[T3] Alignment

Daniel Nohejl d.nohejl at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 11:36:57 PST 2016

Keith, what is the part number of the Gabriel shock? I’m curious to see if that’d work. 

Rather than just eyeing it up, is there a measurement one can take to see if the rear is sagging too low and then if it’s even side-to-side? Like a measurement from the apex of the curve of the outside of the wheel well to the ground or something? 


> On Nov 24, 2016, at 1:37 PM, dlstiefel <dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org> wrote:
> On 2016-11-24 08:39, Daniel Nohejl wrote:
>>> The spring plate IS the trailing arm.
>> I’m confused because I’ve always seen this part referred to as the
>> trailing arm and/or the diagonal arm
>> http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1216876.jpg
> Well I guess I've been mispronouncing this for 30 something years. I've always called what you have a picture of a trailing are and what fits on the end of the torsion bar and bolts to the trailing arm the spring plate. It's been so long not sure where I got those terms but I think it was from the old Clements repair manual I had for the fastback back in high school.
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