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 Post subject: Noisy suspension on 970 TT
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I'm new to this forum so please bear with me if I have missed a topic or am posting inappropriately :-)

I don't know how many 970 owners there are here at TIPEC? I'm here because I've had several 924 and 928 over the years and still run a Shark (S4) today for fun.

My Panamera Turbo (2011) is my daily driver and whilst I'm in awe of its power and grip I am really (and I mean really, really) fed up with the noise of the suspension (mostly the front) on uneven road surfaces so I was wondering if I'm alone with this "characteristic" or if its something common to higher mileage cars [mines got 60k miles)?

It's at its worst in 'comfort' and more tolerable in 'sport plus' which (fortunately) is my preferred suspension setting [along with 'sport' for the drive], and though its had some new front suspension arms under warranty the OPC suggests there is nothing more that can be done.

I realise that with the 4Wd and the Air that this is a sophisticated setup, and there is no question that it performs brilliantly at speed around very tight corners, but somehow this 'hammer-like' knocking on uneven roads just doesn't seem right for a £100k+ car.

So I'm interested in and welcome the observations of any other 970 owners on the forum please, even if it is just to commiserate :-(

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Noisy suspension on 970 TT
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:23 pm 
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Hi Andy :)

Not got one but I thought the whole point of AIR was a much smoother ride....

If its under warranty I would take it back to the OPC until its fixed.... or say to them...i am going to take it to a suspension specialist like Centre Gravity, and if they fix it, you (the OPC) WILL HAVE TO REIMBURSE ME....

I bet they will fix it then...

All the best Brett :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:02 pm 
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Thanks Brett :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Noisy suspension on 970 TT
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:48 pm 
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late reply... and not much help I'm afraid;
my 4S had steel springs and from what you've described had exactly the same issues;
Even had the struts & dampers changed under warranty, but no real improvement.
My fix was to swap it for a Turbo !
absolutely no noise at all.
Don't have the car anymore, but they do seem to be a bit hit and miss with regards to this issue...

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