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How To Replace A Worn Shift Boot With New Leather

By   June 12, 2018

Shift Boot

Shift Boot

If you are like us then you enjoy a traditional manual transmission. Sure modern automatics are faster and are easier to use in city traffic, but the use of the third pedal adds so much to the driving experience.

Apart from the steering wheel the shifter is the most touched thing on a car with a manual gearbox. Because of this the leather or vinyl that is used can quickly look tired and in need of replacement.

If your shift boot is letting down the look of the rest of the car, then here are the steps to replace it.

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Project Porsche Boxster R Continues Weight Reduction

By   March 12, 2018

Project Porsche Boxster R

Project Porsche Boxster R

It has been a little while since we’ve updated you on our current project that we are calling Project Porsche Boxster R. The idea is to create the ultimate Boxster street car. To accomplish this we are looking to make a few improvements to what is already a good car.

First we will work on making it lighter. Weight reduction plays a huge part in performance as it will improve the power-to-weight ratio. The early 986 Boxster is already fairly light, but even just 100 lbs. of weight loss will result in the same power-to-weight ratio as the Series 1 Lotus Elise. That version of the Elise could launch from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. By comparison the stock early 986 can hit 60 mph from a standing start in 6 seconds flat according to test by both Road and Track and Motor Trend.

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Project Porsche Boxster R – Power Plant Options

By   August 13, 2017

Project Porsche Boxster R

While we haven’t provided any updates on Project Boxster R in a few weeks we are hard at work getting the parts we will need and deciding on the direction of the build. Topics, such as do we keep the convertible top and if we remove it how do we go about saving weight and keep the car safe for road use are top of mind. One of the most debated topics is how to go about adding more power to our 986 Boxster.

The early Porsche Boxster is a great handling package and most of the time its 2.5-liter flat-six is plenty to power the 2,822 lb. roadster. However with only 201 horses, at times it does feel like it could use about 100 more. The chassis has proven it can handle more power and with proper suspension and brake upgrades it will be more than ready. The big question is how do we go about adding power and just how much is enough.

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Project Porsche Boxster R – Easy Weight Reduction

By   June 14, 2017

Project Porsche Boxster R

Project Porsche Boxster R

A few weeks ago we told you about our latest project, Porsche Boxster R. The idea is to take an early 986 generation Boxster and transform it into a harder core machine in the vein of the 911 R, GT3 and Cayman GT4. In doing so we want to get an idea of what it would cost to build the ultimate 986 Boxster.

You can read more about the idea behind Porsche Boxster R here.

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