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everwax 09-21-2014 09:53 AM

Very Firm Suspension
Ladies (a scattering) and gentlemen (loads),

I once owned a brand new MGB GT 2 litre. Great little sports car with a very firm ride. And because it was off the forecourt I knew there were no issues with the suspension; it just found every bump in the road :)

However, my 986 feels almost identical with respect to ride firmness. Given that I have no comparison against which to judge the ride, may I ask for comments on how she should feel. I know this is something of a vague 'seat of the pants' request, but it almost seems as if she has bottomed out, as if the suspension is resting on its stops.

She still holds the road like a Scalextric car but I can sense that the tyres are not glued to the road.

Your thoughts?

lkchris 09-21-2014 10:57 AM

Verify tire pressures per Porsche specification.

Old tires ride harder, too.

everwax 09-21-2014 01:45 PM

Thanks, lkchris, but maintain tyre pressures every week (long time Yoshimura racing Honda 4 motorcyclist). Understand that.

edc 09-21-2014 02:25 PM

Go to boxa.net , go to a local UK meet and try a few owner cars :)

everwax 09-22-2014 04:05 AM

Nice tip, edc. Thanks,


dagdisco03 09-25-2014 11:42 AM

I can say it is a much firmer ride then my BMW Z3 ever was. I have a 2000 S and it does not have ROW 030. I'm some times a little surprised at the jarring ride on rough roads.

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