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RE: [T3] Front shocks

Just to clarify, when I said sleeve I mean the mounting sleeve (spacer/tube
inside the rubber grommet) where the bolt goes through and not the outer
casing of the shock itself. They are still standard length but have enough
movement not to bottom out on a lowered car. I think they are made by Sach
(French) but I would have to check and I bought them from 'German, Swedish &

Hope this helps,

'73 Fastback


-----Original Message-----
From: jason_r.ford [mailto:veedub@apartment101.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 3:56 PM
To: Type 3 Mailing list; Dan Allum
Subject: RE: [T3] Front shocks


Can you explain to me how you trimmed the sleeve?  And where did you buy
your shocks?  German, Brazilian or Other?

68 Notch

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Dan Allum" <dan@nucoda.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 10:26:45 +0100

>Apparently the shocks from a Mini have the same fitment but are shorter in
>length but I can't confirm this from personal experience. I have beetle
>rears (with the lower sleeve trimmed down) on the front of my Fastback with
>a 3 spline drop and no problems.
>'73 Fastback
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Henrik Larsson [mailto:notchback@home.se]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:46 PM
>To: Type 3 Mailing list
>Subject: Re: [T3] Front shocks
>"jason_r.ford" wrote:
>> Do they make shocks for a lowered front end?  If so, do they improve the
>ride to compensate for the stiffness due to the torsion bars?
>I don't know really. I have seen shorter front shocks advertised and I
>wondered if mine were standard or short.
>Henrik Larsson, Sweden
>1964 and 1968 Notches
>List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list or mailto:help@vwtype3.org

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