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Old 08-12-2015, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Ten Years View Post
Just seeing this now. Wow! Looks perfect. Love your car, overall.
Thanks Ten
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:24 PM
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What a perfect post - thanks so much for your diligence and documentation. You car - cars - and garage! - look fantastic.

I've just put Sport Classic wheels on my car and they look great, but exacerbate the ride high problem to the point that it is bothering me enough to deal with it.

And lucky me - I'm in ATL, so I know right where to go to get things done!
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:18 PM
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I've enjoyed the posts about lowering the 997 with the Techart Springs.
I have a 997.2 with PASM, and Sport Chassis.

My car is only 10 MM higher, than the lowered example.

Though I would prefer a lower Centre of Gravity, CG, this is close enough.
I have the wonderful DSL module from TPC Racing, and it is a big improvement in planting the car.

You mentioned that you would never track your car.
I highly suggest you reconsider, and try this activity!
Once one learns how to really drive a 911, the mere act of posturing seems ridiculous. If you have a PCA DE session available to you, you will be ecstatic after your first experience!
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stevepow View Post
What a perfect post - thanks so much for your diligence and documentation. You car - cars - and garage! - look fantastic.

I've just put Sport Classic wheels on my car and they look great, but exacerbate the ride high problem to the point that it is bothering me enough to deal with it.

And lucky me - I'm in ATL, so I know right where to go to get things done!
Thanks Steve. Your new wheels look great.
Sent you a PM.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:17 AM
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Sorry... did I miss it... what tires are you running? I see Michelin but can't make out the rest from my phone. PS2 or PSS?
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by wheeler View Post
Sorry... did I miss it... what tires are you running? I see Michelin but can't make out the rest from my phone. PS2 or PSS?
They are Michelin PSS.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by EMC2 View Post
They are Michelin PSS.
Have you tried PS2?
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wheeler View Post
Have you tried PS2?
I've not tried them on the 911. I've had PS2's on all my Panameras and do like them for that application.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by EMC2 View Post
I've not tried them on the 911. I've had PS2's on all my Panameras and do like them for that application.
Literally a night and day difference IMO. At least for street driving. PSS is one of the sketchiest tires I've ever driven. I guess there are N rated PSS in Europe, would assume stiffer side wall. But the US version I have are coming off next week and putting on used PS2 until I can find something as Planted. I went from go kart like handling to extremely vague feel, drifting all over the lane at speed. Went from feeling safe and connected over 130 to puckering my *** at 110. Lot of people trying to fix PSS issues with tons of suspension mods. If you get a chance and can get a set somehow, try them out. Lots of people love PSS that don't drive aggressively... quieter, better cold grip, etc. Had I not had both back to back I would think I was crazy! :-D
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What should I do, install myself/ let a shop handle it? Having the exact same set up minus the sway bars, I'm now considering sway bars.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ALEV8 View Post
What should I do, install myself/ let a shop handle it? Having the exact same set up minus the sway bars, I'm now considering sway bars.

If you have a lift, it is very managable for an experienced DIY'er.
I consider myself to be in this category (e.g.: I did a suspension upgrade on my Cayenne), however I don't have a lift in my garage, so I had the shop do my 911.

The issue is that you need to get inside the vehicle to remove and install the rear suspemsion and I would never do that with the vehicle on jackstands.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:35 AM
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wow ! thanks! awesome write up, i know this thread is old but just bought another 911 .. a pdk 09 C2 so wifey can drive another pcar... same without pasm...thanks for the ROW part #s
Was only here for the suspension then I see the steering wheel dangit..have to change mine too now...haha!!.. enjoy the car looks great!!!
btw i dont really care about the sport/sport plus light in the steering i can install the newer wheel with paddle in my car right? paddles will work?
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Originally Posted by EMC2 View Post
If you have a lift, it is very managable for an experienced DIY'er.
I consider myself to be in this category (e.g.: I did a suspension upgrade on my Cayenne), however I don't have a lift in my garage, so I had the shop do my 911.

The issue is that you need to get inside the vehicle to remove and install the rear suspemsion and I would never do that with the vehicle on jackstands.
Could you share the approximate parts and labor costs for completing this upgrade?

Very informative, thanks for documenting.
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