SPRING­ING INTO AC­TION

911 Porsche World - - Practical Porsche -

Bil­stein dampers were fit­ted as stan­dard to many of Porsche’s clas­sic mod­els – and still are, of course – but you might not be quite as fa­mil­iar with the springs shown here (right), made and sup­plied by Eibach. And prob­a­bly not with the same com­pany’s new range of anti-roll bars.

Springs first. The set fea­tured here is what the com­pany calls a Pro-kit, suit­able for most road-go­ing 964s: C2, C4, coupé, Cabriolet and Turbo. (Many other Porsche mod­els are cov­ered, too.) It of­fers a 30–40mm re­duc­tion in ride height at the front, and 30mm at the rear. The springs are made from high­t­en­sile sil­i­con-chrome-vana­dium steel, and sub­jected to ex­ten­sive test­ing to en­sure op­ti­mum re­li­a­bil­ity. Each item goes through a pre-stress load process, dur­ing which it is fully com­pressed af­ter be­ing wound into a coil, in or­der to avoid fu­ture sag­ging. It is then ground and shot-peened be­fore be­ing fin­ish-coated for longevity. Part num­ber of the kit shown here is E7201-140, and it re­tails for £304.68 plus VAT.

The two anti-roll bars are from Eibach’s new Clas­sic range, man­u­fac­tured at its own fac­tory in Cal­i­for­nia. The front bar, 25mm in di­am­e­ter, is a hol­low tube that of­fers a claimed 40 per cent weight re­duc­tion against any com­pa­ra­ble item, and two-po­si­tion ad­justa­bil­ity. The solid rear bar is also 25mm in di­am­e­ter, and again of­fers two-way ad­justa­bil­ity. The fit­ting kit sup­plied in­cludes the rel­e­vant drop-links and other nec­es­sary items. The part num­ber is E40-72-003-01-11, and the re­tail price £303.31 plus VAT. The rear bar can also be bought on its own for £135.66 plus VAT. Part num­ber for that is E40-72-003-001-10.

All of th­ese items are avail­able from Eibach deal­ers around the UK – of which Cen­ter Grav­ity is one – and the rest of the world. To find your near­est, sim­ply go to Google or the alternative search en­gine of your choice. For more in­for­ma­tion on the bushes call Su­per­pro Europe Ltd on 01823 690281, or go to su­per­proeu­rope.com. For more in­for­ma­tion about Cen­ter Grav­ity call 01827 718800, or al­ter­na­tively go to cen­tre­grav­ity.co.uk. (And yes, those sub­tle spell­ing vari­a­tions are both cor­rect.)

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