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Holy Crap Batman! Shredded Flex Damper Photos

Wow! & Unbelievable, comes to mind. I've been working on replacing my Flex Damper and I got the Torque Tube moved tonight so I can access the Flex Damper.

Here's some photos. It truely is Hump Day as I am exactly 1/2 Finished!

Old Flex Damper - Still on the Car. Torque Tube Dropped & Out of the Way:



What's Left - Outer Section Just Fell Right Out
Notice the little metal ears, that's what got me home as they were clacking
against a matching set on the auto-flywheel:



Old vs. New - Front Side:



Old vs New - Back Side:
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Your installing a new rubber center instead of a spring center?
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Yes, this the a flex damper for an automatic transmission.
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if only they made a beefed up version of that - the 968 tip has the same dumb thing - they age out and shred just like yours
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That's exactly what happened, way-back-when, on my (lightly powered) 77 924 automatic. I think that setup (rubber flex-plate) was one of porsches worst ideas.
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Well, now that I've been thru the process....I'm going to be on the hunt for a manual trans and all the necessary parts to convert. I'm kicking myself because when this happened, I saw an '88 with a broken timing belt for $2k on Craigs List (only 70 or 80k miles & local).

Anyway, now that I've seen how it's done, it's really not that bad....just a little time consuming.
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some of the older street bikes, like GS 1000 had a hard rubber rear sprocket for a "smoother" ride. they do shred when you dump the clutch though.........
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Your installing a new rubber center instead of a spring center?
Yah, I think you can put a spring center clutch in place of that damper. Problem solved.
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if only - i'd love to see it though
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In the next year, I'm going to acquire all the parts that I need to convert to a manual trans. I love my car but I hate the fact it's an automatic. After doing this job, I can see that converting will not be too difficult.
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...I follow with high interest your posts, thanks for pics...they will be useful to me...

Don't understand why, after all this job, you want to convert to manual!?
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Manual is better And as to why he decided after the job,... who cares Manual is better
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...I follow with high interest your posts, thanks for pics...they will be useful to me...

Don't understand why, after all this job, you want to convert to manual!?
I want a manual for the fun-to-drive factor. Yes, it may be a waste of money after doing this job but it is the "doing" of this job that has taught me that it's not that difficult to do.

Keep in mind, when I say a year, it will probably be three . Shall I post pictures of some of my other unfinished peojects...
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Hmmm. Too bad you can't get a Trojan damper. They seem to know about rubber...
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Hmmm. Too bad you can't get a Trojan damper. They seem to know about rubber...
it could even have ribs for "her" pleasure
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If she's the driver...
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"she" is the car - it IS an automatic afterall, just kidding Vern
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I looked at those pictures and honestly did not know what I was looking at.

I've never seen nor worked on an automatic 944. And I never want to.
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if only - i'd love to see it though
If anyone else on here needs to replace there damper just put a used 944 spring center clutch in its place. Lots more affordable.
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i sure wish that worked on the 968 - unfortunately the things don't fit
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