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MiamiC70 replied to MiamiC70's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I actually picked up complete set of TorqueSolutions dog bones. Going in on Thursday getting it aligned on Saturday :)
Just drive around "South Florida Style" for a while (i.e. A/C full blast windows down). It works ;)
I am in same boat and also in FL. I can tell you my buddies 2001 did it before mine and eventually foam goes away A/C works fine. So far mine has been at it about 2 months and A/C works fine. Annoying? Yes! Annoying enough to pull out my dashboard? Nope!
MiamiC70 replied to MiamiC70's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)OEM are not adjustable and with an x74 lowered car I cannot adjust to degree (pun intended) that want need on the rear. See descriptions from various aftermarket companies on subject. "Adjustable Porsche 996/997 Cayman & Boxster Rear Toe Links will help restore the proper suspension geometry for lowered vehicles.. The factory control arm do not have the adjustment range needed to compensate when lowering your 996/997, Cayman or Boxster.. This results in poor tire wear and an insufficient contact patch.There are two major drawbacks to the factory links: 1) You can’t lower your car and maintain proper suspension geometry. The factory links create too much toe-in, which cannot be adjusted out, creating handling problems and excessive tire wear. 2) The factory links have rubber bushings, which make handling imprecise, especially in performance driving when suspension loads are highest."
MiamiC70 replied to Ronnie38's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Good guess but it was Brickell during a deluge!
MiamiC70 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Adjustable tie rods, point me in the right direction. car is mainly DD looking for rears that will give me more alignment adjustability with my current x74 suspension. Not sure I need the big buck full racing ones but open to ideas. Thanks in advance
MiamiC70 replied to Ronnie38's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)+1 on the fans ask me how I know what he knows :(
Anyone use the Bosch aftermarket fan instead of the OEM with success? OEM = $400+ for a fan :eek: Bosch = $200 or less
Loud high pitched noise and vibration from passenger front of my 40th AE. No noise until car warms up and then with A/C on I can feel it kick into high at which point the noise and vibrations starts and it will stop a little after when fans cut out. Car not overheating and temp stars right at 180 - 185 which is where it has always been. Seems pretty indicative the problem is a fan and I assume this is the radiator fan (bearing??) telling me about to give up the ghost? Can anyone chime in and help me concur. Anything bad if I just let it go for a bit I had a planned oil change later in the month and rather just knock out both . Also, what is cheapest place to get replacement? What is involved cost wise. Finally, is replacement the only option? Should I worry about drivers side going soon too?
MiamiC70 replied to MiamiC70's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Loren, I though same thing about spring seating. However, after 10k miles coils has to be seated I would think, My indy looked at everything looks ok. I know springs had the proper paint dots on them to be x74 so don't think that is it. Educate me or point me to more info on compression plates or bump stops. As far as I know using OEM bump stops. Why would bump stop cause ride height discrepancy on a static cars suspension not under load? What are the correct bump stop part number for x74 front and rear?
I asked about this before and I have just kind of lived with but it does bug me every once in a while. My 40th AE seems to sit a little higher passenger rear on side than the other. There is about a .5 inch maybe difference in the wheel well gaps between the passenger side rear fender and the driver’s side rear fender the driver’s side to top of tire being the lower one of the two. I've measured this while parked with no one sitting in the car. It seems to me that since the installed OEM x74 and has had almost 10k miles to “settle” this would have sorted itself out by now. Is there was a way to level x74 suspension? Car drives fine and alignment done since and tire wear are fine it’s really more of an I KNOW it is there and kind of bugs me. I know can’t corner balance non-coil overs so any options available to even this up?
MiamiC70 replied to steve20186's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hankook V12 evo best bang for the buck on the street and excellent rain tire
MiamiC70 replied to violaGT3's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Just hit 70k on my 2004 40th AE
How do I reinstall the plastic seat belt adjuster in my 2004? Pain in the ***, fell off and have been screwing around with it for an hour with no luck. Does not appear broken and all parts appear to be intact. Just fell off in my passengers hand and can't seem to get it back in place.
MiamiC70 replied to royp4's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)same problem here VERY annoying :/