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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Curious about spring wheights

Post  cfgioja on Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:47 pm

So I have been looking around at different suspension options for the 944. I have seen some coil over setups and regular upgraded ones too.

My concern comes to spring weights. I plan on a daily driver setup that runs highways and an occansional track event when time is allowed. I know the stock sprigns run 220lbs or close to that. What would be a good weight to go to without killing ones self internally or rattling a car to death?
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:37 am

I have gone back and forth on my plans for front springs. There are a lot of opinions out there but they all agree that if you significantly increase the front spring weight then you have to increase the torsion bars. I have no intention of tracking the car to a significant degree so I don't want to go through the trouble of re-indexing the torsion bars. Most of what I have researched is for non hybrid cars so you have to take that into consideration. The manual recommends 250# springs to offset the increase in engine weight. I ,initially, am going to stay with the stock turbo springs and upgrade to Koni dampers all around.
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  cfgioja on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:06 pm

I agree on the conversion aspect. But honestly it only adds about 100 or so to the front. You are still with in range of the 50/50 balance.

I was looking at a set of 450 coil overs with rear setup too. I am afraid that 450 might be back breaking for me and the car though.
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:12 pm

One of the reasons I am going to start off stock is that I have never driven the car. So I won't have a baseline of what too much is. I just want to get it running then I can start tweaking it.
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  cfgioja on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:23 pm

true,

I have never ran the 86 stock setup. the early 85 I ran was comepletely shock on suspension so I have not experienced true stock setup either. Myabe I should wait to see what happens.

Thats good advice thanks man.
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  stuart f. wright on Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:24 pm

my 86 i started with stock struts and springs and t as a little heavy on the front.i have iron block iron heads on my first engine so it was front heavy .and could feel it with a slight amount of oversteer .my new combo is iron block n alum heads.a friend of mine had a good set of adjustable struts wih heavyer springs i swaped out and corrected the problem .has anyone tryed to install an adjusable airide set up i wonder
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Post  gamman on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:12 pm

FWIW,

I talked to expuppy, he is running koni adjustables with 250# springs on front. And a coilover in the rear, with no torsion bar, and turbo rear sway bar. Huge Weltmeister bar on front. He likes to have the car move (and not fight the braking forces). He drives on the road while doing one lap, so the street side needs to be civil.

If you look up TonyG, I think he has all the stuff on his website.

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Post  xschop on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:16 am

Before I started the swap, I was told #250 springs up front with the LS engine. I put on #300 Black Magic springs because of the Iron block truck motor.
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Re: Curious about spring wheights

Post  Porch on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:56 pm

The stock springs are closer to 150# on all corners. I have 250# on all four corners now (250# welts on the front, 28mm rear torsion bars) and it is very tolerable on the street. I think i could handle 300-350, but no more for anything that gets driven on the street much.
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