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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83 944 Front Suspension Help

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83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  mred2nice on Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:43 pm

Hello Everyone

I would like to replace all of my front suspension. I have new lower arms and bushings. Where can I find struts,spindle, rotor, caliper...etc? Are these sold as an assembly or is best to by pieces and rebuild yourself.

Thanks for the help,
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:19 am

mred2nice wrote:Hello Everyone

I would like to replace all of my front suspension.  I have new lower arms and bushings.  Where can I find struts,spindle, rotor, caliper...etc?  Are these sold as an assembly or is best to by pieces and rebuild yourself.

Thanks for the help,
Ed

Try ebay. You can usually find complete assemblies there. If not then try googling for Porsche salvage yards. There are a few all over the world.
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  kevin924kevin on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:02 am

Morning, you can get what you need from ebay. I did the same thing. Updated my 78 924 to 91 S2 complete.
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  Admin on Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:49 pm

car-part.com
your best friend for finding parts. List almost all the salvage yards in the country and you can sort by distance to get one close to you.

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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  mred2nice on Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:15 pm

Thank you for all of the suggestions.

Are there any "special" items instead of getting stock replacement parts? I don't plan to race it but if I am replacing everything I mide as well do it now.

Thanks,
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:36 pm

mred2nice wrote:Thank you for all of the suggestions.  

Are there any "special" items instead of getting stock replacement parts? I don't plan to race it but if I am replacing everything I mide as well do it now.

Thanks,
Ed


Use any suspension from 1987 up and you will be good. Turbo or S2 shocks and struts are best for overall handling. The reason I say 87 up, is it allows you to use late model 944 and 911 wheels without having to use big spacers. Plus brake rotors are a lot easier to change on the front.
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  mred2nice on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Hotrodz of Dallas wrote:
mred2nice wrote:Thank you for all of the suggestions.  

Are there any "special" items instead of getting stock replacement parts? I don't plan to race it but if I am replacing everything I mide as well do it now.

Thanks,
Ed


Use any suspension from 1987 up and you will be good. Turbo or S2 shocks and struts are best for overall handling. The reason I say 87 up, is it allows you to use late model 944 and 911 wheels without having to use big spacers. Plus brake rotors are a lot easier to change on the front.

Hello:

would I be able to use my current stock wheels?

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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  sharkey on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:25 pm

no the offset is drasticly different between 83-86 cars and 87+ cars.

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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:01 pm

If you want to use your stock wheels, then get 85.5 - 86 suspension. And use 86 turbo shocks and struts.
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Re: 83 944 Front Suspension Help

Post  944_GASM on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:58 am

I have the 83' Front Spindles and Hubs if you'd like to buy them. I upgraded to the 87' fronts but am using an adapter to maintain the early struts, so those aren't for sale. I would recommend getting new rotors and wheel bearings, RockAuto has stoptechs for cheap, along with the WB.

Also keep in mind that the early cars used a cable speedo into the DS Spindle, so if you get newer spindles, you will need an adapter of some sort.

Let me know and I will grab some pictures later if you're interested.

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