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  1. If the GT3 has 295/30 versus my 285/30 on the rear, the calculators show a 1.7% difference front/rear versus the 2.7% I will be running if I stay with these new tires. I'm hoping the 2.7% will be ok.
  2. Thanks Loren! So, just to confirm: Will there be a problem with systems in the car with the difference of 2.7% between the front and rear total diameters? I asked because I already ordered the 235/40/18 tires for front 8.5" rims and the 285/30/18 for the rear 10" rims. If I must change the order, I am going to get hit with extra shipping costs, but I will do it if I need to do it. I should have confirmed the sizes before placing the order, but I did one of those impulse buys which are so easy online. PH
  3. Loren, Would you please you confirm that 235/40/18 on an 8.5" front rim is ok with the stock 285/30/18 on the 10" rim? That's about a 2.7% difference in size front to rear. I'm more concerned with the difference in diameter front/rear than any rubbing issues. I did lots of searches, but they left me wanting of a Loren confirmation. Thanks! PH
  4. That is a lot for wheel bearings' replacement. Hopefully this one won't be as bad. Thanks for the reply. I had an indy shop quote $650 per bearing. They and others have suggested that you need to replace both sides at a time to keep the friction levels the same left to right. If your shop needs to remove the wheel carrier to press out the bearing, what they are saying is they don't have the right tools and/or know how to do the job and they just plan to pass the cost on to you. There are specialty tools for doing it without disassembling the whole thing. And the tools aren't too e
  5. FYI, it looks like the inner links are $92 each for the Porsche part or $70 for the TRW part.
  6. Have you seen this thread from a few weeks back? Might be of help to you. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=26423 No I hadn't. Thanks for the link, it's exactly what I was was looking for!
  7. Yes, cost would be very interesting to me too! I'm guessing a thousand. It just seems like that's what they would hit you up for on a repair like this...
  8. Anybody have any conclusive outcomes with these noise issues now that it's 8 months later? I too have a clunk type noise on "drop off" situations. I just installed PSS9's and an alignment, but I can't quite recall when the problem started. I tried reproducing the problem in the garage by jacking the car up, taking the wheel off, putting another hydraulic jack under the suspension and letting the suspension down quickly, but no noise. The spring bushing at the top moves nicely, and it just doesn't seem to be that. When taking a rubber mallet to the area, I found a suspicious noise whe
  9. It was a while ago now that I did it, but it wasn't too hard. The regulator folds up after you loosen the bolts that hold it on. You can wiggle it out fairly easily.
  10. I just don't see how the sway bar has anything to do with alignment. And I don't see how you could snap a sway bar. They are made of substatial metal. Porsche does have some unique ability from an engineering perspective to screw things up, but I would still have to see it to believe it. What's your alignment specs?
  11. You are spot on, they are hanging a little. Cant wait to contact Porsche in the morning after the easter weekend and get hold of a pair. Thanks very much for the help. I broke these same springs by putting too long of wheel bolts without my spacer by accident. Have you called the dealer yet? $30 per spring for something that could only cost $.50 in any real world. I went to Autozone and asked to look at their hardware packages for drum brakes and the second one I picked up had retainer springs that fit perfectly. The pack with 4 retainer springs and a bunch of other springs was
  12. well we test fitted it before cutting and there was no other way. the C2 metal bumper is much longer than the 2 radiator colling ducts and the metal touches the grill and there was a lot of fitting gaps. so we ended up cutting it, but it was worth it. It was years ago when I did the work, so come to think of it, I do think I trimmed some plastic off the grills to make it fit. But if you're done, you're done.
  13. I put a C4S bumper on my 03 C2. I didn't cut anything. I just put black electric tape over the part of the metal bumper that was showing in the grill and it looks great 3 years later. Try test fitting the bumper with the tape and see if it looks good enough for you. I didn't incur any extra expense for a new bumper or any extra effort cutting the existing one.
  14. Yea, that's what I just did. But it sounds like that same warranty was giving Larold a hard time. I would be very interested to know of more stories that will let me know what to expect from Easycare when I have an IMS, RMS, or Intermix problem. I've always done my own oil changes since I got the car a few years ago, and I hope that doesn't give them the opportunity to shaft me. The oil is so incredibly simple to change on the cars, it's easier to do myself than take the car in.
  15. Hi Larold, I just signed up for Easycare because it seemed like the best option. I went with TotalCare. So I am interested to see how things turned out with your tranny? Did they put in a factory refurbished unit? If so, that seems ok. A junk yard one wouldn't be too cool. PRH OK. Here's an update, which may alert you to some issues. EasyCare is now offering me 3 options to fix my transmission. First, get a refurb, and contribute $6000.00 towards it. Yikes! Second, send it to a local (LA) transmission place, get it refurbished...and my dealer says there isn't a good one h
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