911 Porsche World
SPRINGING INTO ACTION
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.)