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Suspension advice heeded

Maxy M

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Had the Bilsteins and H&R springs (plus one of Gert's front protection bars) fitted at Tognola on Thursday, along with new wishbones and front top-mounts plus full alignment etc (to RS settings).

Car feels really different. Well it would because the dampers and wisbones were knackered. But the car now sits a bit lower, the steering is much sharper with ferer vibrations at high speed and the ride much more controlled. It's also distinctly firmer. Only downside is a more 'granular' ride on 'rough' surfaces, like granite chippings on tar.

But overall I'm really pleased.

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And another.

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Oh, note also the repainted front PU (suicidal pheasnt, 70 mph), and ditto sills (stone chips) and new rear wheelarch foils.

Pics taken after 140-mile return trip to the chilly Cotswolds.


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its pictures like this that gives me feelings of regret over selling my 993.

Daz.

C4S


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Maxy, are you running slicks on the back or is it a trick of the light?

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Seagull on 18 December 2005

Maxy, are you running slicks on the back or is it a trick of the light?
LOL! It's a trick of the light - or the relatively low-res of the image. But they are getting a bit low on tread. I'm keeping an eye on them. (Since I've just spent half a fortune on the car recently, the Boss woudn't be too pleased about a tyre bill soon...)

Daz, I gather you're starring in 911&PW this month (or is it next month...? :? ). Since you had a 993 at the time, when did you write that letter???!!!


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it's SOOOO clean (or is that too clean ?)

good work fella, did Pete T actually do the work ?

give it a few thousand miles and it would be interesting for all us Bilstein HD owners to compare notes...


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That's SOOOO clean (!) - and Zymoled, of course.

Dunno for sure who did the work but I suspect it wasn't PT. No odd clonks yet... :wink:

Sundeep, have you got your suspension sorted mow?


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Previous poster said:


GGRRRRRR :evil:


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Sundeep, have you got your suspension sorted mow?
which will mean an end to my days at AmD...

which still accounts (one hopes) for the bumpy ride on motorways, although a lot better on track days !

which front splitters are those as they look like the proper front downforce ones ! and nice to see you also have the front protection bar !


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They're the kosher RS splitters - again from Gert. I did wonder whether I should have gone for the 'ordinary' aerokit ones, but it all looks rather fine now, IMHO :D
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FPB has already been effective... So rather pleased I went for it!


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good work, but based on the 1st pic, is your car under offer ?

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LOL!

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May I enquire how many Maxy £'s the suspension work cost as that would be my next move if I have anything else done? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to share the costs with the world and Mrs Maxy!

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Richard, no problem. The fitting plus full alignment - inc kine toe and corner weighting - was £400 plus VAT. In the event it cost £450 plus VAT cos of some corroded brake pipes that had to be cut off and replaced. The HDs and H&Rs came from Gert (approx £670 plus 20% Begian VAT - ouch) and the wishbones and top mounts were the standard bits - going rate is approx £320 for the bones and £210 for the top mounts.

The last two needed replacing anyway, along with the dampers, so it was a sensible time to spend a bit more dosh on the springs. Overall the deal was, I thought, good value, although I could have spent more, on RS wishbones, thicker AR bars - or even a 'bigger' package from Gert...


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