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Vito85
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: Opel front shocks? Reply with quote

hi there
I need to change my front shocks ( VW bug 1970 irs ) kit car

I wonder if I install the opel shocks ( 2 inches shorter ) do will lower my car those 2 inches ???

In the future ( due to $$ mula $$ ) I will install an adjustable beam,, but that is in the future

but I really would like to lower the front of my car,

Can the opel front shocks can do the trick ???


Does anyone have any previous experience ???

I hope you can answer my question

thank you in advance

God bless
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, shocks do not affect the ride height on a stock VW front end.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocks have nothing to do with the ride height of your car. They only control rebound and compression.

To lower your car you need an adjustable beam or dropped spindles.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jspbtown wrote:
To lower your car you need an adjustable beam or dropped spindles.


Or cut and turn the center section of the torsion beam

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=605470&highlight=cut+beam
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