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flamingporsche

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    Brisbane
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    987 Boxster, ex-924

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  1. flamingporsche

    Boxster suspension birthday options

    Still sitting in a box at home. Need to find a mechanic capable of installing and setting them up for me
  2. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    On the ferry this Sunday - at Baskerville mid-next week. There seems to be more to this than meets the eye... Apparently the mechanic tried to install the front coilover into the rear - which is why it doesn't fit - all confirmed. BUT, the reason he attempted this is that the adjustable camber plate is on the rear coilover - to adjust it requires dropping the suspension as there's no access from the top of the mount (on the car) to make in-situ adjustments. All getting confusing for me - I'm not sure where I am at. I trust the mechanic (by reputation, not experience) and believe him when he says that getting the camber right will be a lot of time & $$$ to uninstall/adjust/reinstall each time the camber is to be changed. I'm a bit lost in this at the moment - maybe I should be moving to the VENT thread...
  3. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    Yes. They have an Australian distributor based in Wollongong. Shipping was super fast. Price is good - just sent the wrong parts. Once sorted I’m sure it will be good. Just not in time for my trip to Tassie later this week ?
  4. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    So I'm a few hundred out of pocket and did nothing to my Porsche today... Hoped to get coilovers installed. Mechanic had the rears out ready to put the shiny new coilovers in.... They don't fit. Mechanic puts it all back together whilst I have a few choice words and then get onto the phone / email with the supplier. Nothing sorted yet Mounting plates wrong. Overall heights are wrong. Pic below shows mounting plate with verniers showing what mounting bolt spacing should be.
  5. flamingporsche

    Boxster suspension birthday options

    Yes ? But when replacement stock shocks are just as much, why not????? and Gecko Racing Australia (Aussie distributor for the manufacturer - actually Wollongong Auto). They have a facebook page - don't bother messaging them, their response is pretty average. On the phone though, it was all stitched up quickly. $1250 gone in 60 seconds. No local Porsche stock - made to order and shipped pretty quickly ex-Taiwan. I don't expect Don to be cheap - but I am happy to pay for expert service.
  6. flamingporsche

    Boxster suspension birthday options

    With the prices of replacement shocks where they are, I decided to order a set of Gecko G-Street coilovers - for $1250 AUD delivered it seems like a no-brainer. Have booked Don Munro to do the install & setup for me just in time for a little trip I have planned...
  7. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    New battery in first thing this morning ? and straight out for a drive. Also vacuumed and detailed the battery tray area and under the plastic covers in the frunk. 12 years of muck begone!
  8. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    Went to start... click, click, click... Bugger ? New battery required. Put on battery charger for the week whilst away for work. But will be 3 weeks without a drive ?
  9. flamingporsche

    Boxster suspension birthday options

    @Troubleshooter are your coil overs those Gecko branded ones? How does it ride compared to prior. @Niko anything you can add?
  10. I need to replace the front bump stops on my ’06 987 Boxster 2.7 - they're toast The car has 81,000km on it – would I necessarily be due for more of a suspension refresh than just the flogged out bump stops? What parts would you recommend for a suspension refresh if that was the way to go? Conversely, how much is a coilover setup worth – Eibach/Koni/Bilstein etc? Is it worth the expense for weekend street/hills only driving? This is a slippery slope of both fronts/rears when maybe I just need to do the front bump stops………..
  11. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    New brake discs & pads and brake fluid flush.
  12. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    www.climarepair.com About $210 after exchange thru PayPal. Not cheap for what it is, but just about the only option for replacement switches. But when Porsche Centre wants $65 each for replacing sticky audio knobs then it’s in the ballpark
  13. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    @TwoHeadsTas reasonably easy job. A little fiddly but less than 1 hour to do it. Parts aren’t cheap for what they are tho, which isn’t unusual for pcar parts I guess
  14. flamingporsche

    VENT!

    Bloody dogs! Had the Boxster top down ready to change out AC switches and went inside to grab iPad for YouTube support videos. Come back out to find doggo in the front seat... doors shut ? Seems he thinks he’s authorised to jump in over the door sill. On inspection the top of the door sill is scratched from his scrambling over the top. Soo pissed ?. Doggo better hope it buffs out...
  15. flamingporsche

    What did you do to your Porsche today ???

    Replaced the worn crappy / sticky AC switches on the Boxster. Pretty happy with the results. Now to ensure everyone keeps their hands off my knob(s) ?
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