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pogo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: What shock absorbers Reply with quote

Hi.
I am having real trouble identifying what front shock absorbers I need to buy for my 996 C2 1999. There are 2 types of Bilstein B4's. 22-113337 which I think I have found is for the M030 sport suspension, and also 22-147448.
Is there a way of finding out if I have the M030 sport suspension or not? Suprisingly, a leading supplier can't help with my chassis number and type, and just refers me to Bilstein where I still have to choose which type I want.
Can anyone answer what the implications are if I fit the 'wrong' shock absorbers (which look identical, so should physically fit)? Would it just be a case of having a firmer or softer ride?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it code X74 on the options sticker? or is that a different set up?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Shock absorbers Reply with quote

Hi.
The car is with a garage, so I will ask him to look. Can you tell me where the options sticker can be found?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticker on the underside of the bonnet or in the front of the car manual if you have that at home.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Shock absorbers Reply with quote

Thank you. Its all with the car, so Ill get the mechanic to look tomorrow, and see if there are any codes.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911munKy wrote:
Sticker on the underside of the bonnet or in the front of the car manual if you have that at home.


posted in error, sorry
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got X74 suspension you'll know about it, the car sits noticeably lower - a 30mm drop (GT3 ride height approx) whereas M030/standard chassis is only a 10mm difference.

The X74 dampers are also bright yellow! Cool

If I had standard Carrera suspension or M030 that was tired I'd probably just buy a complete kit new from Porsche - I think you can get all brand new dampers/springs/bump stops/ARBs etc front and rear for under £1k - has to be better value than buying bits like dampers on their own thumbsup

Replace the whole lot brand new with new top mounts etc and an alignment afterwards and you've not got to worry again for ages Smile

How much were you getting quoted just for the front dampers alone out of interest?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The code is also in the front of the Service Book.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember to check prices on the continent, cheaper for Bilstein:

http://www.carnewal.com/Suspension#P96
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The difficulty is if someone fitted m030 aftermarket.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the coloured blobs on your springs.

I can't remember the colours for m030 / standard / cab but they will be on the internet somewhere.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: shock absorbers Reply with quote

Hi.
I got my car back today, and very pleased with the results. The front wheel It is so much nicer to drive now, less jittery, better ride.
I will post my next problems now, and try and tackle them.
Thanks all that offered advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know anywhere that has the m030 kit available still? My OPC can't get me one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.carnewal.com/products/P96/p96007/Row-M030-Sport-Suspension-Package
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gc99634 wrote:
Anyone know anywhere that has the m030 kit available still? My OPC can't get me one.

I know there are none in Porsche stock anywhere for a 3.4 C2.

I fitted a 3.6 kit to my mine, different part number but same kit,
I think it was £885 inc VAT back in October + you get extra 5% off with PCGB membership. Obviously no postage if you collect as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911munKy wrote:
gc99634 wrote:
Anyone know anywhere that has the m030 kit available still? My OPC can't get me one.

I know there are none in Porsche stock anywhere for a 3.4 C2.

I fitted a 3.6 kit to my mine, different part number but same kit,
I think it was £885 inc VAT back in October + you get extra 5% off with PCGB membership. Obviously no postage if you collect as well.


Thanks for that much appreciated. Will give my OPC a call. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911Munky do you mind telling me which OPC you used as my local one (Newcastle) are not being helpful. Any details of the part number would help. Thanks
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

0044.500.23 - 996 C2 manual coupe M030 kit for an 02/04 model, you will need to find out the code for other models as C4, convertible etc are different.

£886.07 at Porsche Tonbridge.
It normally comes with a 2 year warranty but they said that would be invalid if I fitted it to the earlier car as it was for a different model, it fits perfectly though and there is only a 50kg difference in weight between models (earlier is lighter) so less than between a full/empty fuel tank!
Gert @ Carnewal has sold loads of later kits for early 996 over the years without problem he says.
It won't drop the suspension much but that makes it practical in the real world although I'd does seem to have settled a little lower over a few months use.

The suspension is now firm yet more compliant, sporty yet great for the road, I combined the installation with a suspension refresh, also worth doing the 993 RS engine mount mod £150 as it really tightens up the car/engine oscillation feeling on long sweeping fast corners.

If they still won't supply the parts just get a reg from a later model car of the same spec as yours and give them that, they will then provide the part number & order the kit.

Good luck.
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