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Old 03-11-2012, 07:03 AM
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I recently bought my first boxster. It's a 986 boxster s with factory Los suspension option. The previous owner fitted eibach pro-kit that has lowered the ride height by a further one inch (40 mm). It looks great but is not that practical I.e need to go very slowly over anything resembling a speed hump. So I am planning to have the original springs put back on (came with the car fortunately).
So any thoughts regarding reinstating originals? I guess getting the alignment redone is something to consider.
Appreciate any feedback.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:24 PM
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You'll want the alignment redone as you noted.
For street riding, the original ride height is better, but still low.
My friend recently did $3500 to her 911 by driving over a curb to avoid a pedestrian.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:57 AM
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Smile Boxster S Ride height (revised)

well spent a few hundred dollars at my trusted garage. Original springs put back on, full wheel alignment & camber done. Money well spent. Boxster already had sports suspension option and the revised ride height much more practical and also a more comfortable ride, not a bad thing IMHO. I,ll be putting some eibach springs on the market soon. Before & after photos once I have enough posts.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:35 AM
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Well done, Dave.
I look forward to the photos.
Glad it worked out.
A stock Boxster with the sport suspension is one of the sweetest - if not the sweetest - handling cars I've ever driven.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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I am also very anxious to see the photos. Very well done, and cheaper than I expected it to be.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:46 AM
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I should clarify my "few hundred dollars"): actually $650 (Australian) all up. The garage said it took about 7 hours, with the rear change being the most time consuming. End result is great for me & happy with the money spent.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:14 AM
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Did you notice a huge difference in handling?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:22 AM
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Hi Boscoe,
Not a huge difference. It certainly feels a little "softer", but I'm sure it corners just as well. Not that I'm getting anywhere near exploring it's limits on the road....
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