Pats 65' daily

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby K Leake » Fri May 13, 2016 2:01 pm

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby tlambert » Fri May 13, 2016 5:41 pm

That sucks Pat. Hopefully the VW drum will hold up longer.
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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby GTV » Fri May 13, 2016 7:38 pm

T2 nose cone, trans raise!
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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby john jones » Sat May 14, 2016 5:24 am

camber kills boys.... we all know this.. it's the price you pay to roll that much camber.. :-# :-# :-# :-# :-# Pat didn't know the after market brake drums suck ass.... well.. now he knows....

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby rustabus » Tue May 17, 2016 8:15 am

How high can you tranny raise a Bug without modifying stuff???

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Franz » Tue May 17, 2016 8:17 am

0"

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby rustabus » Tue May 17, 2016 8:18 am

Well, I mean except for the bracket that raises the tranny up I guess that's a modification!!!! Smile

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Franz » Tue May 17, 2016 8:21 am

The bus nose cone get you about 1 3/4" ...but then you have to hack out the sides and back of the engine bay, smash a hole above the nose cone and bell housing, Then the decklid hinges get in the way.... Swap to a 36hp style shroud and loose your heater. Now that it all hacked up, the engine seal is missing, allowing the cooling fan to suck hot air from the bottom of the engine/exhaust. Overheating on anything more than a 15 minute drive.

Its a mess to get a little lower. No thanks. I don't think I'll be ruining any more of my cars to make them drive worse. Smile

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby GTV » Tue May 17, 2016 9:53 am

Late model engine seal keeps the trays in place. Section/raise package tray, 36hp shroud w/heat. Still have to clearance the nose cone. Yeah it's work, but it's less work than changing your axles/fulcrums/drums every other weekend Wink

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Franz » Tue May 17, 2016 12:26 pm

Adjusting valves with the shelfs in place, and a upside-down late model seal must be fun. Take the entire exhaust off every time you want to pull the engine. Aftermarket 36hp shroud w/heater barely works.

IRS is the only way. Or you could just be reasonable. :-k Smile

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby GTV » Tue May 17, 2016 1:25 pm

Franz wrote:Adjusting valves with the shelfs in place, and a upside-down late model seal must be fun. Take the entire exhaust off every time you want to pull the engine. Aftermarket 36hp shroud w/heater barely works.

IRS is the only way. Or you could just be reasonable. :-k Smile


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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby Bret » Tue May 17, 2016 1:40 pm

Franz wrote:IRS is the only way.


Exactly why I went through all the work to convert mine. Its not rocket science and if you have the pivot jigs....it makes it pretty easy. Jig + weld in pivots + parts off a late bug. Done. I still have a bit of camber to my bug with the engine in, but nothing compared to what it would have if it were a swingaxle car.

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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby BBWB » Tue May 17, 2016 4:24 pm

Can't you also flip the trailing arms? Kind of like flipping RGBs.
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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby DOGO » Tue May 17, 2016 4:57 pm

I was reading a thread on the early bay.com. A guy flipped the trailing arms and it basically did nothing. Might just be a myth, unless bug arms are different.
Is there no way to run a wedged spacer between the housing and the plate, on an irs? It works in my head Smile
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Re: Pats 65' daily

Postby GTV » Tue May 17, 2016 5:08 pm

When you really slam an IRS car you still get camber, flipping the trailing arms fixes that.
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