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    944 transaxle

    hello all question to all you mechanics out their what came in the 944 and is it a good canidate for a stock v8 motor?

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    The guys at http://www.renegadehybrids.com/ has been putting V8s into 944s for years. The 944 turbo is stronger than the non turbo. Then again the number of cylinders means very little now days. How much torque are you talking about. We have been laughing at the stock V8s of the 60s and 70s produce as much power as a 4 banger now days.

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    Re: 944 transaxle

    thanks, what kind of torque and horses can this take i wonder?

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    I really do not know, but the LS1 944 conversions seem to be holding up. That is just shy of 400hp/400lbs. You might want to check on some Porsche forums for better numbers.

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    Re: 944 transaxle

    the dif in them need fliped over in them also?and thanks for the info

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    The 944 has a transaxle.

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    Re: 944 transaxle

    On the 944 the engine is in the front and i believe the trans is in the rear like the 928. So the diff would not need flipping . I am also pretty sure that the 944 trans is much like, if not exactly like the Audi 5000. You would need to add the Jim Dinner strength plate and the turbo spider gears. i believe that there are a few guys that have them behind 500hp and no problems yet. They have actually twisted cv axles and had to seriously upgrade them. The trans held up!!!!

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    Re: 944 transaxle

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://shop.cogscogs.com/assets/images/400-944-87-0004(1).jpg&imgrefurl=http://shop.cogscogs.com/944S-Transmission-1987-88_p_31.html&usg=__k4OFKqbqGBDOJcvKiHy7KdsVY8A=&h= 169&w=250&sz=13&hl=en&start=11&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=n hje7dmEbkD2MM:&tbnh=75&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3D944%2Btransmission%2Brebuild%26hl%3De n%26rlz%3D1R2GGLL_en%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

    This is a pic of Rons B. set up ...V12 w/ Audi 5000
    http://www.lambolounge.com/Chassis/E...n/image001.jpg

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    Hey cliff, the 944 is the same guts as the Audi 5000 trans > difference is the porsche is tun off a torque tube in the rear of the car so it doesn't have a normal bellhousing like the Audi. Otherwise differences internally are minimal, input shaft is different, and ft of bellhousing has no provision for a to bng.

    Hey if you want a audi 5000 trans, I have one can be used as a mockup e mail me for details
    www.Chassisworksinc.com<br />www.Chassissupply.com

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    Re: 944 transaxle

    The 924S (late 80's models) used the same tranny set up as the early models 944. That might also be a source for a tranny at a low price. Just whatever you do stay away from the auto tranny set-up, I went through 2 of them in just over two years. The manuals are much better.

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