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    Thread: Back at it again - Slammed Supers

    1. Member 71DubBugBug's Avatar
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      10-20-2011 08:25 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      The back was lowered in the pic above just dropping the spring plates a couple clicks.

      The way we are doing it now is by actually cutting up the rear trailing arm thanks to loosenutz! We will have a 4" drop with stop suspension travel.
      Do you have pics?

    2. 10-27-2011 12:53 PM #107
      I know how you guys feel about the slammed supers thing....
      I like the skidplate but I think you would be better off changing the inner pickup point
      of the lower contol arm. Say moving it up 1-2" on the pan. Not that you really care about
      handling when it is this slammed but this will help and also eliminate the chance of hitting
      those tabs the hang really low. On my super I have bent/folded them over a little bit from
      driving around slammed.





      Slammed on those ATS wheels looks dope btw.
      Last edited by vw1303; 10-27-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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      10-27-2011 01:11 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by vw1303 View Post
      I know how you guys feel about the slammed supers thing....
      I like the skidplate but I think you would be better off changing the inner pickup point
      of the lower contol arm. Say moving it up 1-2" on the pan. Not that you really care about
      handling when it is this slammed but this will help and also eliminate the chance of hitting
      those tabs the hang really low. On my super I have bent/folded them over a little bit from
      driving around slammed.





      Slammed on those ATS wheels looks dope btw.
      Nice looking Bug

      Now drift that thing around (like this one) and be the SB super star
      Low & Slow___(o\ ! /o)___


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      10-27-2011 04:24 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by vw1303 View Post
      Yours? Thats awesome! Was watching that vid a few days ago.

    5. 01-28-2012 10:19 AM #111
      Well... I haven't died. Just had a crap load going on through the holiday season. We were still getting work done, just not getting the pics and time I wanted to keep up with this thread.

      So here we go, this will be a long reply but will show you guys what we have been up to! And I will try a little harder to maintain it.

      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      I know how you guys feel about the slammed supers thing....
      I like the skidplate but I think you would be better off changing the inner pickup point
      of the lower contol arm. Say moving it up 1-2" on the pan. Not that you really care about
      handling when it is this slammed but this will help and also eliminate the chance of hitting
      those tabs the hang really low. On my super I have bent/folded them over a little bit from
      driving around slammed.

      Do you have pics?
      First, yes here are some pics of the drop on the rear. I thought I took some pics of the jig and cutting, but I think they were on the Iphone that got sucks into the angle grinder

      We have been contemplating raising the control arm mounts, just havent put any thought into it yet. Definitely something that I want to figure out though!

      Anyways, here are the best ones I could find of the drop, if you have any questions, I could get some better pics.





      In hindsight, we realized we should have done a 3" drop plate instead of 4" cause we ran into some issues with the lower shock mount. It pretty much sat on the ground before the wheel. So we cut it in half and then redrilled the hole higher and now have about an inch of clearance underneath it.





      We also finished up the coils and got them all installed... pretty easy process building them. But we were a little ambitious the first time with lowering. We set the perches just high enough that they took up the slack in the spring and in they went!





      And of course, the skid plate set down right on the ground!



      So we raised them till we have about a half inch under the skid plate-





      And this is our final product... I think we are gonna through some 16" porsche wheels with a little fatter tires, then pull the fenders and lower it some more. The wheels will raise it and fill in the fenders and I think give it a little better look. But for now I am happy!




      We also picked up this nice little kit at BugJam this year that extends the pedal cluster. Gives you and extra inch between the brake and clutch pedal and make the assembly a lot smoother all around. I will get some pics up of that soon as we just got it put all together.

      Quote Originally Posted by vw1303 View Post
      I know how you guys feel about the slammed supers thing....
      I like the skidplate but I think you would be better off changing the inner pickup point
      of the lower contol arm. Say moving it up 1-2" on the pan. Not that you really care about
      handling when it is this slammed but this will help and also eliminate the chance of hitting
      those tabs the hang really low. On my super I have bent/folded them over a little bit from
      driving around slammed.

      Slammed on those ATS wheels looks dope btw.
      Last edited by VeroDubs; 01-28-2012 at 10:22 AM.

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      02-08-2012 02:50 AM #112
      Lookin good.. I have my german look hammered super all worked out in my head
      autocrats...

    7. 06-14-2012 04:34 AM #113
      This thread is a dream come true. I only thought air ride would get a super real low. So let me ramble a bit and tell me if I'm correct. You have the front struts on a 150# spring, with a coil over from where exactly? And you have a 4" drop plate, but a 3" would be more suitable. Minus the skid plates did I get that correct? Did you need a different stabilizer bar? and are the tie rods flipped or did you not do that?

      Anyways major props on the super. This is an awesome thread.

      cheers

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      07-18-2012 07:58 PM #114
      this is like a super builders dream thread. i too have 73 super and i was totally ready to find some old strut and start hacking away and mounting some air cylinders in them. this is so much easier. good thread keep us updated.

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      07-19-2012 02:14 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      We also picked up this nice little kit at BugJam this year that extends the pedal cluster. Gives you and extra inch between the brake and clutch pedal and make the assembly a lot smoother all around. I will get some pics up of that soon as we just got it put all together.
      Like this one?
      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1220896

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      07-20-2012 01:01 PM #116
      Lowered my 71 Super another 1.5" yesterday :p ...... now I have to do some work in the trunk and well, it's harder to do :p

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      07-28-2012 12:14 AM #117
      My favorite thread in the aircooled section. Let's keep it alive!
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    12. 08-02-2012 05:55 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Pineapplegti ! View Post
      Lookin good.. I have my german look hammered super all worked out in my head
      Get it started and lets see it....

