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Left Hand Drive vs Right Hand Drive - PSS9 setup


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I have just finished off a conversation with a sale person who tells me there is a difference between the LHD and RHD PSS9 setup. I personally cannot see how that is the case?

I am a mere IT Consultant and not an automotive specialist, but I didn't think the PSS9 kit had the shocks labeled as left and right fitting units? Apart from that, what other differences could there realistically be. If there was a difference between the left and right hand units surely they would just be installed in reverse order ie Left hand shock to Right hand if the car is a RHD or am I making this too logical and its more sophisticated than that?

Any information on this matter would be greatly appreciated as I want to order soon and if the sales person is correct I wont be ordering from the States or even from Gert.

Confused

Arthur

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Arthur,

I ordered my X74 suspension from Gert and no mention was made about RHD Vs LHD vehicles - only one version of the suspension is available as far as I am aware.

X74 went straight in without a hitch....PSS9 should be the same.

I have yet to hear anyone mention on the forums regarding different versions of PSS9 for RHD and LHD vehicles.

Could be that the sales person does not want you to purchase from overseas etc...The X74 kit I purchased was approx $500 cheaper (delivered) than what my local dealer could offer it to me here in Adelaide.

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ZX7R - Well the funny thing is that the person I was speaking to was an overseas dealer and not a local one. The mistake I made was that I mentioned I can get the kit locally for USD$3975.00 so that might have been what made him come back with a price of $3800.00. ZX7R if you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for X74 Kit and how much did it lower your car overall? Also how do you find the ride? Is it too stiff for daily driving and how different do you find it over the standard setup?

Loren - You calling me fat :angry: .......................... Only kidding, that makes sense :) .

It's funny because the dealer originally mentioned that the PSS9 kit was $2500 and he can do considerably better since I have just bought a fair amount of goods from them. If only the Euro was a better conversion against the AUD.

Regards

Arthur

ps Loren - fantastic site, it makes great reading and very helpful for mods (and dangerous to the bank balance)

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If I remember correctly I paid 1800 Euros which also included the shipping cost - Gert had a special on the X74 kit back in Oct/Nov.

It dropped the vehicle about 30 - 40mm so now it has similar height to a GT3. With a full tank of fuel, the distance between the fender lip and level ground is 640mm when measured through the front axle centre.

No real issues with speed humps etc - unless they have steep approach angles. The front lip on my GT3 aerokit tends to scrape slightly every now and then on driveways so you just have to be a little careful when entering/exiting them etc Approach at an angle an 90% of the time it is not an issue.

The main reason I went for the X74 was that it was OEM Porsche and I did not really require the adjustability for my car, as it is mainly a street rather than a track car.

One of the biggest improvements in handling can be had by lowering the CofG and I note that the car does seem to be glued around corners - So if you want an improvement in handling for your car just go for it...

The car has no noticeable body roll and is firm but NOT harsh. I used to own a restored Bathurst Charger Six-Pack which was lowered etc and that car was firm as well but the ride was very harsh I assume that this has to be due to the compression and rebound damping set in the shocks - obviously the porsche setup is a lot more finely tuned for the vehicle.

I cannot give you a comparison over stock as when my car was delivered - first thing that happened was that the suspension (ROW030) got pulled out and the X74 was installed - I have a complete set of ROW030 suspension sitting in a box in my garage if you are interested...! ROW030 drops the vehicle about 10-15mm from stock ride height and a slight increase in dampening rates.

My wife thinks it is fine - She has told me it is bumpy over rough roads etc but on average to good roads she has no complaints so it cannot be that bad.

Before I purchased the 996, I took a Nissan 350Z for a test drive and noted that it too had firm suspension but it did have a very harsh ride. Driving down a bumpy road at high speed I manged to get the rear wheels unloaded over one of the bumps and even had some wheelspin at the rear.

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