HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

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Specs

Post by 87-944S on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:51 pm

These are 26 inches in diameter, and 13.3 inches of tread width. I haven't run the calculations on the impact to RPMs at cruising speed yet, need to do that. I have a turbo tranny with the N/A fifth gear added, wonder what RPMs would be like with that Audi diesel fifth? scratch I will need to do something about the speedo calibration, open to thoughts there. If my math is right, with the 8 inches the flares add to the rear width of the car, these will make up about 34% of the rear. Come on spring so I can bond the flares on!


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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by skywalker01 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:20 am

....and I thought my 305s were large! Something about that tread too!!
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by docwyte on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:58 pm

How are you fitting those? Do you have a super wide body kit on the car?

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 87-944S on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:08 pm

Yes in this thread is my build of Admin's flares on my car, they add 4 inches to each side on the rear. I'm currenlty using spacers for fitting the flares while my rims are being built.
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Tires

Post by kevin924kevin on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:23 pm

they are super nice. backed tracted through this thread 12" rims very nice, where are those rims from.
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:40 pm

Those are going to make my flares look goooooooood Cool

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 87-944S on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:05 pm

Rims are coming from zeforged.com, they will have the hybrids crest in the centers. Very Happy

Admin, flares already look great!

Had to switch to 265s for the fronts, shortage out there on 255s, so 9.5 inch rims for the front instead of 9 inch.
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by docwyte on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:21 pm

Go wider in the front. I easily fit 275's up front...

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Inserts

Post by fliermike45 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:48 pm

Will the Hybrids Inserts fit Porsche wheels?

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 87-944S on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:07 pm

275s sound like a good idea, I was concerned about rubbing.

Mike, the centers are specific to these rims.
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by docwyte on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:04 pm

I'm running 275-40-17 race tires on 17x9 ET55 wheels with no rubbing. They'll fit fine, I do run a bunch of negative camber, so that probably helps...

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Tire Pics

Post by 87-944S on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:05 pm

Here are some shots with the current tires and 4 inch spacer, and the R888 to get an idea what the future look will be.

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And the 265s next to the 335s Smile

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by a951 on Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:28 pm

will you also run 295 fronts? I kinda bought a hole bunch cheap of 295/335 for my car, it will look MEAN! sadly I havent even started on my widebody stuff yet. your car does look BADASS with them!

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by Techno Duck on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:06 pm

Love the steam roller look.. Smile. I have been dreaming about those bolt on GT2 style flares that Broadfoot has.. but for now i need to just focus on getting the car running!

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Rims!

Post by 87-944S on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:05 pm

Here's the 335 mounted on the 12 x 18 rims. The 948 was supposed to be in the Porsche font, I will call tomorrow to get that fixed. I will post pictures of the widebody and tire setup as soon as I can roll it out of the garage.

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 944-LT1 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:18 pm

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 87-944S on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:26 pm

That was my expression when I opened the boxes! They are even better in person, workmanship is outstanding! Very Happy I have the driver's rear flare bonded on, will start working the passenger's side this week.
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by acorad on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:44 pm

Those are some serious meats!
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 944-LT1 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:53 pm

They look awesome! Im sure even more so when you get the center caps in.

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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by skywalker01 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:28 am

Mike's put a lot of work into these flares! I wasn't able to see the rims yet in person (when I visited, they were being mounted), but I am sure his ride is going to be almost as flashy as mine. Smile
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Wheel Wells

Post by 87-944S on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:51 am

I've been meaning to post some more pics, here's the constuction of the driver's side wheel well.

I used fibreglass mat with screen on each side, then put a layer of mat and resin over it. I used epoxy resin for it's strength and very low oder. My tiny garage is atached to the house and fumes penetrate the living areas very quickly.

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I used tape and wire through the mesh to keep things together

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The diferences in colors are due to slow and fast hardeners I was experimenting with due to variations in outside temperatures.

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Here is the wheel installed and trimmed to fit inside the flare. I made this so it is as flat as possible at the top to allow for the massive tires. I used a couple of different microfibres to thicken up and strenghten the resis. This turned out so strong I could stand on it, and I weigh about 250!

More pics to come on the flare installation and fitment with the new rims and tires.








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Center Caps are here!

Post by 87-944S on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:45 pm

Finally the new center caps came in today with 948 in the Porsche font, looks so much better!

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Needless to say, I am very happy with the final result.
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Post by kevin924kevin on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:27 pm

what is the offset of those bad boys. very nice
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Re: 87 S with 2004 GTO LS1

Post by 87-944S on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Thanks, Offset is standard Porsche 87 up, plus 4 inches for the rear, two inches for the front. I love the way they turned out. The fit is perfect many more pics to come.
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Post by kevin924kevin on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:43 pm

so thats a 4"lip from the face out, nice, could you tell me who made the wheels
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