[T3] Alignment

Daniel Nohejl d.nohejl at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 14:52:45 PST 2016

I’ve encountered some conflicting information on this so I thought I’d ask: Is the measurement for the angle of the spring plates simply taken with the car on a lift and the suspension unloaded or does the spring plate have to be disconnected from the trailing arm? I was hoping that taking a measurement might be somewhat simple and that any adjusting work (if necessary) would be the hard part. 


> On Nov 20, 2016, at 11:03 PM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> On 20 Nov 2016 at 17:47, Daniel Nohejl wrote:
>> I found the numbers for the rear torsion arm angles in the Bentley:
>> 21* 30´ +/- 50´. Has anyone ever bothered with raising up the rear
>> after nearly 48 years of having weight on it? Seems like a lot of
>> dirty and frustrating work. Is it worth the effort? 
> For most of us, this is something that hasn't changed significantly. 
> I'd only worry about it if the car has seen sustained heavy loads. In 
> your case, it's probably worth worrying about, given the tread wear 
> you see, but I'd be tempted to get a second opinion at a different 
> alignment shop first, to see if the numbers agree.
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