John JonesModeratorJanuary 10, 2020 at 11:30 pmPost count: 8827MikeKParticipantMarch 4, 2020 at 9:48 amPost count: 286
I really like how you transformed this Bus into a useful machine.
I read through the thread but didn’t see what you used for rear suspension. I know it’s IRS’d, but did you use a Beetle trans and trailing arms? What axles and CV’s did you end up using and have you had any problems related to the lifted suspension and maxing out the CV’s? Also curious about what tires and what size was used.
I’m putting together the rear end for my project with modified Bay trailing arms, Beetle IRS. I was curious if I’d have to use 930 CV’s or could get away with Bus CV’s. My old Panel was on Beetle trailing arms and I had to lower it so the Beetle CV’s weren’t over extended.
Thanks!FranzModeratorMarch 4, 2020 at 9:52 amPost count: 4587
I upgraded to 930 CV joints and axles because the 100mm bus units I had were clicking. Running 24 degrees on the axle at full droop (spring plate on the torsion housing stop). That is the max.
Its all type 1 stuff, with hacked up arms and shock mounts. Old busboys stuff I think. Def not the prettiest.
215/75/r15 tires are the biggest you can put on a stock bus, they just barely rub the edge of the jackpoint. I usually trim the jackpoint a hair.MikeKParticipantMarch 5, 2020 at 9:33 amPost count: 286
I think my old setup was Bus Boys as well. It had the bolt on trailing arm mounts. The one thing I didn’t car for was how de-cambered it was. It think that may have been from using their bolt on mounts.
Have you had any issues with the CV boot bellows rubbing themselves and wearing out prematurely with the 930’s? Also, did you use a floating axle or the stock ones with stops for the CV’s?
Thanks for the info. It’s kind of an unconventional setup and I want to get it right on paper before diving in.FranzModeratorMarch 5, 2020 at 10:54 amPost count: 4587
New floater stuff from EMPI. You have to buy axles. 930 has different spline than VW.
Brian from Idaho posted up some custom type 1 arms that had modified shock mounting. Looked sweet.
Baywindow junk that WagensWest sells looks good too…but I’m not a fan of the shock behind the axle.FranzModeratorApril 22, 2021 at 9:28 pmPost count: 4587
Getting this rig tuned-up and ready to rally. The Ottinger tour is this weekend in Moab.WAY2COOLParticipantApril 23, 2021 at 4:29 amPost count: 366
such a cool bus Franz
nailed it on this one bigtime ….enjoy in large doses this weekend
best pic of the year !
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysFranzModeratorMay 6, 2021 at 8:18 pmPost count: 4587
We did well on the Moab trip. I’ll probably disconnect the rear sway bar next time, so that it won’t lift a rear wheel on obstacles as badly.
I also want to try some Bilstien shocks on the front. It seems like with the extra weight on my rig blows through the compression too quickly.John JonesModeratorMay 7, 2021 at 9:23 amPost count: 8827
So nice to see this rig out in the desert again!!! I second the Bilsteins… They are awesome.. if you can, all the way around is awesome!!FranzModeratorJuly 2, 2021 at 11:58 amPost count: 4587
Alta lake is pretty cool. Have a great 4th everybody!Pat KModeratorJuly 2, 2021 at 4:17 pmPost count: 2303
Awesome!!! Enjoy the high country Muhr fam!
We will build it if it comes.PeteParticipantJuly 2, 2021 at 5:21 pmPost count: 1041
Such a great set up! Have a great holiday!
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