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Old 11-17-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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How I achieved perfect wheel fitment on my 986.

This year, I decided it was time for my car to stop looking like a monster truck. (See before photo)

However, I had already recently replaced the shocks with Koni units, so coilovers were out of the question. I wanted to get a set of lowering springs that fit the Konis. Lucky for me Eibach pro kit springs were made for street use on Koni shocks. I found a set in Europe, ordered and installed them. After installing them, the car sat like so:


It looked okay from afar, but I was not satisfied. It was too low and the wheels still suffered from the terrible, too narrow offset. There was also way too much camber in the rear. It rode much better than I had expected, however!

To fix the alignment issues, I bought demonspeed fully adjustable toe arms and had it hand aligned by an indy mechanic who focuses on Porsches.

It drove better, with slightly less camber, but the super low height and camber made it look ridiculous. I needed to raise the car up a little bit.

I ended up installing some cheap spring spacers between the strut plate and the springs themselves. There was a very small, if any, change in ride quality, but the car was now the perfect height! That means I can add my wheel spacers now! I was afraid of rubbing, but it rarely rubs, only in the rear and when hitting a large bump going much too fast. If it becomes more of a problem, I will get 15mm or 17mm spacers for the rear wheels.

Note: I also changed a few things on the front and rear of the car.

Final Product: Koni Struts, Eibach Springs, Spring spacers, 20mm rear spacers, 5mm front spacers.













If you made it this far, thanks for reading, and feel free to ask any questions!

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Old 11-17-2020, 10:38 AM   #2
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Pics no worky.
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Pics no worky.
Sorry about that! Check it out now.
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Very low!
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Those pictures (and the car) are stunning. Well done!
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:18 PM   #6
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Perfect man........I would interested in your spring seat spacers

Where are your camber settings front and rear? I have had problems with rubbing under high speed compression and had to reduce to 20 mm. My rears are pretty much stood up though
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:59 PM   #8
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Alignment

Thank you all! Appreciate the love.

The rear camber is around -2 on each side. The front is around -.5 to -1. The toe is about two thousandths of a degree in. Its really well done.
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Beautiful car and great stance
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Holy ****************, this is the most gorgeous 986 I've ever seen. Looks like a modern day car.

Where did the headlights come from?

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Old 11-18-2020, 07:02 AM   #11
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Holy ****************, this is the most gorgeous 986 I've ever seen. Looks like a modern day car.

Where did the headlights come from?
Thank you!! I made them myself a few years ago with a retrofit kit.
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Thanks for the write up, beautiful
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Thank you!! I made them myself a few years ago with a retrofit kit.
Could you be bribed to produce another set?
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:11 AM   #14
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Could you be bribed to produce another set?
You wouldn't want my shoddy work. Check out 996retrofits on facebook and Instagram, he makes amazing sets and you can get the customized them how you please.

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