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Old February 24th 2005, 16:02
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we will be fitting flat trays under the entire length and width of my oval.
I have thought about doing this on my '03. Its really quite easy on a bug..
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Old February 25th 2005, 02:11
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aNYONE DONE THIS OR THOUGHT OF IT?

oops capslock on..hehhe

anyway...check out my drarw-rings
erk...
I be smart ah..erk...me more smart dan you...me dink of first!
ok...just bein weird..I'm sure it's been tried before at least.
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Old February 25th 2005, 09:54
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oops capslock on..hehhe

anyway...check out my drarw-rings
erk...
I be smart ah..erk...me more smart dan you...me dink of first!
ok...just bein weird..I'm sure it's been tried before at least.
I think that releasing the air in front of the windshiefd may cause lift
on the car... I believe that it would be better if the air could be funneled
to the rear of the car.... :agree:
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Old March 12th 2005, 17:12
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Nobody has mentioned the superior symmetrical steering on all Supers, and the orbital-steer characteristic of the short track rod found on the drivers side on all standards. I adore both equally but the 'Ultimate T1 experience' has a rack'n'pinion steering in my experience. I had 5 standards before getting serious with a RHD 1979 US spec Karmann Bug. I feel arrow striaght and stable at high speed, I look at weight distribution, but I'm not scared of weight. That's where the T4 comes into it

Keith Seumes biggest book 'Beetle' clearly states Karmann Bug's weigh the same as their sedan counterparts of the same year. I'm not convinced about that at all.


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Old March 13th 2005, 07:49
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I recently got my bug (1973 '03) weighed. Values are kg (lbs in brackets), includes my weight of 76kg (168lb):

FL 200 (454) FR 213 (472)
RL 246 (453) RR 279 (615)

Total 939 (2073)

Bug has a full interior, but lightweight front seats. A small toolbox and 5l container of oil were included.
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Old March 19th 2005, 14:01
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I weighed my Karmann '03 this morning. Including my 80kg (180lb) it weighs 1068kg (2354lb) My car has full trim, heavy Recaro seats, loads of added electrical stuff.. My Cup2 rep's weigh 10.5kg (23.5lb) each

This is with the roof back (1st time this year!) and the tank near empty. I'll repeat the measurement next w/e with a full tank and the roof up and compare the corner weights.

My corner weight distribution is poor (to say the least). That's what I've been looking at today. So many adjustables, so little time

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Old March 19th 2005, 16:32
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Hey, that's fun; I should do that too!
I think I am also near 1000 kg as well...
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I think I am also near 1000 kg as well...
WOW... I don't think Matt needs to go on a diet half as much as you Wally
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Old March 19th 2005, 20:26
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My tank was half full. I had light 914 2-litre alloys. My planned cup 2s weigh much more. My weight distribution was not what it could be either. I think there is a fair amount of filler in the rear right corner, though that corner does share the weight of me and the engine..
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Old March 19th 2005, 20:46
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That's not a surprise, my rear right is also VERY heavy, not suprising as I've got the battery, jack, charcoal can, tail pipe, ecu, breather system, air filter, afm, alternator, fog light...which are all absent on the left.

My front right however is particularly light, maybe my screenwash needs a refill?

I measured my braking system on the Arex also, devastating and now on paper, I need a scanner and a new thread..

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Old March 20th 2005, 10:01
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Oh something else I forgot to add, my battery is actually in the wheel well, so that helps.

Arex?
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Old March 20th 2005, 14:43
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AREX

I use this a few times daily, for MOT tests, class 4 and class 7. Ours is older, does not use pc based software.

I have Polo 'variant' for work so on my rare Saturday off, I took my Beetle into work

I'll have to try and photo the print outs from the Arex and start a thread in the brake forum.

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WOW... I don't think Matt needs to go on a diet half as much as you Wally
I WILL remember that, mind you!
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Another day, another thread

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Old March 23rd 2005, 01:08
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Weren't there some failures of the parts where normally the shocks go and then these coil-over suspensions are mounted?

@ Joe: good choise on the '75 03
Just took mine out for a first test drive and with the now installed Topline sway bar and their urethane front suspension bushings (the lot) and boy does it handle. It doesn't feel scary anymore to drive 180 km/h (which is a scary thought also actually)

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Does anybody know where I can get those??? I would like a pair for my Gl fastback! (coil over suspention)
Oh and I think It all depends on the Suspention of the Bugs. But... My Bug is a super and it out corners any modern car anyday!
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