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Old 12-02-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Will Tiptronic M030 work on manual tran. ?

I know ( I think ) there is a difference in suspension components between a tip and a manual. So the question on the table will a M030 suspension off of a tip fit/work on a manual trans. car ? Any negatives in doing this ?

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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I wondered the same thing, the 986 S ROW M030 for manual is several hundred $$$ more than the tip version. At one time I thought I saw that it was spring rates due to different weights? Hopefully someone will jump in with the real answer.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #3
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Yes the tip kit will fit and in my experience works well. I had a new tip kit fitted to my 2000 S and it handles better than my 550 which has the M030 from the factory. Admittedly the 550 is on old suspension. You get a bit more rake and slightly stiffer rear springs.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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I'm busy avoiding work, so I did a quick search. Although I can't help answer your question, I found a really well made DIY video about shock/strut installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFuERvwEt-I

I vote: Yes, and agree: Spring rate.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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I haven't had any problems. I saved some dough and the slightly higher spring rate in the rear should make the car understeer less at the limit.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #6
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The parts that are different are the half shafts and the transmission mounts. Other then that suspensions parts are the same.
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When I inquired about the differences the parts guy (Suncoast Porsche) told me that the TIP rear springs are indeed different.

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