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      02-06-2021, 09:17 PM   #1
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Roll cage padding part number

I see that some of the GTS came with padding installed on portions of the roll cage. Does anyone have the part number for the padding?

Found it: 51-61-8-068-163

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US cars came with it (req'd by DOT).
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I see that some of the GTS came with padding installed on portions of the roll cage. Does anyone have the part number for the padding?

Found it: 51-61-8-068-163
Bodywork additions, mounted parts

No. Description Supp. Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
Series paint: WC2T Acid orange metallic
01 Rollover protection bar primed GTS 1 51618072485
02 Absorber rollover protection bar left GTS 1 51618068163
02 Absorber rollover protection bar right GTS 1 51618068164
03 Mount rollov.protect.bar primed fr.left GTS 1 41008072151
03 Mount rollov.protect.bar primed fr.ri. GTS 1 41008072152
04 Mount rollov.prot.bar primed re.left GTS 1 41008072153
04 Mount rollover prot.bar primed rear ri. GTS 1 41008072154
08 Mount for Z-support primed GTS 3 41008072157
09 Mount for heel panel primed GTS 4 41008072158
10 Mount fire extinguisher left GTS 1 41008072159
10 Mount fire extinguisher right GTS 1 41008072160
11 Hex bolt with washer M8X16 14 07119905528
12 Hex bolt with washer M10X30-U1-10.9 2 07119903813
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US cars came with it (req'd by DOT).
Purchased my GTS in the US - no padding was installed.
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Purchased my GTS in the US - no padding was installed.
Was likely mistakenly removed by a dealership or by a previous owner. To pass DOT regulations, the front side of the roll cage was required to be padded (since there is a chance, however slight, that an occupant's head could hit the roll cage in a collision).

This is also why Porsche does not allow clubsport equipped GT cars in the USA. Too much perceived legal risk at PCNA.
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Was likely mistakenly removed by a dealership or by a previous owner. To pass DOT regulations, the front side of the roll cage was required to be padded (since there is a chance, however slight, that an occupant's head could hit the roll cage in a collision).

This is also why Porsche does not allow clubsport equipped GT cars in the USA. Too much perceived legal risk at PCNA.
I purchased new - so, no previous owner in my case.

I wonder if the dealership failed to install them before delivery - strange!
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I purchased new - so, no previous owner in my case.

I wonder if the dealership failed to install them before delivery - strange!
I'm not sure if they were a dealer or factory installed item. Knowing how DOT/NHTSA is, I would imagine it was factory installed and perhaps your dealership accidentally removed them as part of the vehicle prep?

Interesting either way...
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I'm not sure if they were a dealer or factory installed item. Knowing how DOT/NHTSA is, I would imagine it was factory installed and perhaps your dealership accidentally removed them as part of the vehicle prep?

Interesting either way...
Yep - interesting. I do remember seeing a lot of them at dealerships without the padding - that is why I didn't make much of it when I did not see it on mine.
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I purchased new - so, no previous owner in my case.

I wonder if the dealership failed to install them before delivery - strange!
I'm not sure if they were a dealer or factory installed item. Knowing how DOT/NHTSA is, I would imagine it was factory installed and perhaps your dealership accidentally removed them as part of the vehicle prep?

Interesting either way...
They were dealer installed. I saw mine on the transporter and the pads were in the trunk when it arrived at the dealer.
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