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MyNameIdeasWereTaken 987.1 S Progression Thread

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2008 Boxster S "Lossëa"
Carrara White

Stock Options:

Sport Chrono
Bi-Xenon headlights (DRLs disabled)
Cocoa Full Leather Interior
Heated Seats
Automatic Climate Control
Bose High End Sound
Self-Dim Mirrors
Cocoa Top
Rain Sensing Windshield

Exterior Cosmetic Modifications:
Victor Equipment Turismo 19" x 8" ET+45 & 19" x 9.5" ET+49
Clear Side Markers
DSX 15mm Front & 30mm Rear Hub Centric Spacers
Black Porsche Trunk Lettering
Jtec LED Tail Lights
Full LED Conversion
Custom Mesh Grilles
Custom Livery Wrap
Custom Canards
TC Sportline Front Lip
Blacked Out Headlights
Custom Rear Bumper Vents
VTX Spoiler (more info here)
Rally Armor Mud Flaps
DEPO LED Running Lights / Fog Lights

Interior Cosmetic Modifications:
Sparco Sprint Seats
G-Force 4 Point Harnesses
Momo Wheel with Momo Hub (more info here)
Uro Part Steel Convertible Top Arm Ends
Full LED Conversion
Custom Fire Extinguisher Mount
Color Matched Tunnel Console and Interior Trim
Aluminum Shift Knob
WeatherTech Floor Liners
Porsche Logo Door Latch Covers
Deviated Stitching
Leather Wrapped Custom Roll Bar
Spyder-Style Door Pulls

Audio & Electronics:
Garmin GPS
Cobra Radar Detector
Eyourlife LED Light bar
Prosport Oil Pressure Gauge
iSimple FM Modulator
Kinivo Bluetooth Adapter

Performance & Handling:
Schnell Short Shift Kit
Top Speed Catback Exhaust
GodSpeed Coilovers and Adjustable Toe Arms
Opened Wheel Well Radiator Vents
Custom Rear Subframe Stabilizer Bar
Tarett Underdrive Pulley
Sprint Booster
GT3 350mm Front Rotors

Awards & Features:
129Photos "Photo of the Week" 11-12-2018
129Photos "Photo of the Week" 11-12-2018
Dragon's Choice CTDX
129Photos "Photo of the Week" 5-26-2019
Killboy Weekly Highlight 5-26-2019
129Photos "Photo of the Week" 6-2-2019
Killboy Weekly Highlight 6-2-2019
129Photos "Photo of the Week" 11-3-2019
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Not sure if I had posted this on here, but the rear got wrapped as a continuation of the front.

The fiberglass wing on the C30 became damaged, so the carbon fiber GT4 replica wing got transferred over as the replacement since that remains as the dedicated racecar.
I ended up getting this aftermarket 987 spoiler. The little Cayman spoiler will be reverted back to the smooth Boxster spoiler soon.
Damping did have to be adjusted, as the car was definitely lacking that planted rear end feel through higher speed corners.

This year has been another break from competitive driving events, but progress continues to be made on the C30 and I have picked up a few sponsor.

Not much to report about the WRX. It's a reliable family car and I wouldn't consider the Stage 2 to be a "build" or even a "fun car," it's just our alternative to a minivan without being boring.

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Finally installed the volt meter, which has proven useful for monitoring short drives with the underdrive pulley.

Wrapped the top of the new spoiler black.

Developed a groaning/squealing noise at low RPM, especially apparent when slightly turning. Determined it was just low power steering fluid. A simple top off fixed the problem.
No leaks, just fluid evaporating with time.

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Just to reinforce your point, I also had a groaning sound, and fixed it by topping up the PS fluid. This was a couple of years ago and it hasn't made a peep since.
Bypassed the annoying brake pad wear sensors.

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Swapped out for the Hawk HP+. I've always preferred Hawk over EBC and StopTech on my C30. The HP+ pads have been great with a decent amount of bite even when cold.
They are quite a bit noisier, but I don't care about brake squeal; good brakes make noise.

Here's an old video with the previous muffler delete. Sounded great on the top end, but that was about it.

And another bouncy passenger video from the archives.

Put together another rear stabilizer bar for my dad's 987. This time, I got a video on the parts and process.

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After procrastinating on this project for years, I'm finally finishing the roll bar.

Harness bar welded on, which will only require minimal panel/carpet trimming to make fit.
Welded all of the factory padding mount-holes closed and ground them as smooth as I could get. A bit challenging since most of those holes were a bit recessed.
Now to decide if I paint it or wrap it in a white leather...

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Ooh, I like the idea of the leather wrap, but I fear the white would be a nightmare to keep clean. Maybe black to match the rest of your trim?
I don't think white will be a problem since it's not in an area that gets touched.
I've loved the existing white roll bar for the contrast and color match with the exterior. I've probably wiped it clean twice in the last 4 years.
A lot of trial and error, but I finally got these humps wrapped with a white pleather.
It's not perfect, but for being hand stitched over non-cylindrical tubing, I'm pleased with the results.

I'm about 15 hours in and only half way done. At least this project can be done from the comfort of my living room.
It's no wonder leather wrapped roll bars cost so much.

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Yeah that does look great. I can't believe you're stitching that by hand, you have way more patience than I would!
I've run all the seams through a sewing machine for strength, which then allows me to hand "lace" those sections together. Still proving to be a very tedious process, but the only option for the fit and finish that I want.

I have gotten into a rhythm and it is going a bit faster. It also helps that I'm now dealing with mostly straight sections.

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Finally finished and back in the car.

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Very nice job.

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Having fun recreating the cars in GT7.

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