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TOPIC: Option M474

Option M474 27 May 2020 17:06 #21233


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Does anyone have suggestions for replacing the front shocks on a 1982 928S (ROW). The rear Bilstein B6s are readily available but the original Front B6 shocks are not available anywhere.

Does Koni make a better shock than the original Bilstein?
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Option M474 27 May 2020 19:30 #21234


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I have front shocks with the springs and buffers all in excellent condition. I have parted out my 1982 928S and I can supply engine, gearbox,suspension and body parts. Let me know if you are interested. Call Noel 561 3071897 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Option M474 01 Jun 2020 13:37 #21246


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Do you have both the front and rear spring sets? If the springs are the same as originally installed in a 89 SR4, I would be interested. My present springs installed by the PO for track purposes are too stiff.
Last Edit: 01 Jun 2020 13:38 by whale driver. Reason: year correction
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Option M474 01 Jun 2020 14:04 #21248


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I do not know if my suspension parts from my 1982 928S fits your 89 SR4.. That's for you to find out. If you do need my parts let me know as I have both front and rear
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Option M474 03 Jun 2020 14:50 #21251


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The original Bilstein rear shocks are still available, the problem I have is the front shocks (928 343 055 05) are no longer available. Porsche lists the replacement Bilstein shock as 928 343 055 20. A call to Bilstein USA revealed that Bilstein doesn't make a front replacement shock for the 1982 928 S with the M474 suspension although they do make the rear shocks still.

To complicate the matter, RosePassion.com lists an adjustable Bilstein B6 shock as a direct replacement. To my knowledge, adjustable front shocks were not available till at least 1984.

My question is: Will the adjustable Bilstein shocks fit the earlier cars without further modifications such as A-arm/Lower control arm replacement?

Also, in answer to Whale Driver and Trainer, the 1989 928 is 308lbs heavier than the 1982 model so it would likely have heavier springs. Also, one would need to investigate whether the car was originally an M474 as the M474 cars had springs that were somewhat heavier but also 6mm shorter if what I've read is true.

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