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« on: February 05, 2009, 19:43:01 pm »

Not sure if we've had one of these before but I thought it'd be quite a good idea.

So post up a photo of your ride with details of the following:

1. Front suspension height and how its lowered which shock absorbers you've used etc.
2. Front tyre size.
3. Rear suspension height / any modifications.
4. Rear tyre size.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 19:54:39 pm »

good idea !!
will save me endless looking  Grin

i want to see a link pin car on dropped spindles running 4.5 fuchs on a standard width beam ....
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 21:03:34 pm »

Easy thread that will give lot's of inspiration.  Cheesy

So Here is my setup.

Front suspension is stock with CB spindle on a stock VW beam. Shocks are KYB.
Front tyres are 145/15 on 5.5*15.
Rear suspension is completely stock. (Hey, what do you expect here  Grin ). But it looks to be a little dropped by the age.
Rear tyres are 165/15 on 6*15

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 21:28:24 pm »

> Stock beam.
>Airkewld dropped spindles, KYB G2 shocks
>Wheels Torkers-- 15x5
> 155/60/15 - continentals front & 20/70/15- sumi's in rear
>Rear stock height

Plans for narrowed beam in future... maybe 4"
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 22:10:42 pm »

sway a way kit at front with KYB grpII shocks
before
michelin xzx 145/15    5.3/8 x15"
empi 5 gt
stock at rear with normal shocks
bridgestone 215/65/15   5.3/8 x15"
empi 5 gt

new config
michelin xzx 145/15 5x5"
torkers wheels
stock at rear with normal shocks
torkers wheels
pirelli cinturato cn 36 185/70/15 5x15"

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 22:13:37 pm »

Good idea...




Front:
- stock width beam with Sway-a-Way adjusters, CB dropped spindles and stock length Cofap shocks.
- Michelin XZX 145 on 4.5 Fuchs
- I set up the front height in order to have the same fender/tyre gap as in the back
It rubs on full lock (sometimes), but then I'm one heavy m*****f****r...

Rear:
- Not lowered, KYB gey shocks
- Michelin XVS 185/15 on 5.5 Fuchs.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 22:13:51 pm »

> Stock beam.
>Airkewld dropped spindles, KYB G2 shocks
>Wheels Torkers-- 15x5
> 155/60/15 - continentals front & 20/70/15- sumi's in rear
>Rear stock height

Plans for narrowed beam in future... maybe 4"

how much did the airkewld spindles puch your wheels out ?
same as cb ??
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 22:14:23 pm »

Easy thread that will give lot's of inspiration.  Cheesy

So Here is my setup.

Front suspension is stock with CB spindle on a stock VW beam. Shocks are KYB.
Front tyres are 145/15 on 5.5*15.
Rear suspension is completely stock. (Hey, what do you expect here  Grin ). But it looks to be a little dropped by the age.
Rear tyres are 165/15 on 6*15



stock beam ??
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 22:15:46 pm »

this is the post i have been waiting for !!!
thanks dude !!  Grin

Good idea...




Front:
- stock width beam with Sway-a-Way adjusters, CB dropped spindles and stock length Cofap shocks.
- Michelin XZX 145 on 4.5 Fuchs
- I set up the front height in order to have the same fender/tyre gap as in the back
It rubs on full lock (sometimes), but then I'm one heavy m*****f****r...

Rear:
- Not lowered, KYB gey shocks
- Michelin XVS 185/15 on 5.5 Fuchs.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 22:37:46 pm »

Front CB Drop Spindles, stock shocks and Michelin 135's.

Rear Stock height, 28mm torsion bars, Red Koni's, Michelin 195/65/15 or Phoenix Slicks 26.0/6.0/15''W.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 01:32:20 am »

On my current '67, stock aged height on the rear (There's never been ANY other way!), Signet 165/15/?? (Sorry, it doesn't say the profile... but I like 'em). Up front... Nankang 135/15 and C.B. 2½" drop spindles. Stock length KYB silver shocks all around and early Flat Four BRM wheels.



Only future plans are wider tires up front, for sure. If funds allow, disc brakes like Rayburn's and Type 3 drums on the back. This outta shape up to be a pretty cool thread.
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 01:52:35 am »

My '66 had stock height on the rear (Of COURSE!) with either Pirelli, Aurora, or Michelin tires. All were 165/65/15. Up front... nothing but Michelins. At first, 135. Later, 145. Had too many shocks on the rear to remember. Fronts were some harsh riding short gas shocks from my friend's Ghia after he wrecked it. Switched to some better riding short shocks, later. Front end had Select-A-Drop adjusters welded in. Too many wheels to list, but never had rubbing issues.



