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Old 05-22-2018, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the help on this thread, I went with Techart which is Eibach and 15mmrear/7mm front spacers...... ive tried HR,Voghtland, pss9, X73,X74, and ROW in that past..lol.... The ride is so good very compliant..
Im thinking of replacing the wheels with CHR Porsche fitment from Tirerack... anyone have that setup? its wider than stock same offset.. prob wont need spacers anymore..



Spacer in the front needs another 5mm...lol
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by okbarnett View Post
you should try the porsche row spring if you complain about hard ride. They are stock in rest of world. All aft mkt lowering springs are going to be stiffer for performance. They are lower and stiffer for performance, not just to make the car low
Thereís no such thing on a 997.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alex911s View Post
Thanks for the help on this thread, I went with Techart which is Eibach and 15mmrear/7mm front spacers...... ive tried HR,Voghtland, pss9, X73,X74, and ROW in that past..lol.... The ride is so good very compliant..
Im thinking of replacing the wheels with CHR Porsche fitment from Tirerack... anyone have that setup? its wider than stock same offset.. prob wont need spacers anymore..



Spacer in the front needs another 5mm...lol
Looks great. I'm doing the same install, did you retain your bump stops or order new?
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:30 AM
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I went with Eibach, looks and feels fine, maybe even better than stock,on a 997.1 S
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:45 AM
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I agree, I went with eibach's last year and the ride and handling are terrific! Very pleased with the results.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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I have Eibach springs on my C4GTS and actually don't care for the ride height. The ride is as good as the factory springs but I wish it lowered the rear of the car more. The front is pretty good, when I get coil overs, which is whole different issue, I don't think I would drop the front much if at all. These cars have an issue with nose clearance from my experience the last 3 years.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pilfer View Post
I have Eibach springs on my C4GTS and actually don't care for the ride height. The ride is as good as the factory springs but I wish it lowered the rear of the car more. The front is pretty good, when I get coil overs, which is whole different issue, I don't think I would drop the front much if at all. These cars have an issue with nose clearance from my experience the last 3 years.
Disregard and stop wasting time right here if you're getting coilovers except for the part about spacers/wheels flush with the fenders.

My GTS had Eibachs when I bought it but I switched to H&R for the exact same reason you state. The fronts don't seem to change much between the two brands (a tad lower on the H&R's) but the rears drop an additional .25" with the H&R's which doesn't sound like much but makes all the difference. Since your car is a GTS, chances are you've got CL wheels. The more you drop it the more tucked into the wheel well look you'll get. With CL wheels, the only fix is to buy after market wheels with custom offsets. No spacers allowed with CL wheels so you can fix the ride height fairly inexpensively but to complete the stance with the wheels flush with the fenders turns into a whole different story. No difference in ride quality between the two brands btw., at least not to my senses.

For the drop between the brands, I've always read the drop numbers as 1" even both front and back for Eibach/Techart and 1.25" front and back for the H&R's. Now I'm seeing different numbers but no question, no matter where you look, the H&R drop is lower than Eibach/Techart. I've attached a picture of my current GTS rear wheel with H&R for your reference. Worth pointing out is that the wheels have custom offsets since again, spacers are not an option on CL wheels.




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Old 03-14-2019, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sandwedge View Post
Disregard and stop wasting time right here if you're getting coilovers except for the part about spacers/wheels flush with the fenders.

My GTS had Eibachs when I bought it but I switched to H&R for the exact same reason you state. The fronts don't seem to change much between the two brands (a tad lower on the H&R's) but the rears drop an additional .25" with the H&R's which doesn't sound like much but makes all the difference. Since your car is a GTS, chances are you've got CL wheels. The more you drop it the more tucked into the wheel well look you'll get. With CL wheels, the only fix is to buy after market wheels with custom offsets. No spacers allowed with CL wheels so you can fix the ride height fairly inexpensively but to complete the stance with the wheels flush with the fenders turns into a whole different story. No difference in ride quality between the two brands btw., at least not to my senses.

For the drop between the brands, I've always read the drop numbers as 1" even both front and back for Eibach/Techart and 1.25" front and back for the H&R's. Now I'm seeing different numbers but no question, no matter where you look, the H&R drop is lower than Eibach/Techart. I've attached a picture of my current GTS rear wheel with H&R for your reference. Worth pointing out is that the wheels have custom offsets since again, spacers are not an option on CL wheels.




I do have cl wheels but I purchased bbs re mtsp wheels about a year ago. My rennlist account expired due to negligence and now I canít post pictures lol. I shouldíve gone with H&R springs but I had a less than stellar experience with them on my S4. My car is an AWD GTS so Iím not sure if there is a difference in the ride height for those springs??? Anyway, Iíve been working on my RS4 instead lately so p car changes are on indefinite hold.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pilfer View Post
I do have cl wheels but I purchased bbs re mtsp wheels about a year ago. My rennlist account expired due to negligence and now I canít post pictures lol. I shouldíve gone with H&R springs but I had a less than stellar experience with them on my S4. My car is an AWD GTS so Iím not sure if there is a difference in the ride height for those springs??? Anyway, Iíve been working on my RS4 instead lately so p car changes are on indefinite hold.
What does that mean? Never heard of it.
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I have H&R lowered springs with BBS CHR on my CarreraS and love the look. I am using the 5mm spacers all around and the offset is perfect.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:20 AM
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I'm runnng the H+R lowering springs because of the ride height, and I certainly don't think they're all that stiff. I did however add the TPC Racing DSC module, which improved ride quality and body control.

As far as I could make out, the TechArt springs are made by Eibach to their own spefication (hence the higher price). Both Eibach and H+R have good reputations (I've used other parts from H+R) but a friend of mine suffered from a broken Eibach spring on another car, so I decided to stay away from Eibach. Whether the internet agrees of course is another thing completely. But I'm happy.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:58 AM
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I find the ride height with Eibach springs quite pleasing, but to each their own I guess. Here is my Targa 4 before and after (no pasm).

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