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Bike rack for my Porsche

Old 03-31-09, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Quijibo187 View Post
Just some examples of other sports cars with bikes.
FYI, the OP's car is not a "sports car". His car has the engine up front.
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Originally Posted by Humongous View Post
Sorry, I just can't tell you how nice your car is because I never understood the concept of a Porsche that got readily trounced by Mustang GT's & IROC's costing half as much
What makes a nice car isn't necessarily how fast it goes. With some work a Kia will out run a Mercedes, does that mean that the Kia is a better car? Buy a fine pair of Italian shoes and the go to payless and buy a cheap pair of shoes. The Italian shoes will just feel better and look better. The same is true with a fine automobile. The Porsche feels better, handles better and has a nicer interior. The Mustang isn't even in the same league.
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
I have a 944 and my bike fits in the back without any problems.
So dod you put your luggage on the roof then

Pat go to your LBS have you tried that yet?
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
FYI, the OP's car is not a "sports car". His car has the engine up front.
You've obviously never played Porsche before Busta. At autox's and track days 911's regularly get their *****es handed to them by people in a 944. It is almost general knowledge in the Porsche club that the 944 Turbo will crush most other cars costing way more money. The two quickest cars at my local chapter were a 944 and a 914... that being said the 911 is still my favorite.
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Originally Posted by psycho-ist View Post
You've obviously never played Porsche before Busta. At autox's and track days 911's regularly get their *****es handed to them by people in a 944.
Doesn't change the fact that the engine is in the wrong end.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
Doesn't change the fact that the engine is in the wrong end.
you win... cheers
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Old 03-31-09, 08:38 AM
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what's the difference between a porsche and a porcupine?
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a porcupine has its pricks on the outside....



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To the OP... trust me, don't get in a pi$$ing contest with these grumpy old men(or kids...) who think they know all about everything when they've probably never even sat in a Porsche (nor can pronounce it correctly), it's not worth it. It's like mud wrestling with a pig... all you do is get dirty and the pig likes it. Enjoy your beautiful 944 and definitly get our there on the autocross cross, it's a blast! (has a '99 Miata that tore it up) If you don't have a local Porsche club, check out the SCCA.

Oh, I really like my Yakima roof rack on my Accord BTW...
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Originally Posted by invwnut View Post
off topic....the 944 has insane handling.
Strange choice of adjective...
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Funny that Porche would make their cheapest car avaliable at the time out perform the most expensive one *rolls eyes*

Dude, It's a 944, get over yourself
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thought his was a bike forum.
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Originally Posted by mooxster View Post
Funny that Porche would make their cheapest car avaliable at the time out perform the most expensive one *rolls eyes*

Dude, It's a 944, get over yourself
It depends on the environment... a 944 would never outperform a 911 on the Nurbergring in Germany, but an autocross course is a while different animal. I've seen 1st generation stock Miatas outperform a Corvette C6 on an autocross course... Most cars never get out of 2nd gear on a course, so it's all about driving skill and weight distribution without having too much power. The best car I've seen on a autocross course is the Lotus Exiage...WOW! Of course, it's mid-engined so you really have to know how to drive it.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
thought his was a bike forum.
come on, don't you know this is a whine forum by now?
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Originally Posted by threeflys View Post
It depends on the environment... a 944 would never outperform a 911 on the Nurbergring in Germany, but an autocross course is a while different animal. I've seen 1st generation stock Miatas outperform a Corvette C6 on an autocross course... Most cars never get out of 2nd gear on a course, so it's all about driving skill and weight distribution without having too much power. The best car I've seen on a autocross course is the Lotus Exiage...WOW! Of course, it's mid-engined so you really have to know how to drive it.
correct.

I raced a corvette as a stupid teenager in my RX7. I won because the driver couldn't drive. Does that mean I have a better car than they did? Of course not, I just understood how to push my car to it's limit more than they did.
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Originally Posted by Humongous View Post
Sorry, I just can't tell you how nice your car is because I never understood the concept of a Porsche that got readily trounced by Mustang GT's & IROC's costing half as much
Drive a Mustang GT, and then drive a Porsche, you'll understand.
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Originally Posted by mooxster View Post
correct.

I raced a corvette as a stupid teenager in my RX7. I won because the driver couldn't drive. Does that mean I have a better car than they did? Of course not, I just understood how to push my car to it's limit more than they did.
You should understand my point perfectly then...
Your RX7 had less power and less torque, but weighed less. The Vette had tons of torque, especially in lower gears, and lots of power for top end. In an autocross, you hardly ever get out of 2nd gear so all that torque in the Vette would have the tail all over the corner exits with even a little bit of throttle. The RX7 will be much more manageable on a tight course that basically has no straights. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a professional touring car driver can eat up any course in almost any car... But, for the rest of us humans, a lighter, lower powered car is usually better on an autocross course...

**I did get a ride in a fully prepped Vette with a very experienced driver on the course once...wow, that was a fast car!**
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Drive a Mustang GT, and then drive a Porsche, you'll understand.

The Mustang or IROC is all good until you try to take a corner at speed...
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I get my bike in my 944 without problems; there is room for some luggage as well (if you travel light). Toss an old blanket over the frame and put the front wheel on top, and you will have room for your bags on the side. Briefcase goes behind the seat on the floor, and bike shoes and helmet fit on the rear seat with the back folded down.

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Porsche = Heineken

Ford Mustang = Milwaukee's Best Light


They both can get you to the same place, but one is a much more pleasant experience.
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Originally Posted by threeflys View Post
You should understand my point perfectly then...
Your RX7 had less power and less torque, but weighed less. The Vette had tons of torque, especially in lower gears, and lots of power for top end. In an autocross, you hardly ever get out of 2nd gear so all that torque in the Vette would have the tail all over the corner exits with even a little bit of throttle. The RX7 will be much more manageable on a tight course that basically has no straights. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a professional touring car driver can eat up any course in almost any car... But, for the rest of us humans, a lighter, lower powered car is usually better on an autocross course...

**I did get a ride in a fully prepped Vette with a very experienced driver on the course once...wow, that was a fast car!**
But I think it comes down to more than that. I won because of my ability to drive my car, put someone in the Vette that really knew how to drive it and it would have toasted me.

You really need to understand the dynamics of the car you are driving. Most people will get into a Porche (at least the ones I have driven) and because of the severe understeer at times, they won't drive it to its potential. But put someone in the car that knows how to drive and few people will be able to touch them. And thats not limited to only Porche.

My dream car is the cute little not so fast Lotus Elan. It's not the fastest car in the world, but put me in the twisty turnies and I don't think most people will be able to keep up with me. (But thats the point you had anyways )
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Nice car. I came *this* close to getting a (used) 968 once, which was basically a 944 with some of the (alleged) problems fixed. The problem with the 968 is that by the time they ended up upgrading everything they wanted to on the 944, it cost almost as much as a 911 at the time.

I needed a 4-door car at the time, otherwise I would have gotten it...
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Drive a Mustang GT, and then drive a Porsche, you'll understand.
Actually, I had a Boxster and sold it for a Caddy CTS-V.

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Originally Posted by invwnut View Post
Go with a hitch type of rack. If you do any kind of track events with it you can have a hidden hitch put on it. I have a ball hitch on my 911SC for pulling a small trailer for my wheels/tires and tools.
Yep, this is the best choice. I have a similar set up for my Infiniti G35, and a similar small trailer for race wheels/tires and tools.

If you are interested in tracking your 944, NASA has a pretty robust 944-Spec road racing category. Google NASA Pro Racing and you'll find lots of info.
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