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Bilstein B16 vs B8's with RoW M030 on 2004 996 C2


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Hi Porsche community, 

 

I've read and narrowed down a suspension upgrade for my 2004 Porsche 911, C2, Coupe, Manual 6 speed.  (I currently have the standard suspension.)

 

Bilstein B16 (PSS10) 48-186322 vs Bilstein B8's with RoW M030 springs.

 

RoW M030 springs - (These will lower my USA vehicle 20mm(.78") in Front and 10mm(~.39") in the rear. This would be a great height for street driving in USA. The roads are horrible in the USA. This will give me a better look, stiffer springs, and a little rake. And the Bilstein B8's will also firm things up bit more. 

 

Bilstein recommends B4 or B8 for the RoW M030 springs. I'm leaning toward the Bilstein B8's(over the Bilstein B4's) to improve handling. I'm hoping it wont be too aggressive and still street-able but I think it will be a good because I'm going with a Porsche European Spring. 

 

Has anyone used Bilstein B8's with RoW M030 springs? How do they perform on the street?

 

The other option is the Bilstein B16 (PSS10) 48-186322. The highest spring setting on this also matches the RoW M030 springs. Which will lower the my vehicle 20mm(.78") in Front and 10mm(~.39") in the rear. This is my current target setting, since Porsche recommends this and is a good balance of what I'm trying to achieve without bottoming out and scraping. Of course they can go lower but that's not my target. They also have adjustable dampening settings to dial the bump and rebound. I am primarily a spirited street driver who appreciates precise steering and handling. This is my focus. 

 

Between these two kits what does the Porsche community recommend? Looking from a place from experience in comparing these. 

 

Right now —all in all there's also a cost difference of about $1,200, when you factor in strut bearings, strut mounts, spring pads, misc. etc. 

And the other issue with is the RoW M030 springs have to come from Europe and may take many weeks as there's delays (due to Covid). I'm getting quotes of up to 6 weeks. I'd love to get your input.

 

Thanks in advance all. 

 

 

 

 

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