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4SPEED
January 1st 1970, 00:00
Click here (http://www.germanlook.com/Html/MembersRides/ViewVehicle.php?RideID=73) for more information on this ride.

DORIGTT
February 26th 2003, 21:57
I have a 1970 Ghia that I would like to lower and use Porsche style wheels on. Am I correct in understanding that you have the same offset wheel all around? The 52mm offset wheels?

Do you have any problems with wheels rubbing & such?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin J Hale

DORIGTT
February 27th 2003, 21:41
What methods and how much did you lower the car? How is the ride quality with the Konis up front and the Bilsteins out back.

Any difference in turning radius?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin J Hale

NYBugman1972
February 28th 2003, 21:14
Nice to see a ghia on GL.com! Welcome!

vujade
March 11th 2003, 13:44
how much did you narrow the front & rear suspension in order to get those wheels to fit?

vujade
April 6th 2003, 17:31
Bump.... I figure you didnt see this.

4Speed, please reply.

DORIGTT
August 1st 2003, 16:27
Has anyone heard from 4 speed?

vujade
August 3rd 2003, 13:57
are you talking about this 4speed or the one from Miami with the Silver 67 Beetle?

Neither of them has been seen on the net in a while.
In fact this 4Speed has never even posted here on this forum.

4SPEED
August 6th 2003, 02:54
I am sorry not to answer you but I do not speak English but that will come!!

alex the frenchy

Superman
August 6th 2003, 08:15
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/

Poteau en franšais, nous pouvons utiliser ce traducteur.
Post in french, we can use this translator.

Rodolfo
September 21st 2003, 14:08
does anyone know what type of trans is being used with this flat six ghia?

Racelook
September 21st 2003, 17:18
What a Ghia.........

6 cilinder... that's something thats can't been done in holland :(

Greet car

4SPEED
September 22nd 2003, 02:55
thanks RACELOOK

Rodolfo : I use stock transmisssion (8x31)

Rodolfo
September 22nd 2003, 11:08
I am currently working on Ghia Flat six but I am planning to install the complete 2.7 CIS, along with its 915 trans. The only thing that am working on is the Motor Mounts & decididing wether I wanto keep the stock trans mounts or not.


What type of reinforment did you use on the back for the motor?

DORIGTT
September 22nd 2003, 21:47
Can you check my earlier posts questioning your methods for developing the car and give me some clue as to what you did?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin J Hale

4SPEED
September 23rd 2003, 02:37
Now, I have rims in 18 inches on the ghia with holds of 25 mm in front of thus I direct without any concern bilsteins is a very good suspension in firmness and koni enables me to regulate has wish the dureter.

Alex

P.S. with the 17 inches, I did not direct much I touched the suspension arms

DORIGTT
September 23rd 2003, 11:27
Did you narrow the front axle beam or the rear trailing arms?

Your new wheels are 18" in diameter. How wide are they?
You are saying that they have a 25mm offset?

How did you lower the car?

Thanks in advance.

4SPEED
September 24th 2003, 03:35
I didn't narrow the front axle beam or the rear trailing arms

I have to cut the wings of the ghia and I put expanders on the body

bye
Alex

DORIGTT
September 24th 2003, 07:17
What are expanders? Do you have any pictures?

Oh, what size front and rear offset are you using?

Thanks for helping with my Ghia

Racelook
September 24th 2003, 07:26
Hai dorigtt

Expanders is what he used on his fenders... That's the way he has widers his fenders. (you can see them on his ride, click on the underlined (link) WORD in de first answer in this topic..

Greetings Wiebrand

4SPEED
September 24th 2003, 08:51
picture of expanders

sorry for a quality

vujade
September 24th 2003, 09:02
4speed, your car looks great!
where did you get the expanders from ?

Sandeep
September 24th 2003, 10:48
4Speed,

VERY nice !

Vujade .. worthy of a Feature I must say :D

Sandeep

4SPEED
September 24th 2003, 11:50
Thanks;)

the expanders come from a golf 2

bye

DORIGTT
September 24th 2003, 11:56
I thought so! The rear arches have the little nub that mates with the side trim of the Golf!

SLICK LOOK 4SPEED.

How does it handle now? Do you have any problems with rubbing when turning or anything?

Rodolfo
September 24th 2003, 17:25
4speed waht type of support you have for the back of that 911 engine?

4SPEED
September 25th 2003, 03:33
To turn I have any problem.

For the driving support, I manufactured a bar as for type 4

TitoRay
November 25th 2003, 06:32
:eek: :eek:
Did you see the video of him passing the car going approx. 110 MPH? He must have been doing 140-150.
What a BEAST!!
Amazing car 4SPEED.:D

DORIGTT
November 25th 2003, 08:21
To which DORIGTT replys...WHAT VIDEO!!!!

C'MON, SHOW ME!!!

TitoRay
November 25th 2003, 19:54
Here...
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/german.spirit/videos.html
Its 4SPEEDS website. Just click on the pic of the tach.
WOW.

Just listen!! :goodness:

DORIGTT
November 25th 2003, 23:25
WOW!!!:tisktisk: That is definately deviant behavior!

Which powerplant was 4speed running at the time? Please say it wasn't the Porsche engine.

That was cool as can be.

4SPEED
November 26th 2003, 03:18
I double has 120 mph and I rolled until A 140 :silly: mph I was not further bus the frame did not follow afterwards!!!!

Since I installed the rims into 18 I did not have the occasion to test maximum speed!

I seek an arch for the karmann!! Know manufacturers?

Heigo ??made it of the arch for Karmann??

Thanks

Alex

volkdent
December 31st 2003, 01:16
I think he's asking if there are any aerodynamic products available for the rear of his ghia to increase downforce. Any suggestions?

Jason

Mikey
February 14th 2005, 00:47
It's been said already, But.... GREAT CAR! :D a real insperation for other Karmann Ghia.

Were the expanders difficult to install? :confused:

Again, The car looks great. :cool:

Blue Thunder
February 14th 2005, 15:02
Ohhh yeah baby, that is absolutely cool!!!

Only one reaction possible:

:bowdown:

In french: C'est tres magnifique! Un Karmann avec un moteur de Porsche est un creation superbe... Je suis envieux!!

Grtz. Robin

justdubbin
February 14th 2005, 21:01
Very nice ...........
Even withe the 18's and the wheel arches it's very subtle.


I think he's asking if there are any aerodynamic products available for the rear of his ghia to increase downforce. Any suggestions?

Jason

How about an Audi TT rear spoiler? after all they were specifically designed
to aid rear end stablility at speed

vwdmc16
June 23rd 2006, 22:54
Hey 4 speed, your video is down, have another link?

4SPEED
June 26th 2006, 06:10
Sorry, but no :bawling:

DORIGTT
June 26th 2006, 07:30
What dimensions did you use for the front strut mount locations?

Did you shorten the framehead or leave it the stock length?

Thanks

vwdevotee
April 30th 2007, 02:00
For the engine, I saw that you have a 993 TT engine. I'm thinking about doing the same. How well does the engine fit? Did you have to cut any major structures out, or just the deck around the engine? The G50 you have, is it a six speed, or a five speed?


Thanks a lot.

4SPEED
April 30th 2007, 02:27
Hi,

The G50, it's a 6 speed G50/21.

My engine it is not a TT but a 272cv, and i have cut major structures.

vwdevotee
April 30th 2007, 17:51
What is a 272cv? On the member car description it says that you have a 993TT engine?