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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Comparison of Meyle Coffin arms VS TRW made Genuine Porsche Reply with quote

So here it is, the one you have all been waiting for. I replaced my originals with Meyle arms and noted the differences.

Are those ~ 45 quid Meyle brand coffin arms as good as the TRW originals?

    - Meyle arms are 200g (15%) heavier than TRW
    - Looking at the photos you can see the extra material in them.

That's about the only real functional difference I noted. So by using Meyle arms you are somewhat negating all the effort Porsche put into reducing unsprung mass by fitting alloy arms.






 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great comparison sir! Thank you Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Coffin Arms Reply with quote

Another job on my to do list...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Coffin Arms Reply with quote

Another job on my to do list...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another difference!!!

Im not sure if it was just a bad batch, but I've just put Bilstien pss10 and lower arms (meyle) on my 996 Turbo and sent it to Precision to get set up.
Precision are saying they cannot get the correct camber, because the Meyle arms are so badly sized. They've had this before and wouldn't recommend buying them. Ive now had to shell out for genuine ones nooo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced all mine now with Meyle, I'm at least 6 months in, had hunter alignment done with no issues.
So, got all 4 done with alignment for less than £300 .... bargain,
as for the extra weight, I also fill my petrol tank up, instead of leaving it half full, so I don't really worry about the weight issue.
But, I don't use my car on a track , it's a high days & holidays car,
so really,
you pays your money & you makes your choice.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angry wrote:
Another difference!!!

Im not sure if it was just a bad batch, but I've just put Bilstien pss10 and lower arms (meyle) on my 996 Turbo and sent it to Precision to get set up.
Precision are saying they cannot get the correct camber, because the Meyle arms are so badly sized. They've had this before and wouldn't recommend buying them. Ive now had to shell out for genuine ones nooo
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Correct - don't go near them. We have already made them aware that you cannot get standard settings with these lca because of the extra size. Complete waste of money.

Edit - you can fit them on the front and get the specs to standard. You cannot do it on the rear however.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996ttalot wrote:
angry wrote:
Another difference!!!

Im not sure if it was just a bad batch, but I've just put Bilstien pss10 and lower arms (meyle) on my 996 Turbo and sent it to Precision to get set up.
Precision are saying they cannot get the correct camber, because the Meyle arms are so badly sized. They've had this before and wouldn't recommend buying them. Ive now had to shell out for genuine ones nooo
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Correct - don't go near them. We have already made them aware that you cannot get standard settings with these lca because of the extra size. Complete waste of money.

Edit - you can fit them on the front and get the specs to standard. You cannot do it on the rear however.


Ewwww

At the back are you getting too much camber rather than not enough? Surprised
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted TRW on the front(bought a year ago) £45 each and Meyle( bought year ago) £44 each on the rear

Car aligned to factory spec no problem at all.

The casting on the meyle ones i got looked very well finished comparable to TRW

Not sure if things have changed Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if the cheaper arms are made from exactly the same material ? Maybe they have been made " beefier" because they are made from inferior aluminium ??
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: Comparison of Meyle Coffin arms VS TRW made Genuine Pors Reply with quote

Bought a set of CTE for my 996t. Looks good in quality. Matt from type911 said these were the closest thing to TRW arms, since TRW don't make them anymore. They weight 1.47kg
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed I had massive problems getting the alignment correct on the rear, they were so different I had huge toe in. In the end settled for a camber compromise.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another difference - one looks nice and shiny, the other is a bit brown and dull... Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assure you the shiny ones are now dull after 1.5 winters of salty roads.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having just fitted the Meyle ones and having alignment done with no issues, I’d like to hear more on the size issue? I also lowered mine by 30mm so had the geo set to the x74 spec.

As for 25g difference in unsprung mass, I don’t think I’m astute enough to feel the difference?

I do now feel naive as I didn’t even consider that there would be a significant difference between these and OEM, but now you mention it, it seems obvious there will be some difference.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

APL911 wrote:
Having just fitted the Meyle ones and having alignment done with no issues, I’d like to hear more on the size issue? I also lowered mine by 30mm so had the geo set to the x74 spec.

As for 25g difference in unsprung mass, I don’t think I’m astute enough to feel the difference?

I do now feel naive as I didn’t even consider that there would be a significant difference between these and OEM, but now you mention it, it seems obvious there will be some difference.


No one would notice.

I think the short arms were a bad batch a couple of years back they have now fixed it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centre gravity fit meyle arms so cant be that bad, they wouldnt want to waste their time
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone tried these, they seem vert cheap!?!?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-TRACK-CONTROL-ARM-FRONT-REAR-PORSCHE-CARRERA-911-996-97-04-BOXSTER-986-96-04/381524276963?hash=item58d49e76e3:g:O~IAAOSwqfpZw-iZ
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking to get Meyle . The ATP looked total bargain and elsewhere I did read some folks happy with them . However , just stumbled across TRW pair new and bagged from ebay seller .
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
Anyone tried these, they seem vert cheap!?!?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-TRACK-CONTROL-ARM-FRONT-REAR-PORSCHE-CARRERA-911-996-97-04-BOXSTER-986-96-04/381524276963?hash=item58d49e76e3:g:O~IAAOSwqfpZw-iZ


I took a punt on a pair, I measured them up to my originals and dimensions were spot on, mine is a sunny day car with low driven miles a year so if they last a couple of years its cheap motoring. Yhey fitted fine and 2 evenings in the garage had both my fronts changed.
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