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New shocks and alignment...It's a new car!

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37K miles on a '99 996 tip coupe with a base US suspension, i.e., no M030 sport option. Early build date in 2/98. I replaced the orig shocks with OEM Bilsteins and I went with Loren's slightly more aggressive rear camber setting at -1.4 degrees. :thumbup:

What a huge improvement! No bobbing up and down (all the shocks were leaking) and no darting around under hard cornering (now aligned properly). This is the way a Porsche is supposed to drive. Maybe in 20K or 30K miles, I'll change sway bars, shocks and springs and go for the sport set up, but after 20 years without a Porsche, I now have a car that is so darn fun to drive. I'm kinda giddy...

OK, enough gushing. I run tire pressures at 36 psi front and 44 rear. This is spec as I understand it. I have Dunlop Sport SP 9090's, 225/40-18 Fr and 265/35-18 Rr (new). I check and set pressures when cold, usually weekly. Any suggestions about pressures besides, "don't be so fanatical"?

I'll be autocrossing at the end of May and I've got a banzai run planned from OC to San Luis Obispo in June.

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Advise? Everyone seems to prefer slightly lower tire pressures (32/40) but my personal advise is buy another set of tires for DE (r-compounds) and use your tires for everyday use or the other way round, literally destroy those tires on autocrossing and buy a good set of street tires because those you have are pretty crappy specially in the wet, more, you will feel an incredible improvement on the handling if you buy a set of PS2's or SO-2A's...

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