Bus vs bug nose cone height difference

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Bus vs bug nose cone height difference 2017-09-23T10:50:57+00:00

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  • Jeremy
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    Doing a trans raise in the single cab with a straight axle kit and a beetle transmission. I’ve currently have it mocked up at a 2″ raise but have now  realized I want to keep the shift rod in the stock position. Whats the height difference between a bus nose cone and beetle nose cone?    I thought I read somewhere it is 1-5/8″?  Can anyone confirm this?  Thanks in advance.

     

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    Jb
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    I don’t know he exact number but ya I thought it was right around 1.5”

    John Jones
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    sounds right…  not quite 2″ I was gonna say about 1 3/4….   😉

    Jeremy
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    Thanks guys. Guess I’ll split the difference.

    John Jones
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    I was thinking about this again… When I did that tranny drop in the BBOE… I think it was actually less than 1 1/2 inch’s..  like 1 1/4 really… I think the way we used to get away with the 2″ tranny raise and the bus nose cone is some angle in the dangle..

    Jeremy
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    Hmmmmm. Does anyone have both nose cones around to take a measure for me?

    Also, I’ve been racking my brain for a while on what BBOE stands for?

    Critter1
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    Best

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    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Jeremy
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    Of course. 🙄

    Jb
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    For the acrhives…..jury says 1 1/8” measured off one of the stud centres, as accurate as a hack like me could get

     

     

    Jeremy
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    Perfect. Thanks Josh.

    Franz
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    You’re trying to slam a bus?

    Installing a bug nose cone into a bus allows the trans and engine to sit lower, reducing camber when the suspension is raised.

    Installing a bus nose cone into a bug allows the trans and engine to sit higher, reducing camber when the suspension is lowered.

    If you’re trying to do a transaxle raise on a bus, a nose cone swap is not going to help. You’re going to have to get creative with the shift rod.

     

    Jeremy
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    Thanks for piping in Franz. What kind of nose cone is used when doing a straight axle swap in a bus using a beetle transmission?

    Jeremy
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    Did some research and I see what your talking about Franz. The bug transmission needs a bus nose cone installed to keep the shift rod in the stock location.

    John Jones
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    Bus nose cone in a lowered or stock bus,.. no difference. 😉

    Vwfool
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    Be sure to retain using the bus hockey stick as well. If you put a bug/type 3 one in it will screw with your shifting.

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