Javelin GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/7/11 5:26 p.m.

I know M030 is the super-awesome optional suspension, but I've found a 8V 944 (which are all pre-030) with the M456 uspension option. According to my Google-fu, that means non-adjustable Koni's, a hollow FSB and a solid RSB (very few NA 944's had RSB's). Other than that, I can't find a darn thing out about them. Are the shocks any good? Will they still be alive 25 years later? Any other upgrades involved with it that Porsche didn't mention?

Maroon92 SuperDork
2/7/11 6:16 p.m.

I don't usually trust 25 year old shocks. Koni should be able to rebuild them for you. Though adjustable Konis would probably be the route I would go.

dsycks Reader
2/7/11 6:18 p.m.

If you know what you want or can at least get enough information to get a good guess, Koni should be able to build your shocks to suit your needs. Why adjust when you can just get it right the first time. ;)

pigeon Dork
2/7/11 6:53 p.m.

The front "adjustable" Koni struts on my M474 suspended 951 seem just fine after 25 years and a completely unknown # of miles. The DPO had the rears replaced with whatever was cheap. I say "adjustable" because the M474 front struts have to be removed and the piston compressed all the way and turned to adjust. I have a used set of proper adjustable Konis on the way and can give a truer read when I swap them in, likely a couple weeks from now.

Javelin GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/7/11 11:37 p.m.

Maroon, don't you work for a Porsche parts house?

Maroon92 SuperDork
2/8/11 12:00 a.m.
Javelin wrote: Maroon, don't you work for a Porsche parts house?

You could call it that.

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