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Old May 17th 2021, 21:39
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adding caster to a 1303

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My son and I are doing a track day at Luddenham this Weekend as part of the VW Nationals in Sydney.

We took both of our Beetles to my sons friend who is a gun alignment guy and does lots of high end drift cars etc.

I've just refitted the adjustable Whiteline caster front sway to my Beetle that was on my yellow 1302 and after lots mucking around we got a very good result.

My sons 1303 was a different story, needs more tow in on the right rear but a die grind out of spring plate slot will fix that.

The right front wheel needs to move forwards 11 mm to correct caster and this is also reflected in the wheel base side to side.

We already have caster bushes fitted and car drives very well so I cant wait to see what these fixes will accomplish.

Whiteline no longer make these adjustable caster front sway bars.

Any ideas guys? Ricola did some fancy work in this area but I cant seem to find his post

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Old May 18th 2021, 00:19
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Looks like I may have found a local guy to make one. Would anybody be interested in a adjustable caster front sway bar?

https://www.driveindustries.com.au/
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Looks like I may have found a local guy to make one. Would anybody be interested in a adjustable caster front sway bar?

https://www.driveindustries.com.au/
Hey Steve,
How are they adjustable?
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Old May 27th 2021, 18:04
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The threaded section that goes goes through the lower control arm is longer allowing the lower control arm to be moved forward to achieve more caster

I'm going to do what Ricola did on his Cabrio and have some custom lower control arms made
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I didn't do mine for caster, it was to better control wheel movement. Having a critical part of the suspension control made of spring steel doesn't make sense in my brain!
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Old May 30th 2021, 21:08
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After much research we're going to go down your route Richard. I will most likely convert my car to 2 bolt from 3 bolts so that we're only making one setup
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