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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Best/ correct way to lower a 64 split on a budget...?? Reply with quote

im a total novice with my bus but i was wondering if i can get it looking cool without spending a fortune!? thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a split bus, you're already cool.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, not really..lowering a bus can be costly however you look at it.

read the FAQ at the top of this forum...it will tell you everything you need to know. If it doesnt...use the search function for all your unanswered questions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Best/ correct way to lower a 64 split on a budget...?? Reply with quote

Tom1964bus wrote:
im a total novice with my bus but i was wondering if i can get it looking cool without spending a fortune!? thanks.


Load it up! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so....dropped spindles and beam adjusters up front? straight axle coversion at the back? this will not be cheap! OUCH!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best advice I can give. Whenever you're working with either the suspension or the brakes on your bus. Don't ever try to do it skimp on it and do it on a budget. Spend the money and do it right. When you do the suspension, it'll only hurt once.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I get rid of my Mango,Im getting a Single Cab and hopefully,dropping it the right way.

Im guessing $1000 for the rear,$500 for the front and you cant forget about $500 for Safaris.

Am I way off??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a budget dropped spindles are good, straight axle (SA) is right too but you could do it cheaper with an SA kit if you shop for a transmission or even (gasp) re-using your own transmission with a flipped diff. But like Andrew said if you're in there you may as well do it right.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as the front end, it really depends on the condition of your suspension parts right now. I was lucky with mine, my spindles were in great condition when I had them flipped. After new tie rod ends and a drag link the Bus drives nicely.
The straight axle kit isn't too bad if you find a used trans for a good price.
Of course, if you're really on the cheap, you can use the RGBs for a while, just not very low.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dropped spindles $150
offset springplates $150
68 bug trans ??junk yard $150??
total $450


plus wheel cylinders and shoes for the rear possibly?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I forgot to add, if you are a total Bus (and VW) novice, I would advise to just make sure your Bus is running and driving safely as it is and get your feet wet with it before you get into something like lowering.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dropped spindles $150
offset springplates $150
68 bug trans ??junk yard $150??
total $450


I'll take 2 sets of those spindles if they are any good at that price.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

email [email protected] send your spindles.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I paid about 1300 quids for hayden at panelkraft to lower my bus, I have a something welded into the front beam and a SA kit with a 1500 beetle box at the back.
I don't know his number but if you are anywhere near Letchworth near stevenage then you wont find anyone better, hes the guy with the slammed yellow german post panel van which seems to win awards just for driving into a show
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I have an extra set of spindles that will go out in a bit Applause
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my65vert wrote:
email [email protected] send your spindles.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=293953&highlight=southern+suspension



Dang, Ill have a set! is that with kingpins too?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can do drop spindles in the front, and readjust your rear springplates a couple notches to match the front end, even with redux boxes. total cost about $200 and some time
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trade your front end for mine. I have a 64 delux split that is lowered and I want it raised up. Where are you located?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a pair of Travis's spindles. With everyday hard driving they haven't broke yet..and he installed them for me. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desijae wrote:
I got a pair of Travis's spindles. With everyday hard driving they haven't broke yet..and he installed them for me. Very Happy


John, you have our offset springplates too!!!

Leave us some feedback in the feedback forum for southern suspension
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