Making my 72' standard handle....

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vwo60
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Re: Making my 72' standard handle....

Post by vwo60 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:08 am

https://forums.aussieveedubbers.com/vie ... 861&page=9
This a 9 page post and therory about fiting a rack on a trailing arm front end, As I said I removed my narrowed baem and had a major improvement in handling and ride.

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ChadH
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Re: Making my 72' standard handle....

Post by ChadH » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:00 am

andy198712 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:41 am
..Is there a check for bump steer without driving it? I can mount it at what ever angle I want I think so can get this right now :)..
Check out this episode of Project Binky. No, It's not a beetle, but the concept should be the same. Move the suspension through it's whole arc, sans springs, and measure how much the steering angle changes throughout. Adjust tie rod heights and angles to minimize the changes.

How much this helps - I dunno? but Project Binky is cool! :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob-FUF0Sh_E

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Re: Making my 72' standard handle....

Post by andy198712 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:54 pm

I’ll have a play once the body is back on, just looking forward to actually driving it again now!

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Re: Making my 72' standard handle....

Post by andy198712 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:32 am

if it helps my 4inch beam isnt actually 4inches narrowed.... i cut my leaves down two inches either side them dimpled, all exact as if it was 4inch narrowed....

when i come to fit the arms the leaves are too short!

So next set of leaves, then measured how far the dimples were out from a stock beams edge, then copied with on my new beam and hopefully this should be a perfect fit.

absolute text book "trust no one and measure twice" example here folks lol

its more like a 3inch narrowed beam!

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Re: Making my 72' standard handle....

Post by ps2375 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:58 pm

Try the GAZ shocks, they are adjustable and very reasonably priced. For every day diving I have my fronts set at "0" and the rears at "7", out of 20 detents. For auto-x I had very good results with the FR at 8 and RR at 10. I drove it home with those settings and it was VERY stiff, i can't imagine going stiffer on them.

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