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Lowered T3 - getting it right

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, May 4, 2016.

  1. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Next time you get tyres go to 205/65R15 and you probably wont have any issues.
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    The rear shock is a B46 00 34 or 24 000 345. Same thing.

    And I think I have had a "d'oh" moment.
    Previous owner had 205's on front and 215's on rear.
    I now have 215's all round.
    That is why I got the rubbing I didn't have before.
    Whatever, seems good now, but I will go 205 next time
     
  3. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    Was that by accident or did you do it on porpoise?
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Thats funny
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    How about a 70mm hit with a lowering stick? :rolleyes:

    Before at stock height:

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    With a 70mm drop: ;)

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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Didnt think you were going to lower as you need to carry heavy loads. But must say looks nice :)
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!

    but gotta ask - how did you get it there?
    and what wheels?
    16" Golf?
    How wide?
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    You better read grants post in what did you do to your kombi today
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Barry, it was a temporary measured drop of 70mm, by loading 1080kgs into the work horse.....:p

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    The wheels are 16" VW Borbets.... so possibly ex Golf or Bora, currently running 205/55 x 16" rubber. ;)
     
  10. peter915

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    Hey Barry,
    Where did you get the "eye brow" over the headlights?
    Thanks.
    Peter
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    A mate imported half a dozen a while back
    Believe he sold them all - but will check
     
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  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    OK - finally put the H&R springs in the rear.
    Now my T3 has H&R all round, Billstein Nissan Nivara shocks on the front with adapter bushings, and Billstein Beetle rear shocks on the rear - and it is brilliant!

    I have held off with the rear springs as I put them in once before and they concerned me with the "bind" on them.
    Anyway, finally got some time (soccer season over) to play, and I posted on the Samba as well.
    Apparently they are made this way with "dead springs"

    I took it for a blat today and hit every speed hump I could find. Brilliant.

    The Billsteins are definitely the go. A few $$ to get the bushings made up, but SO much better than running stock shocks with lowered springs.

    The H&R's..... well, dont know there. Jury out.
    I originally bought them because I thought the "heat treated" ones were duds. But it was the shocks.

    :eek:ok - the H&R's are BRILLIANT, but bang for buck, what Universal did with the heat treat, was a better option.

    I paid $700ish for the H&R's and a mate was quoted $500ish drive in/out for his Audi A6 at Hunter to be adjusted.

    Dunno - but as said, I reckon it is more important to get the shocks right

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  14. Resnort

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    does that mean you're ready to sell the reset ones??
     

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