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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

I ran the tall tires with the RGBs and did just fine. As soon as I did the IRS, for the motor to be “happy” i was doing 95mph! Shocked

Turn around and went back to figure out a better tire size, 215-65-15s are doing very well with a stock geared Bug center section. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

It looks really good, Did you have any issues getting the tires on the rear and do they rub anywhere? Nice pictures
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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It looks really good, Did you have any issues getting the tires on the rear and do they rub anywhere? Nice pictures

No rubbing. Rears went on very easy. Just deflated them a bit and worked them on from the rear going forward. No issues whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

Thanks, for the update. I appreciate the help. Your bus looks good with the BFG's on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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Perfection!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

Thanks Brandon 👊🏾
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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Nice. How do you like those CSP disk brakes?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

Love them. Plug and play right out of the box. No issues whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

FunkFlex61 wrote:
realmechanic wrote:
It looks really good, Did you have any issues getting the tires on the rear and do they rub anywhere? Nice pictures

No rubbing. Rears went on very easy. Just deflated them a bit and worked them on from the rear going forward. No issues whatsoever.


nice look!
do you limit the spring travel or the way the tire move up and down?
i plan something like this on my 57 SC, but i am afraid of rubbing anywhere...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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Love them. Plug and play right out of the box. No issues whatsoever.

Thanks, I'm putting a set on my '59 Single.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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realmechanic wrote:
It looks really good, Did you have any issues getting the tires on the rear and do they rub anywhere? Nice pictures

No rubbing. Rears went on very easy. Just deflated them a bit and worked them on from the rear going forward. No issues whatsoever.


nice look!
do you limit the spring travel or the way the tire move up and down?
i plan something like this on my 57 SC, but i am afraid of rubbing anywhere...

-Christian

No rubbing at all. The suspension set up is stock with Bilstein Shocks on all 4 corners.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

Hey FunkFlex do you have a build thread?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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Hey FunkFlex do you have a build thread?


I don’t. Sorry. More pics of the build can be found on Instagram under Dunn_Did_It_
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

bobrk wrote:
FunkFlex61 wrote:
My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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Nice. How do you like those CSP disk brakes?


I run the same set up. Get a slight rub when I hit big bumps fast
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

FunkFlex61 wrote:
My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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HI,

I have 215/75/R15 on my 64 Single Cab and I'm in the process of getting a new 2180 stroker. Getting some repairs done to the tranny as well and have the opportunity to change the gearing. What gearing are you running? I've got the 4.12 R&P and 0.82 4th gear. I'm considering going to a 3.88 r&P

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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FunkFlex61 wrote:
My 1960 walkthrough Kombi with a new set of BFG 215/75/15’s. Loving the change from bias plys.
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HI,

I have 215/75/R15 on my 64 Single Cab and I'm in the process of getting a new 2180 stroker. Getting some repairs done to the tranny as well and have the opportunity to change the gearing. What gearing are you running? I've got the 4.12 R&P and 0.82 4th gear. I'm considering going to a 3.88 r&P

Thanks



The motor is a 2110. Big nut transmission with a 3.44 RP and a .89 4th.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

New tires installed today. They are also 215/75/15’s
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread Reply with quote

Had to deflate the rears to get them on so it’s definitely a tight fit with that size tire on my 60.
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