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Old 11-19-2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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Complete suspension replacement

I'm going to replace my entire suspension. At 15 years old and over 140,000 miles I want to replace everything.

Driving over a rough road the car sounds like a tin can filled with loose rocks. The rear tires are also wearing out fast and unevenly.

The car is a daily driver.

I'm thinking Bilstein B6.

Also - if anyone has a list of all of the parts that should be replaced I'd appreciate it so I don't end up missing something.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:33 AM   #2
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I'm going to replace my entire suspension. At 15 years old and over 140,000 miles I want to replace everything.



Driving over a rough road the car sounds like a tin can filled with loose rocks. The rear tires are also wearing out fast and unevenly.



The car is a daily driver.



I'm thinking Bilstein B6.



Also - if anyone has a list of all of the parts that should be replaced I'd appreciate it so I don't end up missing something.



Thoughts?


Iím doing the same thing right now on my 97 with over 234k miles. Bilstein B8 struts, H&R springs, drop links, shock mounts, snubbers, dust boots, strut bearings, and rear tuning forks. DIY except alignment which will be done by my independent shop(ProTech Motorsports).


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I️ am doing the same on my 98 w/102K miles. What is the consensus on replacing inner tie rods?
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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Don't forget your bushings. I think from the factory you can only get the sta-bar bushings, but there are poly bushings from https://powerflexusa.com/boxster1997-2004.aspx if you want to go that route. Will make your car more responsive and might be a bit cheaper than getting new links. However, it does involve some really annoying DIY

Also remember the motor and tranny mounts
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:45 PM   #5
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First off, thanks for all the responses. But then again, hey all you 986 suspension gurus, please weigh in! I'm going for a complete suspension retrofit and need your help! If you were going to replace EVERYTHING that needed to be replaced to improve handling after 140K miles, what would you do?
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:27 PM   #6
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This a very wide open request. stock numbers and parts look like this.

Two - 986 331 043 07 -
Control Arm Links (Track Arm)
One for Rear Left Driver Side
One for Rear Right Passenger Side

Two - 997 331 045 04 -
Control Arm Links
One for Rear Left Lower Rearward
One for Rear Right Lower Rearward

Four - 996 341 053 17 -
Control Arms
One for Front Left Lower
One for Front Right Lower
One for Rear Left Lower
One for Rear Right Lower

Two - 996 341 043 06 -
Control Arm Links
One for Front Left Lower
One for Front Right Lower

Drop links
2 Porsche part# 996 343 069 04
2 part# 996 343 070 04.
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Thanks - Just ordered the parts.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:51 PM   #8
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I *personally would replace all 4 upper shock mounts also..





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Old 11-25-2017, 07:37 AM   #9
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Yes, I agree with Brad, your fronts probably have cracks, mine did after around 110,000, my backs didn't but I think they had been previously replaced. Lemforder makes a front, but I only ever going oem.porsche for the back.

The front tuning fork arms are hard to find, but they are a match to 997 rear track arms, I discovered this on the Meyle website on the page for their arms. It matches 986 front, 996 all 4 corners, 997 rear.

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