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Old 09-15-2012, 05:36 AM
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Tony gongratz on you're buildt I absolutely love it , what is you're main reasons to convert the front suspension to 996 type?

keep posting pics!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by flipo View Post
what is you're main reasons to convert the front suspension to 996 type?
Thanks for the compliments!

As far as the 996 GT3 front suspension goes... there's a million reasons...

Ability to adjust track width and vehicle wheel base are two important reasons.

The whole geometry of the front is totally different.

Corrected roll center.

The wheel bearings are much larger.

Less unsprung weight.

Factory fit 15" front brakes.

The list goes on... It's not cheap. But on a car like this it's worth it.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:17 PM
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Getting closer....

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Old 09-17-2012, 11:07 PM
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Nice work Tony!

What's the part number on those spindles? They're different to mine.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:21 AM
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They're all Cup or custom. What parts do you have Mikey?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mikey_audiogeek View Post
Nice work Tony!

What's the part number on those spindles? They're different to mine.

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Which spindles? The 996 spindles? If so they are 2004 996 GT3 spindles.


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Old 09-18-2012, 01:46 AM
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That pic still shows a bit of bump steer correction is needed. From that angle anyway. I see they welded in the old mounting hole and made a new one higher up. Looks pretty nice. I can't wait.
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In trying to ‘cure’ bumpsteer I was under the impression that the arms and tie rod were meant to be working as parallel as possible? I realise that the inside fixing point of the arm should be raised on our cars if possible, as shown on Tony’s car.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:33 AM
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Nice progress Tony.
How about control arm length compared to original 951 one? Would be quite simple to develop a kit for 951's using 996 parts, which are available for a good price.
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Very cool Tony. I know Joe and am really happy to see the car going back together. Good luck the rest of the way. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
Getting closer....

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No front brakes. Bit of a ballsy move, but I like it.

So toe would be adjusted normally, camber by adding/removing shims, and caster by the rod going to the control arm?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:56 PM
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WOW I love it!! What are you going to use for a front sway bar and how are you going to mount it?
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Drop link is already hanging there.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 333pg333 View Post
They're all Cup or custom. What parts do you have Mikey?
Heh heh... was doing something similar, going a slightly different path now. Photos to follow
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Scott H View Post
No front brakes. Bit of a ballsy move, but I like it.

So toe would be adjusted normally, camber by adding/removing shims, and caster by the rod going to the control arm?

Close... the caster is also controlled by the camber plate. Additionally, you can lengthen or shorten the wheel base by the drag link & shim combo and/or increase the track width by adding shims.

There is adjustment everywhere in every way.

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