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Old 04-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Bilsteen PSS10's Installed on my 996 C4S

Installed PSS10's, Tarett Engineering drop links and GT3-RS sway bars on my 996 C4S.

I dropped about .75" in front and .50" in the rear; but I was most interested in the handling - which is outstanding! The PSS10's really eat up the bumpy city roads around here, and they lock onto the pavement like on rails in the mountain twisties. I'm running 4 clicks in front, 6 in the rear for now; the sway bars are set at the second hole on the front, first (softest) on the rear. I had the alignment done at the "sport" factory setting. Great for daily-driver use so far.

Great upgrade - highly recommended!

Here's a pic, the stance is definitely more agressive... which is a nice bonus. (You can compare to my Avatar pic).

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Old 04-03-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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see - SO MANY PEOPLE complain about a suspension upgrade being "rough" or hard to drive on a daily basis....it BS isnt it!!

If done right, its way better to go for "more cowbell"

W A Y T O G O - on your upgrades!
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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see - SO MANY PEOPLE complain about a suspension upgrade being "rough" or hard to drive on a daily basis....it BS isnt it!!

If done right, its way better to go for "more cowbell"

W A Y T O G O - on your upgrades!
From my motorcycle days I learned a more advanced/upgraded suspension can do wonders to smooth out the bumps. That's exactly what I was looking for. I am certain if I turned the rebound/dampening settings all the way up to 10, I'd have a different experience. But that's why I went with adjustable (same as I've done on my bikes).

I feel 10X more "planted" on all surfaces going from stock/OEM M032 "touring" suspension - with 44K miles on it - to the new Bilsteens. The sway bars are just icing on the cake; turns are just sick with very little roll.

I will probably drop the front setting to the first (softest) holes as with the rear; getting a bit of understeer in the second setting at lower speeds (around 40mph). I'll give it a few days though before I mess with it.

PSS10's are about $2000 a set depending on where you get them; Tarett drop links and GT3 sway bars come as a front and rear package from Tarett for about $1400 total for the front and rear setup. Installation will vary depending on what route you take - my local P*Dealer has a great race tech on staff, so I let him do the install and alignment (on his fancy alignment computer/machine).

For my money, I've always felt suspension upgrades are the best investment.

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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+1 for the Tarret GT3 sway/drops... made my car sit flat as a pancake thru turns, night and day differance.

again, nice choice!
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Very nice! I'm jealous
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[QUOTE=howardm50;8439869]Installed PSS10's, Tarett Engineering drop links and GT3-RS sway bars on my 996 C4S.

I dropped about .75" in front and .50" in the rear; but I was most interested in the handling - which is outstanding! The PSS10's really eat up the bumpy city roads around here, and they lock onto the pavement like on rails in the mountain twisties. I'm running 4 clicks in front, 6 in the rear for now; the sway bars are set at the second hole on the front, first (softest) on the rear. I had the alignment done at the "sport" factory setting. Great for daily-driver use so far.

Great upgrade - highly recommended!

Here's a pic, the stance is definitely more agressive... which is a nice bonus. (You can compare to my Avatar pic).

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Which dealer did it? Prestige or Stevenson?
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Stevinson. Great work/service as always from them.
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Very nice upgrade. Sometimes I think I should have gone PSS10s instead of my RoWs. But its not too late right?
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+1 on the upgrade

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What are your alignment specs now?
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #11
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You need to put a wing on there now. And that Porsche will rock!
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