Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
Adjustable Toe Control Arms

I know that these are available to purchase (eg on ebay). I cannot find any part on the car that Porsche call a toe control arm.

What OEM part name or # does the toe control arm replace?

Is this a replacement for the "rear control arm lower -- track rod"? Thanks.

Has anybody done this replacement themselves?
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 244
Yes, it is what Porsche calls a "track rod", although toe control arm is a more accurate description. OEM part # is 996 331 045 06 (also 07 & 12 depending on year/model).
__________________
-- John
'00 Boxster S
'86 911 Carrera Coupe (Sold)
Lucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
Has anybody installed these? DIY instructions / pictures?

I have a number of questions. Do I need / what should I use for seals/boots on the ball joint end (that attaches to hub carrier)? What are the holes in the top of the screw (which also seem to act as a stop for the top nut) there for???? Anything else I need to know?

Thanks
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California
Posts: 713
I've got a set of the Porsche Motorsport adjustable RSR toe arms, with bump steer adjustability. They don't have the end hardware though (that goes through the outer monoball joint).
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/...90927559_o.jpg

Some stuff for sale: M030 S 24mm front sway bar, M030 base 19.6mm rear sway bar, 996 GT3 OEM Porsche Motorsport front strut mounts monoball "camber plates"

WTB: looking for some 5-7mm spacers with extended bolts
chaudanova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
I am verrrry frustrated.

Gave up on the boots/seals....figured I would see what was on the OEM and then figure out what to do. So I set about trying to remove the OEM rear lower control arm. There is a blt and a nut on the suspension side. The nut came off fine.

The bolt spins, but it is not budging. It goes through some sort of ?washer? that seems to be turning with it.

Sorry if I sound cognitively challenged, but HAS ANYBODY REMOVED THIS PART???? I am completely out of commission right now because I cannot remove this damn bolt or figure out how the heck to do so.
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 01:56 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Bruce Wayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 303
Garage
clueless1

try this.. http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm
__________________
986 x2 6sp
2x Range Rover Vogue 4.6
2004 MX5 Sport 6speed Strato Blue (wifelet)
2x Range Rover Classic & CSK
Bruce Wayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 10:40 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
Thanks for the link, very useful. Unfortunately, this is the entire instruction on this topic in the manual: "Remove the toe eccentric and pull out the tie rod (toe rod)"

Um, ok.

Unfortunately my question is HOW do I remove the eccentric (it looks like a washer)? I can't find an answer. The nut is off. The bolt turns freely. But so does the eccentric. The bolt is not coming out. I can't even tap it out a bit.

What the heck am I missing here???!

Really need help. Immobilized until I can get this bolt out.
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 10:48 AM   #8
Registered User
 
The Radium King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,889
some info here:

linky
The Radium King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 11:06 AM   #9
Registered User
 
manolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 247
The eccentric head on the bolt can become lodged in there a bit by hitting up against the subframe. You may need to rotate the bolt so that the smallest end of the eccentric is nearest to the boss on the subframe. This will give the most wiggle room.
I just had mine out yesterday as i was installing tarret heim joints and the bolt would contact the cat and get lodged. A little patience and rotation to take tension off the eccentric and it will come out.
__________________
2003 Cayenne Turbo
manolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
I am STILL trying to remove this bolt. Unbelievable.

It rotates fine. I have a clamp on the eccentric so it does not spin when I turn the bolt now. I have managed to get about 5-10mm of progress by tapping on nut end while turning bolt side. Utterly ridiculous. I have tried at all eccentric angles.

There must be load from somewhere lodging the bolt in there. I've tried jacking the car, but no difference.

Can anybody provide a suggestion????
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 47
it turns out there are two notches on the eccentric (on the nut side) ... these were not aligned with the bolt grooves as they should have been. Worse, I spent hours trying to turn the bolt while clamping etc the eccentric, but could not the bolt back into position. Finally I got it as close as I could, move the entire eccentric/bolt to the lowest position and hammered (and hammered and) it through. Very frustrating. Glad its over. All in all I have been pretty disappointed with this project thus far. I feel like it should have taken 30 minutes. I found it exceptionally difficult to find information on the net or otherwise.

Some other notes. I could NOT fit the hardrace/Che arm back into the frame's metal brackets ... it was very obviously too tight a fit. without really whacking it (and whacking and ....) with a hammer. That end is very obviously wider in comparison with the OEM arm.

My remaining questions would be where to get a boot/seal for the wheel carrier side of the toe arm?????

Also, I was wondering why the ball joint on the hardrace (=Che's) arm does not um move? Am I supposed to remove something?

Indeed, there are no instructions with this arm, and I cannot find any on the net. For example, am I correct in assuming I should unscrew *both* sides equivalent lengths to attain the proper length (ie, the length of the OEM arm)?
clueless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page