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Old 01-09-2019, 11:21 AM
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Hello fellow 996tters

my 03 tt is making the squeaking sound when turning. My local Indy replace the front thrust arms only a week later the squeaking sound return. Now they told me to replace the top mounts. The dilemma is should I just stick to the stock Porsche units or should I upgrade to the Tarrets units. My car is 99% street use but I do exercise her regularly. Iĺm getting old now, so squeaking car drives me but. Thank you for your guidance
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:16 PM
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stick with the oem mounts.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:26 PM
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Sounds like stock mounts would be the way to go in your case as the monoball ones will make a good bit more noise.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:14 PM
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look into the elephant conversion units. you cut out the rubber from the oem mounts and a monoball is installed and screwed into place. about 300$ for the set for the front
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If you want a cheap OEM solution, get the OEM 997 turbo front strut mounts. They are a direct replacement for the 996 ones and 90 per side on suncoast.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by solow View Post
If you want a cheap OEM solution, get the OEM 997 turbo front strut mounts. They are a direct replacement for the 996 ones and 90 per side on suncoast.
^^^ this is what I did on my recent suspension install.

997-343-015-02 and 997-343-016-02. Order the bearing plates as well, you will likely need them. 996-343-501-00
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:11 PM
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Why do they even bother making the 996 mounts if the 997 mounts are half the cost?
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:30 PM
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They probably don't make them anymore but Porsche still has plenty in inventory?

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:53 PM
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I'll buy that.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 32krazy! View Post
look into the elephant conversion units. you cut out the rubber from the oem mounts and a monoball is installed and screwed into place. about 300$ for the set for the front
I just received mine ER strut monoballs for front and rear among with some other upgrades. Looking forward to seeing how it feels!
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
^^^ this is what I did on my recent suspension install.

997-343-015-02 and 997-343-016-02. Order the bearing plates as well, you will likely need them. 996-343-501-00
I just ordered a new set, thanks for the above tip!
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