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Old 09-19-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Suspension Upgrade

I am considering a suspension upgrade to my 2000 Boxster S with 18 rims and less than 20K miles. I feel that the stock struts are a little soft on rebound and give me an uneasy feeling when the car gets un-weighted. If I upgrade to Bilstein HD struts will it improve handling without degrading the ride significantly? I have searched several of the boards without getting an answer.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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The Bilstein HD shocks are comparable to the OEM stocks. You probably would want to go with the Bilstein Sport shocks.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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As I understand, the Sport version are only used with shorter springs but have the same valving as the HD. Do you have them on your car?
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They aren't cheap but the PSS9 are a nice upgrade, I love mine
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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But as I understand it the PSS9 is a harder ride. Can you confirm.
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Sanivor, I have had them on my car but as you stated I also did have lowering springs.

I've also had the PSS9s before and they are GREAT! You can completely adjust the harshness if its not something you like. They run very smooth as well.
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what about getting the Porsche M030?

my 2000 base boxster has M030 and 18s and it handles frickin amazing. it rides rough...but handles awesome.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:19 PM   #8
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My PSS9's on their softest setting are not that much stiffer than stock plus the ride height is adjustable which makes a huge difference in appearance, and the stiffness is adjustable should you want to firm things up for some spirited driving.
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