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Old 11-23-2009, 07:01 PM
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I don't care which manufacturer it is, I've realized a cheap upgrade (these bilsteins) won't be easy.
I figure I better save up and buy myself something good.

The thing is this car is my daily driver and shipping my current shocks to the US means not having a car for 2 - 4 weeks. And it's also expensive to ship em overseas.

Is there nothing like a Bilstein PSS9 (complete kit) that I can simply pick up at a parts store here and install myself? (taking out the old part and installing the new ones)
Ofcourse what i'm looking for doesn't need to be half as fancy as what a PSS9 can do, i'm not going to do trackdays. Let's say I have max. around $800 to spend on the entire thing (4 shocks + springs / coilovers).

And another Porsche 944 related question I had, 0W40 fully synthetic oil, yes or no? Local Porsche dealer said they use 0W40 for all cars after 1984. But there are many nay sayers too, care to share your opinion?
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:18 PM
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Sorry David that link above is no good ------try this it should work A1 on your comp board punch---Paragonproduct.com -- then the page will come up --click on944 85.5&up ---then on suspension--then upper rigth corner shocks-struts& spring then down to coil over kit should work- in the meantime can some of our rennlist computer guru find him that direct link----thank you.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:33 PM
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The Shocks-$390
Paragon Conversion Service-$135

If you use their cores you won't have to be without your car. You can always buy a blown set ofr front struts hereon RL for <$100 and have them shipped to Paragon and get your core deposit back. Then you can sell yours locally.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:47 PM
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Drilling a hole in the bottom and sawing the top of isn't the biggest problem, as long as the inserts wil fit.

So what I need is 2x KONI-8641-1414S for the front suspension, then follow the instructions posted earlier on how to chop off the top and drill a hole in the bottom.
For the rear I should get these: KONI-8040-1035S? Or are the Bilstein B6 rears good? than I might as well keep those.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:58 PM
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Personally I would call Jason @ Paragon and he will know exactly what you need and the best way to go about it. Nothing wrong with the Bilstein rears but I would use the Koni's on all 4 corners rather than mix n' match brands. Your Bilstein vendor sold you the wrong product and should have no problem taking them back if they were in error. Now if you gave them the part number that's a different story.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:08 PM
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Don't know about installing the B6 in the rear migth be a mis-match,I've tried it once on my early 944 wasn't very satisfy with it ,had Boge sport insert in the front & Koni sport in the back din't like the way my car was handling at all ,when back to Boge sport in the rear then everthing seem perfect, each brand -different rating I guest.What we need is the advices of a suspension Guru here----any one out there qualify .
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:31 PM
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More suggestions please, or is the Koni set the best way to go?
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Default rabbit tube tops and stock 944S bottoms w/ Bilstein inserts



I cut the tops off of old Rabbit strut tubes and welded them to the cut off stock tubes on my '87 944S.
The Bilstein inserts fit perfectly into the Rabbit tubes and the threaded cap fit the Rabbit threads.
I had them powder coated and painted the springs.
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