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New Struts


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I have a '99 Boxster with about 94k miles and it is time for new struts in the rear, probably it is best to replace all the way around.

Does anyone have suggestions as to a good/stiffer strut that I can use for better cornering performance? I also am not sure if I may need to get new springs to compliment the stiffer strut. Don't have lots of $$ to spend, so any advice is most welcome. If I can get 80% of what I am looking for with just the new struts then I'll be a very satisfied driver!

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I have a '99 Boxster with about 94k miles and it is time for new struts in the rear, probably it is best to replace all the way around.

Does anyone have suggestions as to a good/stiffer strut that I can use for better cornering performance? I also am not sure if I may need to get new springs to compliment the stiffer strut. Don't have lots of $$ to spend, so any advice is most welcome. If I can get 80% of what I am looking for with just the new struts then I'll be a very satisfied driver!

Definitely replace all 4 corners. Does you car have the M030 "Sport Tuned Suspension"? If not, then that is probably your best bet. Great prices from board sponsor Sunset Imports

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?a...amp;code=sunset

Give 'em a call and tell them you heard about them on RennTech. If you go that route and can rustle up the $$, upgrade to the M030 swaybars too.

Another option is the ROW M030 (ROW stands for Rest of World). This lowers the car around 1/2" and stiffens things up a little more than the US 030. A complete kit can be purchased from Carnewal in Belgium for around US$1200 http://www.carnewal-europe.com/cpx_p86003.htm

Good Luck,

Graeme

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you can get the same M030 RoW kit from sunset for about the same price (shipped). they'll expidite shipping for $20 - $30.

Thanks! I definitely appreciate your advice, there are several suspension upgrades available and I am not an expert in the field! But it will be a stretch for the pocketbook. Such problems - new leather couch, HDTV, or suspension for the Boxster...

Can anyone enlighten me as to the theory behind 'coilovers'? Looks like a spring and strut combo that allows you to keep the existing springs in place as well?

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Thanks! I definitely appreciate your advice, there are several suspension upgrades available and I am not an expert in the field! But it will be a stretch for the pocketbook. Such problems - new leather couch, HDTV, or suspension for the Boxster...

Can anyone enlighten me as to the theory behind 'coilovers'? Looks like a spring and strut combo that allows you to keep the existing springs in place as well?

you actually do away with the factory springs. the coil-over is a combination strut / spring that usually allows adjustable damping (compression / rebound) settings and adjustable ride height. some also come with built-in camber plates. not necessary for street driving, but for serious racers, they help.

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