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radbuggy Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:21 pm

Has anyone heard of putting porsche 924 or early 944 rear trailing arms on a type one floor pan?

vwclass11 Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:41 pm

They are the same as type 1 trailing arms, really dont see any benefit on using them unless you want to pay a Porsche price for them, and say you have Porsche arms.

Bruce Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:33 am

Ditto. I see no advantage over Beetle trailing arms.

radbuggy Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:36 am

I thought that they would be wider. which would allow me to put a bus tranny in my buggy.
I am looking for a cheap way to convert my fiberglass buggy over to bus trans and axles.

[email protected] Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:55 pm

[email protected] wrote: They are the same as type 1 trailing arms, really dont see any benefit on using them unless you want to pay a Porsche price for them, and say you have Porsche arms.

Aren't they weaker than stock T-1 too?

Bruce Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:13 am

Some think they are stronger, some say weaker. I have cut apart many VW Beetle and Porsche 944 trailing arms, and while they are re-inforced differently inside, I don't see one being stronger than the other. Just a different way to manufacture them.

radbuggy Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:48 am

Thanks for the input, but I guess I'll just have to go out and buy or build me some 2x3 trailing arms and thing style stub axles.
Tony



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