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The only option I was on the fence about when ordering my car last year was the X73 sport suspension. My rationale was that I could always add it later if I felt I could benefit from it. After many autocrosses and HPDE events, I feel I am ready. My salesman Andreas from Orlando Porsche let me drive his car and it was like Goldilocks - not too stiff but just the right upgrade and still be able to maintain stock competition classes.

Now the decision was how to proceed- dealer or specialty Porsche shop. Cost being on the forefront but experience being paramount, I decided John at BGB Motorsports would have the most experience and to my surprise..... he killed the dealer's price to install.

Although I will remain in stock classes for now, I may upgrade to the GT3 lower control arms to get the best camber available while maintaining stock bolt on positions. What a slippery slope this car has become.

If if anyone is considering an X73 suspension upgrade and you are within a decent drive of Daytona, I would give John Tecce a call at BGB Motorsports. Pictures to follow.
 

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i had the X73 suspension installed shortly after I purchased my '13 base boxster. Very nice upgrade and the drop is an added bonus for the aesthetics of the car. I hope to see your car on the road since we are both in central FL. I also bought my car from Porsche Orlando.
 

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Elusive,

I ordered a new cayman from Andreas in Orlando last month with very few options but after test driving a CS w/ X-73 was sold. Now just waiting and waiting for May delivery
 
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John installed the X73 along with a GT3 front sway bar, among other things. So far only put 25 miles on it. Love it.
 

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i had the X73 suspension installed shortly after I purchased my '13 base boxster. Very nice upgrade and the drop is an added bonus for the aesthetics of the car. I hope to see your car on the road since we are both in central FL. I also bought my car from Porsche Orlando.
You can find me "on any given Sunday" at a local autocross with Martin Sports Car Club, SCCA or PCA Citrus Chapter. There is a HPDE at Sebring with NASA on May 2-3 and PCA is doing a 1-day HPDE on May 9th. C'mon out and enjoy your car doing what it was designed to do. PM me if you are interested and I'll take you out on the course in my car
 

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I'm in Central FL Citrus Region and looking for one of you guys with a 2.9 or 2.7 interested in a transplant of my 325 hp 3.4. If I can find one, I'll do a 3.8 in mine. A 2.9, even a worn out one, is worth a core charge of $9k whereas they say my 2014 3.4 with 3k miles is worth only $6k!! I can assure everyone here that mine will not be junked for $6k! Mine is just a retired guy's street car, not a race car. Somewhere, there is a 3 way deal to be made. I just need to find a 2.7 or 2.9 owner wanting an upgrade...
 

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I'm in Central FL Citrus Region and looking for one of you guys with a 2.9 or 2.7 interested in a transplant of my 325 hp 3.4. If I can find one, I'll do a 3.8 in mine. A 2.9, even a worn out one, is worth a core charge of $9k whereas they say my 2014 3.4 with 3k miles is worth only $6k!! I can assure everyone here that mine will not be junked for $6k! Mine is just a retired guy's street car, not a race car. Somewhere, there is a 3 way deal to be made. I just need to find a 2.7 or 2.9 owner wanting an upgrade...
That always frustrated me as well that the 3.4 is worth "less" than a smaller engine...
 

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I'm in Central FL Citrus Region and looking for one of you guys with a 2.9 or 2.7 interested in a transplant of my 325 hp 3.4. If I can find one, I'll do a 3.8 in mine. A 2.9, even a worn out one, is worth a core charge of $9k whereas they say my 2014 3.4 with 3k miles is worth only $6k!! I can assure everyone here that mine will not be junked for $6k! Mine is just a retired guy's street car, not a race car. Somewhere, there is a 3 way deal to be made. I just need to find a 2.7 or 2.9 owner wanting an upgrade...
NOW WE ARE TALKING! Help me find a way to stop committing sacrilege by returning a 5K mile old 3.4L engine to the dealership and we can cut a few pennies off of the conversion cost for the customer. I have thought about offering the 3.4L to a 2.7L customer but once they realize they're more than half way to a 3.8L, they aren't as interested. We have thought about putting them in blown up 3.4L 987.1s, which in theory would work, if you backdated the motor to 987.2 duty but you would have to then update the 987.1 to DFI Siemens spec for 2009 - 2012 cars.

Sometimes we really like bolt-on projects given their degree of difficulty; slapping x73 shocks and bars on a gorgeous 981 is a much easier day at the office!
 

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I'm in Central FL Citrus Region and looking for one of you guys with a 2.9 or 2.7 interested in a transplant of my 325 hp 3.4. If I can find one, I'll do a 3.8 in mine. A 2.9, even a worn out one, is worth a core charge of $9k whereas they say my 2014 3.4 with 3k miles is worth only $6k!! I can assure everyone here that mine will not be junked for $6k! Mine is just a retired guy's street car, not a race car. Somewhere, there is a 3 way deal to be made. I just need to find a 2.7 or 2.9 owner wanting an upgrade...
Ugh! Don't tempt me. I have 2.7 motor with PDK.
 

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Ugh! Don't tempt me. I have 2.7 motor with PDK.
I suggest you call John for a "special value" car he has in consignment.
Do it, man! Do it NOW! I saw it and it is a deal.
 

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Well, get back to your build thread and give us an update! I'm curious how it drives with that flywheel ...
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I bought my GTS off the lot while being on the list for a GT4, and it didn't have the X73.

I took my car to a Porsche specialist and decided to do the following:

H&R springs
H&R sway bars front and rear
991 GT3 brake ducts front
Pagid R29 pads
Castrol SRF brake fluid
Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires
Alignment and a corner weight.

Will do my first event in a few weeks and then decide if I will need different top mounts.

It will be a "sport PASM" type of setup.
 

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RadioZero - we are trying to tempt you. 325 hp would be perfect in your Boxster. Would definitely get u up to speed quick. How many miles on urs? Want to try mine? I'm interested in X73 but not sure how it rides. And am afraid of the -30 mm causing to many scrapes. They say X73 has adjustable spring perches. I'm thinking -15 or -20 mm might be better. I'm in Lake Mary. PM me, if interested.
 

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I bought my GTS off the lot while being on the list for a GT4, and it didn't have the X73.

I took my car to a Porsche specialist and decided to do the following:

H&R springs
H&R sway bars front and rear
991 GT3 brake ducts front
Pagid R29 pads
Castrol SRF brake fluid
Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires
Alignment and a corner weight.

Will do my first event in a few weeks and then decide if I will need different top mounts.

It will be a "sport PASM" type of setup.
Well the Pagid R brake pads generate less brake dust than the stock pads? That would be worthwhile in itself.
 

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Well the Pagid R brake pads generate less brake dust than the stock pads? That would be worthwhile in itself.
That will be a pleasant surprise, when I ran the blacks previously they generated a lot of dust. I guess the only trade-off then will be the noise...
 

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RadioZero - we are trying to tempt you. 325 hp would be perfect in your Boxster. Would definitely get u up to speed quick. How many miles on urs? Want to try mine? I'm interested in X73 but not sure how it rides. And am afraid of the -30 mm causing to many scrapes. They say X73 has adjustable spring perches. I'm thinking -15 or -20 mm might be better. I'm in Lake Mary. PM me, if interested.
I think the -30mm with adjustable spring perches is the GT4 suspension. The X73 is -20mm.
 

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I think the -30mm with adjustable spring perches is the GT4 suspension. The X73 is -20mm.
Correct; the X73 drops the car 20mm. When I use my 18" track wheels, it drops another 3/4" (20mm). Maybe now it won't look like a 4x4 truck suspension when I use them :hilarious:

 
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