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Old 03-21-2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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Axle spacers required?

Are they needed? Iím about to pump up my front camber with gt3 arms. Looking for maybe 2 def front. Wanted to add a tad to the rear too, maybe go to 2.5 deg. Car isnít THAT low. Maybe 110mm front and rear as measured per Porsche spec. Do I need axle spacers?

Is everybody with track camber running axle spacers?

Was avoiding buying these... but maybe Iím being too cheap.

https://www.tarett.com/items/996-997-991-products/996-997-991-engine~trans~brakes~electrical/ask-15r-axle-spacer-kit-rear-15mm-986-987-996-997-detail.htm

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Old 03-23-2020, 03:50 PM   #2
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You are probably good. I run around -3.0 in the back and I haven't ripped my CV boots or had a joint fail yet. The guys running -3.5 seem to rip boots regularly and they always have a spare half shaft around.

That being said I have a set to put on my car shortly.
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I'm in the same boat... but for different reasons.

I dropped the hammer on some spacers from a 996 (without doing research) and they don't fit.

Those look nice. If I can't turn the ones I bought down I might get them.
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I asked IRA at Tarett about them for my boxster that I ran -2.5 camber in back with, and my Cayman with nearly -3 in back, he said not needed on the 986/987
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I dropped the hammer on some spacers from a 996 (without doing research) and they don't fit.
Are those the 996 tiptronic axle spacers? Do they not fit, I always wondered if they were a budget alternative.
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Are those the 996 tiptronic axle spacers? Do they not fit, I always wondered if they were a budget alternative.


Dunno yet. Seems simple enough to make them work. I have access to a lathe, so maybe not a DIY thing.

It was $45 for the pair off ebay second hand. Figured I wasn't loosing much if they don't work.
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Are those the 996 tiptronic axle spacers? Do they not fit, I always wondered if they were a budget alternative.
Qingdao has the smaller base axles. They might fit on an S
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Well if you lathe them down they do fit a base model 5 speed... I can say with certainty now. LOL

A smart man woulda measured and then cut them down. I, on the other hand, am not a smart man. After many days of cut half a millimeter off then take the spacer home try it, then repeat the next day. I finally got it down to size. Gotta re-drill the bolt holes though.


So cheaper than the $185 kit yeah, but if you have a lathe just turn out a piece of aluminum and cut out the middle man.
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I'm running 19mm front and 7mm rear always. and I have adjustable chamber plates as well.

I have 4mm shims in front arms, which I leave in and adjt the top plates. 7mm shims in rear for track, 2mm shims in rear for street.

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