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Old 03-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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ROW M030 springs on std shockabs.

I know that it is normally not a good idea in the long run to own a Porsche with limited budget for service and upgrading. But now I am tempted to buy a set of M030 springs to my std suspension. Will this be an improvement?, of course not the full ROW M030 experience but maybe 50% of the handling improvement at 10% of the price.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Springs don't wear out but struts definitely do. Whether you need new ones depends on the age/mileage and duty life of the car. I would guess springs alone would bring little if any benefit unless you were also able to lower the nose and get more negative camber. If I were on a skinny budget and wanted more sport in my suspension, I would lower the nose, get 2 degrees negative front camber, and add an M030 rear sway. This is probably the most bang for a fewest bucks and will get you a lot closer to M030 performance than springs.
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Just buy some used H&R springs, they are out there... last set I paid $200 US.

They lower the car and are better matched to the stock shocks.



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Just buy some used H&R springs, they are out there... last set I paid $200 US.

They lower the car and are better matched to the stock shocks.


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I was under the impression that H&R springs was way stiffer than the M030 upsetting things even more than a set of std shocks and M030 springs combo

What I have found matching a limited budget so far is M030 springs for $200
or a low mileage set of complete euro std front shocks/springs, $400.
Maybe these with a stiff rear bar might be best bang for the buck.
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H&R are stiffer, but not back braking stiffer.. and they balance a stock anti-roll bar car just fine!!

I believe, MO30 is stock BoxsterS, find some stock BoxsterS take off shocks/springs.



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