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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Post  RobotMachines on Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:18 am

1983 944 with a 1994 LT1, lowered, heavy springs up front and 28mm solid rear torsion bars. On the horrible bumpy streets of CT, I feel I need to stiffen the uni-body. Do you think some strut braces would make a noticeable difference? If so, any problem with these; ->Strut Brace<-
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Post  spence on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:41 am

I just bought one from KLA. It's good for the price.
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Post  Rich L. on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:36 am

I installed that KLA brace as well, cleared the LS1 w/o subframe spacers. But I can't say that I've noticed a difference as so much of the car is transformed with the new power and sound.

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Post  zeusrotty on Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:03 pm

I have a Racing Dynamics. When I added the Racers Edge camber plates I had to grind on it a little for clearance. It fits like a glove now.

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Post  944-LT1 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:24 pm

RobotMachines wrote:1983 944 with a 1994 LT1, lowered, heavy springs up front and 28mm solid rear torsion bars. On the horrible bumpy streets of CT, I feel I need to stiffen the uni-body. Do you think some strut braces would make a noticeable difference? If so, any problem with these; ->Strut Brace<-

You just changed the rear shocks....hows the fronts?

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Post  RobotMachines on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:05 pm

944-LT1 wrote:
RobotMachines wrote:1983 944 with a 1994 LT1, lowered, heavy springs up front and 28mm solid rear torsion bars. On the horrible bumpy streets of CT, I feel I need to stiffen the uni-body. Do you think some strut braces would make a noticeable difference? If so, any problem with these; ->Strut Brace<-

You just changed the rear shocks....hows the fronts?

Thanks everyone for the thoughts on the subject. I'm inclined to try it out.

Hey appreciator-of-yellow-zip-ties geek , you know, I think I had replaced the fronts when I put the RH shorty springs in many many years ago and forgot what type I had bought. They seem fine but you know, I think they could be stiffer. I just tried to get under the car to see and now my knees are covered in garage floor crud, no way to look under there to see the make being so low and not wanting to lie completely in the crud.

You know, Paul was right way back before I did the torsion bars and that I should have gone with the 26mm not the 28. The back feels like it's ready for a smooth track and makes the front bounce more from the lack of torsion bar give. No way am I going to replace those torsion bars again though Shocked

EDIT: I could get some stiffer springs? What were the RH springs, 350lbs?
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Post  944-LT1 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:02 am

EDIT: I could get some stiffer springs? What were the RH springs, 350lbs?
Yeah I think so.

You know youre gonna change those bars. Its gonna eat at you and eat at you.... Pauls gonna come in here and laugh at you.... better get started. Laughing Besides, the first time is always like that. Now you know exactly how to do it. It'd probably take half the time.

Those last three sentences apply to many different things! Laughing Laughing Yup.

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Post  RobotMachines on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:22 am

Laughing Yup
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Post  948 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:59 pm

No laughing or I told you so....snickering Wink. I think the 25.5mm bars would be better suited to the RH front springs, which are weltmeister 250lb springs IIRC......That is the setup i have with the factory Koni shocks turned to full stiff all around.
I suspect that just an upper bar won't make a huge diff; combined with a lower bar on the A-arms could be a diff story though.
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Post  Oso on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:13 pm

if you're gonna replace your front springs look into ground control coils. I don't have em but I have talked to few that do and they work very nice and you still run your own struts.
Im thinking of doing this with my konis since im not happy with my 250# LR ones.

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Post  RobotMachines on Sat May 12, 2012 5:28 pm

948 wrote:No laughing or I told you so....snickering Wink. I think the 25.5mm bars would be better suited to the RH front springs, which are weltmeister 250lb springs IIRC......That is the setup i have with the factory Koni shocks turned to full stiff all around.
I suspect that just an upper bar won't make a huge diff; combined with a lower bar on the A-arms could be a diff story though.

Interesting, thanks! Very Happy
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Post  fliermike45 on Sat May 12, 2012 7:31 pm

I have (had) a KLA strut brace but with Hydroboost it's not going to fit because of the HB reservoir.
Any ideas? Anybody have a workaround bracket idea?

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Post  spence on Sun May 13, 2012 12:53 pm

Can you flip it around? Im not sure if the hood would close though... Might be worth a shot
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Post  fliermike45 on Sun May 13, 2012 6:14 pm

The Fluid reservoir iterferes either way you fit the brackets.

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Post  spence on Sun May 13, 2012 6:47 pm

Maybe you could weld a spacer on the front of the bracket and use a longer bolt to move the bar forward the distance it needs to be? Do you have any pictures of your hydroboost system?
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Post  fliermike45 on Mon May 14, 2012 5:38 pm

I mounted the HB unit on a flat plate and adjusted it with angle blocks to give 12 degrees nose up.
Problem was the hood touched the MC reservoir. I reduced the angle and the hood clears and now the brace bar should fit if I use spacers and longer bolts. Pics to follow when completed.

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