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Alpal
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Spring Over Shocks. Reply with quote

As an extra addition to lowering front has anyone tried spring over shocks?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Chuck - Only just spotted your post
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Hey BJ. Did this install also include adjustable bump stops?

Rear stops just smaller ones off a type3? stuck on instead
?Hope this helps, I am not massively technically minded...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the front stops that run out of travel. Looking at cutting and welding to give a bit more travel or fitting adjustment. When we run over a matchstick we bootom out.
Currently running two of the smaller rubber stops instead of the standard set of 1 flat stop and 1 cone stop. Doesn't provide enough travel so out with the tools!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Alpal. I was inquiring about installing the 'Indian' setup as that includes adjustable bump stops with their adjustable beam.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on how low you go. Stuck my hand between tyre ond top of inner gaurd and there aint much there so there is a limited amount you can travel without bottoming. Plan B is to remove 1 of the rubber stops. See vot happenink!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of some photos of the stance on your bus Alpal.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Das ist Schmetterling
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet stance, sweet ride.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chuck
I said early how good Indians Adjusters are and they come with detailed instructions so any compitant metal fabricator/ Engineer would not have a problem. Then its just down to your local VW Mechanic and your away. If you have any questions i would recommend you to ring Kimm or email him. He is always happy to help explain his products.

Here is a pic af Docs bus which has Indian Adjusters fitted buy me and is sitting approx 60mm lower.
 Thanks Jamie
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the adjusters are set correctly when they are installed, re-setting the height (back to stock) is as easy as jacking the bus up, loosen off the locking cap screw, reposition the adjuster, then re-tighten the cap screw.... You will have to do this to both tubes.... Then of course you will need a wheel alignment.... Again, not hard to do if you know how.... I do my own, with some basic tools, chalk, a flat workshop floor and a beer.... I can set the alignment in less than 20 minutes. One thing you must be aware of is if you have drop spindles, you will never get stock ride height back...

A splitty with adjusters and drop spindles will ride very well. Throw in a straight axle kit or an IRS conversion and you will be amazed how good the ride is....

On a Bay the limiting factor will be you ball joints.... They don't like going too low, 130mm lower is the max.... Any lower and you will kill them eventually.... Then you could front the cash for BJ drop spindles, but they are pretty exy and they widen the track by 20mm (approx) per side.... On the rear it depends on how low you want to go... 2 outer splines will drop you about 150mm which is at the limit of the bumpstop clearance... The best way to lower the back of an IRS equipped bus is to use some 'Boomerangs' which will lower the bus around 100mm, then reset the torsion bars as you see fit.

Need any other help drop me a line....


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