Refurb options for m030?

Author
GPF
Guest of the Club
  • Total Posts : 532
  • Joined: 2007/10/12 15:55:40
  • Status: offline
GPF Guest of the Club
2018/02/27 20:59:31 (permalink)

Refurb options for m030?

Hi guys,
 
Anyone suggestions for getting the m030 rear dampers refurbed?
 
Regards

Graham
'88 Turbo S 330
Garrett 2BB, Link MAP, P&P Head & Inlet, 9R Cam, DPW, DV30, LR Stg1 IC, IC spray, RCCan,
H&S exh, Venom CAI, AVC-R, Own chip, 55's, 3barFPR

8 Replies Related Threads

    Frenchy
    PCGB Member
    • Total Posts : 3313
    • Joined: 2007/11/19 20:37:21
    • Status: online
    Frenchy PCGB Member
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/02/27 21:18:52 (permalink)
    Fella down Lincoln way does them, Google Koni Refurbishment, if you have no joy get back to me and I will get a name to you.

    Porsche 944 Turbo S (M758) Black 88.
    Porsche 997 Carrera 2 S Artic Silver 54.
    Porsche 944 S2 Guards Red.
    Volvo V50 Sport Grey 56.
    bmnelsc
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 737
    • Joined: 2010/07/22 19:51:43
    • Status: offline
    bmnelsc Guest of the Club
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/02/27 21:39:10 (permalink)
    Don't believe the rears can be refurbished (other than cosmetics and perhaps bushes).  These are sealed units so I don't see how you can rebuild them.  The fronts of course can be disassembled so rebuild is possible.
     
    It is interesting to note that the 968 M030 suspension has coil over "helper" springs on the rear shocks as do parts advertised as 944 Turbo Cup parts.  These appear to be sealed tubes like normal shocks.  Do you have the helper spring rear shocks or "normal"?
     
    I'll certainly hang my head in shame if these rear shocks are indeed rebuild-able but ALL images I've seen (and the rear Koni I got for my S2) are sealed tube type.  I agree there are several aftermarket coil over suspension options with rebuild-able shocks but AFAIK OE options were all sealed rears.
    post edited by bmnelsc - 2018/02/27 21:54:55

    Bruce Nelson
    91 S2 Guards Red, Blk Script, sunroof delete, no air bags, no cruise
    924Srr27l
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 997
    • Joined: 2016/08/18 11:20:00
    • Status: offline
    924Srr27l Guest of the Club
    GPF
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 532
    • Joined: 2007/10/12 15:55:40
    • Status: offline
    GPF Guest of the Club
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/03/13 09:25:51 (permalink)
    Hi Guys,
     
    Thanks for the info - sorry for the delayed reply!
     
    Not sure if the rears can be rebuilt or not yet - I spoke to a couple of people with mixed responses.
     
    However, the original items are still available from OPC and although more expensive than a rebuild (if it can be done at all !) it's not that much more - particularly if you can get some discount :)
     
    As added info, one place (from the Koni link above) said they could do new ones for very little money but when I asked them to find out a bit more to confirm they would actually be the same as the original m030 units it transpired that they were not. If you see any rear Koni dampers that fit a Turbo S from anywhere apart from OPC they will probably not be right. They will fit but will just be Koni sport dampers - part number has 1035 at the end. I gave him the correct part numbers and he found from Koni that they have never been offered direct to the aftermarket - only to Porsche themselves, apparently.

    Graham
    '88 Turbo S 330
    Garrett 2BB, Link MAP, P&P Head & Inlet, 9R Cam, DPW, DV30, LR Stg1 IC, IC spray, RCCan,
    H&S exh, Venom CAI, AVC-R, Own chip, 55's, 3barFPR
    blade7
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 1416
    • Joined: 2008/06/06 12:28:26
    • Status: offline
    blade7 Guest of the Club
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/03/13 12:00:16 (permalink)
    With those big heavy wheels and tyres you're using I'd have thought uprated dampers would be beneficial.....
    GPF
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 532
    • Joined: 2007/10/12 15:55:40
    • Status: offline
    GPF Guest of the Club
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/03/13 13:18:44 (permalink)
    blade7
    With those big heavy wheels and tyres you're using I'd have thought uprated dampers would be beneficial.....




     
    Quite possibly!

    Graham
    '88 Turbo S 330
    Garrett 2BB, Link MAP, P&P Head & Inlet, 9R Cam, DPW, DV30, LR Stg1 IC, IC spray, RCCan,
    H&S exh, Venom CAI, AVC-R, Own chip, 55's, 3barFPR
    blade7
    Guest of the Club
    • Total Posts : 1416
    • Joined: 2008/06/06 12:28:26
    • Status: offline
    blade7 Guest of the Club
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/03/13 17:35:43 (permalink)
    Haven't there been reports of old stock OPC dampers being knackered due to age?
    post edited by blade7 - 2018/03/13 17:39:35
    Briggy
    PCGB Member
    • Total Posts : 98
    • Joined: 2013/12/18 21:00:48
    • Status: offline
    Briggy PCGB Member
    Re: Refurb options for m030? 2018/03/13 21:58:43 (permalink)
    Yip, that happened to me. Front struts were last manufactured in December 2003, although mine were not m030. The date was on the packaging, so you can reject them if the same applies.
    Jump to:

    Posts made and opinions expressed are those of the individual forum members

    Use of the Forum is subject to the Terms and Conditions

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Club, who shall have no liability in respect of them or the accuracy of the content. The Club assumes no responsibility for any effects arising from errors or omissions.

    Porsche Club Great Britain gives no warranties, guarantees or assurances and makes no representations or recommendations regarding any goods or services advertised on this site. It is the responsibility of visitors to satisfy themselves that goods and/or services supplied by any advertiser are bona fide and in no instance can the Porsche Club Great Britain be held responsible.

    When responding to advertisements please ensure that you satisfy yourself of any applicable call charges on numbers not prefixed by usual "landline" STD Codes. Information can be obtained from the operator or the white pages. Before giving out ANY information regarding cars, or any other items for sale, please satisfy yourself that any potential purchaser is bona fide.

    Directors of the Board of Porsche Club GB, Club Office Staff, Register Secretaries and Regional Organisers are often requested by Club members to provide information on matters connected with their cars and other matters referred to in the Club Rules. Such information, advice and assistance provided by such persons is given in good faith and is based on the personal experience and knowledge of the individual concerned.

    Neither Porsche Club GB, nor any of the aforementioned, shall be under any liability in respect of any such information, advice or assistance given to members. Members are advised to consult qualified specialists for information, advice and assistance on matters connected with their cars at all times.

    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 4.6
    Porsche
    Lockton
    Silverstone Auctions
    Pirelli
    Pirelli
    Oracle Finance
    Archant Dialogue
    HFMC Wealth

    Cornbury House
    Cotswold Business Village
    London Road
    Moreton-in-Marsh
    Gloucestershire  GL56 0JQ

    Call us: 01608 652 911