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Old 16-01-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where a can find a simple guide to fitting a lowered front beam to my beetle. This is my 1st project and although i've tinkered with cars this would be biggest job i'd done. Is it something a relative amateur could do fairly easily?

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first off what beam do you have ball joint or king pin ?

and do you mean how make the beam adjustable or simply how to remove and then refit a new adjustable beam ?
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Or how to adjust an adjustable beam? OR how to fit adjusters into a stock beam?

A simple search brings up loads... http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=418320

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie...143094&start=0

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie...143095&start=0
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Sorry for being vague,

Shouldn't really have said adjustable, what i basically want to do is lower the front end of my beetle, currently just has stock ball joint beam.
What the best way to go

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Either drop spindles or welding in adjusters or buying a new beam with adjusters already fitted.

If you want a severe drop you'll want both. Spindles will give a 2.5" drop and means you can use stock shocks. On an adjustable beam any more than that on a drop and you'll need new shocks. Drop spindles will give a better ride quality but you can lower with a beam a bit and still retain some comfort.

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