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924 rear under a 944

how much work will it be to replace the rear suspension and half-shafts out of a 944 and replace them with components from a 924, will this work properly with given components, or am i missing something?
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:33 AM
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why would you do that? it's a downgrade unless you are talking about a 924S. 924's have non self adjusting drum brakes in the rear which are a HUGE PITA. Unless you have an early 85 the half shafts are different and the offsets will be different too.
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sorry, you missed my point, what i was wanting some serious meat on the wheels, if im thinking right with very simple modification to the wells, ill be able to get some huge rear tires in there
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Do you have an early 85 or late 85? Either way roll the quarter panel lips. Then if you have a late car get early rims and some spacers so they don't rub on the inside and then you should be able to run 10's without them sticking out and looking totally stupid. Now here's the big question. What do you need serious tires under the rear end for? You probably already have more tire than your engine can handle.
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really it was going to be just the looks of the car, its a late 85, and ive got a buddy who works at a tire shop and they do a lot of special orders, and i can remmeber a preticullar 944 with some very wide tires under it in the back, it looked great, and he says it was a new expeariance to drive-very fun
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well like I said just roll the lips, adjust the offset and you should be able to run some 9's or 10's back there without any trouble.
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ill look into that, seems cheaper and easier, thanks for the info, and bringing me back to reality
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It's all about the offset of the wheels, don't adjust your suspension to the wheels - that's REALLY expensive! Adjust the wheels to the suspension you have!
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I've had 255's in the rear, and there's still a bit more space.

The car is much more fun to drive, however, with same size tires front and rear. A bit of oversteer is fun, and huge amounts of rubber in the rear eliminates any drifting. Just induces understeer.

Yeah, wide tires LOOK great, but unless you have some serious horsepower figures, they are for looks only.
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What is it about 50/50 weight balance you don't understand?

It never fails to amaze me to take a right turn at 40 mph and stay in the outer lane. Did it today with this ricer dude on my behind. Should have seen the look on his face when he went sideways into the inner lane! Stock 15" rims and tires.
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What is it about 50/50 weight balance you don't understand?
what about oversteer and rear wheel drive dont' you understand?

Just cause you have 50/50 weight doesn't mean ****. Yes, it makes a more balanced car and it's easier to control, but you still have oversteer in a 944. If you haven't swung the back end around, you haven't tried very hard. Any rear wheel drive car will oversteer - which me and most track drivers would prefer since you can tighten up a turn using the gas pedal.

A front wheel drive car does the opposite and understeers - or the front wheels loose grip first. This makes the car not turn as much as you think it will - a very bad thing, and you can't as easily correct it.

They offered 7" fornt and 8" rear fuchs as an option - ever wonder why?
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Guess I should have prefaced the reply with "operationcougar,".
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i have a 700hp nissan ill keep to the track and city stoplights, i have a 944 to have fun in and i have a alero to bore my self to death in, and my town knows about it all
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The optional 7 & 8 Fuchs still had 215/60/15 tires both front and rear.

They were the same wheels that were used on the 911 at the time, that needed more rubber in the rear because of the 911s rear weight bias.
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