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  Topic: The right way to lower or raise the rear of an air-cooled VW
locky

Replies: 988
Views: 187551

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:52 am   Subject: The right way to lower or raise the rear of an air-cooled VW
I bought and installed them. They work and they work good.
  Topic: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
locky

Replies: 27
Views: 7689

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:24 pm   Subject: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
I went with these raised plates. Stock ride characteristics with the lift. Good product, good company
www.atomwerk.org
  Topic: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
locky

Replies: 27
Views: 7689

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:24 pm   Subject: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
I went with these raised plates. Stock ride characteristics with the lift. Good product, good company
www.atomwerk.org
  Topic: Looking for pictures of AC Industries disk brake installatio
locky

Replies: 3
Views: 721

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:12 pm   Subject: Looking for pictures of AC Industries disk brake installatio
I have a few on my build thread
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=383831&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=lockys&start=20

Are you having problems with the install ...
  Topic: Here I Go Again...
locky

Replies: 14
Views: 2918

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:31 pm   Subject: Here I Go Again...
Right on Man! Awesome job. Looks tight and love the colour.
  Topic: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
locky

Replies: 27
Views: 7689

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:51 am   Subject: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
Sure

http://www.atomwerk.org/


http://thevolksrodshop.com/
  Topic: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
locky

Replies: 27
Views: 7689

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:08 pm   Subject: What gives a thing it's 3" rear lift
I have done both, adjusters up front and re-indexing in the back. Now that I know better and if you have money, the only way I would go would be 3" raised spindles on the front from Doug Fuller i ...
  Topic: oil lines to cooler
locky

Replies: 12
Views: 1710

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:24 am   Subject: oil lines to cooler
I went with stainless braided hose and -8 AN Fittings assembled by, myself. Look great, work great. No leaks whatsoever!
  Topic: aux oil cooler
locky

Replies: 3
Views: 705

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:03 pm   Subject: aux oil cooler
I went with Stainless Steel braided hoses and anodized -8 AN fittings. The hoses look great as well as the fittings. What I really like about the fittings is that they are leak free.
Keepin my sh** ...
  Topic: aux oil cooler
locky

Replies: 3
Views: 705

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:41 pm   Subject: aux oil cooler
I went with an external cooler with fan. I installed an automatic inline thermostat that kicks the fan on at 180deg that way you don't have to worry about forgetting to turn it on, or off, for that ma ...
  Topic: exhaust ?
locky

Replies: 19
Views: 3027

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:45 am   Subject: exhaust ?
I have the Tri-Mill and it is pretty loud. I emailed Vintage Speed and they are producing an exhaust for the thing that will be available through The Thing Shop, this fall or Winter. These are some of ...
  Topic: CSP Disc Brake Conversion
locky

Replies: 18
Views: 4131

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:59 am   Subject: CSP Disc Brake Conversion
I don't have the CSP discs but do have the AC Industries. I went with the same M/C and haven't had any problems at all. Those CSP's look really nice. Installation is straight forward. You are going to ...
  Topic: What to do?
locky

Replies: 23
Views: 3842

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:02 pm   Subject: What to do?
Sweet!!
  Topic: What to do?
locky

Replies: 23
Views: 3842

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:52 am   Subject: What to do?
Right on. Man you are working quick. Mine was three years before I could start it up. Seeing that you already have a thing, that should put you ahead of the game as far as being familiar with them.
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  Topic: What to do?
locky

Replies: 23
Views: 3842

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:11 pm   Subject: What to do?
Doesn't look too bad. Compared to what I dealt with. See if you can get er running. Is that your white one in the background?
Good Luck
  Topic: More power (sources)
locky

Replies: 5
Views: 1559

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:22 pm   Subject: More power (sources)
I just added a second battery along with a new fuse panel and Automatic Charge Relay between batteries. Now I have a spade style fuse panel to run all of my accessories off of. It also has a bunch of ...
  Topic: 3" Raised Spindles
locky

Replies: 21
Views: 4252

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:46 pm   Subject: 3" Raised Spindles
Mr Brown, from what I have read online, I would not go with these guys. I have researched a bunch and found quite a few negative experiences with them. Not to take away business from anybody or anythi ...
  Topic: 3" Raised Spindles
locky

Replies: 21
Views: 4252

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:49 am   Subject: 3" Raised Spindles
I ordered them from Doug Fuller in Utah. Here is his website
http://thevolksrodshop.com/#2613
Does really nice work, and relatively quick.
Issues I had were clearancing on my disc brake mount brack ...
  Topic: 3" Raised Spindles
locky

Replies: 21
Views: 4252

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:21 pm   Subject: 3" Raised Spindles
Mr Brown, you said going to a 31" tire in the back. Is that possible without mods or re indexing? Seems pretty big? I went with a 1/4 inch spacer on the front for clearance and that solved my pro ...
  Topic: 3" Raised Spindles
locky

Replies: 21
Views: 4252

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:57 am   Subject: 3" Raised Spindles
Thanks. My problem is tht the shocks are too long, so I need to go with a stock length shock. I'm thinking the Bilstein B6 HD,PART #24-006200. Anyone have any experience with these? I'm not looking fo ...
 
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