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got my alignment after springs install....


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no rub whatsoever. thats why i was asking about the numbers, as they said that this was the best they can get it to factory, and since its lowered the camber cant be adjusted any more out because tires would hit the fenders.

so i suppose, some fender rolling would accommodate some more slack, but not sure

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The car looks good after the lowering. The specs look OK...just a little surprised they couldn't be closer side to side (unless they did this to compensate for the driver). I run around neg 1.5* in the front and neg 2.6* in the rear of my '02 S after installing H&R sports. It is true upon lowering, you'll never get back close to factory specs. Just expect a little more rapid tire wear on the inside due to the increased neg camber.

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  • 2 weeks later...
no rub whatsoever. thats why i was asking about the numbers, as they said that this was the best they can get it to factory, and since its lowered the camber cant be adjusted any more out because tires would hit the fenders.

so i suppose, some fender rolling would accommodate some more slack, but not sure

Djomlas, the car is looking great. My opinion on the alignment - well the front doesn't look too bad. I dropped my 2000 S with Gemballa springs and I'm running about 1.0 negative camber in the front. My car was about 2.4 negative camber in the back, but I wasn't happy with that. I took it back to the shop and they worked on it some more and finally got it to 2.0 negative in the rear. I think it's tricky on lowered Boxsters to get the camber right without compromising toe. If you're not happy with the alignment, then you may want to consider taking it to a professional Porsche shop or race shop...

BTW, stupid me - I went through some hassle (but no cost) getting the car aligned a second time to get more of that negative rear camber out. Then tonight UPS delivered some new 18" wheels for me to replace my stock 17s. Wouldn't you know it... I've got a rub problem in the rear on the fender! Now I wish I had a little bit of extra negative camber back there! :P So with your larger wheels, maybe you should simply count your blessings that you don't have a rub problem and leave the alignment as it is.

As for me, do you think I can take my car back to the shop for another alignment? After the grief I gave them I just don't think I can do that. I'm going to look into getting the rear fenders rolled. <_<

Kirk

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Hi.. where did you get your Gemballa springs and how much did they run?

Was it just a simple swap or did you encounter difficulties? I've got a 2001 S and am thinking

about the same swap.

obliged,

Stefan

I got mine on eBay from Marietta Tire in Marietta, Georgia. Sniped the auction and got them cheap - brand new. :D I'd just keep my eyes open and see what pops up.

I wouldn't call it a "simple" swap. You'll need some spring compressors and a 7 mm allen wrench (not very common size). The best directions for the front are here on Renntech in the 996 section. The rears are the real pain in the arse.

Kirk

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