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    1. Member wulfsburg's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 10:54 PM #1
      ive searched. maybe not hard enough. but i need some pics of early beetle with a narrowed 5inch front beam. all i can find is rear shots. Im looking for front end and sides
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      04-23-2012 10:57 PM #2
      Here's everything you could ask for. Not all the rides are 5" so read the literature to be sure you open the right one

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/alb...&sort_dir=DESC
      Last edited by LooseNuts; 04-23-2012 at 11:03 PM.
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      04-23-2012 11:16 PM #3
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
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      04-23-2012 11:22 PM #4
      Thank you.

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      04-23-2012 11:26 PM #5
      Heres where i get lost.
      both clame to be on 5inch narrowed beams
      http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/555023.jpg
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      http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/573375.jpg

      why such a obv hight difference?

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      04-23-2012 11:35 PM #6
      The red one has 5.5" wide (confirm?) raders & doesn't look dropped as much ( no dropped spindles?)

      The black one has 4.5" wide stock smoothies & deifnately dropped spindles
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      04-23-2012 11:39 PM #7
      i got my 5inch narrowed beam being made now from airkewld. and i got the whole kit with spindles and i wanna use stock smoothies on my 64. wanna be as low as i can. so hopefully more towards the black one

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      04-24-2012 12:01 AM #8
      The height difference has nothing to do with the beam, its just the red one is not lowered or adjusted as much as the black one.

      If your getting a 5" beam adjustable with drop spindles with stock smoothies your will look just like the black one if you adjust the beam all the way down.

      Down side to going that low is your wheels will hit the head light buckets depending on tire choice.

      165/45 not hit
      135 will hit and rub.



      PS that black one gives my bonner and woody..
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
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      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
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      04-24-2012 04:40 PM #9
      oh sheet, i got 135s for the front. so i guess ima have to rubber hammer the headlight buckets in...

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      04-24-2012 06:01 PM #10
      Yes you can do that. Make sure if you do you take the lights out first cause you will have to modify the prongs and plug also.


      You will have to remove the black plastic pug that the wires are in so all the wires are now separate. Then carefully bend the prungs on the back of the light so they lay flat out. It will give you clearance to hammer the back of the light buckets.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
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      05-09-2012 11:19 PM #11
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      does this look like 3 or 2 clicks in the back??

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      05-09-2012 11:20 PM #12
      165s 80s 15s rub in the back with 3 clicks?

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      05-09-2012 11:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by wulfsburg View Post

      does this look like 3 or 2 clicks in the back??
      3 clicks


      Maybe 2 outer and 1 inner too..
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
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      05-10-2012 12:46 PM #14
      rub issues on 165s with 3 lower clicks whats the deal with inner and outer clicks. 3 outer clicks ok?

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      05-10-2012 09:39 PM #15
      I never rubbed with 3 clicks and 165's

      The inner splines on the torsion bar are half the amount as the splines on the outer the bar. You can do half clicks "if you will" by rotating the torsion bar itself 1 click. Rotating the torsion bar is how you get the inner click.

      2 outer spline click and 1 inner click is the best set up IMO..

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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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