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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!

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    3. 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!

    4. 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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      09-07-2012 08:51 PM #129

      Choupinette 001 by 71sbeetle, on Flickr

    7. 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

    9. 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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      09-20-2012 10:37 PM #133



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

    11. 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!!

    13. 09-21-2012 10:22 AM #136
      Rides GREAT!

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      09-21-2012 10:49 AM #137
      Fork da ride man! Fat Chics are all bout the stance kid, and dat chit looks swagggg!!
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    15. 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.

    16. 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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      06-16-2014 04:49 AM #140
      Any updates?

    18. 06-16-2014 10:24 AM #141
      My buddy is a slacker. His bug has been sitting in my driveway with a disk brake swap in the front seat and 16" phonedials in his garage. He has things he needs to do. But life has been nuts! We did get it out and drive it though!!!

      Here are som extra pics, and a video.





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    19. 07-03-2019 12:07 AM #142
      I have a 71 super and just lowered the rear 3" and installed air adjustable shocks. I am having trouble finding a way to do the front without spending several thousand right now. I want the front adjustable as well but controlled from inside the car. Any ideas on the best way to go about it?

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      07-07-2019 07:53 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by 71sprbtl View Post
      I have a 71 super and just lowered the rear 3" and installed air adjustable shocks. I am having trouble finding a way to do the front without spending several thousand right now. I want the front adjustable as well but controlled from inside the car. Any ideas on the best way to go about it?
      What???

      Are you only looking at getting a Spax setup to run in the Kafer Cup in Germany or something? Several thousand?

      I lowered the front of my '73 with lowering springs, KYB inserts, and new bushings. It was maybe a couple hundred.

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