Porsche 997 GT3 Coilover Testing

Porsche 997 GT3 Coilover Testing

You’ve read that correctly- we’re now testing on a 997 GT3 Porsche with our very own 3-way adjustable dampers! While Porsche’s aren’t necessarily anything new for us, we’ve only made a name for ourselves developing and producing products for the Japanese vehicle market (JDM, if you will). But, with increasing demands for products internationally, the TEIN group has branched out into other vehicle markets and made some unique suspension setups, specifically for rally and off-road. Our expertise doesn’t stop there, however. We love road racing, too. This latest example is no exception.

This past year, the TEIN group has been working with a few customers (997 GT3 customers, specifically) wanting better suspension than what the car comes with, and what was currently available as aftermarket. Off the lot, the GT3 is pretty hard to beat, or in this case, make better. So that sounded like a great challenge for TEIN engineering!

So, while TEIN Japan was taking care of overseas inquiries on this, the TEIN USA group had a customer who was just as interested. It turns out our good friends at Evasive Motorsports had a 997 GT3 and were going to start developing the car for track duty. That was a good coincidence!

Anyway, we finally got the prototype 3-way adjustable dampers in from Japan and headed over to Evasive Motorsports to do the install. So far, so good! First reports from the owner is that the car’s ride quality has improved! Next up is some track testing, which we’ll report on soon. So stay with us as we get more updates!

Here are a few pics of the install with Evasive Motorsports for now!

3-way adjustable dampers, made through our Specialized Damper Program

3-way adjustable dampers, made through our Specialized Damper Program

IMG_6389 (Custom)

The factory supplied dampers are quite nice. But, that TEIN Green, though......

The factory supplied dampers are quite nice. But, that TEIN Green, though……

Fronts installed

Fronts installed

 

Rears on

Rears on

 

Looking good so far!

Looking good so far!

 

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