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What Additions and mods for my budget?

I have a budget of 10k to spend on my new 718 Boxster GTS.


-Its really hard to decide if I need some paint protection like xpel? Has anyone done it? Is it worth the high price? Just doing the front will just be less than $3000?
-Uniden Radar detector and ALP laser jammer would be around $3k.
- Dashcam - Front and rear.

After few months of driving, I plan to do the following as I want to track a lot:

- Increase negative Camber for better cornering.
- Better tires.
- ECU tune + upgraded exhaust to get 400hp?

This will also be my Daily Driver. So can't to extreme mods.

What are your suggestions?
 

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Of course this is all personal and just my opinion: I would definitely go with a proper detector/jammer, like the one you mentioned, a clear bra for the entire front end of the car, Fabspeed Sport Catalytic Converter Porsche 718 Boxster | Cayman 17-18, I'd keep the stock Sport Exhaust (a Porsche speed shop might know a way of retaining the stock exhaust but make it a bit less restrictive), I'd either opt for the hi-flo drop in air filter or wait for a proper cold air intake to come out, Short Shift kit, stickier tires, but I would consider leaving the near perfect Porsche suspension alone (I would recommend proper springs like Techart and mild spacers to widen the track of the the front and especially the rear), and DEFINITELY an ECU upgrade! Given your car and budget, that's what I would personally do. What I didn't ask you, which is important. Is this going to be a track toy and mild weekend car or something you plan on driving fairly regularly?
 

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Of course this is all personal and just my opinion: I would definitely go with a proper detector/jammer, like the one you mentioned, a clear bra for the entire front end of the car, Fabspeed Sport Catalytic Converter Porsche 718 Boxster | Cayman 17-18, I'd keep the stock Sport Exhaust (a Porsche speed shop might know a way of retaining the stock exhaust but make it a bit less restrictive), I'd either opt for the hi-flo drop in air filter or wait for a proper cold air intake to come out, Short Shift kit, stickier tires, but I would consider leaving the near perfect Porsche suspension alone (I would recommend proper springs like Techart and mild spacers to widen the track of the the front and especially the rear), and DEFINITELY an ECU upgrade! Given your car and budget, that's what I would personally do. What I didn't ask you, which is important. Is this going to be a track toy and mild weekend car or something you plan on driving fairly regularly?
This will also be my Daily Driver as well. Will also take this on long inter state road trips. So, it has to remain comfortable.
 

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After owning my 718 for about 7 months I was and I am still very impressed with the power, and low end pull. So I personally would not feel the need to upgrade the HP and I also would not want to jeopardize the warranty if there is an issue with the engine down the road.
I also bought and quickly returned a Uniden R3 radar detector. Even after carefully programing that unit it chirped incessantly; sent the Uniden right back. I have done all my spirited driving on the backroads of Texas without getting a speeding ticket. I also drive around without a front plate and have not been pulled over either.
One of the best investments I made was getting a Llumar Ultimate PPF installed on the front end/backs of mirrors and the rocker panels, and that was definitely worth the money. After 6K miles I have zero paint chips in the areas covered with the PPF. On my next Porsche I am going with Suntek Ultra since it has better optical properties verses the XPEL which has an orange peel effect on the surface which decreases its level of transparency. The entire front end and rocker panels with a qualified installer should not run more than around 1.5 to 2K. The operative word is qualified. Now that you have time before your car arrives research your area and find an installer that has many good google reviews, and/or word of mouth and then go to his/her shop and see some of their work.
Congratulations on your on-the-way GTS.
 

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If it were me, I'd probably just use that cash to buy a Civic or Corolla "beater" for Winter driving. :)
 
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I have done all my spirited driving on the backroads of Texas without getting a speeding ticket. I also drive around without a front plate and have not been pulled over either.
Now I've been around this forum for a few months, definitely enough time to get to know you a bit, get to know your opinion on all different matters, I've also concluded that you're an intelligent and experienced gentleman... But who says that out loud?!? :eek: There is an unspoken rule that you Never utter the words you mentioned above (I wont even repeat it, but it has to do with not getting a tick*et)! Even if you don't believe in a jinx, you should at least consider the potential power of a jinx. You my friend, are playing with fire! I'm not a superstitious man, but I would not leave my wife in a locked room with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), even if I trust her completely. It's just not something you do... Mr Porsche 2018, you are in timeout for a while (this seems to work well with my 20 month old daughter), hopefully then you can reflect on your statement above... ;)
 
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