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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  Marc948GTR Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi all,

Wondering what track car owners are running as far as suspension with the V8 (coilovers, rear torsion bars delete, spring rates, bushings, etc.).

Also, anyone using prefab roll cages ? (Autopower, Safety devices or other)

Thanks much.

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Post  Porch Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:51 pm

I don't have either, but the answer to your question is going to be the same as with the stock engine. The v8 doesn't add any weight!
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Post  kevin924kevin Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:31 am

A nice prefab weld in place cage, call Hank at Hanksville hot rods. He specilizes in 944 cages. I purchased my unit from Hank. He also did my custom cross member for the rear to allow my C6 6speed trans. He also gives a discount for the 944 owners.


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Post  docwyte Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:06 pm

I live locally to Hank, he did the custom rollbar in my 948. He does great work!

I had 944 Turbo S suspension with M030 968 swaybars, higher rate front springs and 30mm torsion bars. It worked pretty well. I'm actually going to have it for sale (well, not the swaybars, I'm keeping those) as I'm about to do a torsion bar delete and go with Bilstein Escort Cup coilovers.

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Post  Marc948GTR Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:28 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments, noted.

Hanksville roll cage looks like the best bet with all the available options.
Is it as tight fitting as the pictures shows ?

Does anyone have the extended "Nascar style" door bars ?
Modified doors or figerglass unit used ?

I also like the Bilstein coilover setup, with the torsion bars deleted.

Doc - What spring rates are you looking at with the Bilstein setup ?

See ya !
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Post  docwyte Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:35 pm

Hanks cage is meant for a gutted car, so bear that in mind!

I'll start with 450# front, 700# rear spring rates and tweak from there...

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Post  kevin924kevin Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:17 am

Hank builds the cages for cars with or without interiors, they build to meet your needs. My car will have some of the stock interior in place,it fits perfect.
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Post  docwyte Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:33 pm

Yes, he does have them for cars with interiors, didn't know he had a "kit" for 944's with interiors though...

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Post  turbobob924 Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:57 pm

I have often thought about just reinforcing the subframe connectors and basic rollbar instead of full roll cage.

I have the rolbar, any thoughts on subframe connectors?
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Post  docwyte Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:05 pm

My rollbar is welded into the rear subframe and rear frame rails.

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