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    Considering 997S, please explain suspension options

    I've just recently become interested in the 997S, but I'm having some difficulty determining exactly what suspension options are available - and how worthwhile each of them are. I've read a tremendous amount, and searched etc, but any help you could provide answering these questions would be very much appreciated:

    1. The PASM: is the sport/stiff mode stiff enough for serious track use? Any comparison to the GT3 suspension? Does the lack of a mechanical diff (LSD) create a noticably different driving experience?

    2. The Sport Package: I'm not sure exactly what this includes, but I've heard at least lowered suspension and a real LSD are part of it. I've also heard it's not available in the US. Anyone know more?

    3. What is the -20mm suspension option? Is it nothing more than lower suspension at the expense of the PASM? Reviews?

    I've never had a Porsche before, but I think the time has come. Any help you can provide me in my quest for the car best suited to me is much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Re: Considering 997S, please explain suspension options

    What you call "sport package" (2.) and the -20mm suspension option (3.) is the same thing. The Porsche Sport Suspension has firmer springs and rides harder than PASM (also in PASM Sport mode), is 20mm lower than base Carrera suspension (10mm lower than PASM) and comes with a Limited Slip Differential.

    I was in the same situation as you and test drove cars with both the Sport Suspension and PASM. Did not find a huge difference between Sport Suspension and PASM Sport mode. But in addition you get the LSD (function) and a slightly lower ride (form). Went for the Sport Suspension in the end.

    Re: Considering 997S, please explain suspension options

    -20mm/rear LSD (option P17) sport suspension package is not offered for US cars so you only have one option, the PASM.
    I suggest you drive up to a dealer near by and test one, even though you can't have the -20mm suspension which I personally prefer, I don't think you will be dissapointed with the PASM either.

    Re: Considering 997S, please explain suspension options

    THE -20MM SPORT SUSPENSION ALSO FEATURES:


    HARDER ANTI-SWAY BARS(ZANFOR) IN FRONT AND AT THE REAR


    WHICH ADDS TO THE CHASSIS STIFNESS AND BETTER CORNERING PERFORMANCE

    Re: Considering 997S, please explain suspension options

    Harder anti-sway bars , this is what taughts the chassis , I knew it could'nt just be the springs and the damping..

    thanks..

    throt.

     
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