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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Lower Suspension Brace

Post  968gene on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:26 pm

There are a couple out there. This might be a mod to consider when adding power. I understand that it really makes a difference in handling especially when combined with a tower brace. Anyone have a home made one to show off? Any ideas? Is this another challenge (maybe Rolling Eyes )
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Post  xschop on Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:50 am

Won't get any flex down below, and I can drop the X-member and oil pan without removing or hoisting the engine Very Happy




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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  944-LT1 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:01 am

Arent you going to be reinstalling the OE porsche xmember as well though?
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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  944v8inDFW on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:35 am

The 3 piece cross member has been pretty popular for years, so pupular that Lindsey sells them for about $300. Think of that mod and just keep the center section where the rack mounts lower. I think it is a far better solution than jacking up the suspension geometry by using spacers and so on. Of course you still need to correct for bump steer. You could also relocate just the rack bosses with a little TIG work.

A Custom fabbed crossmember is a great solution too. Think of the 3 piece again but only doing tublar in the center section.

From my unique point of view a properly built oil pan is the real solution if you are looking to fix the clearence problem only. I like the idea of the Chevette rack. Solves a problem, pisses the purists off.

http://www.lindseyracing.com/LR/Porsche//LRA-951-XMEM.html
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stock X-member

Post  xschop on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:46 am

Yes LT1, I have the stock X-member in there now.The pics are of the engine cradle I built. From all the research/measuring I have done the stock X-member's control arm bolt holes can be drilled 1" upwards, allowing for 1 " X-member drop, then installing the tie-rod bump steer kit at 1" down at the steering knuckle.
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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  Tetzuoe on Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:08 am

wait what oil pickup are you using in that pan? the angled bit on the passenger side was unnescessary and got in the way on the moroso pan we had to undo all the cutting and welding lol
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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  xschop on Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:35 am

I cut the passengers side to where I could bend that area over 3/8" more inch (It doesn't interfere with the truck oil pickup tube at 3/8" over) and just welded it back. The Stock truck oil pickup tube is modded after the 2nd attachment bolt using it's own body that is cut in various angles to get it to set 5.5" below the pan/engine face....works like a charm and saves 80 bucks from Moroso.
I will agree with Eric (Admin) that a tubular X-member and the stock truck pan can go in UNTOUCHED WITHOUT A HOOD MOD. However the Truck pan can go in with a small/short (@ 1") hood bubble.

EDIT..... the 1" hood mod with the truck pan would have to include a 1" X-member drop as well


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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  Johnny Johnny on Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:37 am

944v8inDFW wrote:The 3 piece cross member has been pretty popular for years, so pupular that Lindsey sells them for about $300. Think of that mod and just keep the center section where the rack mounts lower. I think it is a far better solution than jacking up the suspension geometry by using spacers and so on. Of course you still need to correct for bump steer. You could also relocate just the rack bosses with a little TIG work.

Do you think you could just flip the centre section over so the rack bosses are below the crossmember rather than above?

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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  944v8inDFW on Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:15 pm

dont flip it over

on the 3 piece just make the center section lower

on the boss mod just weld on new bosses is a lower position

with the welding involved with either you would be well ahead just to get the caddy pan i posted and do some slight mods to it and not touch the cross member except a little grinding

and MFRH
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Re: Lower Suspension Brace

Post  944v8inDFW on Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:15 pm

sorry I got off track with the reply didnt read up to the top

yes lower suspension braces make a big difference on the track.

a good place to put them on the 944 is at the rear most mounting for the control arms
helps maintain the toe under heavy load they do not have to be tublar monsters to work.
of course the straighter the brace the better
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Ok, we're back on topic

Post  968gene on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:19 pm

Yes 944v8in DFW, i was posting about the suspension brace and not the front cross member.
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