you!

amg_rx7 Reader
1/19/10 8:41 p.m.

So why do already built Spec Boxters go for $30k? Seems like there is about $10k of profit built in at that price. Or the parts are a LOT more expensive than the web sites make it out to be.

joepaluch New Reader
1/20/10 9:14 a.m.

Not sure why they are 30k.

I guess it just that they look cheap compared to a 90k GT3 Cup that a number of spec boxster guy used to run.

A fully complete 944 spec is 10-12k max from a shop and only a couple seconds a lap slower.

boxsterbuddy New Reader
1/20/10 11:54 a.m.

You can build a fairly competent Spec car for $20K if you find a cheap donor and do most of your own work.

Spec guys in Northern California have build parties where they get bunch of people together, strip car, install suspension etc to help keep costs low.

Rangeball Reader
1/20/10 3:31 p.m.

Looks like it will be blast!

What ever happened to the guy who was installing an LS1 in his Boxster.

boxsterbuddy New Reader
1/23/10 1:55 p.m.

Few more progress pics

dyintorace Dork
1/23/10 3:12 p.m.

That Porsche looks lonely amongst all those BMW's!

Glad you brought the thread back! Neat looking car.

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