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Old 02-16-2004, 03:06 PM
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Question Suspension Setup

I have FVD PSS-9's installed and my ride height is a little too low for Northern New Jersey landscape. How do you guys have your car setup and are you happy with the driveability????
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:29 PM
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I have my PSS-9 set pretty high and am happy with them...KPV compiled a thread a while back (I think on Rennlist) with everyone's heights after coilover install and mine was the highest LOL
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I leveled my car, more or less. The US cars are nose up from the factory. Much improved ride and handling, especially on acceleration from a turn.
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You mean the PSS9 coilovers don't give you adjustable ride height??
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I live on Long Island and my ride height with PSS9's was adjusted so the measurement from the ground to the top of the wheel arch is approx. 25 3/4". I have to be careful but I have not had any major problems.
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im getting the pss9's and i plan on setting them to factory gt2 level settings.....any potential problems with this setting? as far as rebound im thinking to set that to 4 all the way around
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4 is a good overall setting.
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I have been working to dramatically reduce the understeer in fast sweepers and will be going from 1 degree neg to 1 1/2 degree neg in the front. This should be a good compromise for the street when combined with a rake of about 1 cm. and reasonable (GT-2) toe-in settings.

I agree that #4 is probably the best all around street PSS-9 setting. I think many here set their suspension way too stiff for street.
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If you use GT2 ride hight you'll have big problems with clearance.

I suggest ROW settings for hight and alignment.

I just had Porsche fax them to me last week. My car is set at 25 5/8" in the front and it seems way too low. The GT2 bumper has only 5" of clearance and bottoms out every day.

The PSS9 is set to 4 in front and 3 in back. I'm thinking about going softer.

Here is another question: In order to level the car the left helper spring had to be more compressed than the right one. On the left side the helper spring has almost no room to compress.

Does that not make the dive unevenly?
My car is 25 1/4" F and R and doesn't scrape the stock front lip . Your GT2 fascia juts out farther out , making crossing street gutters an adventure I presume. I run -0.5 and -2.0 camber on a prototype TRG lowered suspension. Car feels great in the twisties .

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My GT2 bumper lip is exactly 3" off the ground with GT2 alignment and ride height specs.
I become especially neurotic with the clearance issue and scrape too frequently!!
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