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Best Book For 911 Suspension Tuning

Looking for some recommendation on the best reference giude to fine tune my 911 suspension.

I've been upgrading and tweaking things, but really need some more expert guidance in fine tuning and solving a few issues.

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What about B. Anderson's book" 911 Performance Handbook"?
If not that one, try your local bookstore. I have seen several suspension tuning books while searching for car info. Sorry, I don't remember the names.
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Fred Puhn's "How to Make your Car Handle" is a pretty good general discussion of suspension dynamics and tuning. Not Porsche-specific.
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Alan Staniforth's "Competition Car Suspension" is a very readable (abiet somewhat technical) book on the subject. His "Race and Rally Car Source Book" is one of my favorite resources, and aimed specifically at the amateur race car engineer. In my eyes that book alone allows him to stand next to Carroll Smith as the two pre-eminant authors on the subject.

Speaking of Carroll Smith, his "Tune to Win" covers tuning suspensions (and much more). If you just want the part about tuning suspensions, try his "Pocket Engineer", which really just focuses on the cause/effect relationships without getting into the theory.
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