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Forum: Suspension February 18th 2011, 18:32
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By sbeetle73
Yeah wish somebody would manufacture new tcm arm...

Yeah wish somebody would manufacture new tcm arm that can accept the 944 balljoint directly. Who knows where Kerscher will be down the line.
Forum: Interior December 8th 2010, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By sbeetle73
Recaro sells seat rails that bolt to their seats...

Recaro sells seat rails that bolt to their seats and work with the factory rails. A little pricey but works with all their seats.
Forum: Electrical November 8th 2010, 17:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By sbeetle73
Wiring Harness

What have people with 73 and later superbeetles been doing for a complete wiring harness? Can't understand why they are not available, seems like a popular enough series of years and cars. The have...
Forum: Suspension June 16th 2010, 23:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,999
Posted By sbeetle73
I noticed that qa1 makes a 2.5" coilover spring...

I noticed that qa1 makes a 2.5" coilover spring with a progressive rate of 100-200lb/inch. This would puts us in a sweet range. The only issue is its a 12" spring. Anyone try progressive rate springs...
Forum: Suspension April 30th 2010, 12:23
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By sbeetle73
Sorry forgot to mention, that they are inserts in...

Sorry forgot to mention, that they are inserts in the front. Actually the same part # is used for the early 944's.
Forum: Suspension April 30th 2010, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By sbeetle73
Last time I was in europe i picked up a set of...

Last time I was in europe i picked up a set of each. Got a good price. Yes they are adjustable. although not top adjustable, must compress the rod and turn clockwise or counterclockwise. I was...
Forum: Suspension July 1st 2009, 16:58
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By sbeetle73
Actually if you take the 944 strut and use a...

Actually if you take the 944 strut and use a threaded collar with a 10" spring you have about a 1.5-2" drop off the start along with more adjustability based on the threaded collar. As for shocks I...
Forum: Wanted June 8th 2009, 15:09
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By sbeetle73
hub/stub

I need 1 hub and stub axle for steel 83-85 944 rear arms
Forum: Transmissions June 5th 2009, 07:48
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By sbeetle73
Tranny mid mount

Debating on which tranny mid mount, weld on tabs with rubber bushings or simple type with urethane stoppers that rubs/forces againt the underside of the frame horns. I would assume the noise...
Forum: Suspension May 5th 2009, 11:22
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By sbeetle73
No mention of their kit on the website? I will...

No mention of their kit on the website?
I will contact them. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Suspension May 4th 2009, 21:03
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By sbeetle73
Steering box options

I will probably need a new steering box. Why are these boxes so pricey? Makes the R&P conversion more and more appealing. I know there use to be a rebuild kit for our boxes but they don't make that...
Forum: Suspension February 14th 2007, 23:39
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By sbeetle73
Actually the 944 shocks are well suited for the...

Actually the 944 shocks are well suited for the 1303. As long as you stick with the hydraulic units. No high pressure gas.
Forum: Body January 24th 2007, 21:52
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By sbeetle73
Yeah Boeing is gobling it all up. Along with...

Yeah Boeing is gobling it all up. Along with Titanium.
Forum: Suspension April 28th 2006, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By sbeetle73
I found with the max pressure of any tires on a...

I found with the max pressure of any tires on a bug, makes the steering too light and the car tends to be bouncy. Go with the recommended 18psi maybe max upto 22psi never had problems, and the tires...
Forum: Suspension February 12th 2006, 14:35
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By sbeetle73
konis

Anyone ever try 80-2149 sport konis on the rear of an irs, I got 80-2149 (not sport). I have a chance to get my hands on 80-2149 sports, is there a dramatic difference over the non sport versions?
Forum: Wanted August 2nd 2005, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By sbeetle73
arms

I have bare rear alu arms from a 1987 944?
Forum: Suspension July 31st 2005, 18:05
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By sbeetle73
944 alu arms

Do the spring plates from a 1985 944 bolt up to the later early type alu arms?
Forum: Vdub Engineering July 5th 2005, 22:15
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By sbeetle73
Bump

Damn right I need those.
Forum: Suspension June 16th 2005, 22:43
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By sbeetle73
relocating tie rods

Can someone explain to me why if using 944 spindles on a 1303 do we have to relocate the tie rods (944 mount from bottom, require from the top). When I had my setup with the stock spindles but...
Forum: Suspension June 7th 2005, 18:39
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By sbeetle73
track control arm mountings

Was looking through the Bentley manual the other day and under the body section it mentions something about the track control arm mountings being slightly relocated in 1974. Anyone know why the...
Forum: Body May 10th 2005, 13:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By sbeetle73
Common someone must be intrested in manufacturing...

Common someone must be intrested in manufacturing these in North America. Just look at these long wait times and the ever so rising Euro Dollar.
Forum: Suspension March 22nd 2005, 19:40
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By sbeetle73
18 inch wheels

Will I require spacers for the following wheels 18x8.5(52mm offset ) upfront and 18x10(48mm offset) rear. Probably will go with a 205-215 tire upfront and 245-265 tire out back. Will have coilover...
Forum: Body March 22nd 2005, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By sbeetle73
flared fenders

Why is it only the german suppliers have those amazing looking widened flared fenders. I contacted Glass Action and CCC and they have no intention on making such fenders, no demand, although they...
Forum: Suspension February 22nd 2005, 17:03
Replies: 39
Views: 3,518
Posted By sbeetle73
Thanks for the info, I was going to consider...

Thanks for the info, I was going to consider something from overseas but the euro is just way too strong compared to the canadian dollar, so it gets way too expensive, the ground control setup seems...
Forum: Suspension February 21st 2005, 22:24
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By sbeetle73
front coil over confusion

Okay the recommended spring rate for front coil overs on our cars are 75 to 100, then why does it state in the service manual 1 red paint mark 500-514lb, 2 red paint marks 516-529lb, 3 red paint...
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