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  v2rocket on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Anyone have experience with this crossmember for the front of the car?

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Post  cfgioja on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:53 pm

I thought vorsche had it on his car, but I dont know, his gallery may show it installed. Ask Admin or vorsche.

Looks like it clears up alot of room in the bumper area for the air flow and stuff.
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Post  Admin on Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:39 pm

I have it on my car! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  v2rocket on Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:11 pm

does that front sheetmetal section pose any structural importance? from looking at it it seems to be just single layer sheetmetal in a box shape that happens to help direct air to the radiator.

any issue with cutting it out altogether or does it need to be replaced?

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Post  cjbcpa on Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:45 am

For street use, the frame rails obviously are important as the front bumper ties in there. Otherwise, nothing in front of the shock towers is structural. It's all there to support the bits on the front end like the radiator, lights, etc. For track only use, it can all be removed and new supports added as needed to lighten things up.

Here's a picture of a track/racecar build and if you look carefully, you can see that everthing, including frame rails, in front of the bumper has been removed. At this stage a new radiator support is being test fitted.

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Post  v2rocket on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:58 pm

but im assuming it would be necessary as a box section for an offset frontal crash, otherwise the frame rail would just bend in like a twig

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Post  Dawgz83948 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:04 pm

Considering the quality of the tack welds holding it in, I would guess it's not a huge structural issue. The best solution is not to wreck, but sometimes that's not in the cards.
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Post  cjbcpa on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:03 pm

They do, ask me how I know....

I bought my wreck back and may do a track only build like the photo someday.


"otherwise the frame rail would just bend in like a twig"
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Post  Vorsche944 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:19 pm

I have the Bump steer on my 87 Turbo LS1. Really makes a difference. Had no Bump for a few months and when Admin developed this we put it on my car. Really improved the steering feel.
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Post  v2rocket on Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:38 am

Not interested in the bump steer, howabout the brace?

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Post  Wild Bill on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:38 am

I built and installed mine with the angle iron and bar mounted forward of the frame rails/mounting bolt face instead of locating it inside the frame rails.
I used 3/16" 2"X3" angle and .125" 2" tubing. Tucks in behind bumper nice giving perhaps even better airflow. Sure added more room for relocating the radiator so I could use a puller electric fan!
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Post  Vorsche944 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:16 am

I also have the x-member on mine. we did it to create more room for the Radiator and it let us move it up several inches. Better air flow.
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