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Re: [T3] (Photos) 1971 Notchback

In a message dated 8/24/06 8:47:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
topnotch@nycap.rr.com writes:

<< I was looking more at the distance between the lower snubber and the arm,
 the stance itself looks good but there is something fishy about the relation
 of suspension travel and stance.
 My Notch and Square both have the same distance between the snubbers and the
 arms, yet the Notch is very noticeably higher in the front than the Square.
 I really need to park them side by side on a FLAT surface and get out a
 ruler and really get some concrete numbers.
 Just need flat Concrete.... >>

I think Dave Hall has the actual VW measurements hiding in his archives. I 
know he posted them once, and I used them to determine that my car sat 2 inches 
lower in front, and a 1/2 inch lower in the rear. The front was from me, but 
the rear is age (sagging). But then on mine the front snubbers are missing due 
to the drop. Like you though, I'm running the stock sized tire (at least for 
now, due to age not wear), so this made the measurements more accurate, and I 
was using a flat concrete surface, so that helped a lot. It might give you that 
little bit of a warm feeling knowing if you were right that it's supposed to 
sit that high. But I still think we should have dropped it while it was in the 
parking lot at the host hotel. : ) I think the info Dave has is for the early 
cars though, so you might be on your own with the late car. Something to 
think about, the Square is a late car, and has the extra tube behind the bumper, 
along with  maybe a couple of extra pounds of weight (not counting what you 
normally carry around), so it should sit a little lower. By the way, did you use 
a Squareback front beam on the Notch? Or just the sway bar?

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now running the old Notch motor with 
D-jet FI . : ) 

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