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Old 06-02-2001, 11:36 AM
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Had my oil changed at the local dealer (sorry Robin) and inquired as to the cost of lower the susp. with ROW springs etc.. I was informed that the previous owner had already accomplished this with Eibach springs (felt like a complete idiot)...I also noticed that there were Koni shocks and wondered whether these were standard issue on a 98 C2S...thanks

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Old 06-02-2001, 12:03 PM
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The Koni shocks are not factory and are of sport valving. The Eibach and/or H&R springs work well with these shocks. Your car should be a fine handler and a bit more aggressive than the factory M030 setup.
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Old 06-02-2001, 12:49 PM
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Lonn,

The previous owner of my car also installed the Eibach pro-kit springs, although the rest of the suspension is original factory. The car looks great, and the handling seems pretty decent.

However, I suspect that the suspension could be better tuned with matching components. Like you, I'm considering the factory ROW M030 set-up.

Here are some parts prices I got for ROW M030 components a couple of months ago:

- front springs: 965.343.531.01 $350/set

- rear springs: 993.333.531.11 ? price

- front anti-roll bar ? part # / price

- rear anti-roll bar (21 instead of 19 mm) $175

- rear shocks (19 mm lower and different valving) $105 ea

I apologize for not having all the info, but the front shocks and front anti-roll bar are the same for ROW and US M030, as I understand it.

Maybe, I'll find that it doesn't really make a big difference over the less expensive Eibach springs method, but I'm hoping it will make the handling a bit more precise and composed.
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Lonn, my '95 993 came with stock suspension. I bought the US M030 suspension from someone who was converting car to a track car, then bought the Euro M030 springs (front + rear) from Windward Performance for $499. Car with this combo feels great.

Your setup with Eibach springs and KONI shocks I feel should be great. Just might want to check the sway bars. M030 front bar is 22mm OD vs. 20 mm for stock. Rear M030 bar is 20mm OD vs. 17 mm for stock (18mm for wide-bodies and 19 mm for Turbos). This data from shop manual and parts manual (which I wish more people would buy!).
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Old 06-02-2001, 02:50 PM
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ROW M030 Part #'s

(as per Viken)

The ROW M030 setup is highly recommended for those who wish to keep their Porsche all factory "original".

Factory shocks part numbers:

M030 ROW front: 993.343.041/042.35 (yellow color)
M030 ROW rear: 993.333.051/052.35 (red color - yellow dot)

M030 USA front: 993.343.041/042.35 (yellow color) this is same as ROW
M030 USA rear: 993.333.051/052.36 (red color - green dot)

Factory springs part numbers:
M030 ROW front: 965.343.531.01 (orange/green dots)
M030 ROW rear: 993.333.531.11 (brown dots)

M030 USA front: 964.343.531.12 (orange dots)
M030 USA rear: 993.333.531.13 (light blue dots)


Front anti-roll bar: 22 mm
Rear anti-roll bar: 20 mm

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p.s. as far as pricing check with:

1.DEVEK (Susan K. Thomas)650-592-5287 http://www.devek.net

2. (Gert) email:[email protected]

New Porsche M O3O ROW ride height suspension kit for sale This kit comes with all the parts needed for this conversion:

Shocks for front and rear, the four springs, stabilizer bars for front 22mm and rear 20mm, all drop links, bolts and bushes.

For all 993's with the US standard susspension. All parts are new and come with warranty. $1595 frieght included
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Old 06-02-2001, 04:22 PM
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More 993 M030 suspension part number information here:
http://p-car.com/mo3o.html

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p.s did anyone have it installed (parts supplied)... labor costs?
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Old 06-03-2001, 02:47 PM
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Thank you to all who responded...my Eibach\Koni set-up seems to preform really well (although I really have no basis of comparison)...had the original susp. been intact I would have gone with the ROW set-up but, to tell you the truth, it was quite nice to find out that somebody saved me the time and 2K...
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