Not only do we modify customer’s cars, but we of course also own and modify our own Porsches, VW’s, and BMW’s (With the occasional Range Rover….but he is a little off anyhow..). When I am not working on customer’s cars, I do actually find a little time to work on my own. I’ve had my 86 944 Turbo for about 5 years now, and it has been a constant work in progress. It started out as a sad, neglected car, with more duct tape holding things together than I really want to admit to.
Pictures are always deceiving…..the poor thing leaked so much oil and coolant, it was hard to even drive.
From humble beginnings, it spent a lot of time in the old garage on jackstands….(a few weeks after buying it, it broke the timing belt, which had just been done by the previous owner….only he forgot to put all the rollers back in…)
It started out as a completely stock car, but is far from it today. Every winter has been a major project, from body modification, to rebuilding the engine.
The car has turned into an RS themed 944. Currently it comes in under 2800lbs and makes 290rwhp/280rwtq.
Some of the modifications the car has gone through.
Motor rebuild with some minor head work, currently running a stock K26/6 Turbo.
Full AC Delete
Full Manual Steering Conversion
Vitesse Maf with software
968 M030 front and rear sway bars
Custom IA Clutch setup
GT3 Carbon Back Seats
IA Billet shift knob
Harness bar with 6 point harnesses
Rear Seat Delete
Custom IA RS Door Panels
Cup Style Wheels, 17×8 front, 17×9.5 rear. The old phone dials have been painted white and serve as track wheels now. There might be a set of 10 spoke 99617″ rims laying around as well…..just maybe.
Headlight washers and sidemarkers filled to Euro Spec front bumper
Custom IA shaved rear Euro bumper
Bilstein HD Struts and Shocks. 28mm torsion bars in the rear, and currently modifying bilstein struts for 400lb coilover springs in the front
EVC IV Electronic Boost Controller
Custom Lloyd’s floor mats
Pioneer DVD/Nav system
Fabspeed 3″ exhaust, downpipe back….
Tial 38mm Dual Port Wastegate
Carbon Fiber Strut Bar
Custom Fuel Lines
3 Bar FPR, soon to be adjustable
Odyssey lightweight battery conversion
Clear turn signals
Cup Center Console
930S Steering wheel
2″ VDO boost gauge mounted in a 968 center cubby (with some slight modifications)
Uh, what it doesn’t have is the license plate you see, lol.
There isn’t a single area of the car that hasn’t been replaced with the exception of the fuel tank and the dash….which may be this winter’s project. What else is next? Oh who knows, I am a spur of the moment guy….maybe a full headlight delete, replaced by euro driving lights, IA K26/7200 turbo, bigger downpipe……you’ll have to wait and see.
So there you have it….we don’t just work on the cars, we have a passion for them as well…..
You may want to contact IA about a larger turbo for your 930, 996TT, or a supercharger for your Boxster or 996/997…..it would be a shame for a little 944 to go flying by you at the track……..or on the street 😉