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Forum: Wheels January 18th 2013, 00:29
Replies: 44
Views: 31,301
Posted By KaferChris
I'm now looking into these for my girl's 1303...

I'm now looking into these for my girl's 1303 that has stock fenders all the way around - anyone try 17x8 (ET40) with 215/40's on back? Lowered one inner spline.
Forum: Project Builds January 21st 2012, 23:23
Replies: 158
Views: 20,808
Posted By KaferChris
Excellent, just noticed you were using the other...

Excellent, just noticed you were using the other DD product and doing similar projects - I'll be looking forward to seeing the other options available. :goodjob:
Forum: Project Builds January 21st 2012, 20:18
Replies: 158
Views: 20,808
Posted By KaferChris
http://www.dakotadigital.com/pdf/PAC-1300.pdf

http://www.dakotadigital.com/pdf/PAC-1300.pdf
Forum: Electrical January 21st 2012, 15:22
Replies: 10
Views: 3,758
Posted By KaferChris
Here's a parallel thread for the sake of making...

Here's a parallel thread for the sake of making it easier, thanks for all the leg work Joel!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=420769&highlight=
Forum: Project Builds January 21st 2012, 15:19
Replies: 158
Views: 20,808
Posted By KaferChris
Perhaps cooler than the key contacts, there's...

Perhaps cooler than the key contacts, there's another Dakota Digital module that controls the headlights/domelights/and gives you retained power without presence of the key...Built-in battery voltage...
Forum: Wheels January 21st 2012, 02:45
Replies: 2
Views: 2,210
Posted By KaferChris
13x7/8's are probably the most common race rim in...

13x7/8's are probably the most common race rim in the world - just about everyone in a 4 cylinder at every oval track in America runs them. I raced in one class that allowed 13x10's...Usually tire...
Forum: Body April 6th 2010, 02:33
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By KaferChris
:cup1: Awesome write-up...I'm a big fan here too....

:cup1: Awesome write-up...I'm a big fan here too. I've had 9 fenders so far, one died a brutal death several months ago in a T-bone accident, and that was only after having been backed-into once...
Forum: Wheels January 22nd 2010, 20:52
Replies: 44
Views: 31,301
Posted By KaferChris
987 Boxsters 2.7L wheels 17x8 & 6.5 235/45 &...

987 Boxsters 2.7L wheels 17x8 & 6.5
235/45 & 195/45

Stock late IRS rear, 1-1/4" CCC fenders, 924S brakes w/factory ~19mm spacers

Stock 'Ghia beam with adjusters on front, stock fenders, ~17mm...
Forum: Wheels January 7th 2010, 22:30
Replies: 17
Views: 3,226
Posted By KaferChris
For stock fenders you're going to have the best...

For stock fenders you're going to have the best luck with 7's all around given your choices...the steering box stops will probably need to be adjusted a bit, so that you don't rub.

I'm running...
Forum: Wheels December 30th 2009, 16:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By KaferChris
The guy I picked them up from had purchased some...

The guy I picked them up from had purchased some aftermarket wheels, and they came with these centercaps...

http://www.victorequipmentwheels.com/
Forum: Wheels December 29th 2009, 23:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By KaferChris
7's are close under stock rear fenders...I've...

7's are close under stock rear fenders...I've mocked up 8's and although they might have worked, wider fenders it was. I've seen 9's under 1-1/4" fenders - and they were snug.


These popped-up...
Forum: Wheels December 29th 2009, 15:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By KaferChris
Std Beetle, `69/`77 - short of narrowing the rear...

Std Beetle, `69/`77 - short of narrowing the rear suspension the rear wheels wouldn't fit under stock fenders with any kind of real rubber on them...I'm running 1-1/4" CCC fenders on back...The front...
Forum: Wheels December 28th 2009, 14:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By KaferChris
These tires have legal tread depth - but they...

These tires have legal tread depth - but they certainly need replacing...Right now they're 25" F/R and I'm looking at getting something a little taller in back to fill the fender, while going just a...
Forum: Wheels December 28th 2009, 05:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By KaferChris
BBS Sport Design 17"

So I've wanted these 'hard to find' wheels for years and finally landed a set :cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/KaferChris/Project%2069/SportDesign.jpg~original
...
Forum: Wheels December 27th 2009, 17:31
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By KaferChris
15x7 ET52.3 phone dial is the only thing close I...

15x7 ET52.3 phone dial is the only thing close I can think of.
Forum: Suspension April 22nd 2006, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By KaferChris
I've seen 16x7 ET23.3 Fuchs with 205/50's on...

I've seen 16x7 ET23.3 Fuchs with 205/50's on them, and they JUST fit the back of an otherwise stock IRS car with stockfenders - I'd recommend a bit more offset, 40mm is comfortable...but you must...
Forum: Engines April 18th 2006, 03:33
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By KaferChris
'B' pistons have the wrist pin moved further...

'B' pistons have the wrist pin moved further toward the top of the piston to lower compression ratio (CR) when assembling an engine with a longer-than-stock stroke or longer connecting rods, they've...
Forum: Engines April 18th 2006, 03:23
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By KaferChris
I was under the assumption your `81 single-cab...

I was under the assumption your `81 single-cab was already type I equipped...sounded like your boss was fairly literate in VW.

Anyway, in the 'States we first got Type IV engines in 1972 in all...
Forum: Engines April 17th 2006, 04:40
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By KaferChris
85.5x69 = 1585 87 "" = 1641 88 "" = 1679 ...

85.5x69 = 1585
87 "" = 1641
88 "" = 1679
90.5 "" = 1775
92 "" = 1835
94 "" = 1915

1775 is a good choice given your options, but next month AA is introducing thick-wall 92mm sleeves (a 92mm ID...
Forum: Suspension April 9th 2006, 18:23
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By KaferChris
Thanks again for the advice and parts. ...

Thanks again for the advice and parts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/KaferChris/Project%2069/P3130029.jpg~original
...
Forum: Suspension September 25th 2005, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By KaferChris
They stick wheel...but on the limit of adhesion...

They stick wheel...but on the limit of adhesion you haven't got as much warning, and they don't protect the wheel/rim against curb rash...and the obvious they ride like wooden wheels.
Forum: Suspension June 6th 2005, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By KaferChris
I only gave the link a glance...but just to make...

I only gave the link a glance...but just to make things clear about wheel width most steel wheels are ~1" wider overall than the measurement between the beads, while most alloys are only ~5/8" wider.
Forum: Suspension June 5th 2005, 22:17
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By KaferChris
No, they won't fit...With an IRS car it takes a...

No, they won't fit...With an IRS car it takes a bit of clearacing to fit a 7" wheel...8" might be possible with the right offset, but things would be very close in the end if possible to begin with....
Forum: Suspension May 23rd 2005, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By KaferChris
To fit 9" wheels to the back of your car you will...

To fit 9" wheels to the back of your car you will need at least 1-1/4" wider fenders...reguardless of your brake selection...and it's necessary that you modify the chassis bump stop and forwardmost...
Forum: Suspension May 14th 2005, 21:26
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By KaferChris
Lanner, First off, thanks. I built...

Lanner,

First off, thanks.

I built the front-end months ago and have been working on my rear suspension lately...I've got complete Type III rear brakes done-up for the car (sandblasted and...
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