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Bryan67 Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:02 pm

Fred_e81 wrote: Good morning,

I currently have 145’s up front on a stock length kingpin front beam. I want a slightly wider tire with about the same or slightly shorter sidewall. What size would you all recommend. I hear that going slightly wider helps w the handling of the bug.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Try a 175/65.

ryansdad03 Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:54 pm

I had my front beam narrowed years ago and don’t remember how much I had it narrowed. How can I measure what I have to see how much it was narrowed?
62 beetle

Chickensoup Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:27 am

anyone got pics of Porsche 7 slots or design 90s on their beetle?

kwalker Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:58 pm

Where might I find a good reference to set the stock ride height/etc for a '64 Beetle?

wbbbbbbb Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:24 pm

I checked owners manual! Page 80 says ground clearance 6”

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/60_65bug_replacement.php
PDF is best way to search


kwalker Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:10 am

wbbbbbbb wrote: I checked owners manual! Page 80 says ground clearance 6”



Thanks! I need to venture into adjusting my bug's ride height.

type4split Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:12 pm


Narrow beam question.

I’ve had this narrowed beam for years. Finally getting around to trying to use. Problem is the lower spring plates seem to have the simple 90 degree off??



MrGoodtunes Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:07 pm

type4split wrote: ... 90 degree off??

Look at how the adjusters are oriented; they're about 90° different from one another.

type4split Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:27 pm

I noticed that. Wtf. How would this have ever worked? I almost thought it was raised for a minute….. well, 1/2 raised

Is it possible they had the dimples 90 degrees out ?



****edit******. Figured it out, Put it together like it should. Found the center location. All 👍🏻 good

lowN2slo Wed May 11, 2022 4:10 pm

bw65vw wrote: lowN2slo wrote:

Front
CB Drop spindles
4 Inch narrowed beam
15 inch Empi 5.5 wide
155's

Rear
Drop plates
185's

I like this look! What drop plates did you use?

Hi, Limebug drop plates - 2inch, Thanks!

EVfun Wed May 11, 2022 5:13 pm

type4split wrote: I noticed that. Wtf. How would this have ever worked? I almost thought it was raised for a minute….. well, 1/2 raised

Is it possible they had the dimples 90 degrees out ?

****edit******. Figured it out, Put it together like it should. Found the center location. All 👍🏻 good
Did the center anchor have 2 sides threaded for set screws? I could see a setup with one short set screw to hold the bars, then turn the center 90 degrees install the long one (with a flat bottom) to hold the center anchor in place on the beam. This would cause the adjuster to be turned 90 degrees so it is not going to get ripped off if you go too low.



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