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I'm interested in hearing what sorts of things you've done to your cars after you've purchased.

I'm looking at maybe getting carbon fiber trim done in the future - but we'll see.
 

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I might be slightly boring too as I can't think of much I'd add... But the dealer put on a bright pink plastic license plate frame, which I'd consider changing-out for something different... maybe a carbon-fiber one! :)


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The only thing i did was get the whole front end, mirrors, rocker panels and rear wheel wells covered with PPF.

But here is a quick short list of what i want to do:
1) Add Zunsport outer and center front grills
2) Change out yellow side markers for clear ones
3) Tint driver, passenger and rear windows
4) Attach my European style personalized plate to the front center grill (once i get around to ordering it)
5) Get rubber driver and passenger car mats

Hopefully i can get to these this year.
 

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Tinted windows to reduce summer sun heating.
Large, clear scratch-resist polycarbonate wind spoiler between seats to increase rear visibility.
Opti-coat Pro+ paint protection.
Screens on all air intakes to stop debris.
Front "dash" camera (not on dash--hidden behind rear-view mirror).

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Tinted windows, spoiler lip, rear spacers, blacked out side marker light and rear "Porsche" emblem, ALP laser shifters, dash cam, wraped interior trim to body color, wrapped key with extra wrap material. Yeah I like to tinker.
 

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Tinted windows, spoiler lip, rear spacers, blacked out side marker light and rear "Porsche" emblem, ALP laser shifters, dash cam, wraped interior trim to body color, wrapped key with extra wrap material. Yeah I like to tinker.
Nice work on the key--but I don't think I could stand mine in Racing Yellow.:laugh:
 

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718 Boxster:
Tinted windows to reduce summer sun heating.
Large, clear scratch-resist polycarbonate wind spoiler between seats to increase rear visibility.
Opti-coat Pro+ paint protection.
Screens on all air intakes to stop debris.
Front "dash" camera (not on dash--hidden behind rear-view mirror).

Greg
Would you mind telling what polycarbonate wind spoiler you installed? Information on the screens would also be great. Many thanks in advance!
 

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I have only done the side marker lights in clear. The problem I have is alot of the additions I want to do are not available for the 718 yet. However, I have a few things in mind.

- Paint the front air vents in gloss black
- Paint the rear diffuser in gloss black
- Tint all windows (Cayman)
- Add a few carbon fiber parts to the interior from DB Carbon
- Aftermarket rims (In the summer)
- I am also considering adding the side vents and mirrors in carbon fiber
 

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Would you mind telling what polycarbonate wind spoiler you installed? Information on the screens would also be great. Many thanks in advance!
I made both mods myself.

I bought a piece of polycarbonate sheet and traced around the standard diffuser, adding a bit of height so it clears my vision out of the mirror and still lets the roof close.:)

For the screens I cut out patterns in thin card. I used them to cut some black stainless gutter guard mesh and fitted them behind the slats. Fastened in place with thin black cable ties they are all but invisible.

Both mods are available commercially, but I didn't like the prices, and I do like hand crafting stuff.

Greg
 

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I purchased the front trunk liner, rear trunk liner, cargo net, Porsche black rubber mats....all of which fit quite nicely plus Porsche valve caps, black LED side markers, Porsche battery maintainer, and Genius boost (if needed down the road). Also purchased a Uniden R3 detector but not happy probably going to return since it is much too noisy with all the false alarms.
 

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Self installed so far...

- Clear LED side markers
- Rubber OEM floor mats for winter
- Xpel Ultimate PPF rocker panels, hood fender (bikini cut), front bumper.
- Phone mount
- OEM folding reflective safety triangle
- eBay leather key pouch
- OEM sunshade
- two 32GB SD cards for my FLAC and ALAC music files :)
 

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Self installed so far...

- Clear LED side markers
- Rubber OEM floor mats for winter
- Xpel Ultimate PPF rocker panels, hood fender (bikini cut), front bumper.
- Phone mount
- OEM folding reflective safety triangle
- eBay leather key pouch
- OEM sunshade
- two 32GB SD cards for my FLAC and ALAC music files :)
How easy was the PPF to install yourself?? Where did you purchase?
 

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Having nearly 4,000 miles on my Cayman now after only about 7 weeks of ownership, I feel like I can chime in on this.

These I consider must-dos:
- AWE Tuning Wind Foiler. Eliminates the nasty buffeting that happens about about 50 mph when one window is open.
- EU-spec clear front side markers. Cleans up the look of the front end dramatically.
- Tint windows. This is climate-specific, though anyone with leather on the interior should do this out of a matter of course to help preserve it.
- SD cards of up to 128GB each for music storage. Be sure to buy ones that are proven to work in a wide temperature range; I recommend either Sandisk or Lexar. This is one of genius things about PCM4, which can handle every widely used digital music file format except .aiff and Ogg Vorbis. With good programming, even the base sound system sounds pretty darn good (though I'll be upgrading that soon.)
- Compile a basic tool kit. Include some basic metric tools, a driver and Torx/flat/Philips sockets, flat-head and needlenose pliers, and a few other things, as well as duct tape, JB Weld, high tinsile-strength rope, temperature-resistant neoprene gloves, and a magnetic work/emergency light.
- Microfiber towels. Keep at least five in the car at all times; four in the back and one in the cabin. You never know when you'll need one: gas spill, bird droppings, garbage truck splash, random unknown-substance splatters ...
- First Aid kit. This one is outstanding.

As for some of the other things:
- The OEM Cargo Net is utter crap. It stretches out, only attaches to the D-rings by non-closing plastic hooks, snags very easily, and costs way, way too much for what it is. I have not found a suitable aftermarket equivalent, but I will keep looking.
- If you take road trips, I highly recommend obtaining (if you haven't done so already) a domestic carry on-size suitcase for the frunk (it fits almost perfectly; keep the thickness under 9 inches or so and you can stack two in the frunk) and a duffel bag for the rear that measures no more than 14 inches wide by 12 inches deep.
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Added 3M Self-healing Scotchguard to the entire front clip - don't stress out as much on the morning commute now
Re-used the frunk liner from my prior 2007 Cayman - close enough fit. FYI, 2017 frunk is slightly larger than the 2007's.

Part of the joy of the Cayman is I do not have the compulsion to add performance mods. I spent lots of coin on prior Miata, WRX wagon, OBXT. Refreshing.
 

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How easy was the PPF to install yourself?? Where did you purchase?
I bought the PPF film on eBay. There are numerous reputable sellers. Total cost was around $580.

Installation is not difficult, but patience is a must. Also, you'll want a helper for the long sections. The main section of the front bumper is the only section that was a real headache.
 

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Thanks, looks real good...are you happy with the phone mount. Does it get in the way at all?
I am very pleased with the mount. Yes, it does get in the way of the rotary knob on the right, but I think with some creative bending and a spacer below the pivot ball, I'm confident I will be able to fix that.
 
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