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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MilSub wrote:
I ordered the R64 500 335 02 strut brace direct from Ruf just before Christmas - the shipping charge via UPS was 19 euro with no import charges to pay. From order to on the doorstep was about five days Smile


sounds a good option...does it fit under the carpet as nicely as the perfect power one ? (they look very similar)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know the Ruf and the Perfect Power strut brace are identical .. mine fits nicely under the boot carpet with no modifications to the carpet, you would never know it's there ..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MilSub wrote:
As far as I know the Ruf and the Perfect Power strut brace are identical .. mine fits nicely under the boot carpet with no modifications to the carpet, you would never know it's there ..


im already reaching for the credit card. . thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it .. Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me the RUF does not look identical to the pefect power one (maybe there are different versions). The PP one is virtually a staight bar, where the RUF bar has a rise at both ends.

I have no idea why most bars seem to be raised above the fixing point - unless it is to clear something related to the fuel tank, but if that is the case, how come teh PP one is not raised?
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pietrzj wrote:
To me the RUF does not look identical to the pefect power one (maybe there are different versions). The PP one is virtually a staight bar, where the RUF bar has a rise at both ends.

I have no idea why most bars seem to be raised above the fixing point - unless it is to clear something related to the fuel tank, but if that is the case, how come teh PP one is not raised?


Some speculation on my part - bars designed for continental cars might be slightly different than bars designed for UK or North American cars because the larger fuel tank was only an option for continental LHD cars?

(The larger tank doesn't fit RHD cars and was not type approved for North American cars.)
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pietrzj wrote:
Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad


Group buy...?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pietrzj wrote:
Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad


I arranged pick up for much less.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dommorton wrote:
pietrzj wrote:
Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad


I arranged pick up for much less.


Same. Domestic shipping was about $15 and I happened to be over there to bring back. Do you know somebody going to the US? You could have it sent to their hotel...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pietrzj wrote:
Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad


Don't forget to also allow for import tax, VAT and admin charges on anything of that value coming in from USA. Cop

Or wait for Pres Trump and PM May to a give us a UK/US free-trade deal on Friday! Bandit
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pietrzj wrote:
Perfect power postage is $150 so thats now ruled out Sad


Don't forget to also allow for import tax, VAT and admin charges on anything of that value coming in from USA. Cop

Or wait for Pres Trump and PM May to a give us a UK/US free-trade deal on Friday! Bandit


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally fitted my RUF strut brace:



Still prefer the 'low rise' of the perfect power version but it's nicely made, fits under the carpet and adds some RUF cool to the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any photos Milsub?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Wong brace here

https://www.911chips.com/C2strut.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What effect do these things have, is it a track only tool?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the correct way to fit one of these? I'm sure I read somewhere (but can't remember where) that both front wheels need to be off of the ground when fitting.

On the face of it, it seems like a five minute job to fix four bolts but is there a bit more to it than that so as to not negatively affect the set up of the car? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madge, I assumed the car should be on a flat surface with the wheels straight. Maybe even having a particular amount of fuel in the tank would be important too? I gues what you want to do is make the car rigid in its normal driving stance, so not sure why you would do it with the wheels off.

Anyway, this mod has shifted way down the list for now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one does the trick for £139

https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/5224

Its well made and stiff and fits under the carpet
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