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JTT

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  1. I have a friend with PSS10s. It would seem that "adjustable height", is a bit limited. 10mm in front, 5 mm in rear, at least according to this information seemingly from the Bilstein manual PSS9/10 ride height limitations revisited - 6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource WWW.6SPEEDONLINE.COM 996 Turbo / GT2 - PSS9/10 ride height limitations revisited - I've got a set of RUF PSS9s sitting at home in the box and I've been toying with the idea of putting them back on the car but wanted to make sure I set them at the correct height for optimum performance as designed. I've been doing some...
  2. You "may" need adjustable upper control arms or toe arms in the rear. Lowering adds in negative camber, some have issues, others don't seem too. I ended up adding both myself, as I was wearing inside edge of rear tires badly. Thought it was due to the excess camber (which definitely added to it), but rear toe settings I feel were mostly at fault. A little extra toe in at the rear seemed to make all the difference. Nice part about the link is they are all solid spherical bearing, so really tightened up the feel without any additional NVH.
  3. I replaced my 4 stalk with a 3 stalk and added my 4th stalk, so yes, it definitely can be done. You "might" be able to pull it off with the wheel still in place, but its tight working space. Not a big deal to remove the wheel, just make sure you disconnect the battery for a while before messing with the airbag and don't reconnect it until everything is buttoned up (or you'll get an airbag warning light that you need to clear).
  4. Another B8/H&R lowering springs happy customer here. deport pretty much summed it up. Slightly firmer, less body roll, but not at all harsh. Our roads suck too, and it's very good.
  5. First thing first. Pop the little plastic caps off the car and look inside to see if the mounting hardware is indeed in place. It's clearly visible once the caps are off. This will also tell you what style connector you need (bayonet or screw). To install, it couldn't be easier. Lower all side windows. With the little round caps off the car, simply lift the roof over, front edge first, so the hooks engage the windshield frame, then lower into the receiver connector. Tighten the rear connector (about 1/4 turn for bayonet, tighten to specified torque for screw type), then fasten the front clamp. You can now roll up the side windows (note, the little rear ones will not come up unless the front latch is latched). Adjustment once installed is a bit of a mystery, at least to me. I haven't found a true factory spec as of yet. It doesn't fit down tight, if it does, adjust it up a bit, or it will scratch your clamshell. Maybe 6-10mm clear of the clamshell. I'd also suggest you treat all the rubber seals on the top and windshield frame with Gummy Phledge or something similar to lubricate and soften...helps reduce squeaking. Looking at the top, look for the trim bits that clip over the rear latching bits (look like speaker grills). These as well as the forward latch cover are often missing, but not critical. Other than that, look at the liner condition and obviously paint. Beware the rear window at the very bottom is nearly impossible to get clean, due to zero clearance.
  6. Welcome Patrick! I can confirm the deflector is a significant improvement, particularly if your wife or significant other travels with you. Deflector up and side windows up, much quieter at highway speeds. You can sometimes pick them up on ebay or other classifieds but you would have to be patient. Sunset is easy and fast.
  7. I'd trust Ahsai on this one. There are some that would have you do a lot of excessive things. "Best practice" would be to never reuse any fastener, but it's impractical for all but factory race teams.
  8. I had one rebuilt by a professional alternator shop. Been working perfectly for two years (25,000 kms).
  9. As long as you don't move the car, that should work though. Cool stand by the way! I've not seen ones like that this side of the pond.
  10. The bar also gives you the ability to make small adjustments in height and angle of the engine which is helpful in remounting the transmission. Do you have to have one? Nope. But for 30 mins of fabrication, its worthwhile. Im not home now, but can send picturs of my redneck home version once I get back, or you can Google it. Some fancy versions, but simple angle iron and a few bolts work fine.
  11. I put Ben's kit (google it) and it made a noticeable difference in throw and feel. Nice kit and easy DIY.
  12. No problem Roy. If you put the top into the service position, about halfway between up and down and reach your hand up between the liner and the roof and feel up and down on both sides you should feel it. Yes, it goes from driver to passenger side, and kind of pulls the top together and into the groove. On mine I couldn't find it on one side, then found it on the other. It's an elastic strap that is stitched to a tab on the edge of the roof. On mine, the stitching had come undone on one tab and the strap just kind of fell down into the liner. I just fished around till I found it, then sewed the tab back on with a needle and thread. The strap is #7 in this diagram http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/hardparts.php?dir=996-99-05&section=811-10
  13. I just sent a "sticky note", with the photo attached. Try that
  14. Thanks Steve. Was your AC blowing cold? Mine seems to be experiencing similar symptoms, but I had discounted gas as my AC blows very cold.
  15. It's right about where the rear quarter window meets the side window. "If" this link works, it shows what it looks like when the strap is disconnected. The strap is basically right where the roof is off the rails. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0sCo0f1h0XUkXB0ErhLxCBLL1xtJMjk55iLsa023cd15M-glLfPYOiUZvYLobih_Kcu6sIR4HfVG_LWRKZzjo1w1XmEaat_2z0dPKh30pM7tzai4OtYzyEiRiDqncAT8XC9ySDVT79Q6woBKi8g7jCpbxJJ6YoCdFBSUJxYpLTH3Wer02IpvAFM5paGHRgDbHmPKOFUNDVs4WwjVdxPc2pzlecmJtbJijIWgTzXUWA_Z-t6LgoszAKbEZ3U5mBnXwaEGJ4_ZxI2ZqRwTHLhldmSplJTbt5E100L63cNz0s5Wdfev_I4Qa2orBoFOsdThGZGuGpC9N69tw4DT708TrMsuG9FE3jKBTxSxYoWxF_U89ww1ulSnQhv1z4HKORaEImrlWMnr5-w94cO7TJC_N-SfAZ69YETRDukkwKUV82P4sTnSpvkbopuqsxoJzGPNhnGJDI2vUy5Zn1U6GTHNuhRrjlyOejQl4UBf6F6k9Ih2bZUDlwtAagaWxlswGS8iani2QnGXKDuAFUAfkle64uRQCx4kOeQnPx7Jxb2E2WLJtGLPtaT5jrxWg554U5AfNPJ_gZKQjchlz7_dUMhlb6Zk2p4KExoDAMD7bqN_=w1223-h917-no
  16. Put the roof in the service position (about halfway between up and down) and reach in between the liner and the roof. There should be a strap running from driver to passenger side. Mine had similar issues to what you are describing and this strap had pulled off. I simply took a needle and nylon thread and sewed it back on...solved.
  17. Jeff, this can only be done with the factory Porsche PIWIS system correct?
  18. BoxerfanTO, there is an outfit in Calgary that is apparently authorized by Hartech out of the UK (kind of the FSI of the UK, very good rep). I've no experience with them but at least no border or exchange issues. http://alpineautowerks.com
  19. Check the tensioning cable. https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/574384-solved-convertible-top-not-folding-closed-quite-right-pics.html
  20. Just as a follow up to this post, here are a couple of pics. First is new mount installed. You can see compared to the pic in earlier post there is a considerable difference in the clearance from the chassis to the carrier. The second shows the old and new sitting side by side on the bench. Hope this helps others.
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