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Old 04-10-2015, 09:30 PM
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Which one's offer the closest ride comfort to the stock springs?

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Old 04-10-2015, 10:47 PM
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My only experience is with TechArt, which I believe are very close to stock. My buddy is a Porsche mechanic and he said the same thing. I've had them on for a couple of weeks now with no complaints or issues with ride quality.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:43 PM
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Which one's offer the closest ride comfort to the stock springs?

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If you are in SoCal you are welcome to come and drive our shop car, it had the TechArt springs in it. The shop car is a 991 Turbo.

We have tried both H&R and TechArt on the same 997 Turbo. At first we put the TechArt springs in and the customer was really happy with the ride but he wanted it a little lower so he ended up putting the H&R springs in which gave his car the ride height he was looking for. He liked the H&R's better because of the ride height but he says that the TechArt springs are a much better ride.

On our 991 TurboS the TechArt springs are pretty aggressive so the fitment is perfect with our wheels. We never tried them with stock wheels. We have 21" wheels on our car that we did at the same time as the TechArt springs.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM.

I have never tried the GMG springs but I hear good things about them.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:09 AM
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I have the H&R springs on my car and I find the ride to be quite good. It's almost imperceptible from stock however a higher spring rate is needed to keep the car from bottoming out. The H&R puts the car a few short hairs lower than a stock GT3 if that helps.

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Old 04-17-2015, 07:20 PM
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I heard it said that the US-bound cars get springs in the factory that leave the car riding higher than the springs fitted by the factory for the rest of the world. Is that true for the 991TT/TTS cars also does anyone know?? I guess I was just wondering if fitting RoW springs would be a good upgrade as an alternative to 3rd party ones.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM
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Heres some photos of the drop with TechArt springs on our shop car.

If you have any questions about anything with these springs or the H&R springs, please feel free to ask. We do install both of them so I will try and answer any questions that you have.

If your questions are price or purchase related, please don't ask me in this thread, just send a PM. Trying to keep this thread on track for the OP.



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You know that there is no need to change springs to lower your car. My body shop guy, Marnum collision in Marietta, ga adjusted the ride height of the suspension. I was always under the impression that springs were the answer and that is direction I took on previous cars, however always resulted in a compromised ride quality. They adjusted my turbo 1.1" with no sacrifice to original ride.
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Originally Posted by Jjd006 View Post
You know that there is no need to change springs to lower your car. My body shop guy, Marnum collision in Marietta, ga adjusted the ride height of the suspension. I was always under the impression that springs were the answer and that is direction I took on previous cars, however always resulted in a compromised ride quality. They adjusted my turbo 1.1" with no sacrifice to original ride.
I looked under the car and I have no idea how that would work. I've had other cars with adjustable ride height and this has none of those adjustments that I cant find.

Anyone else have success lowering the car on stock springs?
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:58 PM
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Just had the Techart springs installed.....

Very nice, honestly can't tell the difference from stock springs ( just a little lower )
My Porsche tech said the exact same thing, he can't feel any difference.

Well done Techart

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Originally Posted by Scarafin View Post
Just had the Techart springs installed.....

Very nice, honestly can't tell the difference from stock springs ( just a little lower )
My Porsche tech said the exact same thing, he can't feel any difference.

Well done Techart

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Any chance you could post before/after photos?

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Old 07-06-2015, 04:19 AM
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Be great to see some shots Scar. The white one shown earlier looks too dropped on the rear imo... Appreciate some feedback in a month or so how the front has fared...
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Here is how our car sits with GMG springs, and 21" wheels
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Originally Posted by gmgracing View Post
Here is how our car sits with GMG springs, and 21" wheels
_MG_1212 by GMG Racing, on Flickr
What's the difference between your springs and H&R's?
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:58 PM
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I now have the techart's and they ride very close to stock, not exactly of course. Here is a quick peek at the stance:

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Haven't done any 'normal' pics yet, but have this shot on my work PC.

It's been a few weeks now, and very happy with the Techart. Ride quality is as good as stock, but the stance IMO is fantastic. My Porsche techs own comments were along the lines of "this is how they should look"

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