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Old 11-15-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Gemballa 986 Lowering Springs

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Old 11-24-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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I've had some tire kickers, but still for sale... price drop to $300 shipped.

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:00 AM   #3
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Kirk,
What's involved in replacing the springs? I've got a spring compressor but I've never actually done spring work. What other parts would you need to replace the springs?

-Steve

ps can you PM me and tell me what you finally did with your front speakers. I saw the link "Kirks Ride" where you replaced the front speakers with Polks. What model did you get and how did you end up fitting the tweeter?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:57 AM   #4
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Kirk,
What's involved in replacing the springs? I've got a spring compressor but I've never actually done spring work. What other parts would you need to replace the springs?

-Steve

Basically you have to remove the front and rear shocks, compress the springs, take off the spring hats, replace the springs, replace the spring hats, replace the shocks.

Some folks use a special tool to break the ball joint at the bottom of the hub and remove the whole front hub to get the shocks out. Why they do this is beyond me as there is a MUCH simpler way to do it. The front shock removal is actually pretty easy and I can provide you with a link to the easy instructions that are on Renntech.

The rears are a little more difficult, but again there's a short cut way to do this. It involves taking out the camber bolt, so you'll screw up your camber setting unless you mark it. But that's really a non-issue as the car will need to be aligned after the spring change any way. Again there are instructions on how to do this on-line.

So long story short, the only special tools you need are a spring compressor and 7 mm allen wrench (not a common size). The allen wrench is for holding the shock shaft while you remove and reinstall the spring hat. I found a 7 mm at my local auto parts store, but it was not in my standard allen wrench set. You don't need other special tools than this if you simply take some of the short cuts which actually make the job MUCH easier any way.

Now if you're asking about parts and not just specialized tools, well with the Gemballa springs you don't need anything more. The Gemballa springs are sized such that they're just a drop-in replacement for the stock springs. You still use the stock OEM mounting hardware, bump stops, spring hats, etc.

I'll PM you about the speakers.

Kirk

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2003 911 Carrera 4S - TechArt body kit, TechArt coilovers, HRE wheels
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1975 911S Targa - undergoing a full restoration and engine rebuild
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