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Message started by Serge_rus on Sep 15th, 2017 at 7:16pm

Title: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Serge_rus on Sep 15th, 2017 at 7:16pm
Hello!

I'm searching for the replacement's numbers for a '89 S2 cabrio (ofc non- M030 or such a thing) shock absorbers.
And though it's a cabrio I dont wanna fit it with Koni, looking onto Sachs/Boge.

The rear OEM number for Sachs is 951.333.032.07
The replacements are Sachs 105754 and Boge 27-153-F

And I have such a problem with front shocks. The OEM numbers for Sachs are 944.343.031.19 (left) and 944.343.032.19
Some sites shows Sachs 100865 and 100866 but they both marked as "no longer available".
Okay, going to the next level. Some sites says that 111500100865 and 111500100866 as well as 111500100750 and 111500100751 are the replacements for 100865 and 100866 (and Sachs EM100865 for 100865), but they all are also not available.

Does anybody know the replacement I can buy now not for $300 for each as an OEM costs?

And 1 question about springs
How to test it? How to make a desicion should it be replaced or not relying on some digits?

Thanks!  ::)

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by XxSteve944onlinexX on Sep 15th, 2017 at 8:35pm
Hi Serge I can get Sach front struts from Porsche they are $369 each and would take about 2 weeks to get in. I have Sachs rear shock absorbers in stock they are $124 each.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Serge_rus on Sep 16th, 2017 at 9:07am
I've already bought rear sachs for ~210$ in total.

And the only way to buy the front is to pay ~350 for each.
Ain't there any cheaper alternarive?

P.S. Btw heard that it (front) can be fitted with rear shocks from audi quattro B4, but there you'd use a ... mhm... "the circular saw for the metal" (don't know how's it in english) and the welding. No way for me.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by T_Ryan. on Sep 19th, 2017 at 8:28pm
the koni inserts are quite easily installed on the sealed struts. drill, drain, cut, insert and a single fastener on the bottom. about 30 minutes the second time.

the cut and weld does open you up to bilstein assortment though with the proper diameter housing.

konis on full soft and sachs in the rear compress at a similar rate. you might find konis on the rear a bit too stiff for a soft top. I took mine off after a couple 1000 miles.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Serge_rus on Sep 20th, 2017 at 6:59pm
Yep, saw and heard the reviews that koni are too stiff. And that's useless on cabrio.
But I don't want to fill my car with different shocks.

But seems there's no other chance than to buy an OEM part for the front axle...
Pretty surprised to do it, but anyway

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Audun on Sep 24th, 2017 at 4:45pm
if konis are too stiff, how about the bilstein normal line? I'm not very familiar with their products, but I know they have a sport model, which is what most 944 users go for, but also a softer option. Then there's GAZ. A guy at the local porsche club them on the rear in his 951 and says they're good.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Serge_rus on Sep 26th, 2017 at 6:38pm
Would be better to see its number  :)

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by 1933beer on Oct 2nd, 2017 at 11:15pm
I put bilstein on the rear. I like them I plan to put inserts on the front at some point.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by Serge_rus on Nov 19th, 2017 at 10:35am
Sachs replied me, that the sales (discontinued from the stock or how is it in english) of front shocks ended in 2002 in Europe and in 2015 in USA.

And our porsche owners says that there's a big chance that there will be not Sachs in OEM box.

It hurts.

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by IAN - 944ONLINE on Dec 11th, 2017 at 10:44pm
the ones we sell are here
genuine Porsche and are for the  944s2 and  968  with the smaller spring perch

https://944online.com/index.php/ftont-strut-assembly.html

I also sell a kit complete as shown here for all the 86 to 89 cars that the struts are nla
as you can see this kit comes complete - ready to bolt in
with the correct springs and upper spring perch for the smaller type
and yes
also fits  89 to 91 944s2 and  968

https://944online.com/index.php/suspension-73/koni-sport-suspension-upgrade-kit-m474.html

and you will see we also ofer it in the Schs/boge
https://944online.com/index.php/suspension-73/strut-assembly-1987.html

Title: Re: S2 shock absorbers and springs
Post by AZBanks on Feb 15th, 2019 at 4:13pm
I installed adjustable Koni sports front and rear on my Cab and I love them.

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