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  Topic: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 115
Views: 7552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:07 am   Subject: Re: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
4Gears4Tires, I was just made aware of this thread or I would have responded sooner. Sorry about that.

I'm sorry the 025 shifter has been causing you problems. I run one in my Syncro and it works ...
  Topic: Shocks: Koni + General Install Tips & Review
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 22
Views: 7461

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:09 am   Subject: Re: Shocks: Koni + General Install Tips & Review
If you look at the top of the Koni shock body, you will see that the shaft/valve stack retainer is screwed into the body. While no one at Koni ever told me this, common sense tells me that the nylon w ...
  Topic: Polyurethane bushings
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 53
Views: 6770

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Polyurethane bushings

So would it be fair to say the following instructions do not provide adequate greasing?

...if any surface of the bushing(s) that contacts anything but air is not lubricated with proper grease, yo ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:11 am   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.

My question is would it be safe to use t3 Small Ball Seat lugs and nuts with a stock vanagon 14" steel spare... even if it was just 5-10 miles? Would the danger there being the lugs/nuts comin ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.

Will the 7.5Jx17 ET25 rims from an '03 Audi AllRoad fit with just spacers? Will the center bore need to be machined on these?

If they rims fit (or can be made to,) what size tire would be recomm ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:37 am   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
J-Rod, you could run those, but you would need to have the center bore opened up to 66.56 by a machine shop and you would need spacers, studs, and lugs. There's a chance the center caps may not fit to ...
  Topic: Powerflex suspension bushings
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 95
Views: 27952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:52 pm   Subject: Re: Powerflex suspension bushings
How do Powerflex bushings affect 'ride' compared to 30 year old rubber bushings?

I should probably let others answer this, but most who know me know that I do try my best to give real world, honest ...
  Topic: Powerflex suspension bushings
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 95
Views: 27952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: Powerflex suspension bushings

-Is there an orientation to the dropling to lower control arm bushings? It seems that one side is slightly taller than the other (left side on this photo):


Nope! Either way will work fine.
  Topic: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 45
Views: 2553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...
Does this shifter have a stiffer lockout spring? Is the dog ear connection bar at the same height as the stock shifter?

Yes, you reuse your existing spring, but on the 711 shifter, it is compressed ...
  Topic: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 45
Views: 2553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:22 am   Subject: Re: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...


T3Technique: (711 shifter offers) Much shorter lever throw (roughly 44% shorter than stock)

1988dokaguy's pic suggests a longer throw.

A longer 2-3 but a shorter 4-5. That's odd. Why wouldn ...
  Topic: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 45
Views: 2553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: 025 Motorsport 711 Shifter Available at T3 technique...
It doesn't fit under the boot? Damn, sooo close to what i wanted.

Itís true that the boot doesnít fit perfectly over the 711 shifter, but if you just slide the boot down as far as possible, itís no ...
  Topic: How to use VSS on a old vanagon
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 9
Views: 392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: How to use VSS on a old vanagon
Nice Job! That's exactly what I did for a Subaru conversion I did a while back. I made mine out of metal though.
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
For those Tiguan wheels above, you will need to go one of a few ways.

1) Machine the centers of the wheels to 66.56mm and bolt them onto the stock studs with new small ball seat lug nuts.

2) Gr ...
  Topic: Powerflex suspension bushings
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 95
Views: 27952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Powerflex suspension bushings
Yes, that is 100% normal. And absolutely, yes, you definitely need to lube the ends of the bushings LIBERALLY as well as lube the bushing where is slides into to arm and lube the inner bore really wel ...
  Topic: An electric turbo - this time it's real.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 10
Views: 769

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: An electric turbo - this time it's real.
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/leaf-blower-supercharging-a-1978-chevrolet-monza-spyder-roadkill-episode-16/
  Topic: Non-stock wheel torque ratings
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 17
Views: 628

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: Non-stock wheel torque ratings
Lug torque generally follows the recommendations of the manufacturer of the male threaded fastener. This would be the manufacturer of the lug bolt or of the stud. For example, if you were using stock ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Ok Iíve read so much now Iím confused with information overload. Iím looking to put these rims from a Mercedes E420 on my 2wd Vanagon. I have seen these rims talked about on here but can seem to find ...
  Topic: Sliding Door Hinge Modification For Tire Clearance 1985 & Later
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 8
Views: 1557

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:33 pm   Subject: Re: Sliding Door Hinge Modification For Tire Clearance 1985 & Later
I am going to a 15" tire. And have an 84? It seems like the 84 does not need modification. Does anyone know if this is correct?

Correct, just extending the arm.

And extending the strike ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 am   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Rubbing where? Fenders?

Rear of the front fender lips and the upper front fender lips near the center when turning and hitting any bumps at all. If you cut the entire fender lip off and cut a bit f ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Christopher Schimke

Replies: 3234
Views: 1652270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
What do I need to do to make these wheels fit my vanagon? 8JX 16h2 et36
A211 401 75 02

16x8s do not fit the front of a 2wd Vanagon well at all. The width forces the wheels outward to the point tha ...
 
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