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Old 08-02-2021, 02:33 PM
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If you're looking for a factory Porsche branded roll bar, I suggest having a look at the 997 version. IMO, the 997 version is a far superior safety design over the 996 version by having six M10 fasteners securing the rear legs, as opposed to having two M8 fasteners. I also think that the 997 version with wider angle between the main hoop footing and the rear leg footing forms a more stable triangular shape. This general design is used by most if not all of the non-Porsche roll bar/cage maker, and on factory built race cars. I also also think DOM mild steel or chromoly are safer material to use for roll bar than stainless steel. Just my opinion. Totally understand if you are going for 996 generation periodic correctness.
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Old 08-15-2021, 12:17 PM
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Mike came through with a factory 996 harness / roll bar and it looks great.



It should clean up nicely.

I ordered some new hardware, of course that is on backorder



Just for kicks, here is a picture of my aftermarket 997 roll bar, the fitment in my 996 GT3 was not up my expectations and that is why it was sold.



Based on my limited experience I cannot recommend going with a 997 roll bar.
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18 GT3T -
11 997 C2S - Aerokit Cup
04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is
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Karl did you install it yet? Those bars are super nice....
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Saw this pic in a BaT listing today of the original 2004 spec mounting provision.
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Saw this pic in a BaT listing today of the original 2004 spec mounting provision.
I didn’t get past the $140k price tag
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04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is
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Karl did you install it yet? Those bars are super nice....
Not yet, I ordered new hardware and of course it is on back order
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18 GT3T -
11 997 C2S - Aerokit Cup
04 996 GT3 - HPDE
96 993 C4S -
08 535i - DD
19 Beetle Conv - Hers
01 Mustang - Kid

Sold: 86 951, 14 911-50, 79 911SC, 74 914/6, 11 997.2 C2S, 88 944, 16 GT4, 13 Boxster, 1973 914/4 2.0, 1980 911SC ROW w/3.2, 77 911S Targa, 1970 914GT 3.2, 71 914/4 2.4, 76 912E, 89 944S2, 1980 924 Turbo, 98 Boxster, 70 911T, 72 914, 75 914, 73 914, 87 944, 74 911, 72 914 - 97 M3, 06 M3, 95 M3, 98 328is, 95 530i, 95 328is
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