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Trap 125
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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Rear drop link help Reply with quote

I ordered and received a pair of PowerGrid adjustable rear drop links which appear to be excellent quality.

The issue I have is the originals on the car measure circa 160mm centre to centre in length but the PowerGrid ones are only adjustable from 90 - 100mm.

I'm guessing that these will not fit? Looking at links from RSS & Tarrett they look pretty short but I can't get any specific sizes.

Are ungraded adjustable links purposely shorter or have I got the wrong size?

Any info would be greatly appreciated...
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2004 996.2 GT3 Clubsport

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What suspension is fitted to the car? OE?

Standard Carrera rear drop links are around 160mm, GT3 are definitely shorter around 100mm.

If the car has had a suspension swap in its life, you may have ended up with Carrera spec damper bodies.
 
  
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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pye21 wrote:
What suspension is fitted to the car? OE?

Standard Carrera rear drop links are around 160mm, GT3 are definitely shorter around 100mm.

If the car has had a suspension swap in its life, you may have ended up with Carrera spec damper bodies.


The car has KW Variant 3 fitted...
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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that many people are interested in this thrilling thread Laughing but I've got an update Laughing

KW has told be that KW Variant 3's use standard length drop links and PowerGrid have confirmed that standard length drop links are 160mm in length centre to centre and they had mistakenly sent me the wrong size. The correct ones are on the way...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must have muddled my lengths up then. I knew they were different and thought he GT3 ones were shorter. It has been about 3 years since I looked.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies for the late reply, but 16cm is correct. I replaced my rear drop links within the last week.

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2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I'm all sorted now with 160mm adjustable PowerGrid drop links on the way.

As a result (PowerGrid don't want the originals they sent me back!) I've got a set of adjustable links that I don't need if anybody is interested? I'll stick a post in the for sale section...

Thanks again.

http://www.powergridinc.com/swaybar.asp

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