Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
can I keep my tranny if I want to lower my 67 bus??
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Forum Index -> Split Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty. VW parts suppliers sell a spring plate removal tool to make the job safe and easy.
_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rizzag
Now Wut?


Joined: April 19, 2001
Posts: 3074
Location: Salem, OR
rizzag is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don3751 wrote:
Plenty. VW parts suppliers sell a spring plate removal tool to make the job safe and easy.


no need, bus spring plates are not preloaded like bug ones. there is no danger in taking them off the ledges
_________________
flossin, tossin, dippin and trippin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don... Your saying that the bus is already lowered 3.5 inches by me changing the tire size to 195/50/15s ? If so, I don't see any change? please explain..

thx
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rizzag
Now Wut?


Joined: April 19, 2001
Posts: 3074
Location: Salem, OR
rizzag is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firzout wrote:
don... Your saying that the bus is already lowered 3.5 inches by me changing the tire size to 195/50/15s ? If so, I don't see any change? please explain..

thx


the suspension will not lower with lower profile tires but the bus will be closer to the ground by the difference in sidewall height between the old and new tires.
_________________
flossin, tossin, dippin and trippin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rizzag... I remove everthing you stated from the wheel end right? not the tranny end..?

will my tires rub the wheelwell ?
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry. My bad-lowered 1.75 inches with 1.75 inches more wheelwell clearance. Which you'll need. My fronts barely clear the wheelwells.
_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rizzag
Now Wut?


Joined: April 19, 2001
Posts: 3074
Location: Salem, OR
rizzag is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firzout wrote:
rizzag... I remove everthing you stated from the wheel end right? not the tranny end..?

will my tires rub the wheelwell ?


yes, wheel end

they will be real close but "should" not rub
_________________
flossin, tossin, dippin and trippin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 195/50/15s lowers thebus closer to the ground by 3.5" ? doesn't seem that much!! I have a 66 dlx sitting next to it in the garage and it doesn't look that much of a difference.
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the front i plan to put a 4" narrowed beam with drop spindles . I should be okay there right ?
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys have been of great help!!! thank you soo much!!


HOW fast will I be able to cruise when it's all said n done ??
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
middleburgebus64
Samba Member


Joined: March 29, 2005
Posts: 303
Location: on the earth
middleburgebus64 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firz if you dont want to staight axel you can flip your box's. my bus has fliped box's but one bad thing about them is you will go slower.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
ladyVW:burge is cute
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey middle... were you at the last winter springs vw show with this bus?? I think I saw it or one like it... the lettering seems familiar.

I don't want it that low, and I don't want to remove anything from the bus yet. Is fliping the boxes ahrd to do ?? do I need any special tool ? I really want to be able to cruise 60-65 if need be.
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pic of front wheelwell clearance
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


[/img]
_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAMM that is close. do you hit when you hit a bump or something? If I go with a narrowed beam it should take care of that problem right??
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don .. do you have a picture of the whole bus to see what it looks like complete ?
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firzout, you don't need to do anything extreme to cruise 60-65. You can do that with a r/p swap in your big nut setup. Stay with the tallest tires you can get away with, as they have a noticeable effect on top end speed.
_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
firzout
Samba Member


Joined: April 12, 2006
Posts: 143

firzout is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how costly would it be to change the r/p ?
_________________
Why use a car when you can take a BUS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
RINC
Samba Member


Joined: July 22, 2005
Posts: 3877
Location: A Sunny Place For Shady People
RINC is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

middleburgebus64 wrote:
my bus has fliped box's but one bad thing about them is you will go SLOWER.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Being that low an you dont need to go fast.

Just enjoy the blank stares as the motoring public passes you by on there way to nowhere. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Yellowbeard
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2006
Posts: 2288
Location: At large again...
Yellowbeard is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Lohe wrote:
Thanks. Thread went from me not being able to understand what Ipis was saying because English is obviously not his first language to me not being able to understand it because English is my first language Laughing

Fuel pumps galore:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=845378
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Split Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB