The 986 Boxster marked Porsche's return to a purpose built 2 seat roadster since the famed 550 Spyder. This liberating open cockpit platform was instrumental in saving Porsche from financial uncertainty and was Porsche highest volume seller from 1997 to 2003, until the Cayenne entered the Porsche line up.
The perfectly balanced mid engine 986 Boxster was designed to deliver driving excitement on sinuous back country roads while enabling the driver (and passenger) to literally take in the sights, sun and smells of the surrounding environment and listening to the intoxicating mechanical sounds of a flat 6 Boxer engine tones.
The Boxster experience can only be further heightened by adding improved performance. The IPD Plenums provide impressive the power gains throughout the entire power band making for an even more visceral Porsche driving experience.
All 986 Boxster IPD Plenum applications are designed to utilize the larger 74mm Porsche throttle body. The combination of the patented "Y" design of the IPD Plenum combined with a larger TB allow for improved air flow and intake air speed. The IPD Plenum is the absolute single best performance mod you can install on a Porsche Boxster.
IPD offers 2 different 986 Boxster plenum versions, each specifically suited to work with different model years and engine displacements.
Installation of the 986 Boxster IPD Plenums comes with additional hardware and is relatively straight forward although IPD strongly recommend installation be performed by a trained Porsche technician.
The 3.2 liter 986 Boxster S Plenum provides impressive power gains throughout the entire power band, especially in the midrange where we enjoy it most.
The 74mm Boxster S IPD Plenum and upgraded 74mm (from 68mm) throttle body package is recommended for Boxster S enthusiasts looking for considerable performance gains. Performance gains can be felt throughout the entire power band making the Boxster driving experience even more visceral.
The IPD Boxster S Plenum will provides the most impressive power gains of any engine upgrade available and will truly transform your Boxster driving experience. The 74mm IPD Plenum is the best Boxster S modification on the market and will further compliment other mods such as exhaust, software and beyond.
The 2.7 liter 986 Boxster S Plenum provides about the same power gains as with the 3.2 liter S Boxsters, again delivering peak power in the midrange where we enjoy it most.
The 74mm Boxster IPD Plenum and upgraded 74mm (from 68mm) throttle body package is recommended for Boxster enthusiasts looking for considerable performance gains. Performance gains can be felt throughout the entire power band making the Boxster driving experience even more visceral.
The IPD Boxster Plenum also provides the most impressive power gains of any engine upgrade available and will truly transform your Boxster driving experience. The 74mm IPD Plenum is the best Boxster modification on the market and will further compliment other mods such as exhaust, software and beyond.
Superior and more efficient design over the factory intake.
The IPD Plenums are products of efficiency that simply improve intake air flow and increase air velocity. The “Y” shape design and dimpled interior surface make air flow more laminar (less turbulent) dramatically improving power and torque across the entire RPM band. Smoother more optimized intake air flow will improve the performance of any engines. The more efficiently an engine breaths, the more efficiently it produces power.
- Deliver impressive power gains regardless of modifications.
The superior design of the IPD Plenums optimize flow while increasing air velocity. Period! This applies to any Porsche engine, producing any level of power. The patented “Y” design delivers impressive performance gains for both bone-stock and highly modified Porsches. The more efficient design of the IPD Plenum will always outperform the factory air distributor. The factory intake will become even more detrimental to performance as your increase the power and torque outputs. The bigger the power, the better the IPD Plenum performs.
- Produce substantial gains for both turbo and NA applications.
The Plenums always deliver considerable gains on both turbo AND naturally aspirated engines. It’s a fact that the Turbo Plenums do produce more power than the NA Plenums. But the Turbo engines also produce more power. The fact is that the percentage gains of the different Plenum applications are actually almost identical, around 8-10% depending on the specific model.
- Do not require an ECU flash and will not cause a CEL.
IPD Plenums should never cause a CEL or require an ECU Flash. If a Plenum is installed correctly there should be no fault codes or running issues, only solid performance gains across the entire RPM band. The only issue that could possibly arise is the need for a new MAF sensor if you already have a degraded sensor or perform a TB adaptation. There is absolutely no need to re-flash your ECU after installing an IPD Plenum, Period! Although any reputable Porsche tuner could further optimize an ECU program to achieve even greater performance gains with the Plenum installed.
- Aluminum Plenums run cooler and don’t suffer from heat soak.
The Aluminum Plenums do NOT experience heat soak under driving or racing conditions. It is true that aluminum has a higher thermal conductivity than plastic. In fact, aluminum is 650 times more thermally conductive than plastic and has a specific heat capacity that is 550 times higher than plastic. This means the aluminum Plenum actually spreads the energy it’s exposed to 656 times faster than the plastic and can store more than 550 times the amount of energy per unit mass. Bottom line, aluminum can absorb more heat than plastic, but it also takes considerably more energy to heat up and it's losing that energy way faster than the aluminum allowing the IPD Plenum to remain cooler from outside ambient air under driving conditions, ultimately improving engine performance over plastic. Plus, why would Porsche utilize aluminum intakes on GT3’s, GT2’s, Cup Cars and Cup R’s?
NOTE: If you are upgrading your throttle body along with the IPD Plenum, you may need to visit a dealership to have them perform a manual throttle body adaptation process. Some customers have reported that installing the throttle body and plenum while the battery is disconnected results in the car performing an adaptation check once the battery is reconnected, alleviating the need to visit a dealership. However, Fabspeed recommends having the adaptation performed at a certified dealership for optimal results. If you need a recommendation for a dealership in your area, please contact us.