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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: 996 c2 suspension query Reply with quote

Is it possible to rebuild the standard shocks on a 996.1 c2?
Don’t think I need anything yet but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.
What are the standard units? Boge?
Can any other ‘inserts’ be used? The likes of bilsteins?

More interested to know than actually needing anything
 
  
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Jamesx19
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are Bilstein B4 equivalent. The front are twin tube and not rebuildable but rears are mono tube and are. This is what I was told by Bilstein when I asked.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s good to know. I’m guessing no one really bothers with this and just go for new units.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Price up an MO30 kit from Porsche which in my view, point for pound, is the best value suspension refresh for a 996.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t really need it. Just more interested in options. I was told my car had m030 but I think it sits quite high. I do find it fairly stiff though
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
Don’t really need it. Just more interested in options. I was told my car had m030 but I think it sits quite high. I do find it fairly stiff though


You need to check that out as mine is not particularly harsh and sits nice on MO30
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think mine sits higher than yours. Might not be overly harsh but I’d expected a bit smoother tbh
 



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M030 is only a 10mm drop. I think 4Ss have it as standard and it’s firm but not harsh.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any identifiable markings on the m030 shocks?
 
  
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asterix_the_gaul
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OE springs have different coloured dots of paint to identify, if still visible, at this stage maybe not. the shocks are only identifiable by part number if still visible, may not accessible while on the car you can only Jack it up and look I guess. Check the PET for the numbers etc.
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