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996 GT3 stabiliser drop links - genuine v other

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Not necessarily wanting to penny pinch, but I'd like to be convinced why I should pay $650 for one genuine drop link 996-343-069-92 (Front left) compared to 1/6th or less for TRW or Febi Bilstein??

Or, anyone got some sitting under the bench when they've upgraded to adjustable ones?

 

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I'm fairly sure TRW are OEM so no difference aside from the sticker.

Or you could also get Tarret Engineering adjustable links for the same price as one genuine one.

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5 hours ago, dan_189 said:

I'm fairly sure TRW are OEM so no difference aside from the sticker.

Or you could also get Tarret Engineering adjustable links for the same price as one genuine one.

Dan, a pair of adjustables from Tarret or Elephant Racing is what I'm coming up with as the likely outcome

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2 hours ago, Stephen Tinker said:

What's the length difference between the GT3 drop links and the standard Carrera / 986 version??

Don't know Stephen, some other technical guru out there might though???

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Check the length of what’s fitted and whether the ends or rod are bent (common problem ) . For replacement, the heim joint versions - such as brands already mentioned - don’t have the same degree of angle capacity as the standard rods. 

Superpro are willing to have a set made (they just need total length and rod end diameter) to suit the GT3 and theirs have a ‘normal ‘ rod end that can rotate similar angles to standard set up - and much cheaper than other aftermarket or factory.

ps: my front links are 160mm - on a 996.1 GT3

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2 hours ago, 356993??? said:

Check the length of what’s fitted and whether the ends or rod are bent (common problem ) . For replacement, the heim joint versions - such as brands already mentioned - don’t have the same degree of angle capacity as the standard rods. 

Superpro are willing to have a set made (they just need total length and rod end diameter) to suit the GT3 and theirs have a ‘normal ‘ rod end that can rotate similar angles to standard set up - and much cheaper than other aftermarket or factory.

ps: my front links are 160mm - on a 996.1 GT3

Thanks, looks like I can't go direct so will get my local Burson to talk to them.

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I've just checked my spare drop links - unfortunately they are 200mm long which is standard 996 length links, so I cant help you, unless GT3.1 (356993??? above detail) are different lengths to GT3.2.

Don't forget that the drop links are left / right oriented and if you are going to have one made up, I would seriously consider replacing both at the same time and have 2 made....

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3 hours ago, Stephen Tinker said:

I've just checked my spare drop links - unfortunately they are 200mm long which is standard 996 length links, so I cant help you, unless GT3.1 (356993??? above detail) are different lengths to GT3.2.

Don't forget that the drop links are left / right oriented and if you are going to have one made up, I would seriously consider replacing both at the same time and have 2 made....

Stephen that was what I was thinking too...

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