Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Bus rear torsion /bug swing axle
Forum Index -> HBB Off-Road Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
yoger
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2007
Posts: 79

yoger is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Bus rear torsion /bug swing axle Reply with quote

I have a rail buggy with a bus rear torsion assm (not sure what year, but pretty sure it was a split) I'm trying to install a 65 bug s/a and the the bus spring plates ain't gonna work since they don't have the U cut in the end for the axle. I thought just find a pair of bug s/a plates, but I think the bus torsion rod dia is larger right? so my question, anyone know of an adapter spring plate for this? Bus rod dia and bug axle? Thanks, Tony.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
md perf
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2012
Posts: 137
Location: Pinckney, MI
md perf is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do yourself a favor; cut it out and put a regular torsion housing in there. I went trough the same crap with a buggy.

Order a nice one from appletree. its worth it. If you plan on going long travel torsion bar setup, for an extra $45 have them weld on the long travel plates.
_________________
They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bashr52
Samba Member


Joined: July 16, 2006
Posts: 3821
Location: On the Hill In J.C.
Bashr52 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bus torsion is going to be very stiff without adjustment. It would be easier to just weld in one from a bug, but if you are stuck with the bus one, at least take some of the pre-load out of it! Chances are those were plates for an early redux box setup. Perhaps a set of later swing axle bus plats would work?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> HBB Off-Road All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2013, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB