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Old June 15th 2007, 15:30
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Home made coilover 944T/Golf I/CRX

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Im converting my 1302 S to alu arms and 944 T brakes font and rear. I made my own coilover to fit the 944T spindle and lower the car at the same time. To do this I used a Golf I shock absorber and a coilover kit from at CRX.
First I cut off the leg just above the mounts for the spindle. And put a 48mm pipe into it and welded.
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Old June 15th 2007, 17:50
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hooray for innovation!

so is the coilover kit for the rear of a crx? i had heard that's how to go because the spring rate is more favorable to the light vw front. can you tell yet how stiff it'll be?
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Old June 15th 2007, 18:12
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Cool, I did the same, but just used bug struts..

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Old June 16th 2007, 11:18
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It will be on the stiffer side for road use, but i think it will work for track use.
When i put my weight (80kg) on the front end, it lower the car about 10-15mm.
The stiffnes of the springs in my CRX kit are rear 350lbs/inch and 450lbs/inch front.
The black spring is just for helping keeping it thogether and you could press it thogether with your hands.

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Very nice struts. where did you find the threaded part? Made it yourself? Its easier to find threaded parts and kits for bug, golf and N/A 944. They have a smaler diameter of the "pipe". 944 T have 52 or 54 mm outside diameter And I couldnt find such threaded part. Therefore I put a smaller diameter pipe inside.
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Old June 16th 2007, 11:47
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Very nice struts. where did you find the threaded part? Made it yourself? Its easier to find threaded parts and kits for bug, golf and N/A 944. They have a smaler diameter of the "pipe". 944 T have 52 or 54 mm outside diameter And I couldnt find such threaded part. Therefore I put a smaller diameter pipe inside.
I got the threaded parts and springs from http://www.rallydesign.co.uk, yeah put them together my self. More info: http://www.fastbug.net/node/78..
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those spring plates from rally design make it so easy, and they cheap too!. chris, what spring rate are you running on the front now? i tried 80 as i thought that was standard for beetle, but now on 100. mines a street car.
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They are 10.5" by 130lbs, they felt pretty spot on, and not too stiff..
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Old June 17th 2007, 05:51
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cheers i'll try some out. i use 12inch springs. i used mk 1 golf struts as a base, they are 2 inch shorter to start with and have camber adjustment bolt holes.
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Old June 21st 2007, 09:29
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Yay! Go the Rally Design Strut conversion crew! That makes 3 of us. My struts were originally 944 struts, since I had them around, the Gaz inserts I bought were the same, and they have the camber adjustment at the bottom. I *think* I've got 150lb springs on there, and a pair of 200lb springs that I had recommended to me discarded in the garage.
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200 would be great for a Golf!
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I want the rally design stuff but i live in the USA can someone help me.

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You must be able to buy this stuff over there...
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they wont' ship for insurance reasons
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No, I mean from a supplier in the US..
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Old July 23rd 2007, 21:20
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I can't find steel, i ordered coil over crx sleeves so.. they'll be here soon.
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