This is meteor grey metallic right? It's amazing, I never like grey cars, but this car is such a sculpture, looks like one of those satisfying pencil sketches.
Thanks! Yes, the film pics were in Malibu in the Santa Monica mountains and the other 2 were by the Santa Monica airport. Always thought that 727 nose sticking out was pretty cool.nice pictures! taken in California?
Right you are! The paint's in pretty good shape but I still haven't gotten around to detailing yet. There are a good amount of swirl marks that need to be removed, but nothing too bad.This is meteor grey metallic right? It's amazing, I never like grey cars, but this car is such a sculpture, looks like one of those satisfying pencil sketches.
Nice!Funnily enough I used to have a 981 Boxster S as well, ended up selling for a 987.2 base to use mainly on the track and I also have an NC2 MX5.
Even in Boxster guise which you'd think would be closer I always say they are different cars with different personalities. I think the Boxster is more refined whereas the MX5 is more playful and tail happy which makes it amazingly fun on back roads. Both of them have Ohlins and a bunch of suspension mods but both stock power.
Honestly I think that is just the nature of these cars that they are bumpy on the highway. I think it's a matter of the weight and maybe wheelbase that causes it not sure exactly but I know my missus much prefers being in the Porsche.Nice!
You're right in that the 987 is more refined and feels more "grown up" compared to the Miata, and it definitely feels more at home on the freeway whereas I'm always wary of trucks & SUVs not seeing me in the ND2. You could probably tell mine has the Bilsteins and I'm honestly surprised at how rough they are on bumps, especially on the freeway. I wasn't expecting a smooth ride but I'm leaning towards upgrading, and deciding on whether I step up to Ohlins too. Or do I save over a grand and get the MeisterR coilovers instead?
I don't have any track plans for it, just canyon carving but also looking for a compliant ride as a daily driver. Care to elaborate on your thoughts regarding the Ohlins? Are they really stock-ish when it comes to normal city driving, yet also amazing when pushed? Because that's word on the street.
I'm still happy with the Bilstein B6 shocks I put on the Cayman as they're still pretty good for daily driving, and definitely more comfortable than what's on the Miata (obviously damped differently).
Yeah the lack of the Porsche tax is definitely nice. I'm planning on installing the Progress sway bars this weekend to tighten things up and will likely drive it like that for a while before deciding on coilovers.Ha, nice! I sold my ND to get the Cayman and as I’ve mentioned previously also have a GTI as my practical car. Had the FM stage 2 setup on it and it was pretty great. My thought process was that if I regretted selling it I could upgrade to an ND2 next time 😁 I sure wish parts and mods for the Porsche were as cheap as they are for the ND...
Thanks for checking in!Hey Kiznarsh,
thoroughly enjoy your photo blog.
i used to have a NC1 and i am currently looking for a 987s or 987.2 base. Your sharing obviously made me green in envy. And i wish i am as handy as you are with DIY. Unfortunately i am not. So i am kinda leaning towards the newer 987.2 base, hopefully less issue to deal with.
I had my NC1 for 12 years, put on about 60,000 km on it. besides the normal wear and tear, the other other thing i meddled with was the suspension. I went from HKS coils (BAD) to Tein Flex (NOTgreat). Eventually i have the Bilstein B12 pro kit which is actually a B6 + Eibach spring. The good thing is that it dropped the car by 3 cm, which made it look very nice. The bad thing is i couldn't clear the hump right outside my office car park. SO i had to graft the strutt body and bring the springs up by 2 cm. After that it was all good. ...
i and a few other tried and thought that was the best set up for "across the board" usage for the MX5. I tried Ohlins, and i was tempted. They are beautiful. But somehow the price doesn't justify the difference over the Prokit... Just my 2 cents worth of sharing.
I hope i find my dream boxster soon
Because you are sick.The thought of replacing the Miata and the Cayman for a 981 Boxster (or 987 Boxster Spyder) has crossed my mind because that gives me the Cayman experience with the convertible fun of the Miata. But the Cayman is so well sorted now that I feel like I need to enjoy it more. Which begs the question: why did I buy the Miata?