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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 6:52 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

How do I do a lift on a Saggy Back End. LOL
Its not really saggy, but just a slight bit lower than the front end. Is there an easy fix for this.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:06 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Thers only one way to fix this, the right way, which would be to re-camber your rear suspention. You need to remove your spring plates and back them down a tooth or two. Every Thing owner should own a Bently type 1 manuel becuase it will help you out in a lot of situations! It will show you what to do.
I made a secret weapon for doing this, I took a VW jack and welded a bolt on the end of it, it helps you get the spring plates back up over the stops!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:07 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

There is only - opps
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:30 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Well, 1st of all, exersize and put the cookies down. Quit eating all that junk food!!!! J/K. Just do what i did to my 74 Thing, drop the front end with bug arms and spindles, problem solved.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:02 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Thats about the worst advice I could think of!!!
Weaken your front suspention to compensate for a sagging rear suspension, why on earth would somebody want to do that?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:37 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

It's a valid option but unless you want a lowered thing the rear should be brought back up by reindexing. Here is a link that explains how to do just that,it is for a 70 bug, but the adjustments are done the same way on your thing,at the least this will give you a good idea how to do it.http://www.geocities.com/aussiebug1970/rearaxle.html Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:16 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Sorry Chris181, have a sense of humor for pete's sake and put the cookies down. No, really, just do like Tim G. said and re-index the rear end, but be carefull, u really need to know what your doing, if not, u could loose a finger in not more. Those spindles are under a tremendous amounts of tension. I'd take it to a VW shop, but to each his own. Good luck and lets us know how u do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 2:27 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

This month in 181 magazine, there is an article on doing just what you have asked.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:46 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

181 Magazine. ??? Have yet to see that!!
Send me a copy!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:47 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Oh and I like the cookies, they are just too hard to put down, especially if you Got Milk!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:29 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Or Oreos!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 2:38 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

saggy butt's make me want to toss my cookie's... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Ya,and when the front drops things don't get any better looking.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:36 am    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

What about putting coilover shocks on the back? I head they can lift the suspension 1-2 inches.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:42 pm    Post subject: Saggy Butt Reply with quote

Yeah coil overs will do that, and KYB whites too... but the point is those are just band-aids, best to reset the torsion bars porperly if you can or as soon as you can...
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