Following a series of upgrades for this 2017 911 Carrera, including tuning, a Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE) and SportDesign upgrades (front bumper, mirrors and rear spoiler), the time had come to give this 991.2 a more aggressive stance.
To accomplish this, we went with a set of TECHART lowering springs and H&R wheel spacers. The springs would lower the vehicle and improve handling while not sacrificing ride quality, while the wheel spacers will widen the track in the front and rear and balance the look of the wheels in relation to the lowered body.
The progressive rate of the TECHART springs provide a comfortable ride in normal conditions and a sportier response as the force increases. It’s evidenced in the tighter coil spacing at the top of the spring as compared to the wider spacing near the bottom. When compared to the factory spring, the difference is clear.
The H&R wheel spacers feature a hubcentric design for a precise fit as it widens the front track by 14mm (7mm per side) and the rear track by 28mm (14mm per side). Longer bolts are used to account for the increased spacing.
The rear suspension set up with the TECHART spring and H&R wheel spacer installed.
Before (left) and after (right).
A closer look at the reduced gap between fender and tire once the TECHART springs are installed and settled. Before (left) and after (right).
Each side of the vehicle receives a 7mm wider track in the front and a 14mm wider track in the rear. It compliments the lowered stance and keeps the wheels from looking too tucked inside the wheel wells. There’s a handling improvement to be had, too. Before (left) and after (right).