longer shock option for L or MY ?

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longer shock option for L or MY ?

Post by Nubaru » Sat May 31, 2014 11:14 pm

I had my head under the bum of a , was it 98, 99 2000 ? VW Beetle, with the FWD engine set up - new generation with the dicky flower sales concept.

I spied a rather long and slender rear shock with an interesting top mounting plate that bolted up at a similar angle to L
It may be an option for someone to look at if needing something different , say on a raised Subaru.....just saying
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:57 am

Something like this ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1101-RS-SENSEN- ... d8&vxp=mtr

as well I found these which may be of interest to brumby and "MY" owners.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Bug-Dune-Bug ... 1222142680

You would need to make a top bracket to suit the "MY" bolt holes as I have on my brumby, but they would look great :)

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Post by Wagonman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:57 pm

Ooo they look great. Wonder what kind of weight they would hold? Atm I'm running FWD L series rear shocky with the standard height honda civic front spring and it's nice and level unloaded but sags when loaded up. To the point of snapping the spring seat clean off hitting a bump. Resolved this problem with longer bump stops which when loaded up the car sits on the whole time. So maybe too long :D Those VW shocks look like they have a very long spring which might be soft..
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:05 pm

It would have to be a fair bit of weight as the old bugs are rear engined

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Post by RSR 555 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:19 pm

I wouldn't say early bugs have much weight as the air cooled vw engine was fairly light. But you could have springs made to whatever strength you like.
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Post by steptoe » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:38 pm

Those new generation bugs have got a coil sitting quite freely, almost lift out squish in type, not on shock itself. Gees TOONGA, never cease to amaze with your resourcefulness !

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Post by TOONGA » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:13 pm

steptoe wrote:Those new generation bugs have got a coil sitting quite freely, almost lift out squish in type, not on shock itself. Gees TOONGA, never cease to amaze with your resourcefulness !
Jonno I found them when I was searching for the shocks Nubaru described, I thought they would have a probable use for the brumby or MY wagon.

Paul remember the VW transmission swung off those shocks as well.

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:30 am

TOONGA wrote:Jonno I found them when I was searching for the shocks Nubaru described, I thought they would have a probable use for the brumby or MY wagon.
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TOONGA wrote:Paul remember the VW transmission swung off those shocks as well.
You mean that tiny little thing at the front of the engine that combined with the engine wouldn't weigh more than 150kg but there isn't a lot of weight in the back of an L.Series.. UNTIL you load them up. Which is why I'm responding for John's info.
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Post by TOONGA » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:54 am

RSR 555 wrote:If Julian won the lotto, ebay would have to shut down with overload :p
Pot calling the kettle black :) I would wager that you could shut ebay down quicker than I ever could.
RSR 555 wrote: You mean that tiny little thing at the front of the engine that combined with the engine wouldn't weigh more than 150kg but there isn't a lot of weight in the back of an L.Series.. UNTIL you load them up. Which is why I'm responding for John's info.
I said brumby and wagon not L series :)

and yes... using these shocks on any of the 3 vehicles I would question them under a heavy load.

It would be nice to be able to buy a set to experiment :)

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Post by RSR 555 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:45 pm

TOONGA wrote:Pot calling the kettle black :) I would wager that you could shut ebay down quicker than I ever could.
Most likely but I don't have a shortcut to my favourites like some people :p
TOONGA wrote:I said brumby and wagon not L series :)

and yes... using these shocks on any of the 3 vehicles I would question them under a heavy load.

It would be nice to be able to buy a set to experiment :)
I know what you said and I wasn't giving this info out to dispute you.. like I said.. I was letting John (Wagonman) know.

You should try some :)
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