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Is U.s. Gt3 Ride Height Same As Row?


Speedfreak

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I thought that I heard the official Porsche documents say they are the same, but the reality is different.

Based on Porsche documentation, the ride heights are the same. However, some people have reported that their US cars were ~10 mm higher in front.

The 2004 specs are supposed to be:

Front: 115 mm + 5 mm (115-120 mm)

Rear: 128 mm + 5 mm (128-133 mm)

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However, some people have reported that their US cars were ~10 mm higher in front.

So are what these people reporting just normal varience, or typical of the cars delivered to the U.S. Have you noticed a 10mm higher front on your GT3, Viken? Im just curious if the raise is done intentionally by Porsche. Thanks!

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So are what these people reporting just normal varience, or typical of the cars delivered to the U.S.  Have you noticed a 10mm higher front on your GT3, Viken?  Im just curious if the raise is done intentionally by Porsche.  Thanks!

I have not measured my GT3's ride height, not do I care. However, in looking at pictures of ROW cars and my car, I can see my front being higher by a finger's size. I am going to guess that the raised front on North American cars is intentional, but I am not certain.

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I read that it is set high to meet a minimum federal headlight height standard, but I am not sure if this is fact or fiction.

When I took my GT3 for its first alignment it was set exactly 10mm above the 115mm mark.

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I read that it is set high to meet a minimum federal headlight height standard, but I am not sure if this is fact or fiction.

When I took my GT3 for its first alignment it was set exactly 10mm above the 115mm mark.

Andrew,

There is no minimum headlight regulation to be concerned about. That was back in the 70's. Nowadays, all headlights are designed to sit where they need to be. The main reason why most US spec cars are raised, is because the typical US driver always complains of bumpers rubbing against curbs. That's really all it is.

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FWIW, I've just measured the factory set ride height on my '04 GT3. There is a 5mm tolerance in the factory (whole world) spec on ride height. Rear ride height is at the bottom (low) of the 5 mm spec and my front height is at the top (high).

Spec: Front: 115-120 Rear: 128-133

My height : Front: 118 & 120 Rear: 128 & 129

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My car is one that was 10mm too high in the front. After lowering the front, the headlights were aimed way low so I raised them to factory spec. However, they were still to low IMO so I raised them further above spec. They are much better now.

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