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Old 11-04-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
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Boxster Spec Suspension Streetability

Can the BSR/BSX suspension set up be easily dialed back to provide a reasonable ride quality for the street similar to the M030?

We would be talking about PSS9/PSS10 struts; tarret/gt3 roll bars and suppose gt3 front control arms.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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Sure. PSS9s on the softest setting feel like stock struts.
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Okay thanks... I thought as much. Will the same go for the roll bars?
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Sure. PSS9s on the softest setting feel like stock struts.
Sure?

With PSS9 you can only adjust the rebound, but the springs are still stiff as hell
I have a Spec Boxster suspension in my daily driver, and I'd say the ride is much harder than stock, but - well - I commute with that daily, so it's not that bad

I never bother to adjust the sway bars to soft, it's such a pain to do that so I always leave them in "track setting"
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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Yeah the dampers can clicked or adjusted to full soft remotely in the cockpit but I am concerned with the springs for street use. Does a slightly higher ride height give you better ride quality...how low are you?

Sounds like the springs mask any stiff roll bar issues. Does a roll bar setting change from track to street screw up anything else
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My car is dual purpose and pretty low... Min ride height for BSX class. Struts are set on 5 and I only change sway settings to adjust car balance for different tracks. I don't make adjustments for street/track ride comfort at all. It is more of a firm ride than stock but my car is full of compromises. Not really looking for a soft cushy ride.
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Hmmm... I guess I need to find spring rates for different options: stock S; M030; pss9

Does anybody have this at hand? This might give an idea of what I am getting into. You guys in CA have awesome roads with no freeze thaw damage
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Hmmm... I guess I need to find spring rates for different options: stock S; M030; pss9

Does anybody have this at hand? This might give an idea of what I am getting into. You guys in CA have awesome roads with no freeze thaw damage
Yep, our streets are practically paved in gold
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Actually some of the worst roads in the country.

I don't know which springs are on Chris Zang's car as I think he bought those struts used. Mine were new with factory springs and are firm but quite bearable on the street. If Chris got struts from a former BSR race car they are probably a lot stiffer springs. Every suspension setup is a compromise between comfort and performance.

If it was my car and I used it mostly on the street with occasional track days I would go USM030. Porsche sport tuned suspension with stock ride height.

For better front grip and a more track oriented car- ROW M030

For competition- PSS9s lowered, corner balanced, and adjustable sways.
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Thanks I was leaning towards the ROW M030 with front GT3 control arms but I have trackies and racers telling to go with a Blistein Kit.

The car is primarily driven on the street and track weekends once a month average. I am on the stock S suspension now; it is getting scary. The front end really rolls and is imprecise; front tires are getting baked.

Also I wanted to ensure I get a set up that could take a more powerful engine
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I am not sure you need he very expensive GT3 control arms
Look in the classifieds there are camber plates for sale, they do essentially the same
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I can verify that Topless' car rides just as smooth as my stock suspension yet handles on the track like a race car. Would be very easy to live with this suspension on a daily driver. Very amazing and now I understand why its so expensive.
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Okay... Thanks. It may be that the stock pss9 spring rates are lower than what most spec racers have in them

If there is little difference from the stock S spring rate or feel then this maybe the way to go
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I have PSS-9's on my vehicle, albeit a custom set with much stiffer spring rates than usual . Still, when I dial them back for street performance, they're just as smooth and comfortable as the oem suspension . Or, maybe a better way of putting it, is that they are no more stiffer than the oem suspension .
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