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Porsche Clear Side Marker Light Install

Porsche Clear Side Marker Light Install

Cayman Cosmetic Mods , ,
I changed the side markers and here are some pics. I will say one thing, when popping the lens out I was afraid that I was going to break it, but it just took a pretty good pull to pop it free. The rest was easy. This is a small plug that I removed so I could get a scxrewdriver in to push on the release spring. I think it would have popped out without doing this. If I can do it anyone can do it, believe me! Russ This article was originally published by RussK on in the Planet-9 Forum.
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Porsche 981 engine air filter replacement

Porsche 981 engine air filter replacement

Service Items
Description:   What you'll need: Air filters set. 2 filters, left and right. I did buy it from Suncoast. Synthetic grease Electric screw driver. T? torx tip. 10mm wrench. 1. Open the trunk. Pop up the plastic pieces on the left and right. No tool necessary. Undo the trunk lining. Remove the lining or just fold back the front part. 2. Left filter removal. You'll need to undo one of the plastic tubes connecting to the blue plastic piece. Press around the collar where it's connected and it'll easily disconnect 3. Unscrew one torx bolt holding the filter. Put the…
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Porsche DeSnork Part 1 (Boxster Example)

Boxster Performance Mods
'Description: For this article when I say the "left" air intake I am referring to what would be the driver's side in the U.S. This is the side of the car where the air that goes into the engine is taken in from the outside. In prior Boxster models there was an incident where a cigarette butt was sucked into the intake and caught the air filter on fire and subsequently the engine. Porsche released a warning and made a slight redesign in later 986 models. For the 987 series Porsche went a step further and installed a restrictor plate…
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Leaking CV Boots – Repack and Clamp

Leaking CV Boots – Repack and Clamp

Service Items
INTRODUCTION: This Article demonstrates the repacking and clamp replacement on the CV boot of a 987. Many Cayman owners who regularly track their cars have developed the issue of CV joint grease leaking from their boots. Usually, the first sign of this problem is grease splattering on the inner wheel rim as seen below: (image missing) On closer inspection, you can see evidence that the grease is leaking out from around the outer end of the CV boot, and not from any crack or split in the boot itself; there is additional grease build-up on the suspension parts: (image missing)…
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Make Your Own Cayman Rear Diffuser (Apron) Grill Mesh

Make Your Own Cayman Rear Diffuser (Apron) Grill Mesh

Cayman Cosmetic Mods ,
I decided to make my own grill mesh to fill in the gaping holes in the rear bumper of my 2012 Cayman R. This is a very simple DIY and I did it in a few hours and for about $50. I think it turned out great. First, after much google searching and getting real smart on what kind of different mesh materials are available such as perforated, woven, or expanded, plastic, aluminum, steel, brass, etc, I came across the perfect material that I think looks much more finished than the expanded mesh used most often. It is a 0.25"…
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987 Side Scoop Intakes

987 Side Scoop Intakes

Cayman Cosmetic Mods , , , , ,
As some of you may recall, I installed the MotorLux carbon fiber side scoops a few years ago and they've remained on my car ever since. The side scoops lasted longer than MotorLux did (they are no longer in business). Truth be told, I was never overly fond of the way the driver's side scoop attached with must some wire bending to try and make it hold tight against the body of the car. It was a pain to reach around inside of the scoop and bend the wires so that everything would sort of stay in place. Enter Fluid987…
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LED Lighting For Clear Engine Cover LED Lights

LED Lighting For Clear Engine Cover LED Lights

Cayman Cosmetic Mods , , , , , ,
I have been looking around and could never find a "Install thread" on LED illumination for the HIP design cover for my Cayman. I have seen after pictures several times. Here is my go at it. First off I hate drilling and cutting into my Cayman. This install was all done with only one tiny self sealing hole poked in a rubber grommet. This also was a cheap mod. The whole project cost me about $35.00. Most items were bought from Amazon with the exception of the wire, insulating shield, heat shrink and connector. All this can be removed in…
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Jtec Smoked Red + Clear Signals LED Tail Light

Jtec Smoked Red + Clear Signals LED Tail Light

Cayman Cosmetic Mods , , , ,
This is a review and installation how-to of the Jtec 987 Cayman LED Tail lights. I purchased the 'Smoked Red + Clear Signals LED Tail Light'. Be careful as the other three options are dramatically different looking and though Oliver Tan will ask you to verify your choice you still want to be crystal clear which ones you want. The Smoked Red Tail Light option appears read when light is shining on it from the rear but changes to a deep burgundy when the light is not hitting the reflectors inside. It almost matches the Carmon Red color of my…
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Gloss-IT EVO 5H Quartz Ceramic Coating

Gloss-IT EVO 5H Quartz Ceramic Coating

Cleaning and Detailing
One of the items I noticed about members picking up their new Porsches, particularly GT4's was that many of them were getting something they called a "Quartz" treatment or Quartz coating on their car.   Members seemingly were paying thousands of dollars for this coating as well.   My first thought was "Why are people paying $2000 for a wax job?".   Even the best waxes I've used are gone or severely reduced after a couple of car washes, so why would someone pay $2k for something that didn't last?  The answer is they don't.  A Quartz coating is not like a normal…
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Fabspeed Wing Extensions

Fabspeed Wing Extensions

Cayman Cosmetic Mods, Cayman Performance Mods
First I would like to thank John over at Fabspeed for working with me to get a set of risers on the GT4 in time for one of the two events I was attending recently, and of course a special thanks to his whole team who provided something you'll see a little later in the article.   So first let's start with the risers themselves, here is a picture, black anodized aluminum with a textured finish similar to the stock factory risers: The holes are chamfered just like the factory risers and the hardware that Fabspeed sends is a pretty…
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