Lowering a 72 beetle

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Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by atlsteve on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:14 am

I'm looking at my beetle and I'm pretty sure she's telling me she likes to get low. I don't have a clue where to start with a project like that and before I do I'd like to know some of the pros and cons. I'm not necessarily talking about scraping the pavement but rather low enough to look cool and still be able to get around town and over a speed bump.

What are some of the cons? How big of ia project is it? Consider me very green.

Thanks!
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Re: Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:08 am

Call me and I can help you out. 404-425-8600 Thanks, Tim
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Re: Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by Muffler Bearing on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:08 am

I went with 2.5 spindles and 145-65-15 tires. Dropped the front about 3.5 inches and kept the factory ride comfort. It's not too hard to do. It's just nuts and bolts.

http://forum.georgiadubs.com/t964-my-66-beetle
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Re: Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by Jack's '68 Ghia on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:02 pm

You still have the Port-A-Walls on it?
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Re: Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by Muffler Bearing on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:11 pm

Not my bug anymore but I took the port-a-walls off about 3 mo. after that pic. They were starting to have the letters from the tire burn into them. Also they were too wide and just did not lay right. Need to be installed on a Bias Ply tires for best results. Radials have too much sidewall flex.
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Re: Lowering a 72 beetle

Post by type4revolution on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Baker beam X2
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