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Old 04-09-2020, 04:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone taken a step back from a beetle and thought "there has to be a better way of doing this" and completely done away with all of the original suspension and fabricated some modifications to enable you get a more 'modern' suspension set up?
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Has anyone taken a step back from a beetle and thought "there has to be a better way of doing this" and completely done away with all of the original suspension and fabricated some modifications to enable you get a more 'modern' suspension set up?
I did with my Porsche 911-powered Type 3 Squareback.

IRS and IFS etc.

In hindsight, I'm not sure it was worth all the effort though.

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Wow, some pretty hideous and agricultural heavy engineering there. Don't they know that real engineers refer to curved tubes as 'Pre-Failed'? When I pointed this out on The Samba they became rather defensive and asked for my credentials, to have such audacity as to mention it!
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Wow, some pretty hideous and agricultural heavy engineering there. Don't they know that real engineers refer to curved tubes as 'Pre-Failed'? When I pointed this out on The Samba they became rather defensive and asked for my credentials, to have such audacity as to mention it!
Well. They're Americans
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Someone on here fabricated a whole A-arm setup for the front of their drag bug. I forget their name for now.

For the rear, thereís been kits to convert the rear to coil over from torsion bar. But if it was good enough for Porsche (924/944) then itís fine for the rest of us. One exception might be drag launches, although some people have gone as far as ladder bar rears for that.
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This is who I was thinking of: https://www.volkszone.com/VZi//showthread.php?t=765301

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That car has been written off.
They're building a new one, not a beetle pan though now.
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That car has been written off.
They're building a new one, not a beetle pan though now.
Yep, full tube frame. Must be finished/nearly finished by now?
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I sincerely hope it's not a street car - I'd not wish to be on the same roads as that suspension. It's a near-perfect example (in terms of engineering/materials loading) of how not to do it. Truly scary - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...
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