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  Topic: Considering Big Brake Mod. What about Master Cyl. Upgrades?
Aerosport

Replies: 50
Views: 2730

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:25 am   Subject: Re: Considering Big Brake Mod. What about Master Cyl. Upgrades?
If the stock brakes were adequate, and a perfectly balanced system, why did the VW engineers themselves go to only larger front brake components on the South African models in their design update evo ...
  Topic: Additional Auxiliary Lights...but which one???
Aerosport

Replies: 7
Views: 700

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:15 am   Subject: Re: Additional Auxiliary Lights...but which one???
Here is something new from Dynojet Research


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  Topic: Westfalia third seat rail covers
Aerosport

Replies: 7
Views: 1588

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia third seat rail covers
I'm also looking for a set of those in addition to the hardware underneath that holds the seat down.
  Topic: Going to buy new tires... What!? Michelins?
Aerosport

Replies: 22
Views: 2183

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:45 am   Subject: Re: Going to buy new tires... What!? Michelins?
New entry that has correct load rating, good price and great warranty

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+A%2FS+P02+%28H-+or+V-Speed+Rated%http://www.tirerac ...
  Topic: steering shaft
Aerosport

Replies: 3
Views: 329

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:15 pm   Subject: Re: steering shaft
I knows it should be fixed but I didn't know if that was the original method to keep it in place. Thought it may have been held in place b y a drift pin or something that someone lost so they welded ...
  Topic: steering shaft
Aerosport

Replies: 3
Views: 329

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:32 pm   Subject: steering shaft
I was taking apart my steering column assembly to replace the bearing and plastic bushing and noticed the slotted collar is welded on the shaft in a fixed position. The welding doesn't look like a f ...
  Topic: My Audi-Based Big Brake Project - Fronts Only (Pic Heavy)
Aerosport

Replies: 68
Views: 11648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:51 pm   Subject: Re: My Audi-Based Big Brake Project - Fronts Only (Pic Heavy)
I would buy a set of adapters as well. Thanks and great post
  Topic: Double DIN Navigation
Aerosport

Replies: 98
Views: 24710

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:00 am   Subject: Re: Double DIN Navigation
Another option that has more features for less money is the Jensen VX7012
  Topic: Eurovan seat swap
Aerosport

Replies: 3
Views: 1210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:28 am   Subject: Eurovan seat swap
I originally posted my topic on this forum, due to the many people that have put Eurovan seats in Vanagons, which is what I'm attempting to do. I figured they wouod be more familiar with the mechani ...
  Topic: Eurovan Seats
Aerosport

Replies: 12
Views: 2727

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:22 am   Subject: Eurovan Seats
I am familiar with the lever that you lift up to slide the seats forward & backward, not realy that stupid. But something is stopping the seat from sliding forward off the base. I removed the al ...
  Topic: Eurovan Seats
Aerosport

Replies: 12
Views: 2727

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:36 pm   Subject: Eurovan Seats
Any trick to removing Eurovan seats from their base? I lift up the adjustment lever but they will not slide all the way forward off the track. removed the allen bolt holding the rail the seat belt ...
  Topic: 15'' tire options
Aerosport

Replies: 244
Views: 30617

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:26 pm   Subject: 15" Tire options
New Sumitomo HTR A/ SP02 XL looks pretty similar to the road version of the Nokians at a great price $58.18 per and warranty


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireMo ...
  Topic: Wheel/Tire Question/ Dilema
Aerosport

Replies: 6
Views: 510

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:27 pm   Subject: Wheel/Tire Question/ Dilema
Should have clarified a little better. If I can gain any performance or fuel economy I will switch. seems like having 26 lbs less in the drive train that the engine has to turn ought to be good for ...
  Topic: Wheel/Tire Question/ Dilema
Aerosport

Replies: 6
Views: 510

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:01 pm   Subject: Wheel/Tire Question/ Dilema
I am currently running the 15" Rhein wheels with Yokohama Geolanders.

Had the chance to pick up a set of the original 15" SA alloy wheels that look like the 14" alloys but with the ...
  Topic: Blackend Window Frames
Aerosport

Replies: 19
Views: 3177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:05 pm   Subject: Black window frames
Are the stock black frames on the 89 and newer models black anodized or is it some other treatment, such as paint, powder coat etc.?
  Topic: Different VW seats
Aerosport

Replies: 25
Views: 14400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:34 pm   Subject: Seats
Do the non Westy stock GL seats still allow swiveling? I know they are higher, no problem for me as I am short 5'8", but I don't know about the extra length of the bottom cushion and whether or ...
  Topic: Vanagon fuel line replacement questions
Aerosport

Replies: 32
Views: 9262

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:59 pm   Subject: fuel lines
Russell makes aluminum fuel lines in both 5/16 & 3/8, that can be purchased n various size rolls and is more flexible and easier bent to shape than the steel lines.
  Topic: Hankook Tire Blowout
Aerosport

Replies: 83
Views: 10080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:13 pm   Subject: Tires
As long as we are on the subject of tires, Has anyone tried these relatively new Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2. They look similar in spec to the Michelin Agillis and Tire Rack has them in 205/65R/15XL size f ...
  Topic: Rain Drip Rail Molding
Aerosport

Replies: 16
Views: 3870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 11:21 am   Subject: Rain gutter trim
Does it serve any kind of functional purpose or is it strictly cosmetic? Does it keep the water flow in the gutter more or something of that nature? It seems as though moisture could collect under ...
  Topic: What's all this South African stuff?
Aerosport

Replies: 22
Views: 7024

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:38 am   Subject: South African stuff
It is my understanding that the "Starburst or Sunburst" whichever they are known as are actually somewhat lighter in weight than the Rhein alloys. Any chance of getting any SA steering whe ...
 
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