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  1. Will 997 GT2 sway bars fit a 997TT?
  2. There are always lots of used Fabspeeds for sale, that should tell you something. Having said that, FS isa good exhaust, Tubi is better.
  3. How noticable was the change in ride quality? Any specific habits I should know about? Thanks I have the Champion version of the H&R springs on my turbo. The drop is 1" as advertised. The ride is similar to stock in regular mode and a bit stiffer in sport mode. The handling at the track is quite good, no more dive or excessive squatting. The only downside is the scraping on the front end, it was bad enough stock, you just have to adjust your driving style a little on steep driveways etc. As far as I know there is no RoW option on the 997TT. all cars have the same suspension worldwide.
  4. Thanks Loren! I am trying to plan some track wheels for the TT.
  5. Does anyone know what the offsets are on the C4S Carrera III 18" wheels (8.5,11)? TIA
  6. I take out the key and still get a gong, as if I left the keys in the ignition. Also get the double horn beep when I tried to lock it manually. Appears to be a central locking failure of some sort. Never heard of an ignition switch wearing out at 30K miles. Oh well, one more thing for them to fix at the 30K service:(
  7. Here's my take on the Fabspeeds, they are a good quality muffler that has a deeper more aggressive sound than PSE, one of the reasons I got them, overall loudness about the same. They are probably 60% louder than stock exhaust, they do have what I would call mild resonance at cruising speeds, nowhere near other aftermarket exhausts I have heard. I have heard and driven them on a 3.6 cab and found them quite tame compared to a 3.4 coupe. I was more than happy with the Fabspeeds until I heard the GHL regular versions, this was the perfect sound IMO, a raspy loud bark yet fairly quiet in the lower revs, probably 25-30% louder than stock unless you are on it. The best thing, there is ZERO resonance at any cruising speed. The sound is also very individual, one mans throatiness is anothers unbearable resonance. For example, my wife hated PSE, found them way too loud in the garage. ALL of the performance exhausts will be louder than stock, that is a fact, be it PSE, Ruf, Fabspeed, GHL etc.... If you are not sure you will like a louder car I would not buy an exhaust, especially an aftermarket exhaust. Also try to hear the exact combination before you buy, which may be hard. What sounds good on a '04 Cab may be quite different on a plain jane '99 C2. :drive:
  8. I recently re-installed the TE roll bar for a series of upcoming track events. Note the roll bar can be completely removed in less than 1 hour.
  9. Thanks guys, I ordered some grade 8 bolts from nutandbolts.com you can buy small quantities but a $20 minimum order. Oh well now I have lots of bolts. I'm gonna replace the bolts with longer ones to make re-installs much, much easier between track events.
  10. Sorry to hear you had so much trouble. My brother and I did it a couple of weeks ago and it was a handful, and we have a lot of experience working on and building race cars. While we didn't have all the problems you did, I did manage to scratch my door jam during the test fit and we managed to screw up one of the bolt holes despite all our best efforts. Luckily we changed out to better quality grade 8 bolts and the install was easier. Even longer bolts would be better. But I agree with you, this is a difficult diy, I would say 9 on a 10 scale.
  11. Carlos, do you recall the sizes of bolts used? I think it would be helpful for future installers, longer bolts would definitely be easier, ours were only slightly longer. How long did it take you?
  12. Thanks to C4S Surgeon we got the roll bar installed yesterday. What a *****, and that's coming from two guys with a lot of car racing experience behind us. Thanks also to Renntech and all the helpful posts on the topic, especially Wolfgang, it helped a lot. But even knowing all the pitfalls and being extremely careful we managed to screw up one of the mounting bolts. What a pain in the *** that was, thank goodness for tap and die sets. We ended up changing out the supplied bolts to all grade 8 bolts, much better quality with less propensity to cross thread. The bar looks really nice after the install, plus I still have full access to the rear seats. I would definitely recommend the bar but I would not attempt the install solo unless you have lots of experience IMO.
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