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Old 10-06-2007, 01:47 PM
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Default Best strut tower brace for a 993 C4 cab?

Any suggestions?

The prices seem to vary widely
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:49 PM
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A real GT2 1-piece bar ... or the original Ruf bar ... both next to impossible to find.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:44 PM
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I have the KLA brace. I like the design, but the fit could have been better. Nothing 15 minutes of filing couldn't fix.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:06 PM
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Fabspeed do a GT2 replica (Matter) brace - quality sometimes a bit hit and miss, and again nothing a bit of filing wouldn't sort if needed. That aside it really works and, if you like that sort of thing, is the best looking brace out there (a proper manly brace). Fabspeed have a lot of knockers on this forum (not many speaking from experience as far as I can tell) but this piece of kit does the job - I will admit to some initial displeasure at having to get the file out (10 mins work) but the first drive after the brace was fitted kicked those feelings into touch. Steering feels more taut, nicer turn-in and no more creaky windscreen! Well suited to the AWDs. So in my experience this is the best.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:30 PM
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I have a GT2 bar that I lent to Mike J for him to create a replica. You may want to PM him as I think he was going to make a few for the local guys.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:55 PM
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what about the Weltmeister...on sale at Per Prod?
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, guys.

Pelican has the Welmeister, a Rennline, a "JM Products" and the aforementioned Fabspeed. The Fabspeed looks like it is a piece of alu pipe beaten down at the ends and drilled through.

I guess my bottom line is I want the most rigid brace money can buy this side of welding the two strut towers together with a piece of rebar!
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:55 AM
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I will post picts of the prototype in the morning. Its a copy of the EVO-2 GT2 bar but we increased the diameter of the tube...this is really rigid. I was trying to machine some nuts down so we had lots of thread to hold down the bar...its hard to explain but it will be obvious when you see it.

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Old 10-07-2007, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by tmc View Post

The Fabspeed looks like it is a piece of alu pipe beaten down at the ends and drilled through.
That's because that was what the original was, and short of welding rebar across the towers it is the most rigid bar out there......until Mike J gets his on the market, that is (sounds awesome)
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:17 AM
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Been there...
From: Sol Snyderman [[email protected]]
To: Tom C [[email protected]]
Subject: Re: Porsche 964/993 Front Shocktower Brace
Hi Tom,
Unfortunately, we are out of these now. We only have a couple on a backorder, so I don't have a production date. I will add your info to my list and let you know when we'll have them back in stock.
Thanks,
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Did you speak with him recently? The site shows the bar again.

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That was email received yesterday.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:40 AM
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This looks really good:
http://tinyurl.com/2jrgp8
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That should work perfectly fine, but may limit how your trunk carpeting fits.

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