JeremyParticipantSeptember 23, 2017 at 10:49 amPost count: 132
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.
JbParticipantSeptember 23, 2017 at 10:59 amPost count: 694
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I don’t know he exact number but ya I thought it was right around 1.5”John JonesModeratorSeptember 23, 2017 at 11:13 amPost count: 12208
sounds right… not quite 2″ I was gonna say about 1 3/4…. 😉JeremyParticipantSeptember 23, 2017 at 9:36 pmPost count: 132
Thanks guys. Guess I’ll split the difference.John JonesModeratorSeptember 24, 2017 at 8:28 amPost count: 12208
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..JeremyParticipantSeptember 24, 2017 at 11:13 amPost count: 132
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?JbParticipantSeptember 24, 2017 at 3:11 pmPost count: 694
For the acrhives…..jury says 1 1/8” measured off one of the stud centres, as accurate as a hack like me could getFranzParticipantSeptember 25, 2017 at 8:54 amPost count: 5393
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.JeremyParticipantSeptember 25, 2017 at 9:34 pmPost count: 132
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?JeremyParticipantSeptember 25, 2017 at 10:56 pmPost count: 132
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 JonesModeratorSeptember 26, 2017 at 7:56 amPost count: 12208
Bus nose cone in a lowered or stock bus,.. no difference. 😉
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