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Suspension shop recommendation in Metro Detroit

I need to find a good suspension shop in the Metro Detroit area.

Last weekend I bought an 06 Cayman S (less than 35k miles) in Chicago through a wholesaller.  I haven't gone through the suspension to determine if I just have lowering springs or coilovers, but it is lowered to the point that I can't get up my driveway without scraping, even backing in. Lowering springs I've researched don't typically drop the front by that much.

The measurement from the center of the wheel to fender opening is 13" front, 14" rear.

H R sport springs on 981 Cayman S. Is too much neg camber an issue or are adj control arms needed?

Thinking about HR sport springs and spacers for my 981 cayman S. Is neg camber too much of an issue? Even after alignment? Don't really want to buy adj control arms as well.

replaced all shocks and struts along with new lower H&R springs (with alignment) and now the PSM kicks in frequently on freeway speeds for no reason

I replaced shocks and struts with bilsteins HD (yellow), H&R lowering springs, two new rear tires on my 2006 Cayman S, 130K miles with  horrible results.  I took the cayman for alignment after all the work was done but now the car is not handling correctly at all.  The PSM (porsche stability management) kicks in frequently when drinving at freeway speeds for no reason, mainly in 65mph or faster turns, not at low speeds.  The alignment shop gave me the print out of the specs and I did notice that the rear camber is out of specs.  I asked and the answer that they gave me is since I used t

Best track improvements for 2009 Cayman S?

Running AX and TT in SS04 for the rest of 2019 but then I think I want to make some basic improvements in suspension.  If I can stay in CC08 that would be great, if I go to CC09, so be it.  What would you suggest to be as competitive as possible?

Rear Left Suspension Noise

Have PASM, When going fast over humped/raised road for train track as the suspension is unloaded there is a noise from the rear left sort of like metal to metal.

Jacked the rear of the car as I force the wheel up and down with a long stick notice the bottoming noice as i let it down, righ side same the test is smoth as i release the down motion.

Feels like if the shock is hitting a limit as it extends. No Codes.

Do I have a damages of bad shock?



Brown (rust?) spots on floor next to inside front wheels both sides

Two days sitting in garage after a 100 mile road trip, found several 1" diameter brown spots on floor next to inside side of wheel/tire, both left and right front. Spots are dry and do not have oily feel.   Spot shape has a plop look.  Washed car 4-5 days before.  If it is residual car wash water, what would turn it brown or rusty?

Road trip did not encounter wet weather or wet roads.   

How many Porsches have brown spots on their garage floor or driveway?


Experience with PADM Alert 2014 Cayman S

At 19,500 miles, during a routine commute home at the end of the day, a PADM alert popped up.  The alert is still there, and I know now that the left dynamic mount is defective.  

Likely an electrical fault, as the mount itself is pristine ... no oil or signs of damage.  In search of various forums, I see that PADM faults and failure of the dynamic mounts are not uncommon.  Especially for the Boxster and Cayman model.

My Cayman S is a daily driver, and has been tracked about 5 times. My Cayman is meticulously maintained.

My questions to the community:

Sway Bar Bushing Cap Bolts. Just FYI

May not be a universal  issue but in changing the sway bar bushings in the rear, the following occurred: Just bought the car and bushings looked factory original. I believe they use a pretty good shot of threadlock on the bolts. Upon trying to reinstall the bolts, long story short, I had to not only clean but chase the threads in the hole otherwise the bolts would not go it. Don't take the chance. YMMV.

On to the fronts.....



Suspension Noise 2015 718 Cayman

I just purchased this vehicle from the local Porsche dealership as a certified pre-owned car. When I took delivery I noticed that when turning full lock (either way) I would get a loud tire scrape sound or a suspension wind-up noise. I asked the salesman about this in the first week and was told, "You could drive any of the cars on this lot and they would do the same thing". I took that as gosple until winter came a few months later.


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