- sidehillParticipantFebruary 14, 2019 at 9:09 amPost count: 34
I have a 73 class 11 look-alike lifted probably 3″ with notched spring plate and a lift spindle. What’s my best source for finding the proper length shocks with light valving suitable for a VW. I have all of the dimensions but don’t want a shock that’s too stiff.sidehillParticipantFebruary 14, 2019 at 10:05 amPost count: 34
OP here. I should have mentioned that my shock mounts are stock. Old shocks collapsed are 13″, but might need to collapse 1/2 ” more, extended 18.75.
The are an OK fit but need to be recharged and/or rebuilt (FOA’s), but they have no cushioning at top or bottom, more of a ball and socket type of solid mount.sidehillParticipantFebruary 14, 2019 at 9:47 pmPost count: 34
OP again. Barney’s says that Bilsteins might be my best bet as they sell shocks designed for VW’s. Alternatively I might see if the lower shock mount can be refabricated so I can use a Rancho 9000.RustabusParticipantFebruary 15, 2019 at 6:13 amPost count: 1935
Never heard anything but good regarding the Bilstein shocks!! 🙂 🙂 🙂John JonesKeymasterFebruary 15, 2019 at 9:17 amPost count: 6545
the IRS rear shocks are long… and the bay fronts I think?? Bilsteins seem to be the best from what I keep hearing… 😎 Mine are all stock length I think…..sidehillParticipantFebruary 15, 2019 at 9:50 pmPost count: 34
Here’s the bug. I bought it in December and have been working to get it back to the original Class 11 look-alike build which was messed up by the next owner. This first photo is the builder’s work; Sxuxrxf on Samba. Second photo is after the next owner messed it up. Third photo is recent after I lifted it back up. It has type 4 CVs so driveshaft angle is not an issue. I’ll get it to your shop eventually cause stuff needs done that’s over my head.Pat KKeymasterFebruary 16, 2019 at 6:26 amPost count: 1354
I like it!
Im still running stock shocks on my Baja as well.
We will build it if it comes.
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