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    can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

    Please enlight me if can I retrofit a PASM suspension on a 997s which allready fits -20mm suspension. Note the fact that the car is with -20mm G R E A T but i am using the car everyday in terrible road conditions

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

    I'm sure thats possible, except the breaking differential.

    i would like to swap with you. I had to order the PASM for my cab. But I would like to buy the 20mm or a 3rd party suspension like the bilstein pss9.

    br,
    frank

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

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    Frankster72 said:
    I'm sure thats possible, except the breaking differential.

    i would like to swap with you. I had to order the PASM for my cab. But I would like to buy the 20mm or a 3rd party suspension like the bilstein pss9.

    br,
    frank



    Be aware of warranty problems. I think the cab doesn't come with the -20mm because it may have a negative effect due to the cab's less rigidity (compared to the coupé).

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

    I'd love to have the -20mm but since you're not comfortable with it, why go for the PASM? It'll be nearly impossible to retro-fit. Since what you have are essentially coilovers, you can change to another type that's more comfortable. I've been in a RUF turbo R based 996 and it was so much more comfortable than the stock 996 turbo. You're not limited to the PASM as the only alternative.

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

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    pexar said:
    Please enlight me if can I retrofit a PASM suspension on a 997s which allready fits -20mm suspension. Note the fact that the car is with -20mm G R E A T but i am using the car everyday in terrible road conditions



    Instead of retro-fitting PASM to your 997 with -20mm sport chassis (which is difficult and very expensive), you may like to consider Bilstein PSS9 suspension instead. With this set up you can adjust ride height, compression and rebound. I have the same set-up with my BMW E46 M3 and Mini Cooper S and I cannot be more pleased.

    I am not entirely happy with PASM with my 997 C4S - I find the Normal setting too soft and the Sport setting way too harsh.

    I understand Bilstein now offer a PSS9 kit for PASM-equipped 997 and I will consider it seriously.

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

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    pexar said:
    Please enlight me if can I retrofit a PASM suspension on a 997s which allready fits -20mm suspension. Note the fact that the car is with -20mm G R E A T but i am using the car everyday in terrible road conditions



    No, a retrofit isn't possible, it would cost a fortune and you still would have difficulties to get the support from Porsche doing this. I'm afraid you have to sell your car and get one with PASM. Which brings me back to one thing: the difference in ride comfort between PASM comfort setting and 20 mm chassis is almost none. So you may throw away your money (and a LOT of it) for nothing.

    You could go for a different chassis (a coilover kit for example which would be adjustable). But you destroy the car's balanced setup, there is no coilover kit which actually has the same performance qualities as the original 20 mm chassis. Unless you really want to say good-bye to comfort forever.

    Like a good friend told me recently (when I tried to convince him of buying a 997 CS instead of a SL500): "a Porsche isn't for everyone, I prefer a comfortable ride". Maybe you should have thought about this before you bought the car, sorry to say that. I know the streets in Greece and yes, some are bad. But a sportscar will never be a SUV.

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

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    pexar said:
    Please enlight me if can I retrofit a PASM suspension on a 997s which allready fits -20mm suspension. Note the fact that the car is with -20mm G R E A T but i am using the car everyday in terrible road conditions


    Why don't you test drive a PASM car to spot the differences?
    May be you won't like it after all.

    There are many imported used 997 you can locate in Athens. I don't know how much money you are going to lose selling a non PASM car (almost nobody poser knows a thing about
    -20mm) but if the car is too firmly damped for you it would be better to buy something more refined. An M6 maybe?

    BTW, i'd love to have -20mm

    Re: can retrofit PASM on -20mm and sport chassis?

    you have right thank you guys all for usefull advices.
    you will have my news soon.....

     
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