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- By: Evan Madore
Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit - Symptoms And Product Review
Are the shocks and springs worn-out and ready for replacement on your Porsche 996, or maybe you just want to close up that stock wheel gap? Rather than reinstall stock suspension, or drop it on lowering springs, we sell a Sachs Performance coilover kit that will take the handling and looks of your 996 and turn it up to 11.
The Sachs Performance kit is a comfortable option for the street while also being perfect for the track. These coilovers feature an inverted-monotube design, which not only adds additional strength but makes servicing and rebound/compression adjustments a simple process.
Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit Replacement Symptoms
How do you know it's time to replace your struts/shocks? There are many different symptoms ranging from just subtle hints to your car basically shouting at you that it's time for the shocks to be replaced. Worn shocks and struts shouldn't be ignored as they pose safety concerns as well as place unnecessary wear on other components.
Some of the symptoms of failing shocks and struts on your Porsche 996 are:
- Uneven or unusual tire wear
- Front end diving hard under braking
- Rear end squatting under acceleration
- Vehicle lean when cornering
- Fluid leaking on the outside of the shocks
- Unstable at highway speeds
- Excessively bouncy ride
Shocks and struts normally last between 30,000 to 50,000 miles depending on the type of vehicle you drive and the quality of roads you drive on. You should be looking for symptoms of worn shocks and struts at around the 50,000-mile mark.
Porsche Models Applicable
- 1999-2005 Porsche 911 996 Carrera
Parts Included with Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit
The Sachs Performance Coilover Kit for the Porsche 996 comes with the inverted mono-tube shocks, springs, and adjustment wrenches.
Additional Parts Required with Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit
There aren't any additional parts required with this Sachs Performance Coilover kit.
Special Tools Required with Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit
There aren't any special tools required with the Sachs Performance Coilover kit. However, this kit does come with the ride-height adjustment wrenches.
Additional Parts Recommended with Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit
We don't recommend any additional parts when replacing your stock suspension with this coilover kit.
Aftermarket Upgrades or Genuine Option for Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit
This is the aftermarket upgrade for the Porsche 996 suspension. If you're looking for the factory feel, you can find the OE/OEM suspension components below.
Even our coilover kits come with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. Drive your car for however long they last and replace them again afterward using our incredibly simple return procedure.
In the video below, Eric Hirschberg, our Porsche Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Porsche 996 911 Sachs Performance Coilover Kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore