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  Topic: CLK wheels
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:38 pm   Subject: Re: CLK wheels
For those in 'the know', where do you suggest to search for these wheels? I'm in need of one more and not having a lot of luck in my search. I watch craigslist, the local classifieds, ebay, etc an ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Probably too late at this point, but I'd be looking at coil over springs and shocks. I use HyperCoil.

Thanks! I do like to try and understand how things function, especially when Im working with ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
T3TRIS

Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:41 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
i think youre really setting yourself up for trouble without limiting the droop there.

maybe i missed it earlier in the thread but - why did you feel there was a need to extend the shocks from the ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:32 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Here's a couple pics. My suspension is at full travel (I have a jack under it & tire if off the ground) Note: the rubber boot on the ball joint does come in contact with the spring (only at full e ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:53 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Yes. I had a shop do the work because I didn't want to deal with all the rusted fasteners. When I picked it up, they said they were unable to fit the 40mm spacers Crying or Very sad . They said the van kept liftin ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:35 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1609653.jpg


Oh... I just saw other photos of your rig, you have that van! Awesome stance you've created.
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:19 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
I installed Van Cafe 2" syncro lift springs and OME shocks. I also added 40mm lift spacers (not shown in pic), which also came with 40mm upper ball joint spacers and shock extenders. I didn't us ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:00 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Alright, new update.

First about the front outer CV joints. I still want to install new standalone outer CV joints eventually. I've heard your input about not reusing our existing joints because of ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
Well... I feel stupid Razz
Turns out its just that everything is more stiff than I imagined. I thought Id work easier by putting the shock/spring combo without the radius rod assembly, especially sin ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:17 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
I have the same shocks. You will like them.

Be sure to keep everything loose until the put the weight on wheels. I will actually load some extra weight on it & bounce on the front bumper before ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
T3TRIS

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
The stamped ones are the same side to side.

You have them the right direction.

Your upper control arm is the correct orientation as well.

The problem with the alignment of the lower ball j ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
It has been my life time experience, when you have a 50/50 chance of doing something right. It ends up being 90 to 10 your wrong.

I also think there might be a L and R lower ball joint housing.
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  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
T3TRIS

Replies: 40
Views: 5529

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
EDIT: I'm actually looking more into this right now as I am confused by the diagram. The part labeled 11 is the steel LCA, the one labeled 11A is the cast LCA. The part number table only shows 11A and ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
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Replies: 40
Views: 5529

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:12 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
For sure the upper A arm has a forward and backward. Its as simple as flipping it on the same side. Ill look at my lower control arm this am and see. Someone probably knows the answer already.

T ...
  Topic: Syncro front lower control arm differences
T3TRIS

Replies: 40
Views: 5529

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:50 am   Subject: Re: Syncro front lower control arm differences
Alright, Im reviving this old thread for one question: are stamped steel lower control arms interchangeable from left to right?
FYI: I am installing lifted Schwenk springs with new old man emu shock ...
  Topic: DIY Wheel Alignment
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Replies: 124
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:04 pm   Subject: Re: DIY Wheel Alignment
A couple things bother me about that method of checking caster.

One objection is that they do not specify that the wheels need to be centered straight ahead. It seems that if the wheels are turn ...
  Topic: DIY Wheel Alignment
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Replies: 124
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: DIY Wheel Alignment
Ok, good news so far... I've been exchanging emails with Christ at T3 regarding our 7.25
Which is exactly what the specs calls for: 7 15' 15'

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2133230.jpg ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
T3TRIS

Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
That sucks to have that trouble with the CV's. I'd call the vendor and nicely talk through it. Hopefully they can take the axles back with a restocking fee at the most. Emails get impersonal.
Yeah y ...
  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
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Replies: 95
Views: 2651

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Sorry, I wouldn't reuse that outer joint with the pitting shown. Maybe as a spare, but your doing all this work.

Dang it... Both my gut and my brain agree with your sentiment... my desire to get th ...
  Topic: DIY Wheel Alignment
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Replies: 124
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Re: DIY Wheel Alignment
You're doing a good job working out the details of your suspension refresh.

Check out the phone app Clinometer, you might find it useful for taking measurements. I printed out a copy of the alignm ...
 
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