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Strut Replacement

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Ok, I have been looking, cannot seem to locate the instructions or opinions on the topic.

I was told that one of my Struts is leaking and needs replacement.

Here are my questions.

1. What type of struts are best to go with?

2. Can this be a DIY or best by professional, if DIY how difficult, do I need any special Porsche Tools. and does anyone have a link to the instructions?

Any help is sincerely appreciated. I was able to sell the Wife on the Need for the new wheels and tires becasue I will need an alignment after. Woohoo.



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IMHO I think you would want to go with Porsche shocks since they are tuned for your suspension. Unless the other shocks are very new you will likely want to replace them in pairs (both front or both rear). Or, if you want you could take this opportunity to put the M030 (US or RoW) on the car since it will need to re-aligned anyway.

You would need a couple special tools to do this yourself. A coilspring compressor and lower ball joint removal tool (for the front). All four is about a 5 hour job with the right tools. Plus another 1-2 hours for alignment.

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Just had my replaced, ROW030, 99 996 coupe, springs, shocks and sway bars. Install cost was ~$900, including alignment and was completed in 1 day.

I thought about doing it myself......the older I get, the more my knuckles hurt when i smash them. Besides, special tools and I don't mix.

Recommend having a pro do it.....enjoy your time.

jorge :cheers:

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