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Old 03-19-2017, 01:18 PM   #31
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So doing some research on the web and talking with Gert @ Carnewal via email. Seems that I probably just want to do RoW springs and either B6 or B8 Blistein shocks.
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The RoW suspension that we sell is assembled from original Porsche parts.
The shocks are valved especially for the Row 996TT springs.

The damping is somewhere between B6 and B8.

A cheaper alternative is to combine the RoW 996TT springs with Bilstein B6 or B8 shocks instead of the $$$ original Porsche shocks.
When you install these on a US 996TT the car will lower 20mm front and 10mm rear.

We prefer to combine the RoW 996TT springs with B6 shocks but you can also use the more sportier valved B8.
So i think these are the RoW springs on Pelican Parts website

I have that question out to them at this time. Then Just have to decide on the B6 or B8 shocks then I have to choose which sway bars I go with....
Any thoughts on this setup? Anyone doing this setup? Use case is garage queen ( 3rd car) with one or two track days.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:29 PM   #32
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So doing some research on the web and talking with Gert @ Carnewal via email. Seems that I probably just want to do RoW springs and either B6 or B8 Blistein shocks.


So i think these are the RoW springs on Pelican Parts website

I have that question out to them at this time. Then Just have to decide on the B6 or B8 shocks then I have to choose which sway bars I go with....
Any thoughts on this setup? Anyone doing this setup? Use case is garage queen ( 3rd car) with one or two track days.
If you are getting a floaty feeling at high speeds that is most likely an aero issue rather than just a suspension issue.

Are you running an aero front spoiler? And what rear spoiler are you running?
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:10 PM   #33
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Mine is a factory aero kit Turbo with 25k miles in perfect condition and I get that floaty feeing too when the road gets bumpy.

I've been up to 190 mph on the autobahn and it's rock solid, but some bumpy roads make it feel floaty at times. I'm going for Öhlins R&T to get rid of that.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #34
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Good advice on the aero, and ultimately I think that is what the problem is... Using the information in the shop manual I measured my US suspension :
Front=155mm
Back= 140mm

Now maybe I didn't meaure it 100% right so I measured from the ground to the top of the wheel wells
Front = 173mm
Back = 660 mm

So the front is higher than the back which ultimately lets a lot of air in under the car. SO I'm looking to refresh the suspension. btw for anyone that is interested here are the specs from porsche on ride height:
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Specifications for Suspension
Vehicle Height    Turbo USA     Turbo RoW     Turbo x73     GT2
Front 18” wheels  158 +- 10    138 +-10      128 +- 10     120 +- 2
Rear 18" wheels   163 +-10     153 +-10      133 +- 10     135 +-2
Picture of the car ( it's hard to see in the pic but the front is higher than the rear)

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Pic shows a stock 996 Turbo, nothing strange at all.
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Good advice on the aero, and ultimately I think that is what the problem is... Using the information in the shop manual I measured my US suspension :
Front=155mm
Back= 140mm

Now maybe I didn't meaure it 100% right so I measured from the ground to the top of the wheel wells
Front = 173mm
Back = 660 mm

So the front is higher than the back which ultimately lets a lot of air in under the car. SO I'm looking to refresh the suspension. btw for anyone that is interested here are the specs from porsche on ride height:
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Specifications for Suspension
Vehicle Height    Turbo USA     Turbo RoW     Turbo x73     GT2
Front 18” wheels  158 +- 10    138 +-10      128 +- 10     120 +- 2
Rear 18" wheels   163 +-10     153 +-10      133 +- 10     135 +-2
Picture of the car ( it's hard to see in the pic but the front is higher than the rear)
The front being a bit higher than the rear is common with the North American OEM suspension.

IMHO you should probably start with an aero front spoiler.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350948400331...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Then a good set of adjustable sway bars. Set the rear bar full stiff and the front to a neutral (middle) setting. If you are still getting understeer adjust the front bar to a weaker/softer setting. I run my bars full stiff rear and full soft front because it fits my driving style. Your preference my differ. Once you get the feel for those changes then go for a suspension upgrade. ROW is not that much of an improvement. I would suggest Ohlin R&T instead.

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Old 03-20-2017, 12:11 AM   #37
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So sway bar first? Sounds fair.
There are GMG swaybars, EIBACH, any others?
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I just installed the Eibach sway bars. Best bang for the buck. However I think the gmg bars are better as they are lighter?

I have mine set with both in the middle, noticeable reduction in push.
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So sway bar first? Sounds fair.

There are GMG swaybars, EIBACH, any others?
You should start with the aero front lip. It makes a huge difference in the high speed stability of the car

H&R also makes sway bars. They are large diameter, solid and very stiff.

You can also get OEM Porsche GT3/2 bars. They are expensive compared to aftermarket sets.

For me the GMG bars are preferred. They are large diameter, hollow and lightweight but still plenty stiff. And they work with the OEM drop links.
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