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John V

Yellow / White Boxster Springs?

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Hoping someone can help here. I bought a set of springs off of a 2002 US market M030 Boxster S. One set of springs are marked Orange / Brown which matches what cb-racing.com lists for a US 030 rear spring for a Boxster S 6-speed. However the other pair of springs are market yellow and white, and I'm told they should be red / white.

Is the yellow / white also a US M030 front spring? If it helps, there are part numbers stamped into the springs. The yellow / white springs are marked 986.412.19.14 which comes up blank on a part number search here. The orange / brown spring number is not that legible, but it appears to be 986.332.10.01 or 986.332.19.01, something like that.

Can anyone help clear this up? Thanks!

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Yellow/White are US M030 for a MY03- Boxster/S front springs

Orange/Brown are US M030 for a MY02- Boxster S rear springs

Thanks, Loren!

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Yellow/White are US M030 for a MY03- Boxster/S front springs

Orange/Brown are US M030 for a MY02- Boxster S rear springs

Thanks for the reply - one more question:

What are the paint codes for an '00 Boxster S front and rear springs? And are the part numbers different than the ones that I have? Thanks! :cheers:

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Standard or Sport?

Sport (030).

Just trying to determine if these springs (orange / brown and yellow / white) are the same as would have come on my '00 S had it been ordered with 030.

Thanks! :renntech:

John

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For a MY00 Boxster S 6 speed:

Front US M030 springs - red/white

Rear US M030 springs - violet/yellow

Okay, but are the part numbers different?

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The part numbers you gave above are not valid - so yes the part numbers are different.

Ack. Sorry Loren, let me try to be more clear. Are the part numbers unique from year to year. i.e. is a 2000 Boxster S M030 spring different from a 2001 Boxster S M030 spring or a 2002 or a 2003, etc.

Thanks for your patience.

John

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The part numbers are the same for MY97 to MY02. There are different part numbers for MY03 on.

Thanks for all your help Loren.

Interesting that these yellow / white springs came off of an '02 Boxster S with factory US 030!

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Interesting that these yellow / white springs came off of an '02 Boxster
It might have been one of the last MY02's before the MY03 production. For example - my MY99 Carrera has many of the MY00 updates and my car was built in July 1999 (the last production month for MY99).

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Interesting that these yellow / white springs came off of an '02 Boxster
It might have been one of the last MY02's before the MY03 production. For example - my MY99 Carrera has many of the MY00 updates and my car was built in July 1999 (the last production month for MY99).

Must have been. Thanks again for your help.

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Interesting that these yellow / white springs came off of an '02 Boxster
It might have been one of the last MY02's before the MY03 production. For example - my MY99 Carrera has many of the MY00 updates and my car was built in July 1999 (the last production month for MY99).

Must have been. Thanks again for your help.

Just to bump this thread...

A friend just picked up a set of his own US 030 springs. They are off of an '00 S, factory installed. They have the same color code that my springs do, yellow / white fronts and orange / brown rears. The only difference is that at the top of his springs is a white stripe, and on the top of my front springs is a green stripe.

So I guess yellow / white and orange / brown really is an '00S US M030 color code.

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The only difference is that at the top of his springs is a white stripe, and on the top of my front springs is a green stripe.
That would be the spring spacer compensation part - green is the thick spacer and white is thinner one.

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The only difference is that at the top of his springs is a white stripe, and on the top of my front springs is a green stripe.
That would be the spring spacer compensation part - green is the thick spacer and white is thinner one.

Interesting. I'll have to measure the free length and see what the difference is between a green and a white spring.

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do you have a pic of these springs?

What are the colors for ROW 98 M030 springs?

MY98 RoW M030 springs

Front: 986.343.511.11 -- color coded - red yellow

Rear: 986.333.511.11 -- color coded - red red

BTW... I would really recommend the kit with the proper struts, bump stops and swaybars - unless you have the US M030 already.

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but what do you mean with color coded?

Are the springs entirely colored or are they black with just some color indication?

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There are paint marks (stripes) on each coil spring the top two designate the version (standard, US sport, RoW sport, Tiptronic or manual, etc., etc.). A third stripe designates the spring plates thickness (compensation spacer) and will be either green or white.

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