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Bilstein PSS10 and H & R Sway Bars installed on Porsche 997 Turbo Cab. by G Rides

 
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Great writeup. Is it neccessary to take the front brakes apart to install the front struts?
 
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indo, isn't this some kind of a joke? If you are serious and if we are talking about the same cone washers, yes you need to immediately get the car on lift and off any weight bearing - NO MORE DRIVING without the washer!
A couple of questions:

1. How much have you driven the car without the washers? If you have, the shafts might have been bent, weakened, or damaged already. Get them inspected, especially at the neck where the washers are supposed to be. Good luck!

2. Did you buy this Bilstein coilover new? I thought new ones now come *with* the washers so that it's almost impossible to miss them?
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Any idea on where to get the best pricing for the Bilstein coil-overs? I think AWE has a pretty good price on them but wondering if you can think of any other place?
 
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Great writeup. Is it neccessary to take the front brakes apart to install the front struts?
No , but you'll need to somehow compress the OME springs so they can pass the wheel fender
 
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Originally Posted by M32911S View Post
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Any idea on where to get the best pricing for the Bilstein coil-overs? I think AWE has a pretty good price on them but wondering if you can think of any other place?
I got mine from Vivid Racing - very fast shipping, excellent price, excellent communication. I would suggest you get a quote from www.vividracing.com and www.awe-tuning.com . Both are forum sponsors and both have excellent reputation AFAIK.

Good luck and have fun. You won't regret this as the Bilstein Damptronic will transform your car. Stiffer, lower, more precise - in every aspect, a much better and more fun "sports" car. Oh and please use a professional and experienced installer, in your area, the boys from EVOMS would get my vote for installation.
 

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Originally Posted by cannga View Post
indo, isn't this some kind of a joke? If you are serious and if we are talking about the same cone washers, yes you need to immediately get the car on lift and off any weight bearing - NO MORE DRIVING without the washer!
A couple of questions:

1. How much have you driven the car without the washers? If you have, the shafts might have been bent, weakened, or damaged already. Get them inspected, especially at the neck where the washers are supposed to be. Good luck!

2. Did you buy this Bilstein coilover new? I thought new ones now come *with* the washers so that it's almost impossible to miss them?

I drive it around 100km , i just checked today that the magical washer already there, i think bilstein already put the washer on the damptronic unit, but only the front side.
sadly i forgot to put the washer for the rear side, i have to redo it again
 
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Originally Posted by indo997 View Post
I drive it around 100km , i just checked today that the magical washer already there, i think bilstein already put the washer on the damptronic unit, but only the front side.
sadly i forgot to put the washer for the rear side, i have to redo it again
You're very lucky nothing happened. That's great.

New Bilstein should come with washers front and rear AFAIK. Doesn't make sense at all that they will ship with front and not rear, because that will be even more dangerous than not shipping with any.
At any rate, when you take the rear suspension apart, if the washers are not there, it would be a good idea to inspect the shaft for crack, bent, damage, etc., right at the spot where the washer is supposed to be.
 
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what is AFAIK, i just rebuild the rear side and put the washer on it
but the shape of washers is not cone ,am i right?
 
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Originally Posted by indo997 View Post
what is AFAIK, i just rebuild the rear side and put the washer on it
but the shape of washers is not cone ,am i right?
AFIAK = As far as I know = I am not 100% sure. Anyway I have seen the front cone washer, but have not seen the rear with my own eyes.

1. Did you take a picture? Post it here and see someone would comment. Also look at Gary's response to me in post #42 in this thread.
2. Call Bilstein and ask if you could send above picture to them by email so they could confirm- you don't have to tell them where you are from either :
AFTERMARKET & MOTORSPORTS HEADQUARTERS - WEST
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America
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1-858-386-5900
 

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Originally Posted by M32911S View Post
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Any idea on where to get the best pricing for the Bilstein coil-overs? I think AWE has a pretty good price on them but wondering if you can think of any other place?
AWE is normally $2750 but on sale right now for a limited time $2475

If you miss that sale I think tire rack @ $2650 is probably the next best.

What are installs for these running? Looks like a lot of work esp for a cab...
 
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Had the opportunity to sit down with the 997 Porsche Suspension engineer and when i told him I wanted to lower the car and replace the suspension with a Bilstein coil over suspension i got a response in 35 parts on why i was crazy to do this.

Do you feel the Bilstein to be better than the stock suspension?
 
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Originally Posted by 911nitis View Post
Had the opportunity to sit down with the 997 Porsche Suspension engineer and when i told him I wanted to lower the car and replace the suspension with a Bilstein coil over suspension i got a response in 35 parts on why i was crazy to do this.
Don't leave us hanging! Do tell!
 
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Great write up installing pss10s now and this is great info!!!
 
 
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