The last installment of the aircooled 911s featured a newly revised rear suspension set-up engineered by Porsche. While this 5 link rear suspension vastly improved the handling characteristics of the 993 over the predecessor 964 weissach axle, enthusiast 993 owners felt the suspension to be too soft. By request, our client requested more out of their 993, enter our RXX option list.
We improved on every corner of the 993 suspension by installing JRZ RS coilovers, replacing rubber bits everywhere with heim joints and spherical bearings and fine tuning the suspension alignment to make this car feel as if it’s riding on rails. The 993 also received several favorable OEM Carrera RS parts that included motor & transmission mounts, sway bars, end links, and strut tower brace. To help upon the stock shifter slop we installed the FD Motorsports short shift kit and golden rod.
The entire 5 link rear suspension along with the rear subframe mounts were refinished with ERP parts to eliminate any rubber play in the rear. ERP adjustable kinematic links, camber links, toe steer and rear lower control arms were also fitted.
The front suspension was treated with refurbished control arms that were fitted with Elephant Racing spherical bearings to replace the OEM rubber ones and further complimented with fresh ball joints. The steering rack was enhanced with the ERP bump steer tie rod kit.
After the complete suspension overhaul was finished, we then took to improving braking by installing the Porsche big red brake kit refinished to OEM yellow.
In-house fabricated RS door cards were installed featuring OEM Carrera RS door pulls and seat belts to keep the yellow theme going. The front fog lights units were exchanged for Turbo S cooling ducts with LED lights to help keep this car running cooler.
After setting the ride height to Carrera RS spec the bump steer in the front and rear of this car was finely tuned to get the most of the every upgrade. To further the RS theme, the owner opted for 3 piece Tramont Cup 2 wheels with a deep dish and aggressive fitment.