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sim996
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Spring ID, 996 Turbo Reply with quote

I've taken the coil springs off my 996 turbo, they seem to be shorter than the HR springs I'm fitting. Shocks look standard and are longer than the B8s I'm putting on.

Anyone know if these are shortened springs?




 
  
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Mac996t
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look like std springs to me, mine have coloured dots like that.

Also in the past I’ve fitted lowered springs which were taller when not compressed like those in the pic. It wasn’t a Porsche but they did lower the car.

They look like progressive springs to me. How they work is they’ve got more coils than std which keep the ride supple in gentle driving but some of the coils are close together and as soon as you load them up eg by braking or cornering the close coils go coil bound and then you have less coils than than std which has the effect of making the spring a higher rate. It also has the effect of keeping the springs tight against their seats when the suspension is fully drooped eg when you jack the car up or go over a hump back bridge

Springs work the opposite way to how I thought. Less coils actually gives a higher spring rate!

Have you fitted them yet, did they lower the car?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint spots indicate standard coupe springs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got one side fitted and as far as I can tell, the ride height is exactly the same. They look standard from what I can find out, so they'll go in the bin. I've fitted B8s with the new H&R springs.
 
  
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