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pietrzj
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Strut brace advice - Rennline, Porsche, perfect power? Reply with quote

All,

I need a brace. The genuine porsche strut is 80-90 quid more expensive than the 2 point rennline (and thats with a discount). Is it worth the difference?

What is the fit like with teh rennline?

Can I put the carpet over the top of these bars instead of cutting it?

I want to use the original 2 strut bolts rather than drilling the body alongside like the fabspeed strut fixing (though thats out of my price bracket anyway).

any comments welcome

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Perfect Power strut brace and, to my knowledge, it's the only one that goes under the carpet.

If interested, you could email them to see if they have availability:

perfectpowerinc@gmail.com

I brought it back from the US. If shipping to the UK, it could work out expensive with duty etc. It was $325 including shipping within the US.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Steve Wang one from the States it's a very good copy of the RS one.
Also using RS carpet so no need to cut trunk liner which you would have to do with most if not all strut braces. They do work because a bolt was left untightened by a mechanic and it knocked over every bump, took me ages to locate it. Originally thought it was a strut bearing (Monoball RS mount)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't recall what mine is unfortunately but it bolted straight up under the carpet with no cutting of anything . Don't think I'd have fitted one which needs butchery.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rennline brace fits fine under carpet, I installed one this week.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ruf strut brace fits under the carpet, you would never know it's there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OMP one also fits under the carpet, and is probably the lowest price. Well made and noticed a slight difference (albeit marginal)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the Perfect Power item for mine as I wanted it to be low key. Low key is exactly what I got as it just vanishes in the luggage comp.

Lovely piece of kit and extremely well made. Much better than the majority I've seen that wouldn't get to grace my P&J nooo

Details and pics here on my old post: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=57130&postdays=0&postorder=asc
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Dom said - after seeing his post previously about the Perfect Power strut brace, I searched far and wide for a new one without any success Sad

I had my heart set on exactly that design so sourced a new Ruf strut brace as I believe they are identical in design and function.

In my opinion (as Dom has already said) this strut brace is very in keeping with the design of the 993 and I can't stop pulling the boot carpet up and looking at it! nooo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't get too worked up though, at the end of the day you could just weld up your own out of a bit of box section mild steel and fix it to the strut tops with bolts and it would do the same job regardless. You are just assisting in stiffening the chassis flex which is minimal. If you can get one to fit without butchery it's an advantage obviously.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohitos wrote:
I have the Perfect Power strut brace and, to my knowledge, it's the only one that goes under the carpet.

If interested, you could email them to see if they have availability:

perfectpowerinc@gmail.com

I brought it back from the US. If shipping to the UK, it could work out expensive with duty etc. It was $325 including shipping within the US.


I emailed them today. I think I will choose between
Perfect power (nice low profile and good quality)
Genuine Porsche (originality and quality)
Steve wong (cheaper than Porsche)
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://ruf-automobile.de/en/product/ruf-domstreben-kit-2/ ??
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RUF/Perfect Power one is the nicest IMHO. If we could find a way to lower the import costs...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, perfect power have got back to me. $300 (£240) plus postage, so I ghink this will turn out to be more expensive than a genuine Porsche one.

Can't find any Steve Wang units and I don't like the fabspeed. So its neck and neck with the rennline and the genuine Porsche one atm.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Perfect Power is a properly machined and well executed piece. Arguably nicer looking and better made than a 'genuine' Porsche one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phelix wrote:
http://ruf-automobile.de/en/product/ruf-domstreben-kit-2/ ??


thanks for the link - I'd had trouble finding this - 327 euro (inc tax), plus postage and import. does this one fit under carpet like the perfect power ?

anyone got a recent price on the "real" porsche one and is it as well made as the ruf item ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilsonny wrote:


thanks for the link - I'd had trouble finding this - 327 euro (inc tax), plus postage and import. does this one fit under carpet like the perfect power ?

anyone got a recent price on the "real" porsche one and is it as well made as the ruf item ?


If you order before March 2019 there will be no import charges to pay. Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phelix wrote:
wilsonny wrote:


thanks for the link - I'd had trouble finding this - 327 euro (inc tax), plus postage and import. does this one fit under carpet like the perfect power ?

anyone got a recent price on the "real" porsche one and is it as well made as the ruf item ?


If you order before March 2019 there will be no import charges to pay. Smile


...after which, the inaffordability of a strut brace is going to be the least of our problems.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobesetc wrote:
phelix wrote:
wilsonny wrote:


thanks for the link - I'd had trouble finding this - 327 euro (inc tax), plus postage and import. does this one fit under carpet like the perfect power ?

anyone got a recent price on the "real" porsche one and is it as well made as the ruf item ?


If you order before March 2019 there will be no import charges to pay. Smile


...after which, the inaffordability of a strut brace is going to be the least of our problems.


I'm getting so used to the idea of paying for everything in or out that i was obviously getting ahead of myself there Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the R64 500 335 02 strut brace direct from Ruf just before Christmas - the shipping charge via UPS was 19 euro with no import charges to pay. From order to on the doorstep was about five days Smile
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