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993 targa body modification


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deos someone know when porsche improve the strengh of the body of the targa ?

I've readen that only the 1998 model where improved, but is there a serial number wich is the first car improved ?

before 1998 (I.E. 1996 and 1997) the targa roof jammed some time.

any help would be appreciate, because i'm looking for buying a targa

from septembre 1997 but wich has a serial number for 1997 model (instead of 1998 !!!


Fred, from France

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993 targa mj. 1996 VIN ZTS 08/95-07/96 have sometimes/mostly problems with the glass roof.

mj. 97 or 98 VIN ZVS or ZWS have most times no problem!

and be careful, don't use a sport suspension or rims with 18" or greater on 993er targa's B)

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i just bought 2 weeks ago a 1997 model, with just 85000 km.

in great condition, and no problem at all with the roof.

I knew about sport suspension and 18" wheels, but do you think there will be problem lowering the car by 1 or 2" ?


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the problem is that the targa roof is no as stable as e.g. the coupe roof. if you use a lower suspension it is also harder - that will make problems with the glass roof (noise, cracking...). but i don't have heard about a car with broken glass or so...

i think if you do your modifications in a "small" (and not to hard) way it will be o.k.

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