I apologize, I should have clarified. Though I do likely drive my bug far tougher than I should on the roads, I am still talking road use and not racing. I do realize this is a predominantly racing focused thread, but you seem super knowledgeable and experienced on the topic, o i hoped I could pick your brain.FJCamper wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:07 pmI believe we're talking about two different things, street vs racing applications.
For street, you can do whatever you like, because weight jacking, suspension balancing, and quick ride height changes are not a big factor.
Just lowering a Bug 2" front and rear really transforms it.
Basically where my question comes from is that i have heard that lowering a bug about 2.5” and adding a front damn pretty drastically improves aero and does benefit handeling, but upon measuring my current suspension height I became concerned about the significantly decreased rear suspension travel from such a lowering (I currently have about 2 1/2” of rear travel until I hit bump stops, so even cutting down the stop I would only have like 1/2” of upward travel no matter how I went about the lowering). I have thought about moving to adjustable plates no matter what for better fine tuning, but now I am questioning the use of drop spindles (can only find 2.5” drop) and lowering the rear
So I guess what my question comes down to is, what is the minimum rear suspension travel you would be comfortable with on your cars, and on a road car respectively? Changing things such as the torsion bars and shocks to achieve these are totally fine btw, so you aren’t limited to stock