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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Lowering the front after the conversion

Post  Porch on Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:55 am

I had asked this before (so i apologize in advance for asking the same question), but i don't think i ever got a satisfactory solution on phb!

After the LS-swap using the RH kit, my car sits about 1" too high in the front. This is an '87 951. With the factory motor the wheels sat at just the right height.

I have Koni yellows in the front, and i would prefer to keep those. I have a set of Welts 250lb springs that i can install--they're a 1.5" drop--but then that puts my balljoints in a bind. As it happens i'm also due for balljoints (so i could go with the extended ones), but then i'm raising this and lowering that and....i'm not sure that's the correct way to end up with my desired result.

So my question is: what is the correct way to fix this? What did everyone else do?

I will correct the bumpsteer when it's all over and done with, so that's not an issue.
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Re: Lowering the front after the conversion

Post  xschop on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:36 am

Hey Porch, what is your strut/body tophat to upper spindle attachment bolt center measurement?
Sounds like your struts could be too long ( longer than stock)
Most coilovers can adjust down for that. If the RH X-member spacers are only 1/2" as indicated by others, you should be o.k. as long as your strut dims are the same as the stock ones.
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Re: Lowering the front after the conversion

Post  Porch on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:47 am

You know, i was just thinking in depth about it again, and i realized that my ride height issue is actually more related to my camber plates (Mookeh). Some people on rennlist suggested moving the plates to the top of the strut tower. I can't really do that because of my strut brace, so maybe my solution is just to go back to the stock mounts and sell these Mookeh plates.

Hmm.
Sorry to do my thinking on a forum, my car's been sitting for a while so i needed to jumpstart my brain Smile
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Re: Lowering the front after the conversion

Post  948 on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:54 am

I have the stock 951 Konis (474 Option) and the 250# welts. My ride height is not too low. IIRC it is ~1" lower than the factory measured height, to the fender lip. Bumpsteer is not noticeable. I have an LT1 in place of my old turbo motor. I would think that the LS motor is the same or lighter than the stock 951 motor........swap in the 250's and see, it should take ~45 minutes.
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Re: Lowering the front after the conversion

Post  Porch on Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:16 pm

That's good to know! The only thing i was worried about was running out of strut travel with the Weltmeisters. I guess i'll just have to try it and see!
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