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Old 12-09-2020, 11:48 PM   #1
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1991 744 T with about 182K on it. Owned the car for the better part of 15 years and after some time off the road, I'm going through it and fixing all the things that need fixing/upgrading.

Front suspension is/was shot so I've replaced:

Inner tie rods
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Now I'm up to the struts and my questions.

I'm thinking about picking up some IPD lowing springs front and rear and I wanted to know if running stock or close to stock struts/shocks would cause any problems short or long term. The car is not a daily as I'm taking my time going through it but I do drive it a few times a week around town etc. No plans to do anything crazy to the car, I like things stock but wouldn't mind the slightly lowered look. Roads around me here on Long Island are hit and miss. Some are third world and some are fine. This is more of a cruiser than anything else. I figure the slower I go the less things will want to break

Just looking to get some input about the lowering springs and stock struts/shocks.

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Old 12-10-2020, 12:28 AM   #2
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no problems long or short term - but I would recommend upgraded shocks
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no problems long or short term - but I would recommend upgraded shocks
Thanks for the input.

Looking at my stock exhaust it has a little “kink” that hangs a little lower right now. Wondering if that’s going to give me some problems if I lower it.
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Old 12-14-2020, 02:10 PM   #4
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Running blue IPD lowering in my 245 with KYB GR-2 struts and Gas-A-Just shocks.
For the money I have no complaints.
Probably underdamped on the front, but the IPD lowering springs are not super stiff, pretty soft actually.
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Old 12-14-2020, 03:21 PM   #5
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Running blue IPD lowering in my 245 with KYB GR-2 struts and Gas-A-Just shocks.
For the money I have no complaints.
Probably underdamped on the front, but the IPD lowering springs are not super stiff, pretty soft actually.
So, I already have some OEM-like Sachs struts and shocks. Guess I'll just install those with the springs and roll with it and see how it goes.
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Old 12-14-2020, 09:25 PM   #6
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Looking at my stock exhaust it has a little “kink” that hangs a little lower right now.
Are you talking about the smashed dogleg bend section directly in front of the front cylindrical resonator (to clear the middle "crossmember")?
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Are you talking about the smashed dogleg bend section directly in front of the front cylindrical resonator (to clear the middle "crossmember")?
Exactly. That thing.
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:30 PM   #8
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Koni's shocks are quite affordable, and they are good.
Same thing with bilsteins.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:52 PM   #9
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I have Ipd springs on my 1986 244 DL m46 with Bilstein HD's front and year and so far they have been great. It's a DD but it was a night and day difference from stock and feels really good in the turns. Nothing negative to say other than the price.
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