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Old 07-27-2016, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlo_Carrera View Post
You could start with a good alignment and a set of sway bars from GMG, H&R or Eibach. I prefer the GMGs because of their combination of light weight and stiffness. The OEM front bar is very weak. That in combination with the soft USA spec front springs gives the car its floaty feel.

If you want to go further than that you do a set of H&R springs or ROW OEM Porsche springs or onto a full set of coilovers. But some nice aftermarket sway bars and alignment might be all you need to make you happy.
I took your advice Carlo and I am thrilled with the GMG sway bars...huge improvement over stock -set to full hard rear full soft front to dial out a lot of that understeer.

I had the car aligned as soon as I bought it, so combined with sway bars I'm very happy with my low buck handling upgrades. The soft springs are OK for now since most of my driving is 40-90mph canyon carving. It could definitely be stiffer in the fast stuff, but that's a very small % of my driving.

Here's what 5000 miles in the canyons looks like...:




I can't imagine getting them to wear any more evenly...
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 911 Rod View Post
Any issues with this setup on a lowered car with 997TT 19's on it?
Not that I know of.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Road King View Post
I took your advice Carlo and I am thrilled with the GMG sway bars...huge improvement over stock -set to full hard rear full soft front to dial out a lot of that understeer.

I had the car aligned as soon as I bought it, so combined with sway bars I'm very happy with my low buck handling upgrades. The soft springs are OK for now since most of my driving is 40-90mph canyon carving. It could definitely be stiffer in the fast stuff, but that's a very small % of my driving.

Here's what 5000 miles in the canyons looks like...:

I can't imagine getting them to wear any more evenly...
I am glad it is working for you.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:21 PM
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The wear looks pretty good.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Road King View Post
I took your advice Carlo and I am thrilled with the GMG sway bars...huge improvement over stock -set to full hard rear full soft front to dial out a lot of that understeer.

I had the car aligned as soon as I bought it, so combined with sway bars I'm very happy with my low buck handling upgrades. The soft springs are OK for now since most of my driving is 40-90mph canyon carving. It could definitely be stiffer in the fast stuff, but that's a very small % of my driving.

Here's what 5000 miles in the canyons looks like...:


I can't imagine getting them to wear any more evenly...
So @RoadKing still happy with Just the sway bar upgrades? I've taken my 2002 out on RoadAtlanta and I've noticed the car gets very floaty over 120... Was thinking the RoW suspension upgrade would be on my list...
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by iotapi322 View Post
So @RoadKing still happy with Just the sway bar upgrades? I've taken my 2002 out on RoadAtlanta and I've noticed the car gets very floaty over 120... Was thinking the RoW suspension upgrade would be on my list...
Yes, I am. I am not driving a ton (have a 2yr old and 4yr old) but I am still partial to backroads. Car works great...I'm now running Yokohama Advan Neovas, 235/40 up front and 295/30s out back. 820 and 831 revs per mile, so AWD friendly.

i recently drove a PSS10 equipped 996 Turbo that's very stiff compared to mine. I was able to break the *** end loose much easier than in my car on a tight right hand corner. Same tires as me too.

So I'm going to leave as is for a while...
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by iotapi322 View Post
So @RoadKing still happy with Just the sway bar upgrades? I've taken my 2002 out on RoadAtlanta and I've noticed the car gets very floaty over 120... Was thinking the RoW suspension upgrade would be on my list...
I am going to have my JRZs for sale in a month or so. Going to a remote 3 way so won't be using these.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by iotapi322 View Post
So @RoadKing still happy with Just the sway bar upgrades? I've taken my 2002 out on RoadAtlanta and I've noticed the car gets very floaty over 120... Was thinking the RoW suspension upgrade would be on my list...
Are you using an aero front spoiler?
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jferrante View Post
I am going to have my JRZs for sale in a month or so. Going to a remote 3 way so won't be using these.
You went ahead and greased the slippery slope eh
I haven't even had enough seat time to adjust the settings on my JRZ's yet from initial settings.

To the op, I ran PSS10's for a while and they are a great dual purpose set-up that can be found for pretty reasonable. I've also ran their HD's in several cars with stock springs and been happy with the ride quality and improved handling.d
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 911mhawk View Post
You went ahead and greased the slippery slope eh
I haven't even had enough seat time to adjust the settings on my JRZ's yet from initial settings.
sliding hard lol - got the uprights, gt3 LCA's, adjustable rears, next up is 3 ways and swapping it all at once. Probably sell my JRZ's for a good price
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Just installed the Eibach front and rear sway bars, set in the middle front and rear on my 02 X50 with stock suspension. Must say it is a nice improvement, worth ever penny of the $375. only took about 1 1/2 hours to install both. Finally had some time to take it through some twisties and high speed sweepers. The car is more planted and holds a line better. Solid LCA thrust bushings and going to make a set of drop links next.

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My car had the PSS10 already installed when I bought it, and I love the setup. You guys have me considering whether I should add some swaybars, as well, though.
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jferrante View Post
sliding hard lol - got the uprights, gt3 LCA's, adjustable rears, next up is 3 ways and swapping it all at once. Probably sell my JRZ's for a good price
Just buy another used one as a DD and then you'll have somewhere to put the "old" parts
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Originally Posted by 911mhawk View Post
You went ahead and greased the slippery slope eh
I haven't even had enough seat time to adjust the settings on my JRZ's yet from initial settings.

To the op, I ran PSS10's for a while and they are a great dual purpose set-up that can be found for pretty reasonable. I've also ran their HD's in several cars with stock springs and been happy with the ride quality and improved handling.d
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Just buy another used one as a DD and then you'll have somewhere to put the "old" parts
to be honest if I didn't have my viper I would consider looking for a cab to DD.
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I thought about getting an NA one to put my GT3 brakes, PSS10 and some others monoball stuff I had on but decided to spread around my marque maintenance with another BMW.

Your Viper and turbo is quite a nice combo
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