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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Bilstein B8’s installed Reply with quote

I’ve just installed my B8’s on my 996.2 c2 coupe manual.

The installation was more tricky than I expected. Considering I had removed the old dampers once before when fitting new springs and coffin arms, this time around things were more tricky for some reason.
I broke one of the brass pipes on the front right calliper. Had to have an emergency trip to Porsche Brooklands to pick up a new pipe.

Anyhow, after an initial drive to get the geo done, I can report these have absolutely transformed my car.
Obviously the whole car feels tighter, corners flatter, does not feel so floaty etc. But unexpectedly it also seems to accelerate with more urgency. I guess there is less lift and dive under acceleration and breaking? Feels brilliant.

I’m also pleased that the rear of the car is slightly higher.
After having new B4’s fitted to the front, I think the original dampers on the back were sagging and making the car lower at the back. Now there is an attractive rake with the back slightly more supported.
The B8’s also seem to work well with the designtek springs. I was worried that the springs would not work well with the dampers as they are not as stiff as H&R, but they feel great.

All in all very happy so far. Thumb

Next job is the H&R anti roll bar install. I’m still waiting for them
To arrive from D911.
Also I have an induction kit on the way.

My nearly new OEM spec Bilstein B4 front dampers are now for sale if anyone needs any at a bargain price. Let me know. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff

Still need to fit mine
 
  
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