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Old 01-10-2019, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
Seems to be a lot of that going around these days....I would do some real QC checks on the new ones before installing them. May be junk.
Seriously ?
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 911PERVY View Post
Seriously ?
Yes, seriously. This is a problem that has afflicted not just Porsche but other marques including Ferrari. They need to crank out a batch of parts for the older cars, it isn't cost-effective to use the OEM manufacturers, so they head elsewhere. This is affecting all kinds of parts for cars of our era, and not just for Porsche. I would be shocked if the new RS uprights Porsche is selling were made in Germany or any western country.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonAndreas View Post
Just curious... How many of these did you have to order before they put them back into production?
that's some good "reading between the lines".
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
Yes, seriously. This is a problem that has afflicted not just Porsche but other marques including Ferrari. They need to crank out a batch of parts for the older cars, it isn't cost-effective to use the OEM manufacturers, so they head elsewhere. This is affecting all kinds of parts for cars of our era, and not just for Porsche. I would be shocked if the new RS uprights Porsche is selling were made in Germany or any western country.
I have the new ones and they say Made in Germany on them.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by IHTFP View Post
I have the new ones and they say Made in Germany on them.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by IHTFP View Post
I have the new ones and they say Made in Germany on them.
Glad to hear it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:04 AM
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
Seems to be a lot of that going around these days....I would do some real QC checks on the new ones before installing them. May be junk.
And this is how internet rumors start...
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ilko View Post
And this is how internet rumors start...
No, it's really not. This is a real problem for owners of older cars. When our cars were new, or almost new, Porsche and its OEM suppliers were still making parts exactly as they came on our cars when new. At some point Porsche and the OEM's stop making them. The inventory sells out. Then people like us clamor for these parts to be available, and Porsche attempts to fill the need. Sometimes the parts are made to the same exacting standards as they were when our cars were new. Sometimes they are not, and often times the suppliers chosen do not make parts to OEM quality standards, because doing so would be cost prohibitive.

It's a well documented problem across many marques and merely questioning whether it applies to RS wheel carriers is not "starting an internet rumor."
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by IHTFP View Post
Did Porsche change the part numbers? My PET (parts katalog) shows 993-341-157 and 158 instead of 657 and 658. Weird.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by gonzilla View Post


not anymore afaik
The first two places I checked, Elephant Racing and Sonnen, both show them available for under $600. Unless I'm missing something.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TheOtherEric View Post

Did Porsche change the part numbers? My PET (parts katalog) shows 993-341-157 and 158 instead of 657 and 658. Weird.

This is a picture of one of my RS hubs that I installed a few years ago.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by TheOtherEric View Post
The first two places I checked, Elephant Racing and Sonnen, both show them available for under $600. Unless I'm missing something.
Nope. You’re not missing anything. They are apparently available again after being NLA for a few years. I gave up on looking a while back, so I assumed that they were still NLA. My mistake.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Patrik S View Post

This is a picture of one of my RS hubs that I installed a few years ago.
Interesting that mine have “Made in Germany” molded in and your older ones do not.
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Correct part numbers are 99334115781 now 99334115882 & 99334115781 now 99334115882, casting part numbers are very frequently incorrect
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