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Need to lower a T3 Caravelle

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Greg Milne, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    the beetle shocks just need a couple of mm ground off the bottom tube thing. Bolt straight on after that.

    The fronts I bought the new bits from Vintage Vee Dub at Campsie.
    Give Boris or Michael a call and see if they will machine some up.
    Bolt straight on after that
     
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  2. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate. pm sent :)
     
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  3. JoshJosh

    JoshJosh New Member

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    Much appreciated gents. Any other kind advice you’d like to offer before I begin?
    Many thanks again
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
    Don't do it :)
     
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  5. kimosabi

    kimosabi Active Member

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    I agree Cbus.. I found Tiguan 17" wheels with 225/60 profile tyres on the rear and 50 profile on the front.. ( helps with speedo calibration) was an easy way to give my T3 a much better stance and look less industrial.
     

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  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Clean look.
    That's a tall tyre for rear.
    No issues ?
    Recon there's much room left for bigger if I wanted tall sand tyres?
     
  7. kimosabi

    kimosabi Active Member

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    Couldn't go much wider on Tiguan rims.. sliding door when opened comes close to rear tyre. The large diameter tyre gives a roll-out more suited to freeway cruising. ( lower revs at 110 kph - but mine has a suby J20 motor so it call handle the taller gearing and hills) Speedo is way out if you run the 60 profile up front. From memory 100 kph indicated was really 115 kph... good way to get a ticket. thats why I went down initially to 45's but 50's are more practical.
     
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