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07-19-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Droops83

Oh yeah, I guess I was thinking of the Fabcar...

Oh yeah, I guess I was thinking of the Fabcar car. Our own Tom M'Guinness did a nice article about these cars for 000 Magazine.

In any case, I'm sure the factory 924GTRs corrected the control arm...
07-18-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Droops83

Hmmm, I think I'd rather bend a control arm than...

Hmmm, I think I'd rather bend a control arm than the frame of the car. I think the arms should be stronger than the factory arms (steel or aluminum), but there's a point of overkill, including the...
07-17-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Droops83

The best way to do it is with a custom upright,...

The best way to do it is with a custom upright, which is how Porsche does it in the 996/997/991 GT3 and Cup cars. There is a guy in Europe who posts on the "Premier 944 Turbo" Facebook group who...
07-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Droops83

Subsequent 944-based factory race cars were not...

Subsequent 944-based factory race cars were not really production-based, 924/944GTR were semi-tube frame and had double A-arm front suspension with appropriate geometry.
07-17-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Droops83

It absolutely does not after a certain point,...

It absolutely does not after a certain point, hence the need for some sort of geometry correction:

Here is what I did circa 5 years ago and it works very well. Check post #36 of this thread to see...
07-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,627
Posted By Droops83

A coolant pressure tester is a crucial part to...

A coolant pressure tester is a crucial part to have if you own one of these cars and do your own work.

The best procedure after any type of coolant work is to crack open the bleeder screw and...
07-13-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Droops83

Agreed, get a new dampener. Porsche didn't...

Agreed, get a new dampener. Porsche didn't install it just for fun. Sure there are people who have run without one "without issues," but do you want to chance a fuel delivery issue at high load due...
07-12-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Droops83

Legal or not, that wouldn't be smart because even...

Legal or not, that wouldn't be smart because even DOT-legal Hoosiers don't have much grip unless they are hot. And the only way they get hot is by hard cornering and braking, as in too fast for most...
07-12-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Droops83

I got a set of the RE-71Rs for my 951 when they...

I got a set of the RE-71Rs for my 951 when they first came out (I run 16x8s all the way around, so I got 225s). That is a "cheater" tire if you ask me, nearly R-comp levels of grip and great feel....
07-11-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Droops83

The 5-speed 986 Boxster transaxles are absolute...

The 5-speed 986 Boxster transaxles are absolute garbage----Spec Boxster guys go through them like socks, and this is with the stock 2.5L Boxster engine! This also means that they are getting really...
07-11-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Droops83

Toyo RA1s are a really old tread compound---I...

Toyo RA1s are a really old tread compound---I tried a set once and they were OK, but the current crop of "extreme summer"/200 treadwear tires blow them out of the water in terms of grip during track...
06-25-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 63,280
Posted By Droops83

I was leery of installing the coil pack on the...

I was leery of installing the coil pack on the engine out of concern for the coil's longevity (vibrations, etc), so I mounted mine where the cruise control actuator sits for now.

However, Bosch's...
06-22-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,305
Posted By Droops83

There is some good advice here, but it is not...

There is some good advice here, but it is not entirely accurate. More on that in a minute.

But first things first: how does the engine run with the O2 sensor disconnected? That is the first thing...
06-20-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Droops83

Ha, I hope you aren't accusing my engine bay of...

Ha, I hope you aren't accusing my engine bay of being pristine :).

I did see that the later 951 has a different part # for that manifold from '86-87, so that probably explains the "upside down"...
06-19-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Droops83

It does look "upside down" compared to the...

It does look "upside down" compared to the original part, but it must be an updated version that is manufactured differently from the original (I found a pic of my original part from when I replaced...
06-18-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By Droops83

So, it is possible that the wiring for the turbo...

So, it is possible that the wiring for the turbo water pump is dangling in the engine compartment and shorting . . . . probably not causing your no start, but it should be looked into.

Nice find...
06-15-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Droops83

Interesting, I thought that with a MSD box you...

Interesting, I thought that with a MSD box you could run bigger plug gaps, which are actually desirable given the short-duration spark of that style of CD ignition.

I think the fact that Bosch and...
06-11-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 63,280
Posted By Droops83

1. Is there a comprehensive guide out there for...

1. Is there a comprehensive guide out there for tuning? I have been searching the forums and web and only find bits and pieces.

I recommend the HP Academy courses ( www.hpacademy.com ) if you have...
06-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 409,273
Posted By Droops83

I would recommend a sandwich adapter with...

I would recommend a sandwich adapter with built-in thermostat as in the factory 951 oil filter console, which allows the engine to warm up more quickly.

I got a Mocal-branded one from here for my...
05-29-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Droops83

I agree 100%. Lots of 944s running around on...

I agree 100%. Lots of 944s running around on collapsed/substandard aftermarket mounts. The price of the Genuine Porsche mounts is painful, but well worth it. Many don't understand that time equals...
05-29-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Droops83

[/size] I corrected my post above, he is...

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I corrected my post above, he is making uprights (I somehow typed "hub") instead. No association with the guy, and I don't know him, but he has been posting stuff on the Facebook group....
05-29-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Droops83

I agree with FrenchToast's comments above. The...

I agree with FrenchToast's comments above. The '87+ 944s have larger, stronger spindles than the '86 cars, but updating to these requires updating at least the hubs/rotors to the late offset parts,...
05-27-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Droops83

The Porsche factory actually did this for the...

The Porsche factory actually did this for the early 911/912 CV axles: there six holes as in a normal CV joint, with two 10MM lugs 180 degrees apart, plus four bolts at each flange. This went away...
05-27-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Droops83

Yes, blue Loctite is good extra insurance for...

Yes, blue Loctite is good extra insurance for suspension bolts, but it won't prevent the problem of a very heavily loaded bolt coming slightly loose---red Loctite might be better, but of course you'd...
05-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Droops83

I think you are correct in your thinking. The...

I think you are correct in your thinking. The answer is "it depends." For the most part, an automaker will only use a higher-grade bolt if they really need to (CV joint, diff to ring gear, etc), and...
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