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Bill Saurber


Some of you may find that you will need to buy shocks for a lowered front beam.  Lowered or raised front beams whether balljoint or kingpin style can be bought through a number of mail order houses or just about any dune buggy shop.  Cofap has been a name that has been around aftermarket vw stuff for a long, long time.  One of the suggestions in this thread was to get a set of coil-over shocks to try out.  The problem with that is you will increase your spring rate which is counterproductive to what you are trying to achieve.  You want to reduce your spring rate to something more adequate for the weight bias and lower the ride height to your taste.  The only way (and the cheapest) to properly accomplish this is to buy an adjustable beam and remove some leaves.  Turning the OD of the torsion bars in the rear is a good way to soften it up.  You’ll want to make sure the OD is polished after it gets turned so you don’t leave any stress risers in the torsion bars.  You also want to make sure that you put them back in the side they came from.  It is also helpful to mark everything prior to removal so they are indexed right when they go back in. Chasing an uneven suspension because the rear torsion bars are out of index from side to side is a royal pain!