[s-cars] //S8 mod - PROJECT: add power / remove weight / install 4spd

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 10:43:01 PDT 2007

G50 5-speed went into the 930 in 1989- the last and the very best of the

Ruf did do a 5-speed conversion for quite some time before that, though.

Porsche at the time felt that the 5-speed was marginal for the power output
of the 930 (they later revised that opinion) and also that the powerband of
the 930 didn't require more than the 4-speed. Having had my doors blown off
by several 930s, I don't think it's all that much of a hardship to have only
a 4-speed when you have that kind of power to play with- remember, 930s
don't weigh all that much compared to 2008 cars.

You don't really have to downshift a 930 at highway speeds to blow someone's
doors off- you do in a 965 which has essentially the same engine, down to
the CIS.


On 10/19/07, Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net> wrote:
> Dave:
> right,,,,it tool Herr Alois Ruf to put a 5 spd into the 930s....
> -Peter
> At 11:45 AM 10/19/2007 -0400, David Kase wrote:
> >First, FU
> >
> >Next, excuse my ignorance but 4-speed?  Of what do you speak?  They put
> >4-speeds in the 930?  wtf?
> >
> >Dave Kase

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