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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Lowering 997 Reply with quote

I would like to lower my 997.1 3.8s can anyone offer any advice, I am only doing this from a visual thing.
I want a similar stance to a GT3 not dragging on the floor !
What brands are best suited for road use ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lowered 997.2 C2S on H&S -20mm springs, when I had suspension tweaked by Centre Gravity they did a full set of ride height measurements and said it was now identical ride height to 997.2 GT3.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lowered mine with techart springs 20mm, very pleased as it doesn't sit right up in the arch but just gets rid of the arch gap. they are made by eibach but to a different spec and only drop 20mm whereas some brands drop 25/30mm and I have had them 2years and the car has not continued to drop as happens with some brands. , you will need a geo done and look at spacers to complete the visual . if you have a standard front bumper you will only very rarely scrap, if you have an aerokit or anything with a lip you will scrape often and the lip will become an annual change job £180 but worth it to get the look right. Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im thinking of lowering mine, anyone know how many hours labour this would take ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I lowered mine with techart springs 20mm, very pleased as it doesn't sit right up in the arch but just gets rid of the arch gap. they are made by eibach but to a different spec and only drop 20mm whereas some brands drop 25/30mm and I have had them 2years and the car has not continued to drop as happens with some brands. , you will need a geo done and look at spacers to complete the visual . if you have a standard front bumper you will only very rarely scrap, if you have an aerokit or anything with a lip you will scrape often and the lip will become an annual change job £180 but worth it to get the look right. Thumb Grin


Good point about some springs continuing to drop as the years pass. Nobody has mentioned anything about about the H+R's doing this so presumably they maintain their height after settling too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

antonio wrote:
Im thinking of lowering mine, anyone know how many hours labour this would take ?


I had brookspeed do my in Eastleigh, Hampshire and all in cost I think was about £580, springs and labour...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crlincoln wrote:
antonio wrote:
Im thinking of lowering mine, anyone know how many hours labour this would take ?


I had brookspeed do my in Eastleigh, Hampshire and all in cost I think was about £580, springs and labour...


Thanks, that doesnt sound too bad.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crlincoln wrote:
antonio wrote:
Im thinking of lowering mine, anyone know how many hours labour this would take ?


I had brookspeed do my in Eastleigh, Hampshire and all in cost I think was about £580, springs and labour...


Brookspeed did mine also I supplied the techart springs they fitted them, they know there stuff and won't rip you off. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basildon993 wrote:
I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.


Same. I lowered mine on H&R -20mm. been on 10k miles. Looks good, drives well no issues at all. Springs still look like new, no wear.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M9JOC wrote:
basildon993 wrote:
I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.


Same. I lowered mine on H&R -20mm. been on 10k miles. Looks good, drives well no issues at all. Springs still look like new, no wear.


Same here; H&R -20mm springs, plus 15mm spacers front and 20mm spacers rear. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeathStar wrote:
M9JOC wrote:
basildon993 wrote:
I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.


Same. I lowered mine on H&R -20mm. been on 10k miles. Looks good, drives well no issues at all. Springs still look like new, no wear.


Same here; H&R -20mm springs, plus 15mm spacers front and 20mm spacers rear. Thumb



Mmm, I was thinking of going for the 'standard' 7mm front / 15 mm rear? Will have to see what the car looks like when I get it back from lowering.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basildon993 wrote:
DeathStar wrote:
M9JOC wrote:
basildon993 wrote:
I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.


Same. I lowered mine on H&R -20mm. been on 10k miles. Looks good, drives well no issues at all. Springs still look like new, no wear.


Same here; H&R -20mm springs, plus 15mm spacers front and 20mm spacers rear. Thumb



Mmm, I was thinking of going for the 'standard' 7mm front / 15 mm rear? Will have to see what the car looks like when I get it back from lowering.


I had 7mm F and 15mm R at first - but as others have said on here; the 7mm spacers just don't bring the wheel out enough (I'm on standard 997.1 turbo wheels), plus they're not hubcentric - so I took the 15mm's off the rear and put them on the front, then put some 20mm's on the rear - looks spot on now Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeathStar wrote:
basildon993 wrote:
DeathStar wrote:
M9JOC wrote:
basildon993 wrote:
I'm having my Turbo lowered next week! Have gone for H&R -20mm springs which seem to be a popular choice. Will take before and after pics and post on here. I have also gone for a fast road geo at the same time. Once the car is lowered I will then consider if spacers are needed.


Same. I lowered mine on H&R -20mm. been on 10k miles. Looks good, drives well no issues at all. Springs still look like new, no wear.


Same here; H&R -20mm springs, plus 15mm spacers front and 20mm spacers rear. Thumb



Mmm, I was thinking of going for the 'standard' 7mm front / 15 mm rear? Will have to see what the car looks like when I get it back from lowering.


I had 7mm F and 15mm R at first - but as others have said on here; the 7mm spacers just don't bring the wheel out enough (I'm on standard 997.1 turbo wheels), plus they're not hubcentric - so I took the 15mm's off the rear and put them on the front, then put some 20mm's on the rear - looks spot on now Thumb


I'm running standard wheels to. Decisions, decisions. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Lowering Reply with quote

Thanks guys for all the advice, as soon as my car is back from the dreaded bore score hospital I will be onto springs, spacers and geo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car is in today for lowering and fast road geo. Can't wait to see it! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basildon993 wrote:
My car is in today for lowering and fast road geo. Can't wait to see it! thumbsup


pics asap please Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Consider also Eibach Pro Kit springs. I have them on my 997 Carrera S. Lower than standard, but not exactly grass-cutter low. Reduced body-roll upon turn-in is a major improvement.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardKS wrote:
Consider also Eibach Pro Kit springs. I have them on my 997 Carrera S. Lower than standard, but not exactly grass-cutter low. Reduced body-roll upon turn-in is a major improvement.


I am watching a listing on ebay for these, seller is from Germany and they are a bit cheaper.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

antonio wrote:
RichardKS wrote:
Consider also Eibach Pro Kit springs. I have them on my 997 Carrera S. Lower than standard, but not exactly grass-cutter low. Reduced body-roll upon turn-in is a major improvement.


I am watching a listing on ebay for these, seller is from Germany and they are a bit cheaper.


I'm lowered and Spaced with what is now Eibachs. I had H&R's put on the car first and with the aerokit it was just to low and I scraped on every speed hump.

The Eibachs are just a nats c@ck ( just under 5mm higher) and it made a difference !!

 
  
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