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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:20 PM   #1
Clayton in Walnut Creek
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WHO has 18" RIMS and ROW 030?

How is the ride?

Dan you have it don't you? I was scared off of getting "sports suspention" AND 18" RIMS - told it would be a "rough ride"....

I'm a freeway drive, occassional ride out to hiway one for some abalone diving and occassional drives up to Tahoe. Love the twisties, love high speeed. Want high performance but don't want a truck ride.

Should I stay w/ my 18" RIMS and standard suspension, or will I be happy w/ ROW 030 and 18" RIMS? HMMM Opinions please.
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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:26 PM   #2
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I do!

I really thought that the ride would suffer, it hasn't. I am not sure what all the fuss is about to be honest.

If you'd like to know first hand, perhaps we can setup a time to go for a drive.

RobynC


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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:29 PM   #3
Clayton in Walnut Creek
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Well, I'm on day 48 of no job...how about you? *NM*

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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:34 PM   #4
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Day 61 .... *NM*

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Old June 18th, 2002, 09:55 PM   #5
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Day 353

And the last 30 days were at minimum wage. It was great going to lunch with my coworkers and seeing the sign at In N Out offering to hire at $9.75!
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Old June 19th, 2002, 07:01 AM   #6
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I do too... (long)

and it depends on why you'd want the 030 suspension. If your primary concern is the ride quality and you're not worried about handling (and you're very happy with the car's suspension without it), then why get it.

On the other hand, if you'd like to get the car to corner flatter and not dive as much on hard braking then the 030 suspension is for you.

Question: have you driven a car with 030 suspension? I drove a loaner Boxster to Vegas and back and I HATED the base (non-030) suspension. I noticed a significant difference (felt like two different cars) and I didn't enjoy the cornering as the speed increased.

I always felt that I was buying a Porsche Boxster S for the performance and if the factory offered a "sport suspension" then I wanted it. I'm VERY happy I have the 030 suspension and I highly recommend it if you have any concerns about how your car handles and acts on hard braking now. I think the key is, have you driven a Boxster with 030? If not, you owe it to yourself to try it.
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Old June 19th, 2002, 07:14 PM   #7
Scott Fisher (Redwood Shores)
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Me Three!

I would have to say the ride is "firm", but not rough. If you drive your car daily and for long periods, it might get tiring...but you may also prefer it as well. The standard suspension was more supple, and isolated you from the road more. Its all a matter of preference. If you are over on the peninsula or at the next babbler meeting I would be happy to let you drive my car for comparison. Check the archives...I reported a long thread on my upgrade. I would do it all over again and I think it is the best mod for the bucks.....until the 3.6 goes in
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Old June 19th, 2002, 07:23 PM   #8
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Ya when's the 3.6 goin' in? *NM*

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Old June 19th, 2002, 07:42 PM   #9
Scott Fisher (Redwood Shores)
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If I hit the Lotto.....next week

If I dont get engaged, next year! If I DO get married...probably never or so I'm told! Decisions, decisions
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Old June 19th, 2002, 11:14 PM   #10
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Day 201 for me *NM*

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