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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, this is my first post and first bug so sorry if this is obvious or in the wrong place or anything :incheek: My beetle is a 1971 1300 and has been lowered too much for me, it has an adjustable front beam and shorter shocks, the previous owner said it's as high as it'll go on the shocks...
  2. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, the video gives you a step by step video tutorial who to replace the rear shock absorber at a Passat 35i. The repair starts with the removal of the interior panelling, then dismounting and disassembling the strut: The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are added to...
  3. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Does anyone have a Inner arch, body mount area cut from a pre '67 Bug? (For a '66 Bug) Needs to be solid, with no previous repairs. Preferably to have some of the surrounding area of inner arch as well. I need both left and right hand sides. Thanks.
  4. Items Wanted - AUTO
    hi im after some rear beetle shocks, aslong as they are in usable condition I don't mind, lowered would be good, what have you got,
  5. 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
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Has anyone fitted SPAX shock absorbers to a lower van (~4inches) and got advise on the merits or otherwise. I would be interested to know what other suspension modifications were made from standard such as anti roll bars.
  7. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Money back offer NOW ON - read last post for details. Does your VW suffer from a pitchy, choppy, harsh ride? Then your shocks aren't coping with your suspension/steering/handling demands. Protech all alloy billet, 13 way adjustable, custom made shock absorbers offer a superior option which...
  8. Items For Sale - AUTO
    For the following: T1 >65 front, rear all years KG >65 front, rear all years T2 55-79 front, 55-79 rear T3 front/rear all year Probably the best shocks you can buy for your lowered beetle, ideal for cars lowered using adjusters on the beam. I have listed the shock measurements : Extended ...
  9. Items Wanted - AUTO
    After some parts for my beetle for some welding work so it will pass the MOT and some shocks. It is a 1970 1300 Need; -boot floor body cut/repair panel -Engine tinwear above exhaust -Lowered shocks -The rear section of left and right heater channels if someone is cutting/cut up a repair panel...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi, unsure whether to paint shocks yet, want to have the housing yellow and the inner tube black, anyone done this, or should i just send them to be powder coated? chris
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    If anyone could shed any light on this, i would be very grateful. My bug's front wheels/arches now sit differently; and not equal.:confused: I have a '73 bug with an adjustable front beam. this has been sat at the same height since buying the car a year ago, but now i've had enough of bumping...
  12. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Some bits I have for sale: Oil bath air filter £15.00 31 PICT 4 Carb £10.00 Chome air filter with changable paper element, a couple of minor scrathes but hardly any use £7.00 Bosch blue coil - Brazil £10.00 Bosch blue coil - Spain £10.00 Pair of Kadron Air filters with fixing...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Id like to change the height (stance) of my 71 beetle. If i bought a beam with adjusters in and swapped it all over, do i need different (lenghth) dampers ? Dont know what height i want to run till i see it, but im guessing a 4" drop ? ta
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    when i bought my 68 beetle as a project it had had the front end lowered (on the torsion beams ithink ) and the beam narrowed to fit the mk 1 golf gti wheels on but now the cars on the road its really bumpy at the front is this to do with the beam or the shocks nackered ?
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