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Old 31-10-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi, has anyone had any experience with either Creative or Transporterhaus narrowed beams? I have a 4 inch narrowed at the moment but it has issues and is likely to need replacing. I plan on replacing it with a slightly less severe narrowing job, maybe 2.75 or 3 inch. Any other brands that I should consider?
Also, would I be right in saying that going slightly less narrow will give a very slight improvement in handling? I know that narrowed beams always screw up the geometry and always give a crap ride, but I like the look and prepared to live with that.
I intend on replacing all linkage,doing king and link pins and idler at the same time. Thanks for any info in advance.
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If you want great handling fit a widened beam and 8 inch wide tyres - it'll stick to the road like the proverbial to a blanket. It'll corner like it's on rails.

If you want to really destroy your handling, really narrow the beam and fit skinny front tyres.


Somewhere in between those two extremes is a "happy place" where we all have our individual "sweet spots", whether its for looks, or performance or cornering or a blend of the all three.

There's the blunt facts - make your choice on width.

My next ride is on SMART skinnies and a 4" narrowed beam, but I chose this combo and I'm happy to live with it on a lightweight "toy" car for sunday driving. The same combo on a daily driver van - I wouldn't go near it personally.
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Creative stuff is nearly very good, but only 'nearly'. Quality control, or lack thereof, makes it largely garbage in my experience.
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I'm running T'haus kit on all my VW's.
Wouldn't touch CE again after all the aggro I had with a rear brake "kit".
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