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Front suspension stiffness!

Hey guys, my 84 944 front suspension is EXTREMELY stiff. I can literally put all my weight on the front of the car, force it up and down, and it barely budges. As far as I know its stock ride height also. I have new KYB struts and all the ball joints and tie rods are in A+ condition. The only thing I haven't changed is sway bar links. Could they be froze up?

Are these cars normally this stiff? (this is my first 944)

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Think of leverage, if you push the rear spoiler, you are a lot longer ways out from the rear wheels, whereas pushing on the front fender, you're almost directly over the wheel.

This will make the front seem a LOT stiffer than it is if you push on it by hand. That said, the front on a stock 944, is indeed stiffer than the rear. Combine the affect of lack of leverage, with a stiffer front, and it can seem pretty stout.
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an 84 944 has 125lb springs. if you weigh say 150lbs, it will only compress a little over 1/2" with your full weight on it.
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what strut inserts are recomended and should the springs be addressed on a 140,000mi car?
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not sure if this is proper place for this post?
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Hey guys, my 84 944 front suspension is EXTREMELY stiff. I can literally put all my weight on the front of the car, force it up and down, and it barely budges. As far as I know its stock ride height also. I have new KYB struts and all the ball joints and tie rods are in A+ condition. The only thing I haven't changed is sway bar links. Could they be froze up?

Are these cars normally this stiff? (this is my first 944)
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what strut inserts are recomended and should the springs be addressed on a 140,000mi car?
What year is your car? if it's an early model in which you just replace the inserts & depending what you want to do with the car, "if street driven only" & don't want to break your piggy bank I will go with Boge/Sachs all around.Available here from our host Pelican Parts - Porsche Parts & BMW Parts - Automotive Parts and Accessories - Porsche & BMW at 140K miles you springs should be ok.

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