suspension and wheels - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
996 Forum

suspension and wheels

Reply

Old 03-17-2017, 07:24 PM
  #1
vitaminC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
vitaminC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 590
Default suspension and wheels

After staring at the coilovers, sway bars, drop links and rear toe control arms sitting in the garage for way too long, I finally got around to installing them! It still needs an alignment, corner balance, and final ride height adjustment, but I couldn't resist cleaning it up for a few pics.

Also mounted up the Carrera II wheels that I've had for even longer than the suspension... and they look amazing! I need to get some fresh rubber on them so I can retire those 17" boat anchors.

Two remaining questions:
1- Ride height: how low is too low on the street? The front is at ~4.25" right now, and the back is about 5".

2- Those wheels need refinishing: silver or black? I'm leaning towards black. I like them both, but black does a better job masking brake dust.






Refinished calipers look good, too


With the 17" wheels
vitaminC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 09:48 PM
  #2
rebrewer
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 493
Default

I'd go with the silver. Just looks so good.
rebrewer is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 09:53 PM
  #3
Slakker
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Slakker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 4,346
Default

Congrats on the install! I'm a fan of black with the silver, obviously.

Your ride height is as low as you would want to go for even track usage. You will have to take speed bumps and ramps at an angle but it's doable. Just see if it bugs you but it wouldn't hurt to raise it an inch. It will also make it easier on the alignment shops.
Slakker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 10:45 PM
  #4
Cuda911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cuda911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oceanside/Vista (N. San Diego County), CA
Posts: 10,386
Default

Originally Posted by rebrewer View Post
I'd go with the silver. Just looks so good.
Indeed.
Cuda911 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 12:17 PM
  #5
dporto
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
dporto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: L.I. NY
Posts: 2,374
Default

Silver...and center caps?
dporto is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 12:35 PM
  #6
Dennis C
Rocky Mountain High
Rennlist Member
 
Dennis C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Posts: 12,868
Default

How about a titanium or anthracite finish? That might look good.
Dennis C is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 12:52 PM
  #7
johnireland
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
johnireland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 1,780
Default

Silver...black is overdone. Too low is when you can't get in the driveways you need to get in and out of, and it is uncomfortable to drive on the streets you need to drive on.
johnireland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 01:26 PM
  #8
02Z06
User
 
02Z06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 213
Default

I like the silver finish also. I am a little biased though, my car was identical until I added aero pieces. It looks to me like it needs a little more drop in the rear to even it out a bit.
02Z06 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 01:36 PM
  #9
kmagnuss
User
 
kmagnuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Englewood, FL
Posts: 1,010
Default

Don't forget spacers to sit the wheels flush where they belong.

I'm still a fan of black wheels.
kmagnuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 02:00 PM
  #10
Slakker
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Slakker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 4,346
Default

Originally Posted by 02Z06
I like the silver finish also. I am a little biased though, my car was identical until I added aero pieces. It looks to me like it needs a little more drop in the rear to even it out a bit.
1" of rake is kind of the Rennlist standard for tracking a car. .35" is the minimum.
Slakker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 07:14 PM
  #11
02Z06
User
 
02Z06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 213
Default

Yeah, I get that. I run about 1/2 inch rake on my 996(not tracked). In his 1st photo the car just looks really high in the back to me. Anyhow, the car looks sharp.
02Z06 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 09:21 PM
  #12
Hardback
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Hardback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Miami, Fl.
Posts: 1,466
Default

Doesn't look low to me. Black wheels look terrible. def spacers on the lightweight 5 spokes. .5 to .75 agreed rake. Drop at good Indy for chassis setup and pay them accordingly.
Attached Images
 
Hardback is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 09:53 PM
  #13
vitaminC
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
vitaminC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 590
Default

I've got an appt for next Wed to have the suspension properly adjusted. Will ask their opinion regarding height and general alignment settings.

In the pics above, the wheels do have spacers. 5mm all around.

I saw a 996 AE on the road today, and the 'hyper silver' wheels looked really nice. I'll probably end up flipping a coin between silver and black...
vitaminC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 11:37 PM
  #14
Jeremy Hazeltine
User
 
Jeremy Hazeltine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Tampa, florida
Posts: 190
Default

Height is how it should have been from factory! I could see it a bit lower, but my car is a weekend driver, so street height is less important
Jeremy Hazeltine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 02:32 AM
  #15
808Bill
User
 
808Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1,487
Default

Gun Metal Grey!
808Bill is offline  
Reply With Quote
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
shivt1988
991
30
10-02-2017 11:13 AM
z3mcoupe
997 Forum
14
07-11-2017 06:13 PM
jetson8859
928 Forum
8
05-02-2017 05:25 PM
Crumpler
928 Forum
16
04-11-2017 07:16 PM
Kobalt
991 GT3 GT3RS and 911R
28
03-19-2017 03:06 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 09:36 PM.


Copyright ę 1998 - 2017 Rennlist.com
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: