After some debate regarding whether to order the ROW M030 kit vs. PSS9, I ordered the M030 for my '02 boxster base. I decided that I might get 1-2 autoX a year, if lucky, as I've got little to no time of late; most of my driving is on the street. I'm also breaking tradition by having someone else work on the box by installing the kit. a couple of weeks ago, I installed tarett's endlinks. I noticed some tightening up of the suspension, but not much. then again, I'm on a very tired suspension (91k). I'll try and post up impressions once I get the kit installed.
Probably a wise choice. Coilovers are nice, but they really need to be setup properly for ride height, corner balance if you like, alignment, etc. That can be a real pain. I'm betting the RoW M030 will give you a VERY nice improvement over a tired, old suspension.
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I will definitely try and post some before and after pix. However, i suspect it won't be all that dramatic as the ROW is a pretty conservative drop, i.e. 20 mm front and 10 mm, iirc. the streets here in atlanta aren't the best and I've got a ridiculously steep driveway!
coilovers are definitely a nice upgrade, but somewhat overkill for me at this point (and pricey). as a practical matter, it's really hard to beat the kit i got (from suncoast) in terms of what you get for the price, i.e. new springs, new struts, and new sways for $1088.00; I also got new front strut mounts since I think one of them is going bad (around $45 for the pair).
You'll be happy with the end result. It's a drastic change from the stock setup but handles like a dream. Damn near cut off 10 seconds on my autox times, when compared to the best time of the day. The only other pieces we also did was Pedro's technobar, wevo tranny mounts, and gt3 control arms. We chose not to do the sway bars, leaving a stock rear and putting an S bar on the front (to offset the handling characteristics of the added weight of the tiptronic in the rear).
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+1 on the ROW M030 suspension. A great value for a factory tuned sport suspension package. Just add fat sticky tires, dial in the alignment, add in a little driving skill and you will turn some fast laps.
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my understanding is that the ROW M030 kit does use the bilstein sports, which are shorter in length than the bilstein HDs (and firmer) to accommodate the shorter ROW springs (someone correct me if I'm wrong). don't know the part #, but here's the link to the kit I ordered from Suncoast:
Can somebody post pics installed?? just want to sit how it sits. I know thats not the reason for this product, just curious if .75 inch up front and .40 inch out back is noticeable and if it looks level. Thanks