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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Lowering Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you want -- the Type I beam will lower it ~2".
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all you really need is a type 1 beam with type 1 spindles and adjusters. You can narrow it up to about 2 inches without cutting the fender-wells.

I am running 15 x 5.5s with 145s up front and 15 x 5.5s with 165s in the back.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you sooo much that was the answer I was looking for. I knew I could come here for information. Keep up the good work. I am super excited to get back into the vw lifestyle, my 65 bug was stolen in 98 and since then I built a 66 lincoln continental. My heart is still with the vw
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought a 4'' would stick under there even w/ shock towers???
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know on a bug it's 3" with stock shock towers so do you need drop spindles or stock spindles to slam it down with maybe a set of 175/55/15. i hate to have to buy drop spindles and you don't need them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itll ride like crap w/o dropped spindles... so your in bowling green??? not to terribly far from cincinnati.. lets seee a pic or 2 of your ride!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 175-55-15 Two inch narrow beam (max) and adjusters. I would
not try 145's with dropped spindles unless the beam in adjustable. It
would be too low to get clearance without adjusters.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't been home in a while to get pics of it yet. it's pumpkin orange. and i'm looking for a fender. so 2" with shock towers. so i think i'm going to try to find a late ghia with disc brakes and take the tranny out too. if you read the new hot vw's that just came out i didn't know that a 71-74 ghia comes stock with a freeway flyer. i might try to find one some time this fall.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stock 71-74 Ghia transmission is *not* a freeway flyer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a ghia trans. code AO from 1971 - on has a 3.875 R andP

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

US Things had a 4.125 R&P.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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US Things had a 4.125 R&P.


i apologize, you are correct , sir
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My now rides a treat... 2.5" CBs on adjustable type 1 beam but 15" early steels with smart 145s. Beam has a further 2" of down travel to go but tyres scuff the fender tops... Two notchs at the back on 165s. Go for it chap!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NICE!!! my 4" beam should be done today or tommorrow!!!! how much are those smart 145's? are they smaller than 165-45's???
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm just stating what hot vw's said about the ghia free way flyer it's in the mag under the milage motor article. all i know is a free way flyer is a 3.88 r&p with .83 4th gear. correct me if i'm wrong
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

galencurrington wrote:
i'm just stating what hot vw's said about the ghia free way flyer it's in the mag under the milage motor article. all i know is a free way flyer is a 3.88 r&p with .83 4th gear. correct me if i'm wrong


You're correct about what a freeway flyer generally is. The stock Ghia transmission came with a 0.89 4th gear, never with a 0.82.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

close enough i didn't know the exact gear. it would still be alot better than the 4.12 with a .92 i think. i still might find a junk ghia and take it out i don't plan to go off road in the thing any ways. but that is way down the road from now. but if i find an old junk 71-74 ghia i could kill 2 birds with one stone. by taking the front beam and the tranny out. now here is another question if a switch to a ghia tranny do i switch the axles to ghia too? i know basically that a thing is on a ghia pan anyways so i didn't know if they need to be changed too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh and for the other guy i know this 175/55/15 or shorter than 145 and the 165/45 or shorter than the 175/55/15 i think one of those tires come of the smart car which you should be able to get.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

galencurrington wrote:
now here is another question if a switch to a ghia tranny do i switch the axles to ghia too? i know basically that a thing is on a ghia pan anyways so i didn't know if they need to be changed too.


Nope. You'll want to keep the output flanges from your Thing transmission in order to bolt everything together.
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