Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2019, 05:16 PM   #1
1999 base
 
Meir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Coral Springs FL
Posts: 1,579
Garage
basic suspension question

Hello guys.
in the middle of installing coilovers on my 996, and while in there, refreshing the front suspension (as in replacing any component with bushing on it).
i need someone to refresh my memory.
i remember that i need to tighten to final torque when the vehicle is seating on its weight.
i know i need 4 for sure. cant remember if 7 and 11 as well.
thanks in advance.
Meir.

Meir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,244
The most important is #4/5 but I had always torqued down the 7/11 with the suspension loaded as well just to be sure..
Gilles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
1999 base
 
Meir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Coral Springs FL
Posts: 1,579
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
The most important is #4/5 but I had always torqued down the 7/11 with the suspension loaded as well just to be sure..
Thanks Gilles.
Meir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 03:26 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: PA
Posts: 395
What Gilles said regarding 4/5.

If it gives you peace of mind, it won't do any harm to pre-load 7 & 11, but it won't help either. Given the nature of the joints and how they pivot, pre-loading makes absolutely no difference.
piper6909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 04:47 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Tailwind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Pomona, CA
Posts: 127
Garage
I left the front underbody liner off so my alignment guy could torque it on the rack.
__________________
'99 986 Base
2010 Golf TDI
'74 914 2.0
'56 356A
Tailwind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 AM   #6
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,886
I torque 4/5 and 11 with the suspension loaded, but not 7, since that is a ball joint and can freely articulate.

Last edited by steved0x; 09-11-2019 at 06:57 PM.
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 09:58 AM   #7
1999 base
 
Meir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Coral Springs FL
Posts: 1,579
Garage
thank you guys for all the feedback.
Meir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 09:59 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: PA
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by steved0x View Post
...I torque 4/5 and 11...
I'm guessing you meant 7 there, not 11. 7 is a ball joint too.
piper6909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 06:57 PM   #9
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by piper6909 View Post
I'm guessing you meant 7 there, not 11. 7 is a ball joint too.
Yes typo :-) fixed, thank you.
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 06:59 PM   #10
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,886
The Porsche manuals (at least the old eBay ones) and Bentley only say 4/5 but some aftermarket arms also say 11 so I have been doing both ...
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page