[T3] Nose too high.

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Tue Jun 11 17:38:47 PDT 2019

TOday I made the final 2 adjustments to get my front end at the right height
and level after replacing a torsion arm, I ended up with 26 3/8" on both
sides and Im happy with that.  That gets my thumb between the upper torsion
arm and snubber and plenty of room below the bottom one.

I suppose It could go a LITTLE Lower without issue, but I didnt say that.
Jim's a 25 inches sounds right for one that has settled out for nearly 50


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
95 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi "Cirfogsalot"
"hanging out at the tail end of the bell
curve, and loving every minute of it!" 
-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:38 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Nose too high.

On 10 Jun 2019 at 13:28, B Fye wrote:

> The 71 square has always felt tall and squirrelly. Today, I checked
> out why. The PO had rebuilt the front end, but it sits, on 165r15s, way
> high. The fender lip of the front fender is a whopping 28" high!
> Yikes!!! 

28" really? Yeah, that's WAY too high. I just measured my bone stock, never 
touched, '73, also with 165SR15s, and from the ground to the underside of 
the high point of the fender wheel arch I have 25".

I can't imagine what that would drive like. Sounds Awful. Bring it down 3"
enjoy a brand new ride.

Anything similar going on in the rear? Makes me wonder if your PO thought 
it would look cool to jack up the whole car. In the stock setup, the rocker 
panels should be parallel to the road.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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