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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

84' Red Doka 1.8T test drive



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The red Doka needs flares!

Looking good Paul!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The red Doka needs flares!

Looking good Paul!


Thanks Eric, I agree they look pretty sweet on my 1.8T Westy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet video, when are you going to start doing conversions for vans with auto tranny?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sweet video, when are you going to start doing conversions for vans with auto tranny?


Thanks
Good question

I'm clearing the operating table for the next conversion, it's an automatic Westy. We have a real nice throttle drive-by-wire/kick down system designed for it. Looking forward to helping out the auto's Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWhead wrote:
madspaniard wrote:

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Sweet video, when are you going to start doing conversions for vans with auto tranny?


Thanks
Good question

I'm clearing the operating table for the next conversion, it's an automatic Westy. We have a real nice throttle drive-by-wire/kick down system designed for it. Looking forward to helping out the auto's Smile


Stephan's been doing them. He just reworked/improved the throttle system very nicely! What's your plan for auto R&P?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Stephan's been doing them. He just reworked/improved the throttle system very nicely! What's your plan for auto R&P?


Yep, I know

R/P all depends on tire size. So why not put a bigger tire on stock R/P?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWhead wrote:
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Stephan's been doing them. He just reworked/improved the throttle system very nicely! What's your plan for auto R&P?


Yep, I know

R/P all depends on tire size. So why not put a bigger tire on stock R/P?


Give it a try. I had a bigger tire (215/65/15 = 26.5") mated to a 3.73. Didn't like it. Curious to hear how another R&P/Tire combo might work out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Another 1.8T hits the road !! Reply with quote

What are you 2wd guys running for suspension springs these days? I just installed a 1.8t in my '85 2wd westy with Gowesty 1.5" lift springs, and it appears to be sagging in the back. I believe the 1.8t engine is a bit heavier than the wbx, so I'm wondering what my options are at this point....

I'm not that excited to do spring spacers as I've read that it is not good for progressive spring performance.

I want to keep the van lifted between 1.5 to 2" max.

I want the van level.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Another 1.8T hits the road !! Reply with quote

Running_Man wrote:
What are you 2wd guys running for suspension springs these days? I just installed a 1.8t in my '85 2wd westy with Gowesty 1.5" lift springs, and it appears to be sagging in the back. I believe the 1.8t engine is a bit heavier than the wbx, so I'm wondering what my options are at this point....

I'm not that excited to do spring spacers as I've read that it is not good for progressive spring performance.

I want to keep the van lifted between 1.5 to 2" max.

I want the van level.


Spacers don't affect the spring performance at all. If you are happy with how it rides, throw some spacers in there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Another 1.8T hits the road !! Reply with quote

Altoona wrote:
Running_Man wrote:
What are you 2wd guys running for suspension springs these days? I just installed a 1.8t in my '85 2wd westy with Gowesty 1.5" lift springs, and it appears to be sagging in the back. I believe the 1.8t engine is a bit heavier than the wbx, so I'm wondering what my options are at this point....

I'm not that excited to do spring spacers as I've read that it is not good for progressive spring performance.

I want to keep the van lifted between 1.5 to 2" max.

I want the van level.


Spacers don't affect the spring performance at all. If you are happy with how it rides, throw some spacers in there.


I totally agree (no issues with spring spacers)!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Another 1.8T hits the road !! Reply with quote

Spacers, it does the trick.
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