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 by 99sierra4x4 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:26 pm

Hey Guys,

I am just about ready to upgrade the front Suspension Bushings and probably the back as well.

But I would like to tackle the fronts first. I do not want to go crazy and get the spherical stuff, I was leaning towards a polyurethane kit from power flex, or on 944online they have a complete upgrade set, and elephant racing has "sport" rubber.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I will be upgrading the shocks / springs as well.

Thanks,

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by skywalker01 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:22 pm

99sierra4x4 wrote:Hey Guys,

I am just about ready to upgrade the front Suspension Bushings and probably the back as well.

But I would like to tackle the fronts first. I do not want to go crazy and get the spherical stuff, I was leaning towards a polyurethane kit from power flex, or on 944online they have a complete upgrade set, and elephant racing has "sport" rubber.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I will be upgrading the shocks / springs as well.

Thanks,

Andy

I just went through an upgrade of my suspension, using the polycarbonate and delrin bushings from Paragon Products and I hardly have any body roll. Increased the size of my torsion bar too. Seeing significant improvement in the car on the autocross courses - actually going to step up to R-Comps to do battle with the Factory Five crowd this season. By the way, if you're planning on keeping your rear swaybar, I would also suggest replacing the droplinks on the swaybar to solid ones. Good luck!
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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by Lemming on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:24 pm

Track or street car?
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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by 99sierra4x4 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:06 am

I am going to be doing both possibly, mostly autocross events.

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by zeusrotty on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:45 pm

just go nuts and do it all with the good stuff. You can do it all for under a grand. I did all of the solid bushings from elephant, and all of the delrin sway bar and power steering rack bushings from racers edge. If you don't do it now, you will wish you had later, and then you have to take it all apart to redo it. Do the front this year and the back next year if you have to.

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by 99sierra4x4 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:12 pm

Thats what I was thinking, I really don't want to do anything twice....

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by docwyte on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:16 am

I used the Elephant racing bushing in the rear for my torsion bar delete. So far so good...

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by Lemming on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:25 am

If you do the front, you will need to do the back as well. I blew out 3 rear wheel bearings and a stub axle in one season due to bad rear bushings.
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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by 99sierra4x4 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Interesting. I guess I will have to do everything all at once.

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by bordin34 on Sat May 11, 2013 9:31 pm

I havent used poly bushing in my 944 but I have used them in my other cars. Yes they do tighten everything up and in general make everything feel more put together. However, do not skimp on the grease. If you dont use enough they will squeak like crazy.

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by 99sierra4x4 on Sun May 12, 2013 8:22 pm

So far I got the stuff for the front, delrin kit from Racers Edge for the front of the A-arm and Polyurethane from Powerflex for the back of the A-arm. Looks good so far. Next is taking apart the rear and getting the upgrades going for that.

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Re: Upgrading Suspension Bushings

Post by xschop on Mon May 13, 2013 9:32 am

Don't forget the strut hats/bearings. The early tophats can be modded with polyurethane and then used on early, as well as late cars, because the poly will take the extra angle when used on a late offset.

Someone with access to an injection mold could copy the rubber inserts in poly. I cut mine on lathe from poly stock.



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