Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-27-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
How many people still have your original shocks?

Reason I'm asking is because I was thinking of lowering my car with springs only, but realized maybe I should do the entire shocks and springs since my car has 55K on it. The picture of my car has been lowered using photoshop, so that's how it could look. So how many people out there still have their original shocks and how many miles are on your car. I heard after 50 or 60K on most cars they should be changed. But mine seem to be fine. No problems at all with the ride quality.

porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 43
I've been wondering when to change mine myself. I just hit 81k on my 2000 and to me the ride is fine. I'm not sure when you are supposed to change the things but I'm guessing I'm about due.
986_Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,708
i suppose if you are doing the work yourself its something to consider, but if you are paying to have it done you should put in new shocks. No point in spending more on labor than parts.
My old mechanic flat out refused to install lowering springs on my old car without new shocks to go with it. He was from Europe.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 08:02 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perfectlap
i suppose if you are doing the work yourself its something to consider, but if you are paying to have it done you should put in new shocks. No point in spending more on labor than parts.
My old mechanic flat out refused to install lowering springs on my old car without new shocks to go with it. He was from Europe.
How many miles were on your car when you had yours changed?
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 08:19 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 840
I still have my original shocks plus Iadded lowering springs 25,000 miles ago.
I currently have 145,000 miles on her...although she is getting coil overs installed now.
__________________
99 TWIN TURBO Boxster 175k+ miles



Growing up the car magazines said how amazing Porsches are. Was I brainwashed? Somehow...I doubt it.

http://www.pcars.us/albums/10641_porsche_cars.jpg
Gary in BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary in BR
I still have my original shocks plus Iadded lowering springs 25,000 miles ago.
I currently have 145,000 miles on her...although she is getting coil overs installed now.
So what system are you going to be using for the coil overs? Brand? Name of product?
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,708
The Boxster is the first car I have owned that I didn't tinker with the suspension.
Lower might look cooler but the roads here are rough for the most part.
In my experience less travel leads to problems in other areas, things start to come loose and break. And the last thing I want to do is replace parts prematurely on this very expensive to fix car.
When it does come time to change the shocks I'm probably going to either stick with OEM or do the full PSS9 Bilstein coil overs. So I'm saving my pennies!
The inability to adjust ride height makes only doing lowering springs a no go for me. Whatever drop you get with lowering springs that's where it stays and if you hate it you have to then pay for more labor to undo the mod. With coil overs its just a matter of jacking up the car and adjusting a few clicks higher or lower.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 09:40 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 840
I am going with the Ksports...Imagine Auto recomended them. They cost $1000.

The coil overs and other mods will be done around the 14th of July and I will have the car back then and I'll let every one know what I think of them.
__________________
99 TWIN TURBO Boxster 175k+ miles



Growing up the car magazines said how amazing Porsches are. Was I brainwashed? Somehow...I doubt it.

http://www.pcars.us/albums/10641_porsche_cars.jpg
Gary in BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 09:44 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary in BR
I am going with the Ksports...Imagine Auto recomended them. They cost $1000.

The coil overs and other mods will be done around the 14th of July and I will have the car back then and I'll let every one know what I think of them.
That's a good price. Where did you get them? Please keep us posted.
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 840
I will get the info for everyone and post the info here later on today
__________________
99 TWIN TURBO Boxster 175k+ miles



Growing up the car magazines said how amazing Porsches are. Was I brainwashed? Somehow...I doubt it.

http://www.pcars.us/albums/10641_porsche_cars.jpg
Gary in BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 09:56 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Gary, im in the works for a setup with eibachs with stock struts... could you tell me the pros and cons of having this setup???
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:11 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
I've done some research and have decided to save my money and get the Blistein PSS 9 Adjustable Suspension. So far the best price I have found is at ************************************************************ for $1,849.00. Anyone know who else is out there that can beat this price?
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:18 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 840
Elbachs and stock is what I have ran for awhile. I'll have a used set of Elibachs in a few weeks.

The ride is a little firmer, than stock and I have never had a problem with this setup at all.

I have gone on many road trips at 8 - 10 hours one way. ANd I was very comfortable. The back roads are alot more fun, I feel less body roll.

I have not DE'd the car so I can't give any feed back on that.
I say go with it.

Gary
__________________
99 TWIN TURBO Boxster 175k+ miles



Growing up the car magazines said how amazing Porsches are. Was I brainwashed? Somehow...I doubt it.

http://www.pcars.us/albums/10641_porsche_cars.jpg
Gary in BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:25 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary in BR
Elbachs and stock is what I have ran for awhile. I'll have a used set of Elibachs in a few weeks.

The ride is a little firmer, than stock and I have never had a problem with this setup at all.

I have gone on many road trips at 8 - 10 hours one way. ANd I was very comfortable. The back roads are alot more fun, I feel less body roll.

I have not DE'd the car so I can't give any feed back on that.
I say go with it.

Gary
ok, good stuff, pm sent.
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:35 AM   #15
Registered User
 
JAAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: shoreham, ny
Posts: 1,619
Same here, eibach and stock shocks.struts over 3 years now. I have no issues.
__________________
996 3.4 engine with 2.7 986 5speed transmission
Ebay Headers, Fabspeed high flow cats, JIC Cross, IPD Plenum, H&R Coilovers, B&M Short Shifter, AEM Uego Gauge Type Analog, Apexi S-AFC Select, 987 air box, Litronics, 2000 Tails and side markers, painted center console, 18" 987 S-Wheels, GT3 Front bumper with splitter.
JAAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:56 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Any broad-side pictures of your car? I wonder how it'll look with my stock 17's....
__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 10:59 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,708
Quote:
Originally Posted by porsche986spyder
I've done some research and have decided to save my money and get the Blistein PSS 9 Adjustable Suspension. So far the best price I have found is at ************************************************************ for $1,849.00. Anyone know who else is out there that can beat this price?

SLIGHTLY better $1775 with free shipping. Says they will match a better price if they can. Drop shipped direct from Bilstein.
PSS9 986
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 11:03 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perfectlap
SLIGHTLY better $1775 with free shipping. Says they will match a better price if they can. Drop shipped direct from Bilstein.
PSS9 986
Thanks. That is a good deal and free shipping. Wierd, I searched on e-bay for it but it only showed results for the 987 the time I did it.
porsche986spyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 11:06 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 840
CJ

Pictures of Elibachs on stock 17s


More pictures in my signature
__________________
99 TWIN TURBO Boxster 175k+ miles



Growing up the car magazines said how amazing Porsches are. Was I brainwashed? Somehow...I doubt it.

http://www.pcars.us/albums/10641_porsche_cars.jpg
Gary in BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2007, 11:35 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Where the Sewer Meets the Sea, CA. USA
Posts: 2,695
Send a message via MSN to CJ_Boxster
Thanks, looks decent, gues ill look for wheels after the upgrade too!

__________________
--Proud Boxster Owner/Tech,

Carlos J Cazares

FastForward Performance
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...er/newsig1.jpg
CJ_Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page