      Quote Originally Posted by Superbeet View Post
      This thread is a dream come true. I only thought air ride would get a super real low. So let me ramble a bit and tell me if I'm correct. You have the front struts on a 150# spring, with a coil over from where exactly? And you have a 4" drop plate, but a 3" would be more suitable. Minus the skid plates did I get that correct? Did you need a different stabilizer bar? and are the tie rods flipped or did you not do that?

      Anyways major props on the super. This is an awesome thread.

      cheers
      Yes you have that about right... all the parts we bought were from a company called QA1, I thought I posted a DIY for the coils, but if not- here it is again We do have flipped tie-rods, and will be adding a lowered 7/8" front sway bar and a 3/4" rear.

      This has part numbers and prices for what we used-
      http://www.superbeetlesonly.com/foru...howtopic=12693

      Quote Originally Posted by jkallhoff View Post
      this is like a super builders dream thread. i too have 73 super and i was totally ready to find some old strut and start hacking away and mounting some air cylinders in them. this is so much easier. good thread keep us updated.
      We have been working out engine issues, so it has been slow.

      Quote Originally Posted by 71sbeetle View Post
      Looks like the exact one... and it is AWESOME!

      Quote Originally Posted by 71sbeetle View Post
      Lowered my 71 Super another 1.5" yesterday :p ...... now I have to do some work in the trunk and well, it's harder to do :p
      Pics Garey, you can't say that and not show us!

      Quote Originally Posted by tonytalksalot View Post
      My favorite thread in the aircooled section. Let's keep it alive!
      Sorry, I didn't think many people were checking this thread so I haven't updated it much. I will try and do more in the keeping it alive section

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      08-02-2012 06:28 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      Pics Garey, you can't say that and not show us!
      Alright, but I promise they're boring!






    14. 08-02-2012 08:21 PM #120
      Looking good... at least you drive yours!

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      08-02-2012 09:11 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      Looking good... at least you drive yours!
      Hmm, let's see, from May 2011 to July 20th 2012, I drove it ..... a whopping 49 miles!!! I used to drive it 24,000 a year!!!

    16. 08-05-2012 01:38 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by 71sbeetle View Post
      Alright, but I promise they're boring!






      Do you rub fenders? Looks really good though

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      08-05-2012 01:42 AM #123
      Nope no rubbing. Now running 205/65/15 rears and 175/65/15 fronts.

    18. 08-06-2012 02:06 AM #124
      Just lowered my 74 super beetle the other day with adjustable struts! Love the looks of it but it rubs on the fender too much because my rims are a bit wide... I have no idea what i could do to widen the fenders, i tried to bend them out but the fender didnt have enough support... Has anyone done anthing to theirs to make their stock fenders a little wider? I will post pictures of it soon.

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      08-24-2012 03:21 PM #125
      what wheels and tires you running? that will help a lot for getting extra clearance. but i flaired my front fenders. im gonna buy windend fenders tho in the future.

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      08-27-2012 06:20 PM #126


      heres my 71 super...not so much as slammed but it tucks 20s all the way around!

    21. 08-27-2012 06:25 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUBONDUBS! View Post
      heres my 71 super...not so much as slammed but it tucks 20s all the way around!
      Are you on air? If not, how's your turning radius?

      I like it... a lot of work has gone into it!

    22. 09-07-2012 12:43 AM #128
      I'd really like to know how you lowered the rear. i know you said 3'' spring plates but what're the specs on those. I took it down a click and it suffers ride quality, of course.

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    24. 09-09-2012 02:35 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Superbeet View Post
      I'd really like to know how you lowered the rear. i know you said 3'' spring plates but what're the specs on those. I took it down a click and it suffers ride quality, of course.
      If you are asking me, we have 4" drop plates. We cut and rewelded the rear trailing arms. I will draw up a diagram to explain it.

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      09-12-2012 08:39 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      Are you on air? If not, how's your turning radius?

      I like it... a lot of work has gone into it!



      thanx man yeah ive got heaps of work in it. and yeah it on air....wont even roll when its down! tires pinch the body when its down. id like to do a 18" an 20" combo so i cabn ride with it lower than what i do instead of almost lookin like those stupid donk cars! lol

    26. 09-18-2012 12:54 AM #132
      Here is how low my rear end is, I lowered it by adjusting the spring plate 2 splines. I have about the width of a quarter between my tire and the fender and it has not been rubbing because it is sitting on the bump stop. I just thought i would share!



      The clearance in the back at the exhaust is 2-3 inches...



      The camber is looking nice!

      Last edited by qletsinger; 09-18-2012 at 01:03 AM.

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      still dont understand how you got it so low i would love to have mine sitting that low

    28. 09-21-2012 09:15 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by qletsinger View Post
      I have about the width of a quarter between my tire and the fender and it has not been rubbing because it is sitting on the bump stop.

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      09-21-2012 10:03 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
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      Smile it will get Worse!!

    30. 09-21-2012 10:22 AM #136
      Rides GREAT!

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      Fork da ride man! Fat Chics are all bout the stance kid, and dat chit looks swagggg!!
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    32. 12-07-2012 01:45 PM #138
      Any issues on alignments with those trailing arms?
      I'm down about 4 splines and have pretty bad toe, but if this corrects that and helps with clearance then I might be doing this next.

    33. 12-08-2012 04:17 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by downy. View Post
      Any issues on alignments with those trailing arms?
      I'm down about 4 splines and have pretty bad toe, but if this corrects that and helps with clearance then I might be doing this next.
      Haven't had it on an alignment rack yet. But we made a jig that kept the stub axle in the same position as stock just 4 inches higher. So if you keep it straight, you have no change in toe, or camber!

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