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Tips on Porsche 911 997 Coilover Suspension. Credit: eclou 6speedonline

  1. Using one of the REAR factory jack points. Jack up vehicle and place a jack stand under the front jack points. Carefully position the jack stand to correctly contact that jack point of the vehicle
    • Using one of the REAR factory jack points. Jack up vehicle and place a jack stand under the front jack points.

    • Carefully position the jack stand to correctly contact that jack point of the vehicle

    • Repeat this procedure on opposite side of vehicle.

    • The Porsche Factory jack points are designed for pin top style jack pads. While a normal jack will work, the pin top ones are the safest to use and safest for the vehicle.

  2. Using a low profile jack, center  the jack directly in front of the engine and using chassis cross member, lift vehicle and place jack stands on rear jack points. Photo #1 is 991 Cross Member Photo #2 is 997.2 Cross Member
    • Using a low profile jack, center the jack directly in front of the engine and using chassis cross member, lift vehicle and place jack stands on rear jack points.

    • Photo #1 is 991 Cross Member

    • Photo #2 is 997.2 Cross Member

    • Photo 3 Shows a Cayman/Boxster rear jack point with optional jacking block.

  3. Place a solid jack stand under the 4 jack points located near each respective wheel.
    • Place a solid jack stand under the 4 jack points located near each respective wheel.

  4. Measure the height of your current ride with Techart springs, and marked the strut hat nuts locations in the front. This will give you an idea of where you would want to set the car.
    • Measure the height of your current ride with Techart springs, and marked the strut hat nuts locations in the front. This will give you an idea of where you would want to set the car.

  5. Next, pull off the fronts.
    • Next, pull off the fronts.

  6. Reassembled the hats to the new Bilsteins. Reassembled the hats to the new Bilsteins. Reassembled the hats to the new Bilsteins.
    • Reassembled the hats to the new Bilsteins.

  7. Front installed and tightened up.
    • Front installed and tightened up.

  8. Moved on to the rear, which is a simpler job. Removing the rear strut.
    • Moved on to the rear, which is a simpler job. Removing the rear strut.

  9. Unbolting the rear hats from the inside.
    • Unbolting the rear hats from the inside.

  10. Comparing new Bilstein vs stock.
    • Comparing new Bilstein vs stock.

  11. New rear Bilstein installed.
    • New rear Bilstein installed.

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A very good reference for this project is the Bentley Manual. As noted at the beginning of this, it is very oversimplified!

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