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Parts just came in today. The bar was out of stock in the US and came from Germany. Apparently, the part number has been superceded to 997.333.701.97. I also ordered adjustable drop links from Tarrett. The parts from Tarrett are amazing quality! Can't wait to install and try out. Does anyone know how much bias is created with each of the three holes on the bar?
I think I found them... http://www.tarett.com/items/996-997-products/996-rear-drop-link-set-996rdlnk-detail.htm Any ideas on how to adjust out the swaybar preload they speak of? Seems it would be best to do it on a lift where the rear suspension is under load.
Paulspeed, Where did you get the drop links? Cheers, Mark
If only the rear was done, then why do any kind of alignment? I thought the alignment was IF one changed the front because of the slack on the subframe mount.
markj911 replied to markj911's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Good idea, thanks Paul!
I don't have part numbers as I threw all of the boxes away but wanted to pass along that I have an early 997-1 and the rear pads have been superceded to presumably 997-2. The backing plate for the pad material is larger and the original spring clips that hold the pads in position in the caliper have also been changed but are NOT included with the pads. So there is a spring upgrade kit that has 2 spring clips and 2 pins to hold the pads in the caliper. The updgrade kit was $30. Also. don't forget that you have to change the caliper bolts if you are removing the rotors. They are stretch bolts and can only be used once. The parts guys at the dealership told me that he had a guy that reused the bolts and the car came back shortly after he did the job because the rotor came loose on the highway and jammed into the wheel, locking it at highway speeds! One thing I wish I had done differently was that the parking brake has to be pulled up pretty high to hold the car on a slope. There is a toothed adjustment wheel that you can move to push out the drums that are located under the rotor. I extended the adjustment wheels a few turns and reassembled. This lowered the parking brake lever MAYBE one click. I was afraid to go to far because I did not want the drums to rub against the rotor even with the lever all the way down. As the caliper bolts are one time, I could not dissassemble to re-adjust and where the caliper bolts for all 4 corners were $130, it was not that important. In hindsight, I should have reassembled using the old bolts until I knew it was adjusted where I wanted it and then swapped in the new bolts. Hope this helps, Mark
markj911 replied to markj911's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Yeah I thought that as well. My understanding is that they are Recaros. I looked at Recaros website and there are US support locations. I had tought to contact them to see if they sell replacement parts. Something must have gotten into the rail on that side and the seat motor fought against whatever was there are the axle just being comprised of twisted wires lost the fight. Seems a shame to have to buy an entire power seat assembly for what appears to be a $0.50 part. Also, you can replace the part very easily by just moving the seat all the way forward.
Hi everyone, The passenger seat on my 2005 997S will move forward but not easily backward. On closer inspection there are two axles that come out of the motor to move the seat. The axles are made out of a wound wire that is soldered on the ends and crimped into a square shape. The axle on the outboard side is mangled somehow and causes it to bind. Does anyone know where to get the axles without having to buy the entire electric seat assembly. Mark
Thanks Phillipj. I also thought that perhaps GT3s had adjustable spring perches and given paulspeeds comment on sensor location, that would not allow a sport shock because the sensor location would be fixed.
Thanks Paul. You are right, it substantially changes the price quite a bit. Do you know of any model 997-1 that would provide that as a factory option/part number? Going aftermarket could be tricky as then you are rolling the dice on spring rate/ride comfort. In looking at feedback on tirerack.com for example, one person that tried the H&R springs said the car was undriveable in his opinion. I realize that ride comfort level is very subjective but I would expect Porsce to take better care in determining the result
Ok either I asked a very stupid question or no one that has read the post knows. I am going to assume it was a stupid question the way I asked it. Let me try another way. I would like to install the factory GT3 springs on the car but do not know if the sport shocks are compatible. For example are the spring perches the right height or do I have to go with an aftermarket spring?
Hi, I have a 2005 997 C2S with the sport suspension and would like to know if it is possible to lower the car to GT3 height. I can imagine that it is possible if I swapped out the sport shocks but is it possible to retain the sport shocks? Thanks, Mark
Ah... I was imagining something far more tedious than that... Thanks!!
Thanks Paul. How do you reset the radio?