My new project of fun. Doug the bug.

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  1. STYLINator

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    This thread is the only reason I surf RC.....

    Looks great.
     
  2. Beaker

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    Im hoping to break 10's but im not greedy. and yea it can get exciting and out of hand pretty quickly

    awe thanks man
     
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    I only check this thread to see if beaks still alive
     
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  5. STYLINator

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  7. Beaker

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    i routinely read this thread and it still makes me so happy
     
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    Do the back wheels have more camber than normal?
     
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    with it that low it looks like it may already have some kind of camber correction kit in it. It's a result of lowering it and the rear end suspension architecture.

    Here is a shitty picture that kind of explains it:
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    Don't they have a solid rear axle though?
     
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    nope:

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    Way to go backwards VW
     
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    that's actually the fancy rear suspension, i would imagine his has the straight axels. only pivot point would be right at the transmission. with the one pictured above you would be able to correct some of the camber issue, with his there wouldn't be any provision for correction.
     
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    that is correct. mines straght swing axle. so i get nothing but shit camber. i can get lowering trailing arms but they wont help much for camber issues. but it will ride lower.

    kinda at a standstill cause the big drag wheels will have to be on the car when its sitting way up but i want it lower then it is now.
     
  16. briangtiguy

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    what about raising the transmission/engine? but i doubt you have any room for that.
     
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    Nah. That small area above the doghouse is full of inter cooler and such. There would be some extensive modding for that
     
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    I know virtually nothing about these cars but it makes w/the straight axles
     
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    Well its been 2 years and a day since ive bought the car. im still floored every time i get in it. people want to talk to me everywhere. its literally nothing but fun still after 2 years.

    it needs a tune up. its pissing oil out of a push rod seal but whatever. no sweat really. still needs a transmission like mad. that will be this year sometime. its still my favourite thing to plan my ass in and turn on, even though sometimes i think its not gonna start.

    like every relationship, ive put too much money and time to ever get anything back at this point. i figure another 5k should have it running like i want, with a v gate shifter and pro turbo drag transmission, 12-16 psi of boost. prob need av-gas at that point so ill drive it once a week kinda deal like i do now.

    never the less, i love it still as much as i did when i brought it home and i still smile all the way to the repair shop.

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    thats it today, have a hockey game at 6

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    Some people collect little spoons, some people like to travel every minute, some people buy houses....i have my little car.

    it was also featured at a new vw dealership opening not long ago here.

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    Its been a fun time, i cant wait to see what the future holds for it.
     
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    I hope you write it off
     
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    My roof rack looks good.
     
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    How much tq is the transmission supposed to be good for?
     
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    should be 500/450

    going with something different, itll be custom, made for street so a taller 1st and 4th but able to handle the power whenever i get around to ordering it.

    other prioritys first
     
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    also, fixed the oil leak, but has a issue with the starter now. it wont start. i didnt even look at the connection so im assuming its that caus my battery is fine.
     
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    love this
     
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    someone took this one and i loved it.

    was taken as i was pulling into a lpudest exhaust comp.

    lost to a 454 and a ls6. i have 1/3rd the displacement

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    Looks great. How's it running these days?
     
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    pretty good. had a bad boost leak for a unknown amount of time, i fixed it, now its a terror on wheels again.
     
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