Saw this over the weekend at Cruisin' the Coast show in Mississippi. '73 on airbags, electronic everything inside.
Stumbled on this through google and was happy to see it's not dead. Definitively gonna keep an eye on this. I'm building a 74 super myself, but the front is as low as i can get it before the pitman arm hits the control arm when i steer. Have you run into this problem as well? I'm considering a rack and pinion setup from a 75 super, if i can find one. What have you done?
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by VeroDubs; 01-28-2012 at 10:22 AM.
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.
This has part numbers and prices for what we used-
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.