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Ride high with RoW 030

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hey there,

those who got RoW 030, could you tell me the ride high of your suspension setting?

the meassurement, ground to the beginning of the wheelhouse.

I got the following setup, Front: 65,8cm and Back: 65,3cm.

Why this question, because Xeno, told me a different ride high on his 030 suspension setting.



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thx Arthur,

I found this on that site:

quote from karlooz:

"front - 646mm/25.4" - 225/40-18 conti sport contact 2 97.5% tread left

rear - 654mm/25.75" - 265/35-18 conti sport contact 2 95% tread left

H&R sport springs w/ stock shocks"

I got almost identical values on my RoW 030 as karlooz C2 w/ H&R springs!

Is that possible that 030 suspension +/- value differe that much to the value of -10mm?



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I don't know if the ride heights are good or bad, but I just need to find out if theese results are the standard values for the RoW 030 w/ original springs.

WOW, do you really driving with 2 different brands/tire profile on yours!?!

we are not even allowed to drive mixed Michelin Pilot Sport N0 + N1 here in Germany!

btw, I didn't know that Goodyear F1 tires are approved by Porsche?



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There is a a great article around suspensions for the 996 on the Porsche Club of America's website.. It's called :

996 Standard andSport suspensions analyzed

and they are comparing the USA versions ( standard and 030 option) to the ROW M030 options. Very interesting article,.

See if the following link works for you:


Bottom line :American suspensions are softer and the car is up to 3 centimeter higher... It can be changed...it only takes money . Around 2K dollars

Good luck!

HarryR996 ( 1999) C2 with 030 option and 18 inch wheels

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wow, very interesting indeed!

but I didn't expect that a tolerant of +/- 10mm for various installation/modell, I personally think this tolerant is to high though.

another thing mentioned are the tires in the back, using 285/30 instead of 265/35 will makes by calculation -7,25mm different in the back, of course this also depends on how wide the rims are.

quote from the article:

"We have heard semiofficial scuttlebutt that Porsche does not believe USA drivers are as tolerant of a stiff ride and low ground clearance as European drivers, so this could be a factor."

Could that be the reason?



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Hey Toni,

your calculation is almost correct:

The ride hight with 285/30 vs 265/35 is 3.6mm lower, not 7.25mm.

The wheel outer diameter is 7.25 mm different, but for the ride hight you only count the radius, not the diameter.



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