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Do I need suspension work on my 2002 996?

I have been looking at what appears to be a worn shock absorber (or some other part) inside the metal coil within the rear suspension system of my 996 Coupe.  The front shows no visible wear, but the rear rubber (I believe) is separated and appears worn or even torn inside the coil. In the picture, it is allowing the reddish color to be visible, whereas the rubber if not torn would not allow you to see that reddish area.  Both the left and right sides are similar in appearance.

Would anyone recommend a shop/mechanic in Dallas (Maverick region)



Hi all,

I'm a first time Porsche owner and I'm currently looking any recommendations on a shop/mechanic in Dallas,TX.  I've been doing a lot of research online, but couldn't find a decent one.   Thanks!




Considering coilover suspension


 Can you provide any tips or suggestions on a coilover set up for a daily driven car that does see “spirited driving” and occasional DE days?  Not wanting to lower ride height much as LA has some deep curb curtain and scraping is... yeah.   Any tips appreciated.








Which struts are best for casual, non-aggressive driving in a 1999 911 (996)?

Is alignment needed after having front inner and outer CV boots replaced (996 C4S)?

Greetings - I recently had my front inner and outer CV boots (both sides) changed on my 2003 996 C4S at the local Porsche dealer. It was preventitive as one of the boots had a small tear. I understand that the removal and installation requires some work (8 hours on muscle work apparently). Since getting the car back I have noted that the handling is off. I don't have the same confidence in corners at speed as the car feels unstable and at times wanting to lift. It is  not low tire pressure however I do see a very slight positive camber (visually).

Front End Under Carriage Rattle

At slow speeds I can hear an annoying rattle from the front end under carriage (or appears so).  I don't think it's related to the suspension, it sounds like plastic flapping. My mechanic checked the suspension parts and everything seems ok. I really like this car, but the rattle, for me, is annoying enough to trade if I can't resolve.  Please advise, thanks.

996 40th anniversary bump steer

HI There,

My 996 40th bought in January with 39 K miles is giving me a lot of steer bump over unneven roads (common in the bay area to say the least...)

I have had a full alignment done and the tech highlighted that the front was difficult to align due to stretchted (worn) bushings (i believe mainly control arms ones).

I am looking for advice on:

> if worn bushes could impact the front alignment to factory recommendations? or is it that the shop did not know how to do the job on this car?

Front end noise

Before bringing my car into the shop, I would appreciate your insights.  While driving, (smooth or rough roads, at various speeds) there is an intermittent (maybe every few seconds) clunking sound coming from the driver's side front end that can be felt through the steering wheel.  When I swapped out my winter tires a few months ago and had the front end elevated, I checked the linkages for anything loose and all appeared to be ok - I also tried to shake the wheel while in the air and everything was tight with no sway or give.


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