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  1. The car feels 1000x better. I had old stock struts and Ruf lowering springs on the car. After a corner balance and alignment, and a touch up on the CB&A the car was rock solid. Be careful after the switch as the car handles much differently. I almost lost the car doing 70 or so on one of my favorite stretches, because the car is much more stiff and the wishywashy feeling that allowed a lot more play and loose handling, is nonexistent. I don't have prices on top hats, but I suggest calling Bilstein to purchase all hats, perches and rings. Moton provided the sleeves needed at a reasonable price, but I found all of their other parts, understandably, to be a little too much $. NOTE: The top mounts from the 996TT work, but I have to be honest, the fronts make me a little nervous. The nut that secures the strut bolt thru the top mount assembly(look at Loren's post #7, the GT2 front pictograph, piece #2) only has one thread showing above the nut. It is secure, but one would be much better off purchasing some Mode pillow mounts or whatever they are called, for the fronts. The rears ride up in the stock top mounts just fine. The rear stock pieces were reused, but some of the rubber was removed and the springs hats are metal to metal(except maybe a thin rubber lining covering part of the area needed). I hope this helps. Sorry I haven't kept up with this thread much. I spent a lot of time pestering Dan at Vividracing.com, Oak, Tommy Banh, Loren, and several others I regretably have forgotten about, to try and figure out how to make this swap work. There wasn't much information, and I had to use my limited amateur knowledge and these forums to make the swap. Please be careful and take this information for what it is, novice advice. Thanks, TXGold
  2. Today, I finished putting GT2 OEM suspension onto my 996TT, with the following changes needed: The front C/O's needed two sleeves for the struts to fit into the 996TT wheel hub(no pinch bolt tab on the GT2 suspension). They were secured with a locking ring on top. I received these from Moton Suspension. Lex Carson was a big help with this. Sway bar drop links all needed changing. I went with Agency Power. The front drop links relocate the upper mounting point from the strut area to the pinch bolt on the 996TT wheel hub. If spring perches and locking rings are needed, purchase them from Bilstein. After trial and error we figured out the ones I needed (black ones). Hopefully the person selling the GT2 suspension to you includes them. Those are the only things needed(provided spring caps and hats were included). The 996TT upper mounts, front and rear, were used. There wasn't anything needed differently, and in fact, several pieces that were used with the 996TT OEM suspension were discarded. The upper mounts and the lenticular washers were all reused with the GT2 C/O's. Being that I am rear wheel drive, I can't confirm if this will work with an AWD setup, but why would you want AWD anyways :P. Now, I'm headed for an alignment and a good corner balance. See ya!! Thanks, Ryan
  3. Here you go. These might be able to help someone in the future, I hope. good luck, Ryan
  4. Thanks for the advice. The folks at bilstein told me I could go up or down 25% on the spring rates and the shocks would work OK. The point is, what is OK. Would they perform better if they were revalved. Don't know. I would only have to have the fronts done since I would just change the front springs. I'm just looking for a street setup, so the rears at 385 are stiff enough. I've got 800lb springs on the rear and 700 on the front now. It's killing me. Let's compare notes when we complete the job. Look forward to hearing from you again. Well, I ended up putting on a GT2 coilover setup. Everything worked really well except, since the tt is awd, I needed to get aftermarket droplinks for the front. Seems like only TRG in Calf sells them. I am very happy with the setup. Oh, btw I added a rear gt3 swaybar to give me the adjustment I need to fine tune the handling. I couldn't be happier. Putting a GT2 C/O suspension on a 996TT is not that simple. I could only wish. I am in the middle of doing so, and finding information is hard as hell. First thing you'll need is a sleeve that Moton sells that adapt the GT2 front struts to fit into the 996TT uprights. I'll try and get back to you with more information on this but until then you can find out more info at this link: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=22097 Ryan
  5. Wow! Loren, you are unbelievable. Thank you. Now, I don't mean to be rude, but I still have a question. I guess I just need to get a friend with a Gt2 and look at there car.. I have a this suspension that was sent to me and there is a gold cap type piece and a blue piece that looks like some sort of perch. Both are anodized aluminum. Any idea where they go? Wonder where I should get looking rings for cheap? Thanks again!!! TXGold
  6. i need spring perches and locking rings from the stock GT2 suspension, because the PO of my C/O's used them with his zmoton replacement. Also, actual pictures of the GT2 suspension would be extremely helpful
  7. Loren, Any ideas on how to get spring perches or locking rings cheap? I am wondering what MM the GT2 struts are? do you happen to know? Thanks, Ryan
  8. For the time being I'll be using the stock 996TT swaybar and drop links. I'm just hoping to utilize this set of GT2 C/O's on my Turbo. Thanks for the quick reply Loren. Your expertise is appreciated!!
  9. Please post photographs or a pictogram of the stock GT2 and 996 Turbo suspension. I am hoping to find the differences in how the two mount to there respective uprights. The purpose is to show me the hardware neccesary to have a set of OEM GT2 coil-overs fit onto my 996Turbo. I've been in touch with Moton, who makes a sleeve for the front upright, but don't have a way of finding out what else is needed. Any and all help is appreciated. Ryan
  10. Is there an iPod solution for a non-MOST 996TT? I don't think the $500 Dension is a valuable purchase for non-MOST cars. Also, I am hoping to integrate Sirius and three Best Buys I've been to haven't been able to help. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Regards, Ryan
  11. Alcantera is not a synthetic, it is the opposite side of the leather that you usually see. The innards:p!! side.
  12. A friend of mine is interested in a 1986 911 and is concerned with realiability and maintenance costs. Can anyone reflect on this specific to the MY?
  13. Maurice. Thank you very much for you detailed tips and help. Have a great weekend, and I'll try to remember I'm having fun this weekend when I'm busting up my knuckles:).
  14. It is my understanding that the two adjustment screws can be accesed on the bottom of the respective door, without the need to remove the side panels.
  15. Ryan: If your '02 TT has similar door panels to a Boxster, check out the following link. It has some very excellent photographs and detailed steps on how to remove the fasteners to get the door panel off. The trickiest one is the plastic cover that is around and forward of the door latch. I found that in addition to the illustrated instructions on that point, that, once you have that piece off at the forwardmost portion of it, if you press down hard on top of the rearmost part and then rotate the piece, it will easily come off without breaking off that little tab. Study the photos and you will understand that little part and how it comes off. Here's the link: http://www.ecoutez.net/boxster/door-panel-removal/ Good luck! Regards, Maurice. Muchos Gracias Compadre. I am thinking this may just be something I let Porsche do. I can't tell if its adjustment screws on the bottom of the door, or something I need to behind the panel. Again, thanks for the help. Any other tips or links or appreciated. Ryan
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