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996lee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've got a black aero kitted car with m030 suspension and the same wheels as you and posted before and after pics when fitting 15mm spacers all round so hopefully the pics will give you a better idea of how it would look

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=96145&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=40

hope that helps buddy Thumb
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks lee. I’ll get a look through it tonight. Just freezing my bits off at work here atm Surprised
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crash7
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run 7mm spacers up front with 8" wheels ET52 on 235 rubber. - At rear 12mm on 10" ET65 on 285 rubber.

The amount of camber that your running and the brand of tyre will have an effect on how it looks. - Yoko AD08R for example has a very square profile, almost 90 degree from side wall to tread, while Cup2's are far more rounded from side wall to tread.

my spacers are H&R hub-Centric.

In regards to longer bolts, I run Rennline Studs, which I find excellent and make removing and refitting wheels significantly easier.

http://www.rennline.com/Competition-Wheel-Stud-Conversion-Kit/productinfo/LS06/

Ride height is the GT3 -3mm which may be to low for you, but I get no real issues, the odd scrape on the front splitter, but I run a Cup splitter so its a little lower than an aero/GT3 item.
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Studs look like a great job. Didn’t look at off set but my front wheels are 7.5 with a 235. Rears are 285/30. Not sure on rim width but the tyres are p zero’s and sit way over the rim edge. Fairly well settled on 7mm front and 15mm rear spacers.
Haven’t got round to getting them yet as I’m doin other small bits.
 
  
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crash7
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

235 are a little wide for 7.5" 225 would be better suited.

Check the width on your rears, the Sport Design rears come in 9" most commonly fitted to Boxsters and 10" fitted to 996. (They look identical)

If you have 9" 285 is to wide, 265 would be better suited, 285 works well on 10"

The above may help explain why the tyres sit way over the rim edge, however it could also be tyre design/shape.
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m considering a set of panamera wheels like coulstars. They seem to look bigger and less cluttered so might suit my colour better. They’re not too hard on the pocket but can be sold again if needs be. I can sort narrower tyres if that happens. Might have to sell my carbon steering wheel to pay for a few bits Surprised
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got the springs and spacers into the car. Had a few issues along the way. I had 1 broken stud in the rear which was very easy to deal with but first a bigger issue. Some idiot had over tightened the wheel nuts, I’m assuming the broke the rear 1 putting it on. I broke the lock nut, welded it and broke it again. Then I broke the breaker bar on the normal studs. To say I was pissed off was an understatement.
Bought a lock nut removal kit and new breaker bar. Job done.
The rest was handy enough.

I’ll be out for a good run today to get the full feel but it looks good.
 



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sits perfect height , once you have been out in it , you will forget all the pain and agro in doing the job thumbsup
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s amazing the difference if makes. I also modified the rear arb so I’ll get a feel for it all today. Going to some photo shoot for a new detailers near my home place. 30 miles each way of varied B roads that I know like the back of my hand Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks spot on.
Aiming for the same with mine, hopefully soon.
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Yeah it looks about perfect but I’m definitely getting a little rub on the front splash guards at full lock. Not too worried though
 



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m030 springs have green and white dabs.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RaanuEGHWuwC&pg=PA644&lpg=PA644

all 996 came with bilstein made shocks, but only porsche markings on the oe ones.

sounds like yours had new front shocks sometime if they are marked with the bilstein part number.
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can’t remember what colours they were now but they’re sitting in the garage and I can check easily enough.
I’ve always thought the suspension was very hard so I’d assume it’s definitely m030. Can’t imagine a standard car would be so stiff. And really would be surprised if a gt3 was much harder, sure it’d work 10 times better but a factory car couldn’t be too hard or it wouldn’t sell.

The spax springs are a lot softer to fit, more coils but definitely easier to compress. Not really sure on the difference on the road but I had the kids with me yesterday so there were no heroics.

As I said I have made my rear arb adjustable but they are worn at the bush area so I’ll have to address that and I’ll also need adjustable toe arms.
After that I’ll just start to rebush it, front first. Not sure how I’ll do this, I’d like to go polybush but the idea of just bolting in new meyle parts is very appealing.

As always, I’m open to any advice
 
  
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asterix_the_gaul
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you had a 4 wheel alignment done?
The spax springs look to give a decent drop and not too much at the rear so hopefully you'll avoid the negative camber issues many of us experienced with eibach/h&r springs.. let us know as it would be good to have forum experience of a different spring setup...
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wheel alignment done. I was going to wait until I changed the bushes through the front and rear suspension. You may be right on the ride height at the rear. I might see if I can get an alignment done before I splash out on adjustable toe arms
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks spot on.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
That looks spot on.


Thanks. I’ve very happy with the look though I’m definitely getting a little rub on the front arch liners
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got round to doing the engine mounts and had the car out for a blast today. Feels good. A very cheap and worth while mod
 
  
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