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2004 GT3 alignment

Suspension and Steering

Vehicle Information: Model: GT3; Year: 2004; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 15000;

Hi Joel, great job moderating BTW. I have had the lucky opportunity to recently trade my 1996 C4S for a 2004 GT3. I was going to wait a few years, but decided that the reasonably strong air cooled market coupled with the 993s mileage (just under 30000 miles) warranted the change. What an amazing car! I am lucky to own one of the cars that justifies any financial decisions Porsche makes to stay profitable. While I still love the air cooled cars (still have one), I realize after a week of driving the new car that it sets entirely new standards. My intention is to use the GT3 mainly for the street. I will probably take it to the track (DE) to figure it out, but not regularly. I have no intention of turning it into a track car at this point. I have read about the potential factory alignment woes and the edgy handling characteristics as a result. We looked it over pretty well and it doesnt look like it has ever been adjusted since delivered. It feels incredible right now on the street, but you can't really push it hard enough to know. I can tell already that it could pretty easily oversteer. I drove a student's GT3 on the track last year and my overall impression was that it can easily overpower street tires and that caution was necessary, although I am not used to street tires on track anymore. Should I have it aligned/adjusted (without lowering from stock) to make the car safer both on the street and the track? If so, do you recommend settings for this? Are the factory (street car delivered) settings ok as long as the car actually matches them? Was the issue more that they fell out of these factory settings somehow and that is what made them tricky near limit? I know quite a few have been balled up on track.Thanks,Kurt in Chicago1987 Carrera Coupe Club Racer2004 GT3

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