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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Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

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Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  948inVA on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:48 pm

Wondering if anyone has tried moving the stock latch over a few inches, so the intake can be run straight through? Not even sure if this would work but I'm trying to keep the stock front end look if possible. Maybe even a pair of aftermarket latches on either side would work?
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  spence on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:58 pm

I used these... [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post  fliermike45 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:26 pm

I removed my stock latch to allow room for the intake elbow.
I then used Aerocatches.

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  948inVA on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:34 am

Yeah, I have seen plenty of those... I was looking for more of a hidden solution.

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  Big E on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm

I've been looking for something similar (granted, in the back of my mind, since it seems like it will be forever before I need to actually close the hood).

Anyway, I like the idea, except this part:

The pins are attached to the hood by 4 stainless steel sheet metal screws as well as double sided body tape.

What exactly is tape going to do for you? I'm wondering if you could eliminate the main hood latch and use like 4 of these - 2 at the edge of the hood, then another 2 more towards where the hood latch used to be.

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  948inVA on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:14 pm

I'm trying to find another product that is similar.. the WMS unit is a little pricey. I'm sure you could substitute any fastener you want in place of the sheet metal screws.

Also wondering if there's a decent oem solution out there.. I know there are plenty of cars with dual latch setups.
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  applebit on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:53 pm

Sorry to wake the dead but I've had interest in extra latch support for a while; partly due to some good bumps that I found on the freeway a time or two that made the hood pop up (and onto the safety latch). Of course I found the problem (the release was not fully closed) but would love to hear if someone has come up with a solution that is hidden?
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  v8carreragts on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:03 pm

I want to use what they used on the 924 Carrera GTS but I haven't been able to see how they mounted the pins. Porsche used the hatch pin set up with two hatch latches mounted on the bottom but I haven't been able to come up with a good way to mount the pins to the hood. Can't fine any pictures of the underside of the hood.
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  Luke714 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:57 pm

I would love to hear good hood pin suggestions too.  I'm moving to a more city landscape and might like the ability to lock the pins as well, I guess that goes hand and hand with the hidden pin idea.

As far as running the intake straight through and keeping the front nose body the same here is what I did:

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  948inVA on Thu May 01, 2014 6:04 pm

I ended up going with inverted hood pins.. they work great and keep the stock front end look.  There are more pics in my gallery, I also added some springs since the photos were taken.
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  v8carreragts on Thu May 01, 2014 9:28 pm

I found a picture of the GTS hood pins. These are hatch latch parts.

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  applebit on Thu May 01, 2014 9:56 pm

What are the thoughts of putting hood pins through here with the access pins sticking into the wheel well? Think it would come in contact with the tire?

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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  applebit on Thu May 01, 2014 10:17 pm

v8carreragts wrote:I found a picture of the GTS hood pins. These are hatch latch parts.

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Ohh, I follow now! I was looking and even considering that! I actually am interested in something as a secondary lock. I'd rather have confidence then *poof* hood do any sort of surprise...
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Re: Anyone tried moving the stock hood latch?

Post  v8carreragts on Fri May 02, 2014 10:13 am

You could always change you hood to hinge from the front. Then it couldn't pop open and cause much of a problem.

The stock latch does have a safety hook but I do know of someone that had that fail and the hood bent over and broke the windahield---on the highway.
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