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    Thread: axle issues

    1. Member wulfsburg's Avatar
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      07-24-2012 11:29 AM #1
      So i finished lowering the 64 beetle. 5 inch narrowed beam and did 1 inner spline and 2 outer splines. axles are now of course on a angle upwards now. anyone have issues with this. i know gear oil travels threw the axle and if its like this it can not get the lubracation in the bearing.

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      07-24-2012 11:58 AM #2
      would rasing the back of my car twice a month for the oil to drain down to the bearing solve this problem 100%?

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      07-24-2012 12:05 PM #3
      yep you eventually will have an issue with that. thats the price of lowing your car.

      fulcrums will fail at some point.
      stress on the axle splines and drums
      no oil to axle bearings
      tire wear



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      07-24-2012 12:54 PM #4
      what can i d to help the fulcrums

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      07-24-2012 12:59 PM #5
      raised trans help?

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      07-24-2012 01:17 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by wulfsburg View Post
      raised trans help?
      yep

      but be prepared for a TON of work
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      07-24-2012 02:38 PM #7
      ton of work for raising the trans??
      any help or info on that?
      *what mounts to buy?
      *little info on how to do it?

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      07-24-2012 03:01 PM #8
      Go through my thread. I did it to mine

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ma-beige/page2
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
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      07-24-2012 09:19 PM #9
      Yeah big fan of the trans raise..I,m with loose on this one for sure...there is too many dudes out there thinking all they have to to do twist the torsions and call it good..my trans and drivability is waaayyy more important.

      It's worth it in the end and it still looks killer,I have a 5" raise inmy hot rod and zero camber...sure it's stupid low but for a race/ street car..it the king.
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      Quit your complaining and do it right!!!

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      07-26-2012 08:47 PM #10
      Would drop spring plates point the axles upward too, if I used a 3.5 inch drop plate?
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