Next up was to tackle a few of the cushier suspension joints/links and bushings. We did this not only for a more direct feel with less movement but to get more adjustment to dial in the alignment.
The factory upper and lower arms:
Off come the stock rear upper links (notice the neoprene/softer bushings):
On go the RSS rear adjustable links
, the neoprene bushings have been replaced with steel monoballs, resulting in more direct handling feel and less movement among suspension components.:
Next up is the toe-steer upgrade
. The inner, neoprene bushing is also replaced with a steel monoball, which reduces dynamic changes in rear toe and further tightens up the car's handling.
And finally the entire lower control arm is replaced with the RSS Tarmac series
. The arms come with adjustable thrust arm bushings and spherical monoball ends:
The aftermath of stock parts collected:
And now being aligned:
We also removed the stock titanium tips:
And replaced with our own black stainless steel 88mm larger diameter RS tips
for a more aggressive appearance (the weight is within 1/2 pound of the stock tips):
is now complete and indeed this is how we set up 9/10 MK2 997GT3's or GT3RS' that drive in. Time to enjoy her: