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  1. Items For Sale - AUTO
    I have a set of 40mm Vogtland Lowering springs to fit a T4, I bought these to lower my 1999 T4 but they never got fitted. I've not got the box anymore, there are a few marks on them where they've been stored. Model number HA 956047 Will try and post a pic up soon. £110 posted Cheers, Dave.
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    A pair of original ‪#‎VW‬ spring plates (notched by a previous owner) for sale - £50 For those that love getting down an dirty with their lowered or slammed Vintage VW bus, then these ex-Californian imported notched spring plates might be of interest… a bit grubby, but solid and rust...
  3. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Made from OE quality materials, these plates are laser cut from grade 50 tool steel and Mig welded to new-made machined splined stubs (no-rewelding of old stubs into new plates). Designed to be as strong as stock spring plates, but allow for extra drop by clearing the spring plate bump-stop on...
  4. Business Recommendations
    Hi does anyone know of anyone in or around swindon who could lower my 73 bus (cut front beam and adjusters) thanks Richard
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i've got a 1966 beetle with a standard width beam with adjusters. Also, with standard smoothie steel rims. I've read other threads that say '145/65' but others say these don't work well with ball joint beetles due to the height at which the beam is mounted or something :confused: just after...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just was the title says, wondering what year type3 gearbox I can use to lower my '60 bus and get rid of the RGB. What beetle gearbox for that matter. Cheers
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Ive recently lowered the front suspension of my 1970 vw beetle. I bought a pair of lowered shocks, the one fits perfectly and is on, the other wont fit on the trailing arm?! Is there a bushing on it that I need to remove? If so how do I remove this? Cheers Louis
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    got dropped spindles for the front(and disk brakes to fit too) and need advice about lowering...ie do you really need special lowered shocks to help(got caster shimms and does it make a difference to get lowered ball joints?(not sorting out narrowingbeam...what tryes should I have.. and will it...
  9. Chat/Discussion
    I'm contemplating the slam, but 2 things! Will it affect my insurance? Is it easy and cheap to do? cheers Jonathan
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Was putting on my new drop spindles and once just about everything was back together, my drum wouldn't completley fit back over the spindle. I meansured the diameter of the inner bearing race on the spindle and sure enough was bigger than the stock one. My buddy had mentioned this to me and of...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey guys, I am looking to lower my '72 1302 (Super Beetle) around 2/3". Unfortunately as a student I don't have a very large budget to get it done at a garage, so I am considering doing the work myself. I just don't know where to start. Does anybody have any hints for lowering a Bug (both...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'd like to return my beetle to a more original ride hight to use as a more practical every day car. I'd like to fit BFG 165/80 two and a quarter inch white wall tyres all round. My question is can you still lower the front a little bit just to get a slightly nose down or is it a no-no on...
  13. Business Recommendations
    I have a 71 bug , the height On the back is all out someone tried to slam it and has done one more than the other causing the hole chassis to tilt i need It levelled out and put back to stock, does anyone know someone who will do it and won't charge the earh want to stay away from expensive...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    OK, so ive been looking at lowering my 73 bug as the shocks need replacing BUT im really confused :confused: as to how to go about it. i want a cal look nose down stance but i dont want it stupidly low and im on a budget etc dropped spindles are a bit hefty price and i was thinking of if you...
  15. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I'm looking for a pair of dropped spindles drum type for a 72 beetle on a budget build so cheaper the better;) if anyone could help would help me out alot Cheers Darren
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    To my delight i have discovered my '78 beetle front beam has adjusters, i have been planning to lower my car for a while and i have been looking at dropped spindles, then, someone advised i could fit adjusters to my existing beam so that the ride height can be fine-tuned. so i go and look at my...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Im wanting to lower my '78 beetle on the front just slightly using dropped spindles and im just wondering, how hard can it be? could someone like myself (training mechanic at college) do it, are any specialist tools needed, do bearings need to be pressed out etc. or could i do it myself...
  18. Chat/Discussion
    So then, as the title suggests, i want to see your slightly lowered beetles, what setup you have and what it handles like! Im planning a slight drop on my '78 beetle to stop it bieng thrown around so much in wind and passing lorries! Plus it probibaly wouldn't look right with the porsche 2.0...
  19. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Just a quick question on springs. I'm lowering my T4 and would like recommendations. I've seen these on ebay.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Transporter-T4-Lowering-Springs-Kit-55mm-/110445319613?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19b70dd5bd Any good? I'm looking...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all. I've bought a pair of the CSP beam adjusters, and they came without any instructions. Machine7 have been helpful, but say that CSP do not offer fitting instructions. I find that completely ridiculous! Does anyone have experience of fitting this type of adjuster? Photos would be...
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