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 Post subject: Re: Rear shocks for S/944 NLA. Options?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:54 pm 
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George924S wrote:
I am going to have a look at mine tomorrow now and see what they are like ( SACHS). I think its a very interesting topic that we will all learn from and look forward to read and learn more about 924S suspension....

For reference I post some interesting pics of the KYB shocks for the 924S ( from ebay )


I’ve alreadt bought and returned a pair of these as I was unhappy with them for the same reason.

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Carrera RSR wrote:
Installed, albeit coilover, but same mounting. Sleeve is offset to give coilover some clearance.


I'm assuming the answer is probably yes based on the photographic evidence.

Can you confirm that you can indeed fit rear coilovers to the 924 then ie remove torsion bars and it not cause anything to break or fall off?

Sure makes it easier to adjust and might be alot easier than cocking about with the torsion beam.

I'll take a picture of my rear Gaz dampers, as i say i think mine are like the photos Steve posted and not away from the control arm as in your picture Mike, what exactly have you bought :grin: ?

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Rear coilovers and torsion bar delete is favoured more in the US than UK for racing. The US has seen ally trailing arms (and front ally wishbones) fail in racing as all the weight is on the shock mounting and not shared with the bar. No reported issues with steel wishbones or trailing arms.

EMC Motorsport have in the most part always left torsion bars in according to my discussions with them 9yrs ago. First they set my car up leaning on the stock 924 turbo torsion bars with the GAZ coilover spring used as a helper. They set my car up more track focussed. They also prefer to cut a hole in the sill to reindex the torsion bars to adjust ride heights versus using only the coilover.

Gravity Centre changed the set up putting the car on the GAZ adding an extra helper spring and using the torsion bar as a helper in an attempt to give my car better road manners, albeit still very stiff. They also raised the ride height a touch over EMC's set up.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Thanks for the info Steve, I still half the eccentric adjustment if I can move the bolts.

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