Picture was taken by my best friend, Bob, from Dave McNew's old brown Squareback on the 405 frwy. on the way home from Bug-In 25. I remember that day very well. D.K.K. took two magazine covers, that year as a result. Probably the most talked about thing on that car was and still is the stance. I got very lucky and nailed it pretty good when I built that car. So good, that not only civilian people pulled me over regarding it... but just about every type of law enforcement agency, as well. (C.H.P. Police, Sheriff, Undercover, etc.) Towards the end of the six years I owned the car, I was quite used to getting pulled over a lot. Pretty cool, because back then... if you had a Cal Look VW in So Cal, you were always getting Fix-It tickets (equipment violation) for front end too low, headlight center beam too low, illegal exhaust, no front turn indicators, etc.) So to have law enforcement stop me to ask questions about my car THEN, let me go was VERY nice.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 02:19:00 am »

Front:  Puma adjusters, stock beam, Stock spindles, KYB GR2's but they are for a corvair and are a little shorter than regular.
          Front tires were nankang 145's on 5spokes now pirelli 145's on Flat Four enkei's

Rear:   Stock torsions stock setting,eurathane bushings, Bugpack lowered linkpin front shocks with dust cover cut off, 13 inch limiting straps, welded in truss bar, Rear tires were nankang 205/65/15 or MH DOT's 215/65/15 on 5 spokes now are Pirelli 205/65/15 on Flat Four enkei's or the DOT's

with the nankangs


with the MH DOT's


with flat fours and pirelli


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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 03:06:40 am »

WOW, Jason... I really dig the way your car looks with the lighter colored wheels. VERY COOL! The only other thing I'd change, if it were mine, is paint the t-bars either silver or same color as the spokes.

I saw your car with those at Nick's, the other night. Thought it looked great.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2009, 05:27:44 am »



OH SH*T....WRONG WEBSITE!!!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2009, 05:36:19 am »



OH SH*T....WRONG WEBSITE!!!! Grin
I don't care who you are... That there is funny!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2009, 05:41:51 am »

Thanks Mark!   I agree I been really thinking about putting aluminum T bars on it.
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009, 05:46:00 am »

Airkewld spindles push out about the same, maybe a little less. They are forged though.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2009, 05:47:11 am »

I don't care who you are... That there is funny looking!!  Cheesy

Couldn't agree more, Dustin. Sorry, but I adjusted your post.

 Grin


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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2009, 05:50:28 am »

Airkewld spindles push out about the same, maybe a little less. They are forged though.  Wink

they forged on the spindle end only arent they ?
same as cb ones ??
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2009, 05:55:53 am »

just looked again , theyre fully forged  Roll Eyes

was only looking yesterday . my memory is not what is used to be .

i really should write things down .

anybody got a pen i can borrow ??
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2009, 06:20:40 am »

Front:  Puma adjusters, stock beam, Stock spindles, KYB GR2's but they are for a corvair and are a little shorter than regular.
          Front tires were nankang 145's on 5spokes now pirelli 145's on Flat Four enkei's

Rear:   Stock torsions stock setting,eurathane bushings, Bugpack lowered linkpin front shocks with dust cover cut off, 13 inch limiting straps, welded in truss bar, Rear tires were nankang 205/65/15 or MH DOT's 215/65/15 on 5 spokes now are Pirelli 205/65/15 on Flat Four enkei's or the DOT's






Hey Dustin, Nice car man!

Question... Why the short shocks in the rear?

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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2009, 06:41:02 am »

just looked again , theyre fully forged  Roll Eyes

was only looking yesterday . my memory is not what is used to be .

i really should write things down .

anybody got a pen i can borrow ??
                                                           Diana has a pen you can borrow.
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2009, 07:04:29 am »

Front end- Michelin 135's on 5" rims, 3" narrowed adjustable beam, CB dropped discs, stock German shocks
Rear end- 1 degree negative camber, 26MM bars, stock Cofap shocks ,26X6W(7") Caldwells
Crappy but recent photo..
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2009, 07:12:19 am »

  It's not for the length they are still long enough for swing arms to reach the perch actually hence the limiting straps, It's for the damping rates they are stiff on rebound to help keep the rear planted on launch.
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2009, 07:14:08 am »

Lanny,
  Did you always have the narrowed beam on that car?
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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2009, 07:21:38 am »

Here's mine,

CB 2" adjustable narrowed beam
CB 2 1/2" drop spindles
Stock front shocks from a dealer in Mexico(special part #)
145's on late 15x6 Alloy's
Lowered to almost top of tire.

Out back is all stock except for the adjustable Konis shocks
205/65/15's on 15x6 Alloy's
Stock height





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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009, 07:29:29 am »

Hey Jason, those wheels gives your car a whole new look. I like it. Looks great.
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2009, 07:30:35 am »

just looked again , theyre fully forged  Roll Eyes

was only looking yesterday . my memory is not what is used to be .

i really should write things down .

anybody got a pen i can borrow ??
                                                           Diana has a pen you can borrow.
thanks john .
now i just need to find something to write on ....
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2009, 07:34:12 am »

Hey Jason, those wheels gives your car a whole new look. I like it. Looks great.

Thanks Ted!  This wouldn't of happened without a certain "Lurker" Wink

  Also Ted your looks great!
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