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Title:

Tech Forum: Torsion Bars

Issue:

#148, August 2006, page 159

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

4½-page of text and photos

Synopsis:

Pasha talks about torsion bars in Porsches, from the 356 to the 968. He also includes instructions on torsion bar removal and adjustments for the 911 and 924/944/968.


Title:

Tech Forum: Questions & Answers

Issue:

#146, May 2006, page 153

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

1-page of text and photos

Synopsis:

In response to some reader questions, Pasha discusses the following about the front control arms:
- Replacing them
- Rebuilding the ball joints
- Replacing bushings


Title:

Tech Forum: Questions & Answers

Issue:

#145, April 2006, page 171

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

½-page of text and photos

Synopsis:

In response to question, Pasha comments on front wheel hub failures seen on some 944 Turbos running race tires. This hub is also used by the 944S2 and 968. He also mentions an aftermarket replacement hub manufactured by Racer's Edge.


Title:

Spring Renewal

Issue:

#131, September 2004, page 147

Author:

Bob Kovacs

Length:

3-pages (1½-pages of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Kovacs describes how he replaced the rear bushings on the front suspension A-arms on his Porsche 968. A simple job that sharpened up the steering response of his car.


Title:

Track Setup Tips

Issue:

#113, September 2002, page 147

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

5½-pages

Synopsis:

Pasha discusses the installation and setup of Koni adjustable shocks in a 944 Turbo S. Of note is the use of a strut housing manufactured by Roger Kraus Racing. This strut housing can accept the Koni 8610 double adjustable inserts.


Title:

The Low Down

Issue:

#111, June 2002, page 137

Author:

Gerry Burger

Length:

6-pages (2½-pages, the remainder is photos)

Synopsis:

Burger takes us through the steps of installing a Koni adjustable sports suspension in his 1989 944. Note that this kit required cutting the front struts and installing Koni inserts.


Title:

Raising the Bar

Issue:

#107, December 2001, page 139

Author:

Gerry Burger

Length:

6-pages (2½-pages of text, the remainder is photos)

Synopsis:

Burger describes the process of installing Weltmeister anti-roll bars in his 1989 944.


Title:

Nailing down the 944

Issue:

#101, May 2001, page 133

Author:

Harold Pace

Length:

4-pages (2-pages of text and 2-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Pace reviews the suspension upgrades installed by Steve Watkins in his 944 S2. Watkins used a Huntley Racing (who are no longer in business) coilover kit, Eibach springs and Weltmeister sway bars. It was a very aggressive setup, which was great for the track but harsh on the street.


Title:

924/944/968 Lower Front Control Arms

Issue:

#61, May 1996, page 109

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

1-page

Synopsis:

A short piece describing how the lower front control arms in the suspension of a 924/944/968 can suffer ball joint failure. He also mentions aftermarket replacements from Porsche Motorsports and FABCAR.


Title:

924/944/968 General Suspension Preparation – Notes and Guidelines

Issue:

#45, May 1994, page 100

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

6-pages (5-pages of text and tables, just one page of photos)

Synopsis:

A great article about upgrading the suspension of your 924/944/968. About the only downside to this piece is that being more than 10-years old, some of his options are can no longer be recommended (e.g. unavailability of some parts...).


Title:

1993 Porsche 968 M030 – Reluctant Debutante

Issue:

#38, April 1993, page 74

Author:

David Colman

Length:

6-pages (2½-pages of text and tables, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Colman test drives a 968 fitted with the $2,017 M030 “special chassis” option. Besides driving impressions, he also describes the parts that go into this upgrade.


Title:

924 Suspension Preparation

Issue:

#6, November 1987, page 65

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

4-pages (text, tables and photos)

Synopsis:

Pasha provides details how to setup a 924 suspension for street applications.