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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  yamamtx Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:59 pm

Hello guys,

I actually made it out this weekend for auto X and a few laps around a road course and I ran into a few issues.

First my car is a 1983 944 with a Ls swap and a turbo. The car sits a little lower in the front after the swap and a little to high in the rear.  On the track it has way to much body roll to corner fast and in return looses traction at times.

This winter I would like to overhaul the suspension, brake system trans and axles.  I see many put stiffer springs up front but not many talk about the rear.  Not sure if I should keep the torsion bar and reindex it or just go to coil overs in the rear?  Any input on a good setup that will work on some street use and some track use?

It is embarrassing that I can kill most the cars on the straights and I get passed in a matter of a couple tight corners.  

If you have input on a setup please let me know where you found these parts for a decent price.

Thanks

Josh


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Post  scryfst Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Josh,
Are you using a iron or aluminum block LS?
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Post  yamamtx Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:40 pm

It is an iron block with the turbo mounted where the passenger headlight would normally be.

The car weighs 2850 with about a half tank of fuel.

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Post  scryfst Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:01 pm

I would probably use a 500# spring in the front. That should give you a fair balance between AutoX and track driving and still make it tolerable on the street. If you plan to do more track driving, then maybe 700# might be a better choice.

The rear is much easier to deal with after a coil-over conversion. I would suggest it if you plan to work with your suspension setup more than once.



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Post  yamamtx Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Do you have any info on the coil over conversion?

Pictures?

Products used?

I haven't seen much on this so I'm a bit lost when it comes to the rear suspension conversions.

Thanks for the help

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Post  scryfst Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:39 pm

Check out Ground Control. They sell a Koni set-up and you can spec. your own spring rates.

Also, being that you have an early car, you could swap out the inserts and convert the stock strut bodies to use the adjustable perch. Paragon has all the goods to make this happen.

You can find just about any information you desire about P-cars on the Rennlist.com forum. Check there for suspension deets.
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