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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=670740&start=180

Mostly all stock, suspension that is. Many non stock motors!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

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Mostly all stock, suspension that is. Many non stock motors!

Nice, I'd been told to make it out there for this. Looks like I'll have to make it next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

My roofrack and of roads ligths are ready
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

And the Man said.. Let there be Light.. going deer hunting ? lol no drive through windows for you.. looks great.. nice job
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

Who's ready for Snipe hunting?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

So, do you think if you put seats up there you would be safe from lions in the bush in Africa?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

they could scale that in nothing flat.. but it has the safari look going for sure..
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

205/70 15 on Mercedes C-Class Wheels.
But with no regular german "TÜV"
so i must change to 205/70R14. But i can not find a offroad Tire in this Dimension. It is so heavy here in germany to get a car with modifications and the classic car registration on the road Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

sorry: 205/75R15 on the Merc wheels
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

Ive known people to cheat. Put 14" tires on to pass TUV then put the 15's back on.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Bumper Reply with quote

Found these Bumpers in the classifieds.

Rear Bumper 1 3/4" steel tubing t2a
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Bumpers heavy duty diamond plate t2b
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus Reply with quote

RetroHäschtäk wrote:
205/70 15 on Mercedes C-Class Wheels.
But with no regular german "TÜV"
so i must change to 205/70R14. But i can not find a offroad Tire in this Dimension. It is so heavy here in germany to get a car with modifications and the classic car registration on the road Crying or Very sad

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You have nankang 215/75r14 FT-7

But that might also not be allowed for Tüv?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Hey guys,

Can I ask what kind of lifetime you can get out of your CVs when you bus is raised?

I've just lifted up mine to around 24 degrees (no other mod) but am attempting to drive across the world, so I can't afford to be burning through CVs like some of you have experienced in this thread.

So has anyone been able to put 100k miles on their CVs with their bus riding high?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Yes, race prep 930 cv's. 27 degrees. t-2 is 17 degrees. Over the top boots. Pushing 195 hp. Nice upgrade.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Hey Im Martin from Slovakia, Europe and this is my bay.

Stock suspension, 15" Mercedes Benz rims, 215/80 tires.

Now Im working on lifting the bus and some other modifications for traveling this summer.

For more pics follow my instagram profile @vansofthevw
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

HastaAlaska wrote:
So has anyone been able to put 100k miles on their CVs with their bus riding high?


What CVs are you using Ben? Bus CVs wont last at 24* but 930s will, but the boots will be the first to go. I'd get a set of EMPI boots and some Grease-N-Go rings. Or maybe even the leather boots. The CVs will only fail if you over extend or under grease them
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

CV Joint 101
http://blindchickenracing.com/How_to/CVJoints_Axles/cv_joints_101.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
HastaAlaska wrote:
So has anyone been able to put 100k miles on their CVs with their bus riding high?


What CVs are you using Ben? Bus CVs wont last at 24* but 930s will, but the boots will be the first to go. I'd get a set of EMPI boots and some Grease-N-Go rings. Or maybe even the leather boots. The CVs will only fail if you over extend or under grease them


Really?

I’m running my spring plates at 25.5* unweighted with zero issues...the boots will fail before the CVs do.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: Off road modifications for your bus FAQ Reply with quote

richparker wrote:
I’m running my spring plates at 25.5* unweighted with zero issues...the boots will fail before the CVs do.

how many 10.000 miles did you drive already with this?

Too sad that other solutions are a quite little bit too expensive to me: Embarassed
http://www.highangledriveline.com/sandrails.html



BTW: pay attention with some CV repros - that one that sold to me, has not hold 200 miles Evil or Very Mad
Smashed after a traffic light start - and that was not like a race start. Rolling Eyes
I bought than used axles and build the best of them together - that works now again more than 5000 miles and hopefully much longer...

And I use only NOS or old used boots (T2 and T3). The available repros need to be switched all ~3 years on my heavy usage (trips to Africa or Asia).
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