Looks great! Do you feel it improved body roll, etc...? I am considering this mod for my Cab. I do track it a fair amount and would like to reduce roll without spending a small fortune on coilovers . BTW have you tried HLT multi-cam app with your iPad Mini?
Are those the stock 18" wheels? I'm considering this same drop for my 01 with my 18" turbo twists.
They are stock 997 wheels... Slightly different offsets but they are working out great!
18x8 ET 57 (+7mm offset = 7mm LESS backspace, running with 7mm spacer)
8x10 ET 58 (-7mm offset = 7mm more backspace and push towards fender)
Originally Posted by acelucas
Looks great. I would love to do this to my '99. How hard of a job was this?
Fairly easy... but it would depend on your experience. More details on the install on my post at rennlist.
Do you feel it improved body roll, etc...? I am considering this mod for my Cab. I do track it a fair amount and would like to reduce roll without spending a small fortune on coilovers .
Definitely improved... My stock 996 felt very floaty and unsettled in corners. HUGE improvement for little $! As good as $3K PSS10's or $10K JRZ's? Perhaps not, but most casual drivers (me included) have not the skill, patience, or need to dial in a multi-adjustable coilover.
TW have you tried HLT multi-cam app with your iPad Mini?
Yup! Upgraded to HLT Grand Prix and ran my iPhone as a camera with the ipad slaved at the track last week. Unfortunately the iPad doesn't capture much except my shifting! Here's a link a track video from the outing, didn't bother overlaying the second camera. Pretty crappy lap, I was distracted right at the beginning by my V1 going off... There was actually a trooper on the highway next to the track running radar!
Looks great, how does it handle the bumps, is it harsh? Let me rephrase, my wife already complains "the Porsche is too bumpy", will this make her not want to ride in the car? If so, that might be a good thing, J/K!
I did the full Bilstein PSS9 coil over package years ago - a bit of a waste in my case since I just have it set at ROW M030 ride height and recoil. With hindsight on my next car I will probably just do springs, roll bar, drop links, and of course the all-important engine protection plate. It's the way to go for most of us. Good choices.
__________________ 1999 996 Carrera 4 Coupe Arctic Silver (Stock except: EVOMSit, BMC F1 Filt, Fabspeed CAK & Maxflo, IPD Plenum, H&R ARBs, Bilstein PSS9, EngineProtectionPlate, SS Precision Brake Lines, Paget Pads, red calipers and seatbelts, 4x5mm Spacers, Alcantara 997 SSK [B&M SSK w billet EVO shift link], BPlugs/Bumprettes, Clear sides LED 3rdBrake, Billet Al Pedals, Center Console Delete, ipod, SilverStar Ultra & Philips Ultinon 6000K litronics w amberectomy, spoiler button relocate, CGT key, chrome lug caps, Dectane 997.2 LED. Driver Upgrades: SkipBarber/PCA/Pilota Ferrari)