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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  Bmillar Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:19 am

Constantly improving, refining the car (like a lot of us, I'm sure). I've got a 1983 944 with the stock manual brakes, acquired from another (former?) member on here. I've been looking into upgrading to turbo brakes, from the 1986 951.

Anyway, in researching the project, on the Porsche boards I've come across a number of posts from racers saying to each other that the stock brakes are "just fine" and that there is no reason to upgrade to turbo brakes, big reds, etc.

The conventional wisdom on this forum, of course, is that bigger/turbo brakes are essential. My car "new" to me, and I have not dynoed it. But I expect its in the range of 300-325 HP. I also expect to do some track days and some autocross, but unless I have a lot more free time and money soon, I'm not going racing.

So, I'm "shopping" for 1986 951 spindles, hubs, calipers. Do I need to move forward and get the 951 brakes, or am I safe remaining with my stock manual brake setup?

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:22 am

The stock brakes are good for a street driven only 944. With good rotors and track pads, they will work ok for a track day. I would definitely recommend going to the 951 front and rear brake setup. I would also recommend installing hydroboost to power the brakes. Manual brakes require a lot more pedal effort. This is ok on the street, but once you start tracking your car, you will find that it is a lot of work stopping the car with manual brakes. With 951 brakes and hydroboost, the car will have great brakes.
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Post  Bmillar Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:52 am

Hotrodz of Dallas wrote:The stock brakes are good for a street driven only 944. With good rotors and track pads, they will work ok for a track day. I would definitely recommend going to the 951 front and rear brake setup. I would also recommend installing hydroboost to power the brakes. Manual brakes require a lot more pedal effort. This is ok on the street, but once you start tracking your car, you will find that it is a lot of work stopping the car with manual brakes. With 951 brakes and hydroboost, the car will have great brakes.

Thanks. That's what I was thinking too.

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