Because it's only 19F outside, and my PS2s have become hard as rock in the cold, I figured it is a good time to do a few DIYs before I swap to winter tires.
For those interested in swapping the OEM drop links, it is a very easy task that took about 20 minutes total time.
First...things you'll need:
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Place your car on ramps, lifts, or stands:
Tools needed: an open ended 16mm, 17mm wrench...ratchet wrench for those who are lazy
... the T30 Torx is needed because the OEM drop link needs counter rotation to remove the bolt.
As you can see:
Counter rotation will prevent the threaded part of the drop link from spinning freely:
After removing the lower bolt, move to the top bolt:
Adjust the length of the adjustable replacement drop link and reattach...many drop links have varying adapters to position the body of the link parallel with the damper. Ideally, you want something in a similar parallel configuration.
As for tightening torque, Porsche does not specific exact torque specifications in their PIWIS technical workshop interface...they simply report that the bolts should be nylon insert locking nuts, which need to be replaced, rather than reused.