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Old 12-27-2018, 04:18 PM
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^always provide great info, Bill
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:33 PM
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Good info on the tires/wheels. I plan to keep mine on the 6" Fuchs all around with the 185. For that classic feel. Only chassis changes I'm planning: sways F/R, proper alignment, and after that, possibly slightly up-rated torsion bars and bilstein sport shocks (I have these on my 89 carrera and like them). This car will NOT be hot rodded! (I need to keep saying that to myself). :-)

So, what are the best options for sways? I see my front torsion bars have the eyelets for the sway bushing, but unsure on the rear if I have the connection or not.

Can you get an OEM setup? or go with something from Elephant or???
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:51 PM
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^you realize you are walking to the edge of a slippery slope
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:54 PM
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sways = car being hot rodded

but... I like the RS setup
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by myflat6 View Post
^you realize you are walking to the edge of a slippery slope
I will exhibit self control.

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sways = car being hot rodded
but... I like the RS setup
LOL :-)

Now about those houndstooth sport seat replicas that look so awesome... hahaha
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:11 PM
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I agree you will want sways at some point. My car wasn't optioned with them either and these cars drive way too soft with lots of body roll without. Hard to believe 911's were delivered without them. Even 356's had them!

I am doing modest hotrodding - trying to stay mostly OE with my upgrades so things still look somewhat factory. Going with 18mm sways front/rear (although front is very hard to find) and 21mm front and 26mm rear torsions. Now you will also want to upgrade your front strut housings when you do Bilsteins (3.5 spacing) so you can add S calipers and the list goes on....
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:20 PM
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^ I wish you lived next door to me ;-=)
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:58 PM
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^haha I may not be a great neighbor actually my neighbors are annoyed by the noise from my garage and wonder why I enjoy working on this dirty car and am constantly covered in dirt and grease. I live a couple blocks from the beach and people are always walking by my garage to get to the beach. A guy the other day literally thought I was just the mechanic for the people who lived in my house - he asked me if I helped maintain the cars for them.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:35 AM
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^haha I may not be a great neighbor actually my neighbors are annoyed by the noise from my garage and wonder why I enjoy working on this dirty car and am constantly covered in dirt and grease. I live a couple blocks from the beach and people are always walking by my garage to get to the beach. A guy the other day literally thought I was just the mechanic for the people who lived in my house - he asked me if I helped maintain the cars for them.
i get the same. People walking by my garage. Stopping to talk. All the neighbors call me the Porsche guy. 1/2 of them thought i was a mechanic. Lots have stories about a Porsche they wanted to buy. But didnít.

The best was an older lady super chatty who caught me while she was walking by, while i under a car. Talked to her for a solid 30 mins. Turns out sheís the wife of a guy who is also a client of my barber who told me about him that has 30+ cars and a warehouse full stocked. Iíve never met him but supposedly heís got issues. Like many of us here lol. Like my wife she enjoys the cars.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:56 AM
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^my buddy tperazzo (check out his threads - he is a beast with working on these cars) actually takes parts down to the beach sand to work on them to help with noise for the neighbors. My wife likes cars as well - here is a photo she would hate knowing I posted
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:26 PM
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Ha that’s cool. My wife will get lunch while I’m working in the garage but not interested in the work part. She does enjoy the result though. Only once did i ask her to help with a brake bleed. That nearly caused a divorce hahahha
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:55 PM
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Get your kids involved! I got this 74 targa just so my daughter and I could work on something together. She will be AX it next!
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:58 PM
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^I agree with you - I am trying to get my kids involved as well. My son thought I was crazy removing rusted bolts and getting covered in dirt and grease when I stripped the rear suspension of my '72, but now that I am ready to install the new suspension, I will definitely get him involved in the garage. It is harder with this generation though. Getting your daughter involved in AX is awesome
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:43 PM
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No ninos here to put to work.

A few little things here before car goes for mechanical shake down. Iíve but near 400 miles since delivery. I have a list of stuff to sort :-)

Finished verifying wiring and fuse function and values and wiring. I do this on all my old cars. Yeah. Like 1/2 the fuses were wrong. Wiring was good. Old schematics are awesome. These cars are pretty straight forward. Will want to get relays on the headlights so ordered a kit for that.
Replaced a couple trim bits that had cracked rubber.
Replaced hood shocks. Way easier on this than my 89
greased up pulls and door hinges and locks
new wiper blades
new air filter element
wired and installed switch for frunk lights. Had brand new lights. No wires. No switch! Power was there next to hinge tho...








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Old 12-30-2018, 12:52 AM
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great car and color!
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