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Early to late offset

Hi all,
Just curious what parts would be required to convert an early offset car to a late offset car?
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Jeff
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A-Arms, tie rods, trailing arms, axles, shocks. Not 100% sure on the spindles. This may cause a problem with the mechanical speedo.
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buy a late offset car in decadent shape,with burn engine or similar...
you have more other spare parts for the same money!(i did it)
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Curious what your purpose is in doing this.
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From my memory, up front you would need spindles, hubs, rotors, control arms, and tire rod ends and in the rear you would need hubs and rotors. If you have an pre 85.5 car, you would need to do something for the speedo cable since the 85.5 and up cars don't run a speedo cable
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I don't think spindles are needed. Someone made a writeup, I'm trying to find it.
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Nope, looks like I'm wrong. Spindles are needed.
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yes , hubs, spindles, and ROTORS, you can run early control arms with late spindles to retain the early offset and keep your fuchs, but you will need camber plates . later hubs are stronger, and house larger wheel bearings, and later spindles are beefy-er which is the reason for larger bearings. Also , late rotors are secured by to locating screws and that's it! . Much better for a hard driven or track 944/951. I am speeking only up front of course.
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yes , hubs, spindles, and ROTORS, you can run early control arms with late spindles to retain the early offset and keep your fuchs, but you will need camber plates . later hubs are stronger, and house larger wheel bearings, and later spindles are beefy-er which is the reason for larger bearings. Also , late rotors are secured by to locating screws and that's it! . Much better for a hard driven or track 944/951. I am speeking only up front of course.
This is exactly what I was running and for the same reasons.
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That's fuchin crazy!!
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Awesome. Does that limit your choice of sway bars? I assume I wouldn't be able to run my 968 front bar. Sorry to hijack, but I'd love to be able to switch to early control arms and freshen everything up for cheap.
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Took your advice

Hi all,
Thanks for the input on my question.
Bought a straight, rust free 87S with a blown motor today for $300.
Instant late offset car.
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Jeff
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the best option for sure(my ego is bigger now)

the late offset is better because have better negative offset:

simple:we have a 86' car and put ronals 16x7 front wheels,no problem
after that we put 7/10 mm specers and the car was very nervous and go left to right side on the street...try different cambers,toe,caster but nothing...

after thet we put an 88' turbo axles,splindes etc... and now tha car can have everything on it!

the main reason for Porsche to do the change in 87' is the ABS but negative offset is the way of the driving of all the old porsche(the 924 what superb in this but the 944 because the estetic extension goes way out of the first project....
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