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Old 07-27-2016, 03:56 PM
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Well turns out I stripped both front wheel uprights on my GT4 changing brake pads.

I'm trying to get those replacement parts ASAP as local dealer says 5-10 business days from Germany, but it means I may miss a track weekend next week. Any tips on finding those parts faster?

Also **** those cheap *** uprights...
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Inrev View Post
Well turns out I stripped both front wheel uprights on my GT4 changing brake pads. I'm trying to get those replacement parts ASAP as local dealer says 5-10 business days from Germany, but it means I may miss a track weekend next week. Any tips on finding those parts faster? Also **** those cheap *** uprights...
Call Suncoastparts. They have helped me a few times to get parts faster.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by myBailey07 View Post
Call Suncoastparts. They have helped me a few times to get parts faster.
I contacted them already, waiting on a reply
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Show a pic. Maybe you can repair the threads,there are kits for that...
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I'm not sure; but, you could drill out the uprights and add nutsets (not sure what they are called for sure) with lock tight and use the original bolts.

If you get the new uprights, I also would think about installing studs.

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Both? Yikes. Buy a set of caliper studs so you don't have to worry about it next time
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Harvey in FL View Post
I'm not sure; but, you could drill out the uprights and add nutsets (not sure what they are called for sure) with lock tight and use the original bolts.

If you get the new uprights, I also would think about installing studs.

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Porsche tech says he can't re-thread them as they are aluminum.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:22 PM
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Any competent race shop will drill drill out the stripped threads and install steel Time-serts. It's couple of hours of labor and you end up with a bullet proof set up. For those that haven't stripped the uprights yet, install studs.

http://www.timesert.com/html/install.html
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Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
Any competent race shop will drill drill out the stripped threads and install steel Time-serts. It's couple of hours of labor and you end up with a bullet proof set up. For those that haven't stripped the uprights yet, install studs.

http://www.timesert.com/html/install.html
Thanks, anyone done it on their uprights?
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Originally Posted by Inrev View Post
Than, anyone done it on their uprights?
Bunch of our local guys have had it done. Stripped upright are vary common on 997GT3s.
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Originally Posted by powdrhound View Post
Any competent race shop will drill drill out the stripped threads and install steel Time-serts. It's couple of hours of labor and you end up with a bullet proof set up. For those that haven't stripped the uprights yet, install studs.

http://www.timesert.com/html/install.html
This. You'll be left with a threaded hole that is stronger than stock. In fact, if all upright aluminum threads across all 4 corners of the car were drilled out and replaced with Time-Serts, you'd have an awesome setup with far less need for studs.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:54 PM
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did you use new bolts? Did you start them by hand ? Jez.
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Alright cancelled order for those uprights and will have a local race shop Time-sert the **** outta them. Hopefully it'll be the end of this saga...
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Originally Posted by Gofishracing View Post
did you use new bolts? Did you start them by hand ? Jez.
No and yes...
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+1 on Time Serts. Had several on my 987. Did studs on the GT4 immediately.
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