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Perfectlap 02-24-2008 07:57 PM

new shocks and springs
creeping up on 50K mile mark and the rears are starting to go quick, anyone have a source for OEM shocks and springs for 986S?

chaudanova 02-24-2008 09:09 PM

I've got a set of oem shocks and springs from a 2004 Boxster "S" with low mileage on them, and also a brand new & still in the original wrap/packaging set of ROW M030 Boxster "S" springs if you're interested. PM me if you are...

Perfectlap 02-25-2008 09:50 AM

Thanks but I'm not sure that I want to lower the car without full coil overs.
And I don't I want to face getting bumped up a class in auto-x with pss9's.
So I'm going to keep it stock at the lowest possible price. The only problem with buying used is that there's no warranty and I've had shocks fail in the past.

Benny986 02-26-2008 02:20 AM

why not keep the OE spring, and get some koni yellows?

renzop 02-26-2008 02:57 AM

Why do you want new stock springs? Its very doubtful that springs with 50k miles will be any different than brand new springs. And I think its odd that shocks go in 50K. However if you are going to get new shocks and want to stay AX legal I think most folks go OEM. Several nationally competitve AXers say that aftermarket does not help. However all of them agree that pre2005 go with the M030 (although you cannot use the Euro M030)


Perfectlap 02-26-2008 06:16 AM

The car may not have crossed the 50K mark just yet but the car is 8 years old and the roads are rough during winter. I suspect the passenger rear shock has gone, there is a big rattle coming from the passenger door/seat area. Maybe I can replace just the rear shocks? Doesn't sound like a good move though.
I'm leaning toward putting in new springs because the labor charge to install new shocks is steep around here and then throw in a new alignment and it adds up.
Might as well make it new while you're in there. But on second thought maybe I should just keep the springs I have...hmmm.

I don't know what the Konis are going for but Pelican Parts has new Bilstein Sports for $850. (The ROW springs are another $400). I REALLY want to go with PSS9 but I REALLY don't want to go up against 911 Turbos in Autocross.

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