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911driver replied to RIC480's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Are you sure they didn't put in a plug and a patch? I haven't heard of a tire being plugged for many years now. i had a nail in my right rear tire recently. the dealer said they would patch n' plug but they found a bulge in my sidewall (? too long in storage). They said that the particular bridgestones i had are no longer in production so i needed at least 2 rears but reccommended 4 michelins instead. I went with the michelins as i have a c4s and thought that the performance would be affected with different tread patterns front and rear. just thought i would share my experience
Car looks great I have an 02 C4S and am planning the same mod as you did maybe this winter. The H&R description says 1" drop. I imagine that this is from stock US height. When you said M030 shocks , did you mean the original C4S shocks and if so how much drop did you realize? I thought that the C4S was supposed to be 10 mm lower than stock anyway? Any chance you could measure your tire OD and height from ground to top of fender lip front and back so I could compare to try to determine where I will end up? Thanks i'll do the measurements this weekend after i wash and wax the car and i'll post some better pics. i am pleased with the ride so far. no bottoming out, the cornering seems better than when i first drove it after the lowering. i've received more compliments on the look/stance of the car since lowering.
I'll give feedback when i've driven the car some more. The c4s came with the US sport M030. I have kept the original springs (only 12 000 Km on them) just in case i'm not happy. The car rides softer with the H&R's on it for sure which is nicer for the street but it does feel a little less "on rails" in corners. I don't really push the car to the limit though.
here's the car with the H&R's on the original M030 shocks rides great
911driver replied to 911driver's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks jimpdx, i'll look into that and give it a try :notworthy:
Loren, (or anybody else) I have a 2004 996 c4s coupe tiptronic...since day one i have had a persistent rattle eminating from the window on the driver's side behind the door window (the triangular shaped one). This rattle varies with outside temperature (worse in cold 0 degrees celcius to 10 deg. celcius and in the heat above 26 deg. celcius) Is this common and is there a fix? Dealer tried once and did reduce it slightly saying it had something to do with a seal and the window. any ideas? thanks.
Great discussion thanks guys. i checked with carnewall's people and they said i could go with just the RoW springs with the US/Canada M030 stock suspension (at least with the C4s). I thought a lot about it and i think i will go with the H&R's (which give 25mm lowering vs. 10mm for the RoW springs). I just think that 10mm won't be noticeable enough. I'll make the change in the spring because it's time to store the vehicle for the winter (i'm in Canada eh!) I'll give my feedback when i do the change...stay tuned
911driver replied to 911driver's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)correction: the website i mentioned was incorrect. the correct one is ; superbrightleds.com
911driver replied to 911driver's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks wwest. can you post pics of your tail lights with the led's on? Are you satisfied with the look?
I have a 996 c4s and was thinking of replacing the stock tail light bulbs with LED bulbs (superbrightled.com). i like the look of the led's, plus they are more efficient. The stock housing and lens would be unchanged. has anyone done this and if so how do they look? :D
911driver posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)hello, i'm new here and i have a 2004 c4s tiptronic coupe. i want to lower the car about an inch. Can i just go with H&R sport springs with the stock shocks (USM030) or should i get either the Bilstein shocks with the H&R's versus ROW M030? i drive on the street only (no track racing) at speeds up to 160 kph occaisionally but most of the time i'm at the posted speed limit. thanks :D