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fulk503
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: lift kit 82 vanagon Reply with quote

Is there a lift kit for my 82 2wd so I can have more tire and ground clearance
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spacers can buy you 1/2" all around. Home made.

Or lift springs can get as much as 2".. some are more like 1-1.5"

Vendors include:
Van Cafe
GoWesty
Smallcar

Do a search on "2WD lift" here on the Samba Vanagon forum.. MANY threads with LOTs of real miles in.
Lifts of more than 1/5" mean extra care and mods to make. Explained in detail in several threads already on the forum.

Keep in mind that spring lifts really do not provide THAT much more room for tires.. Lift springs will still compress.. just takes more to compress them into the wheel well.

Tire size is limited to 28"ish tall at 215 wide without some body mods.. and even those tires may make contact on wheel well arches at compression.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the search!

Seriously, the usual suppliers of Vanagon parts have these. Go look!

Plus there are several threads devoted to the topic.

Please let you fingers do the walking before posting such a question.

NOTE: Many, if not all, questions have been addressed in the tens of thousands of threads we have.

I do not want to harsh, but please look around before posting, you may be surprised to find just what you are looking for.
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