Porsche 928 upgrade potential

Performance Upgrades

There are 2 types of performance upgrade owners can make to a 928:

Higher Specification Official Porsche Parts

This is where certain parts are replaced with Official Porsche parts originally fitted to a later, or more sporting Porsche.

Examples to consider:

  • Replace wheels with GTS specification 17" Cup wheel
  • Upgrade brakes to GTS specification (requires 17" wheels)
  • Upgrade mirrors to GTS specification "tear drop" design (aka Ovoid mirrors)
  • Upgrade suspension front springs to SE specification. (One of the best things to do!)
  • Upgrade shock absorbers to SE/GT/Club Sport specification
  • Upgrade springs to SE/GT/Club Sport specification
  • Upgrade Exhaust to Sports or Techquipment specification

Third Party Performance Parts

This is where parts are upgraded to non Porsche parts that are of even higher performance.

Examples to consider

  • Rear Muffler Bypass (RMB) - replaces the rear box with a straight pipe for a more sporty sound - Ask Paul Anderson to make you one
  • Performance Chips - change the character of the engine for a more sporty performance
  • Semi Racing Brake Pads - less dust more stopping power
  • Aftermarket wheels and tyres
  • Stroker Kit - take the engine out to 6litres! - Search for Devek in Google
  • Body styling kits - Search for Jaquemond on google

Setting the ride height on the Porsche 928

SuspensionThe Porsche 928 can suffer a multitude of suspension problems that basically stem from 2 factors. Firstly the car is heavy - most 928s weight over 3500lbs. Secondly most 928s are now relatively old cars - all are over 15 years old.

The symptoms of problems are:

  • the front of the car hitting the ground when either driving fast and/or over bumpy roads / speed bumps
  • a floaty feel to the handling

A correctly setup 928 should not hit the ground or float - in fact the handling should be very tight and surefooted. These problems are caused by any one - or indeed any combination - or even all 3 - of the following causes.

  • Shock Absorbers
  • Springs
  • Ride Height

928.org.uk recommendation

aim for 175mm front and rear. This is within the factory specification and will result in a very slight nose down stance. This article explains how, one of the earliest articles from the information base on the site.

Read more: Setting the ride height on the Porsche 928

First meeting December 1998

1998 Meetings

First meeting 2nd December

Julian Macedo, Angus Fox, Andy Elvers, Peter Watts, Richard Tatnall & Paul Coyne

Originally the six of us just used to email each other. Shortly after this the 928uk mailing list was set up.

Our six 928's in a line on a cold December at Christmas Common

Sometime in 1998, at Julians

My S4 SE

Julains S4

Jeremys?

Steves LHD S4

Pauls S2

Sometime in 1998, at a pub in Isleworth

Unleaded Fuel information for all Porsche models

Unleaded Fuel information for all Porsche models

Someone asked for the Porsche Cars GB recommended unleaded fuel
grades tech note on the mailing list. (Todo, make this an html table :))

Porsche Fuel recommendations