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VW Suspension geometry question

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Re: VW Suspension geometry question
May 28, 2016 06:10AM
Ignore the "lift" stuff, I stole this from off road website. I think the overlapping arcs are a good visualization of what JVL was taking about a few posts ago.
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Re: VW Suspension geometry question
May 28, 2016 11:08AM
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Ignore the "lift" stuff, I stole this from off road website. I think the overlapping arcs are a good visualization of what JVL was taking about a few posts ago.

T'other way and down but the guys can just do the Yogi thing and stand on his head and everything then makes perfect sense.



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Re: VW Suspension geometry question
May 31, 2016 09:21AM
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I gotta say John, I love your answers!!! Can we be friends!?

Sure... but keep your hands to yourself! I'm promised to another.

As for checking the rear beam--ya doan need "accuracy". You need to know if the flimsy piece of cack is bent..

More piccies:
(cheap and simple)

Find one of these



And one a deeze:


A big 'un


Tie the string some where on the HORISONTAL arm at some known point, say 100mm
Or maybe 4 inches
With the one hand place the vertical part against the hub face..

The plumb bob in this dimension anyway is going to hang perfectly vertically...

Now with you other hand hold another ruler and measure out to the tip of the plumb bob. Best to use same units like mm or inches...
Read off.. If it haint 100mm then you have something bent..

This assumes the car is on level ground..


Of course if'n I's wuz youse, I'd already be planning on then checking if its that little poxy POS bolt on stub axle..
When of the better Norf American drivers we've ever seen, John Nichols from not so far out of Sheerbrooke to me he tended to bend those bolt on things constantly, like 1 or 2 per event

I just bungee a pair of 4ft levels across the tire/hub face and measure. If the toe is out of spec, replace.
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