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924s Front Springs

Any thoughts on a good choice of front springs? I see 200lb, 220lb, and 250lb. I dont mind a stiff ride but I think the 250lb. might be a little too much of a good thing. I plan on installing a larger roll bar and bilstiens with 16x7 wheels, lowered 1- 1.5'' Any ideas would help Thanks
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If you are not planning on doing any work to increas the rear spring rate (by going to larger torsion bars or coil-overs), then about 200lbs is the most you should go to without screwing up the balance of the car and getting some massive understeer.

That being said, Paragon Parts and Pelican Parts both sell Weltmeisters, I believe, that will fit your stock spring perches.

While you have it apart and doing the install, you may want to plan on rebuilding your struts if they have not been replaced or rebuilt. You will need an alignment anyway after the springs are installed, so knock it out all at once!
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I had an '88 924S up until 2 weeks ago and unfortunately my son wrecked it and it was totaled by the insurance co. I had the following set up on the car for Driver's Ed and the street and it was wonderful on both:

16 x 6 w/205/55 tires in front
16 x 7 w/225/50 tires in rear
25.5 mm front sway
18 mm rear sway
Bilstein's all round
200 lb springs up front

It was firm and controlled, but not uncomfortable at all. Cornered flat and had good grip. Once I sort out the replacement track car (951!), I think my son is going to part this stuff if you're interested.

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Thanks for the reply. I plan on working on the rear suspension after the front has been improved. Most of the other Porsches I have had in the past have been stock except for a 914 2.0 and a 1968 912 . It was fun taking them to POC Auto-x and giving the 911's and 928's a run for their money. The local club seems to be alot more into racing now and should be a challenge and fun. I just need to get it set up . One step at a time. I've got alot to figure out about what will make a good set up that I'll like. Lot's of ?? in the future. My 924s is a stock 1987 that was parked for about 4 years. Seems that was how long it sat with EFI problems. When the past owner got hit with a $900 bill and the news it still needed belts,ten. and a water pump, he gave the repair shop the title and left!! I'm doing the work myself and will have the local shop adj. the belts. I`ll have to post pics. But did I get lucky, even the wife was all for it!!
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CKKrause- Ouch!! SO SORRY man. Sounds like it was a nice car. Yes I`m interest in the Wheels and stuff. In fact those are the wheels I`ve been thinking about. I,m headed out of state until the in of next week. How much for the Wheels?
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