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Old 07-12-2019, 04:13 AM
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Hey guys,

This is my first 981... so the full suspension install takes longer than our good 'ol 987s and 997s? got a quote $1670 just for the struts not including the swaybar..lol
Any shop recommendations in SF Bay Area? most i paid was $1100 for my 997TT ...
BTW im installing X73 suspension plus frontt and rear sway bars.. my dealer connection now have new management not mod friendly anymore..lol

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Labor rates dependent but I believe 6-8 hours with good alignment and corner balancing.
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Labor rates dependent but I believe 6-8 hours with good alignment and corner balancing.
Thanks Van ..I'll look around for shops
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Junipero Serra Porsche-Mercedes quoted me $1360 for an 8 hr installation of x73 suspension kit, including alignment. I didn't mention the sway bars. My kit didn't come with front bar and I read that the rear one is very easy to install. My suspension kit is still sitting on my garage until I get my driveway clearance fixed. Please let me know as well if you find one with a better deal.






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Junipero Serra Porsche-Mercedes quoted me $1360 for an 8 hr installation of x73 suspension kit, including alignment. I didn't mention the sway bars. My kit didn't come with front bar and I read that the rear one is very easy to install. My suspension kit is still sitting on my garage until I get my driveway clearance fixed. Please let me know as well if you find one with a better deal.
thanks will let you know!
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Originally Posted by alex911s View Post
thanks will let you know!
Thanks. Also, i forgot about Sunset Garage at Brisbane. I don't know much about the garage, but I had light cleared with them before and I asked them for a quote on the suspension kit with alingment while I was there. They quoted me $1050 which I think is a pretty good deal.
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Front sway bar requires loosening/dropping front guts and using a couple pole jacks or extra hands to keep the gas tank up while bars are changed. Not a DIY. Bushings and housings are tantalizingly easy to get to, but the shape of the bar and limited space to get the bar out requires dropping the rear of the lower front suspension pan to get the needed clearance,

If you are going to track the car or like stiffer chassis, consider the 718 rear lower strut brace. Cheap and a DIY along with the rear sway bar. Suncoast sells it as a kit.

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Thanks. Also, i forgot about Sunset Garage at Brisbane. I don't know much about the garage, but I had light cleared with them before and I asked them for a quote on the suspension kit with alingment while I was there. They quoted me $1050 which I think is a pretty good deal.
That is pretty good!!

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Front sway bar requires loosening/dropping front guts and using a couple pole jacks or extra hands to keep the gas tank up while bars are changed. Not a DIY. Bushings and housings are tantalizingly easy to get to, but the shape of the bar and limited space to get the bar out requires dropping the rear of the lower front suspension pan to get the needed clearance,

If you are going to track the car or like stiffer chassis, consider the 718 rear lower strut brace. Cheap and a DIY along with the rear sway bar. Suncoast sells it as a kit.

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Thanks! For the tips...will check it out at Suncoast
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