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Old 11-12-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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gemballas installed

a buddy that supposed to install these springs for me said he cant do it Sunday, i already got the spring compressor, so i did it myself
if i were to do this to another boxster, it would take me no longer than 3.5 4 hrs, but looking at all the components, trial and error, and they are in.
getting an alignment tomorrow as well.
i absolutely love the stance, and i know they will settle in some more within this week.
sorry, the pics are a little too dark, had the camera on wrong setting, ill get some better ones soon







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Old 11-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hey DJ-

We're gonna need some better pics to evaluate as you said in the thread. Is it me or does your rear camber look extreme? Maybe the alignment will cure that.

Hope you like the results and let us know the ride/handling differences.

I'm considering ROW M030 now...
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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yeah, alignment is needed badlyyyyy. this is way off tho couse i literly just got done putting everything together.
so tomorrow after alignment ill take pics and post, but i love them so far
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:23 AM   #4
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Hey DJ, how hard was the whole procedure? I've lowered hondas, acuras, and bmw's in the past, but I haven't attempted any porsches yet.

I hear the rears are a pain... How would your rate the fronts, rears, and entire process? Any difficult parts?

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Old 11-13-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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DJ your car looks BAD ASS now!
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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DJ..I'm so sick and tired of looking at your car and say that your car looks good..really!

Coz' it's freaking awesome

Dude, really..your car has transformed into something awesome and unique, not too much mods but well balance

Keep up the good work and don't forget that you still have a g/f...hahahahahahaha!

can't wait for the new pix
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:59 AM   #7
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Please post any knowledge learned during the process. I have had my springs sitting in the garage for over a year. Need help working up the courage to attempt it!!

Were you able to install them completely by yourself?
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:49 AM   #8
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hey, guys, thx for the comments, unklekraker, G/F was home getting ready for family get together all weekend, so didn't get a chance to see her anyway.

as for the install, i followed it on the renntech forum, but it turned out to be, not miss leading, but doing a lot of useless work, or can i say the hard was to do it,so it took some time away from me, then i put it all back to the way it was and did it this way. this is not the only way to do it, but worked for me, and nothing got hurt/broken this way, so do it like this, if you get hurt its not my fault

front:
take the wheel off, and then there are about 6 bolts that need to be unbolted and you can get to the front springs, still intact, you can just take the whole shock tower and push down on it, and slide it outside of the fender, put the spring compressors on them, and swap them out. and that is all, you can do it yourself, but i suggest just get someone to hold the assembly in place so it doesn't scratch your paint while you are taking off/putting back the springs. same bolts need to be unbolted as the rear ones, look at the pic on bottom that i drew up.
the front ones should take about 30 minutes a side or so.

back ones, they say is harder to do, but i think its just as easy to do.
you first have to disconnect the rear camber eccentric bolt, and then after that it all just comes out, then you can get the shock out out of its sitting position, and it will be only held by 3 bolts on top of it. then unbolt those, and the shock will be free, take it to your bench and swap the springs.

here is the picture of what the rear should look like, as you can see only a few bolts and shock comes out. very simple.
(picture took from renntech, and drew arrows showing what to do)


and yeah, all the work was done by me, no other help, other than just holding the shock in place while i swap them, anyone can help you just hold these for a few mins, other than that its not bad at all.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #9
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Dude that looks sick

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:38 PM   #10
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thx man, but its definitely low now, i cant even get my floorjack underneath it anymore LOL
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Nice job as usual dj!
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:13 PM   #12
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heres a quick better pic

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:56 PM   #13
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DJ, where will you get the alignment done?
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #14
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i got it done at Firestone here by my house, had some coupon.
they now have a 119$ lifetime alignment offer, but they wouldn't give it to me couse i didn't have a stock car
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:17 PM   #15
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Man, DJ, that thing looks badass. I used to think the rear sidewall was a little tall, but the way it tucks up into the wheel well now...awesome. The stance is perfect! Nice work!
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DJ-Car looks great. It always has and got a whole lot better with the black wheels. Lowering it was the icing on the cake. I went to an alignment shop last time for mine but I think I am going to NTB next time. They do a really good job of balancing my wheels and also have the lifetime alignment program. I think they have a restriction on how many times a year you can do it but they don't care if your car is stock or not. Might be worth looking into.
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DJ-Car looks great. It always has and got a whole lot better with the black wheels. Lowering it was the icing on the cake. I went to an alignment shop last time for mine but I think I am going to NTB next time. They do a really good job of balancing my wheels and also have the lifetime alignment program. I think they have a restriction on how many times a year you can do it but they don't care if your car is stock or not. Might be worth looking into.
my GFs brother is a manager at NTB i think i can work something out.
i didnt have time to wait, so i had my old man pick it up, and he told me that they wouldn't give my a lifetime. o well
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Let us know what happens at NTB. The place where I go has a manager who used to race open wheel cars professionally and he was really into P-cars. Maybe he was willing to overlook the coilovers or maybe he just didn't care. I think I will swing by there today and pick up a copy of the contract and read it. I need to make an appointment to get my front wheels balance again anyway.
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RUFs

Nice job!
I installed my own RUF lowering springs and must say that found it to be more challenging than installing the twin turbo kit.

Your car looks great!

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