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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Just for laughs

So I concluded that my suspension is worn out after 82k miles and I looked into different options. I found a ROW M030 at Suncoast for less than $1,100 and I know it would cost me locally around another $1k to get it installed.
But I also had this coupon for 20% off on parts and 10% off on labor from Stevens Creek Porsche, so I figured I could at least ask.
- drumroll - and the quote (with the discount already factored in) is: $5.5k (ROFL)

BTW: I settled on (slightly used) PSS9 with GT3 lower control arms
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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Chris, you will like the PSS9s and the GT3 arms let you dial in your camber very easily.
That is the basic setup on the front of the Spec Boxs and it works great.
That coupled with your Tarret bars, you will really like the improved handling and your ability to dial it in for your driving techniques and different tracks.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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Dealer coupons are a joke. A while back I got a coupon from Fremont Porsche for a $99 oil change. My car was due for its first service (1 yr, oil change and inspection. Car only had 4K miles on it) so I presented the coupon to the desk... sorry sir this is not for the 1 year service. But, I said, its just an oil change and inspection at 1 year. Well sir, we could have just done the oil change for the $99 but then we would have to void your warranty as you would not have completed the required services. Ok, so how much is the 1 year service. $450... which they billed me. Will never buy a car or service any car at that dealer again. Hope they felt that the $350- rip off was worth it.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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So will you keep your Eibach springs with the PSS9?
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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completely different type springs...PSS9s have a smaller diameter and length....
Eibachs are designed for stock struts and spring perches.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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...of course. Coilovers. I was just wondering what Chris was going to do with his lowered springs.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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the Eibachs will be for sale as soon as the PSS9 are on
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #8
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and I don't think the springs from a 986 will work on a 987
even if they did, the spring rates would be wrong.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #9
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Chris, you will like the PSS9s and the GT3 arms let you dial in your camber very easily.
That is the basic setup on the front of the Spec Boxs and it works great.
That coupled with your Tarret bars, you will really like the improved handling and your ability to dial it in for your driving techniques and different tracks.
Well that is certainly what I am hoping for
My goal is to basically be able to get Spec Boxster lap times in my daily driver
So far my best lap time in L-S is 1:49 and in THill is 2:07, I hope I can do these lap times consistently, Well we'll see this track season....
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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #10
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When we did the first runs on BillP's spec box the week after we finished the build, all suspension was set at mid settings. With two of us on board I was doing 1:46s...I can safely say I could get the car into the 1:42-43s now with the proper adjustments.
Chased a Norcal hotshoe spec Miata around for a few laps and then pushed him so hard he went off between 9 and 10.....I mean way off Spec Boxsters are a ton of fun...If I were to ever build another track car it would be a BoxS with all the Spec Box suspension and a little bit of weight loss...that would be fun.
Also drove a completely stock CaymanS with Sport Chrono plus a couple years ago at Laguna...Sub 1:50s. Amazing what the push of a couple of buttons on the dash and 300hp can do.
With your 250 HP and a bit more weight, I would think that your goals are doable.
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