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need some info please

need some info please

Postby goslow1983 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Hey everyone i just picked up a 1972 standerd bug and the dude i got it from took the all the front torsion leafs out the beam and put thru rods and had some air shocks to raise and lower the front i need to see if a empi coil over would work up front instead of the crappy air shocks please help
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Re: need some info please

Postby vdubzen » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:54 am

Yes, you can use the coilover shocks instead of the airbags.

in desert racing they basically do the same thing, the coilover beam front cars do not retain the torsion leaf packs, they are replaced by a through rod to retain the trailing arms in the beam.
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Re: need some info please

Postby goslow1983 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:19 am

So if i head over to foreghn aid and pick up a set of the empi ones they have it would work :D :D
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Re: need some info please

Postby goslow1983 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:23 am

Justt need it to sit low and give a decent ride until i can get someone to put some adjusters in the beam
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Re: need some info please

Postby vdubzen » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:13 am

i have a front beam set up with adjusters already in it for sale. 150.00. you are more than welcome to come look at it. i am in town all week and usually finish with work around 3.
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Re: need some info please

Postby vdubzen » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:44 am

Great to meet you stephen!!
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Re: need some info please

Postby goslow1983 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 am

Same as well it was really nice!! :mrgreen:
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