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CJ996

Ok to lift a front wheel over bumps?

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Hi guys,

 

I have started keeping my 996 02 Targa in a garage that requires traversing a bumpy entry. To the point one front wheel lifts about 2 inches off the ground at one point....

 

Is there any concern over twist with this happening on a regular basis?

 

I go very slow, just concerned about the repetition of it.

 

Thanks.

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Are you feeling the car bottom out the front strut on the rubber bumper stops? If so you are using up the available suspension travel. If  those bumpers are in good condition and the speed is very low  it is  par for the course due to available suspension travel. Thumping noise feeding into the chassis OTOH, not so good and it would be worth a look at the suspension  on a lift to see what's happening

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The 911 is known for it's stiff chassis (obviously the Targa and Cabrio aren't quite as stiff as the coupe's and C4's/turbos - but still quite stiff by most standards). I'd be more concerned if the front wheel wasn't "lifting" (it's not really lifting - it's staying level with the other front wheel)) and conforming to the ground (which would mean the chassis was twisting)...

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