The clear lenses look much better!
Can't wait to see it after the decals and the duckbill. Not that it's the same, in any regards, but I love the look of the duckbill and and the side decals on a car that actually gets driven the way it should. Couldn't find the pics of LABrits after the decals were redone, but you get the point.
Somehow I missed seeing you win the auction. Congrats!
I have to admit, every non-turbo 911 G-body I drive feels light year nimbler than the 930. The 930 feels like you are trying to hustle a freight train in a parking garage.
Congrats on the purchase.
And yeah, I guess I never realized how much heavier the 930 felt until now. It had been years since I had driven a non-Turbo from pre-1985. The 930 is still a hoot and I love it. But this reminds me that even with cars that look alike, by the saw maker, there can be big differences. So drive them all !!
I dropped by the local PCA club car show today and let a couple local teenage kids try out the car. They loved it. The kid who drove it normally drives a GT4 and his dad drives a GT3, but he had never been in an old Porsche.
Yeah, I live in a whacky town.
I saw a few others that motivated my eventual modifications....
I think a duck tail will really 'tie the room together' with the wider rear haunches.
I dont know why but I really hope you dont 'backdate' it. Love it for what it is, but again, its your ride so you do you.
IDK, but today I'm going to be doing some under-car exploration of the new one (aka. the "Outlaw"). Maybe it has the Turbo tie-rods, who knows?
Alignment would have a huge effect as well as the caster to the lighter feeling of the steering. After changing the LCA bushings and dialing out a lot of the toe in on both of my Turbo's they drive damn close to GT3 steering feel. I would imagine it is very similar to how the 930's are setup vs the Carrera that a lot of it is alignment and perhaps larger rubber bushings? The wider rear track also will make it push more.
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Dave, car looks and sounds great. It's great to read about a BaT experience go smoothly. The narrow/wide mix-up is unique and I'm super jealous of your pop-out windows Congrats!
I could see non-turbo tie rods feeling lighter. How is the bump steer? My car feels heavier or tighter after the turbo tie-rods but I also did ball joints and strut mounts so who knows. What I can say is that they were a huge improvement in feel and confidence over the Carrera units. All 911's should've come with one tie-rod config IMO.
The struts I looked at for our gen were the same. I have a Carrera and Turbo strut that I've compared side-by-side. They're identical. Inserts would be different (Boge vs Bilstein or...) but the tube/spindle itself is the same.
For 84-89, I believe only control arms and tie-rods are different between turbo/carrera. The turbo control arms have some type of anti-dive config that I believe is just a raised forward mount. I think it may be same for SC. Not sure about earlier.
Someone more knowledgeable feel free to chime in.
After I get it registered, a full undercarriage steam clean is the start of evaluations.
Dave, I think you've already got the turbo tie-rods. If you measure the distance between your caliper mounting bolts it looks like you may have later year struts as well. I see a wedge bolt at the bottom (bolt that attaches your ball joint to strut), and what appears to be 3.5" caliper bolt spacing. Older configs would've had a roll pin and closer caliper bolt spacing. The green color I'm going to guess means Bilsteins. My Boge were black. Maybe you can get away with less than anticipated
The crappy Carrera style tie-rods look like this:
Here is the Pelican post where I started my strut rabbit hole. Turbo struts were cheaper than non-turbo for some reason. I wanted proof they'd fit before I ordered them.
^^ Great catch, AIB, I think they are definitely the Bilstein struts. I’ll have the car up on a rack tomorrow to take a closer look at the tie rods. I also have a huge stack of receipts going back to the 80s on this car that I’ll have to dig through. But I’m told many receipts are missing, so it’s an incomplete picture in either case. Maybe all I need is a clean up and a few bushings!
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