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Old 10-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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Best Strut

Hey, im looking to buy a strut for the front of my boxster,

which brand to you recommend?

thanks

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:28 AM   #2
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Strut brace??

I have a Racing Dynamics. Very nice. A little pricey, but, easy to install.

Check-out www.********************************************************************.com
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Here is a link:

http://www.********************************************************************.com/product_p/rd-996.99.00.010.htm
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:08 PM   #4
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I just bought the Bilstein Heavy Duty struts that are factory replacement for my 97 2.5 and they're great. No adjustment opportunity though.

If I were to do it over again, I'd go with coilovers of some sort that were adjustable. They're double the price of factory replacement parts, but the labor to install them is the same. It's a great time to upgrade.

However, one must do all four instead of just the fronts or backs.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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I am assuming you mean strut braces. I bought front and rear from Schnell. You can get both front and rear on Ebay for less than $220. They are of average quality but they seem to be doing the job. Installation was not difficult.
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Steve, just how much difference does having both on the car make?

Is it more stable? Less squeaky or creaky? Can you make a turn at higher speeds?

I'm thinking of buying both and installing them one weekend.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:43 PM   #7
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I put them on at the same time so could not really evalute them individually. The value is less tangible than sound or horsepower. The car just feels different. Not like a different car but makes what is already there better. By better I mean that the body felt tighter and more cohesive. My car didn't really rattle or squeak but if it did this would probably help as there is slightly less vibration. These are very subtle changes but they are positive. For the money I didn't think that I could go wrong. As I mentioned installation was about 15 minutes in the front and 30 minutes in the back. I broke a clip in the back that holds the flap under the top. This is because the rear strut will interfere with its normal placement. The other clip was able to bend enough that it holds the flap down just fine. Ideally, you might reposition the clips. As far as turning at a higher speed, I don't know. You may have a little more confidence to go in faster. Either way my car turns about as fast as this driver can push it. A better driver could get more out of it I'm sure.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #8
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Randall:

Most of the searches I turned up said the rear brace is not important. Maybe search the Boxster Racing Board and Renntech.org, you'll find them. My wife bought me both for Xmas last year. I put the front on and there was a HUGE difference. Corners much tighter and faster. About a week later I put on the rear and I couldn't notice a difference at all. I have the Schnell's and the front went on in about 15 minutes. The rear was a mutha though. I would advise that you just go with the front and send the money you would have spent on the rear to www.iwantaNEWERporsche.com

You will notice a decrease in the usual moan and groans.

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Steve, just how much difference does having both on the car make?

Is it more stable? Less squeaky or creaky? Can you make a turn at higher speeds?

I'm thinking of buying both and installing them one weekend.
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Randall how much did you pay to install the struts?
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:46 AM   #10
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Dergeist, that's great advice. Thanks. I'll just buy the front one.

Juan, Hans (my mechanic) charged me 3 hours labor or about $300 to install my rear struts. Fronts might be more or less. I don't know.

Dergeist, what was the brand of your adjustable strut system again?

Never mind! I see you have KSport in your sig line.
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