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  1. Would be great if you could confirm if it was JMG. How long has yours been installed and I take it yours has been performing well and nice and smooth?
  2. Thanks Port. Can I ask which supplier you bought through? You didn’t have any luck with local driveshaft shops for a rebuild?
  3. That’s good longevity feedback. Thanks Timm. Did you notice any NVH change after you surrounded the stock gearbox mount with A65 poly? Shifting more precise?
  4. Thanks for the recommendation 9fan. 👍 https://www.lindseyracing.com/LR/Porsche/LA-CVLB-085024.html
  5. Thanks for the link Timm. Any driveability or NVH issues with the VW forged CVs? Are they a direct bolt-on to the stock axle setup but are just stronger? I might take you up on the leftover poly (thanks!) What hardness rating did you go and any longevity issues like Tazzie describes above? Will keep you posted re intermediate shaft options. I wonder if somewhere like Universal Driveshaft Services Qld could rebuild it with better bearings..
  6. When you say the poly worked well ‘for a few months’ what happened after that?
  7. Hi all Seeking advice from members on the best supplier for a new or rebuilt RHD steering intermediate shaft (the one with U-joints on each end). My joints appear worn out and I’m getting some steering knocking so looking to replace the shaft. I came across this rebuild service from JMG in the UK and find it interesting that they say RHD shafts suffer more than LHD due to the proximity of the exhaust manifold i.e heat kills the bearings. JMG apparently install higher temp bearings. I need to email them to see if they still provide this service though. https://www.jmgshop.com/rhd-944968924s-steering-shaft---all-models-259-p.asp Any experience or local suppliers you would recommend? I’m also looking to change the clutch on my car shortly so will probably replace or repack the CV axles ‘while I’m in there’. From my research it looks like the OEM GKN axles are the best new replacement short of the beefier Lindsey Racing items (which are pricey and I doubt I would need unless I was to turbo the S2 at a later date). https://www.paragon-products.com/Axle-Assembly-p/pp951.332.038.02.htm https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/porsche-axle-shaft-assembly-gkn-95133203806 Again I’m seeking any first hand experience on whether new GKN axles or repacking my existing axles (including workshop labour) is the way to go? I have read that the polyurethane gearbox mount mod does a decent job of preserving CV axles. I have no problems with my current axles but am curious if any members have performed this mod? https://rennlist.com/forums/944-turbo-and-turbo-s-forum/728661-any-diy-for-the-transmission-mount-3.html
  8. Are you sure FCP add GST? I just added some items to my online cart to check and it showed $0 tax when shipping to Australia...
  9. From my brief research of the GST changes it appears it is up to the individual company on whether they will specifically charge the GST amount (e.g. Ebay certainly do as Rob pointed out) or absorb it in their retail price and remit the amount back to the ATO at a later date. I suspect this will have some ‘teething/enforcement’ issues initially. I was a guinea pig for a recent overseas purchase and can advise no specific GST amount was charged.
  10. Water pump now sold. Have also added a brake booster housing to my listing.
  11. This looks like a very interesting swap. Definately keep us posted on the banana.
  12. That Targa Tour looks like it will be a hell of a trip. Great video too!
  13. @Tingy - Am I reading my Carsales notification correctly and your Turbo is off to a new home?
  14. My vote would go to a set of Enkie NT-03. I believe Patrick Garvin was running a set many years ago on his 944 Turbo before it became the batmobile track car. He may be able to advise on the best size/offset. Re tyres - I would recommend Goodyear Eagle F1 A2 for a good wet/dry combo if going 17in+. The biggest determining factor for tyre options is obviously wheel diameter. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 range look good but are only available in large sizes to my knowledge.
  15. Does anyone have any recent overseas purchase experiences given the changes to the GST threshold (i.e. now sub $1,000)? Are companies applying the GST and are customs enforcing?
  16. Hi Rod A few places I would recommend: BWA (NSW) FCP Euro Pelican Parts Paragon Products 944online Lindsey Racing Sonnen OEM Porsche Sunset Porsche
  17. Hi all I have a few parts from my 944 that are surplus to requirements. 1) Water pump, gasket and block off plug - $200 - SOLD As new condition and never fitted 2) Coolant expansion/reservoir tank - $90 Good used condition, no cracks or leaks 3) Brake booster housing - $120 - SOLD Used but in good working condition Freshly painted Part number: 94435502711 May suit other Porsches such as 924 and 968 Parts located Brisbane southside Happy for pickup or post at buyer's expense
  18. @stats011 Welcome to the forum. Nice collection you have there. Be sure to post up some more photos as you carry out the remaining work.
  19. Thanks for the tip Sean. I would love a set of MCS. Maybe when the Koni’s get a bit tired! ? How comfortable are they for the road? I had a set of high end coilovers from a respected company on another car in the past and found them very jittery at low speed. I’m talking bouncing in my seat at 60kph. How do the MCS fair with decent spring rates?
  20. Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum Sebastian! Looks like a very clean car in that colour. While Jason E is a fan, I’m sure he’ll admit one day that Stone Grey Metallic (coincidentally the colour of my S2) is the pinnacle colour for 944s. Re your suspension height, my recommendation would be to save up for a set of KW Variant 3 coilovers and eliminate the torsion bars alltogether. Buchanan Automotive installed a set of Koni adjustable dampers (Paragon Products Koni kit) on my S2 and reindexed the torsion bars and the car handles excellent. I have driven my car back to back against a KW V3 equipped 944 Turbo and didn’t find a lot between them. The biggest difference is in the ease of adjustment, particularly given not so many suspension shops deal with the torsion bar design these days. Cheers Justin
  21. Oh damn. I completely forgot about the event this year. Great to see all the effort put into RP968 resulting in the win! ?
  22. Thanks Bruce. I should have realised it would never be so straight-forward. So it’s a bellhousing, flywheel and ECU on top then. I was looking to future-proof my next clutch install on the S2 with a higher rated Turbo model but it sounds like it may not be worth it. There goes my 3L 16v turbo build for now.
  23. I agree. You could snag one in the $20s but it would probably require a bit to bring back to scratch. IMHO maintenance is a key price factor for these cars. Big jobs like the clutch, belts, rollers, water pump, cam chain and guides are not cheap so the asking price should reflect. The starters on these cars are very small so the slow long cranks are pretty normal. I liken it to waking the beast. Cough..cough..cough..grrr! Modern fast crank cars are boring by comparison.

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