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Old September 14th 2005, 21:50
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Question:slotting the maxx to look like 944 struts

Figured I try to contribute and at the same time ask questions..

I took a side by side comparision picture of the my Maxx vs 944 strut housings..

Here is what I found out.. from far side to inner hole one both the lower holes of the 944 and Maxx they are about 2 and 1/4 inches.. These were rough figures (for discussion purposes only)..

The upper holes are different.. one is slotted (944) vs non-slotted (Maxx).
The distance from far side to inner hole on 944 is 2 and 1/4 inches, while max was about 2 and 1/2.. Thus I would assume (*** u me) that I would need to slot my maxx 1/4 inch to look like the 944.. BTW the picture of the maxx upper is hard to make out, but there is about a 1/4 inch difference..

Is this assumption correct.. if so what should I use as far as tools..

Lastly the 944 has a bump on it for using camber bolts, how do we duplicate this on the Maxx..

I enclosed some preliminary pictures..
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Old September 14th 2005, 22:18
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As far as I'd be concerned, I'd get the Topline camber kit, and then get the H&R Triple C bolt if needed more.
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Old September 14th 2005, 23:36
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got the camber plus from Topline..

I am looking at the h and r bolts but based on other posts I understood slotting still necessary..

Thoughts..
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Old September 14th 2005, 23:39
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I would just take them to a welder and have him remove the 944 "collar" and weld it onto the MaXX strut.

However, with the use of Topline's camber plus kit and the H&R CCC bolt (see note below) you should be able to get enough negative camber.

Note: Volkswagen itself makes a bolt simular to the H&R, part number N903334.01 this bolt was used for crashed cars that needed extra adjustment in their damaged carriage. This bolt will give +/- 1/2 degree of adjustment (+/- 1 degree if used on top and bottom of one strut).
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Old September 15th 2005, 09:00
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Superman,

Thanks for the reply..

I remember you mentioning the crash bolts in a similiar thread.. This seems the easiest way.. being the use the H&R or VW bolts...

Have +/- 1 degree, will this be enough when coupled with Topline Camber Plus bolts be enough? I will swing by the VW dealership hopefully they have the bolts.. I will let everyone know..
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Old September 15th 2005, 10:02
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It should be just enough; if not, then the upper hole will have to be slotted (last resort method).
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Old September 15th 2005, 21:48
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Superman,

Saw this post over at Superbeetlesonly..
"That's cool, the post I listed is word for word (and part number) out of the official Volkswagen workshop manual for the A2 Golf/Jetta; page 10 of section 11.

Let me know what you find out, the number may have been changed or he didn't know it. BTW, I ordered mine a few years ago (with that part number) from a VW dealer."

I had the same result.. but the one thing that I can comment on is that he was looking at the 1303 parts.. The number he gave me was the OEM camber bolt number and nut.. (he was kind enough to actually do a print out.. If i can get this scanned might be helpful to all)

Part number N 010 340 4
Name Screw, hex. hd.
F 134 2000 001>> ???
Remarks M8X40

The nut
Part Number N 011 008 8
Name: Hex Nut
F 134 2000 001>> ??? unsure what this is.. maybe chasis number for 1303?
Remarks M8

Hope that helps.. and I will go back tomorrow and as for the A2 part. Which is what may be confusing those guys..
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Sorry, I should have mentioned that this part number is for an A2 85-92 Golf/Jetta.
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Old September 15th 2005, 22:27
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LOL..
No problem..

Hopefully tomorrow I will have better luck
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LOAF,

Did you find the VW crash camber bolt. The reason why I'm asking is because I'm looking for the same bolt. Please let me know. Thanks, TOW74,
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Old September 20th 2005, 18:59
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Not yet.. wife was in labor and that took priority..

Should find out later on.. the service guy thinks he knows what I am talking about but that number seems to have dropped out of the system..

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Congratulations man that's good news. Peace, TOW74,
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