The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Banned

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    All are subjective. The 968 is the last of the 944 line with a 3.0 NA Inline 4 with dual overhead cams and vario cam adjustable cam timing and a 6 speed. It puts out (I think) 250ish HP. I would trade a nut for one. Guards red coupe please.:deal

    With the price of pristine 968's being in the low teens, hell, they are a great buy. A bit heavier than a 944, but much more refined.

    944 turbo. I could write volumes about this car. Can be very reliable, or if you are tweaking the hell out of it for power can be a tweakers nightmare. But I have seen dyno sheets from guys getting over 300 hp at the rear wheel with not a bunch of $$ invested.

    944S, nice, but not enough of an improvement over the standard 944 to warrant any special mention.

    After owning my 87 944 for over 10 years, and putting 188k miles on it, I can say that I do long for more power (968, or Turbo). It is paid for, cheap to insure, and still places in the top 3 at car shows since the restoration, so I cant complain.

    With any of the 944 line, some simple swaps of suspension components can turn a well balanced, fine handling sports car into a corner killer. I have most of a M030 suspension package installed on mine with coil over Bilsteins all around, big sway bars, poly bushings, and lowered. I even had the alignment settings set for track use (hard on tires). This car will get through a corner so hard I have thought about using a neck brace when I auto cross it because it will throw my head around, and do it violently with slicks. The suspension is so good that the car really needs 150 more HP.

    I am getting winded, hope this helps.
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  2. Ursa Major

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    It's food for thought. A buddy of mine bought a black on black '85 944 new, the first year of the excellent (vs. ex-924) dash. I drove it a bit, spent a lot of time in it as a passenger. I loved that car, and I've always wanted one. Ironically, he bought it to replace an older C3 Corvette, which was a bit of a joke at the time, but would now be worth a lot more..

    For a few years I would scan the Rennlist classifieds religiously, I nearly pulled the trigger on a perfect blue S2 cab once, and once on an equally perfect 968 cab. I'll have to start looking there again.
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  3. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Here's another great resource.

    http://www.968forums.com/index.php?

    968-centric but lots of other water-cooled owners there.
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  4. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    HA ha, nice emblems. I work with a guy who has one. One of the few Harley's I'd consider.

    Here's mine:

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  5. soloyosh

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    Don't forget the 924S (NOT THE 924)... 944 in sheep's clothing. Even though they are a bit more rare than the 944 their prices seemed to be pushed down by the 924 in their name.

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  6. Ursa Major

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    I actually like the look of the 924S, it's a complete sleeper. Do you recall if those had the newer dash, or the old crappy 924 dash? I know they were only offered for 2 or 3 years, 87-89 or so, well after the new dash was in the 944. I remember seeing good examples of these for $2-3k, something stupid. I'm sure it's lower now.
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  7. Ursa Major

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    It's in my bookmarks, I haven't gone there in a few years, I'll have to check it out.

    Nice cab! :thumb One of the Brit Porsche mags just called the 968 cab the only Porsche since the Speedster that looks better in convertible form than the coupe. I don't know that I'd go that far, but I really like the 968 cab. A lot of them came with Tips, unfortunately.
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  8. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    I tend to agree. I think the 968 Cab is the best looking convertible Porsche ever made.

    Have you driven a Tiptronic? I test drove a couple and, honestly, some times I wish I' have gone that route. In "shift" mode it's virtually no different than a manual trans, and you have the option of being lazy and putting it in D when driving around town. Compared to the 6 speed, and it's requisite close ratios, it's a lot less work when you don't want to "drive."

    I also thought I wanted the 030 option. I'm glad I didn't find one that fit my color/mileage/ etc. requirements. I recently priced replacement shocks. Normal Konis are $300 each, the 030 struts are $650/ each.
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  9. soloyosh

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    Old dash, also had steel control arms in front instead of the aluminum ones the 944 had.
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  10. infoatnmmoto

    infoatnmmoto with the band

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    Read the reviews. Pick it up in the AM. :D
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  11. pirahna

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    :clap :thumb
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  12. pirahna

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    Pick it up in the AM. :D

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    More pics? :D
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  13. pirahna

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  14. KAdriver

    KAdriver adventures on asphalt

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    Sorry to polute this thread of nice Porsches' with this.
    What was he thinking?

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  15. Daniii

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    He wanted more power?
    Or he needed trunk space?
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  16. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    If there's still an engine in the stern, that's fucking cool!~:evil
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  17. pirahna

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    :becca
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  18. Brink

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    This belongs in the WTF thread
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  19. Daniii

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