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Fixing Rear Suspension Sag?

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  • #232097
    Brian
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    @ssa84whales

    I know, it happens to the best of us!

    The TD body (at least in a BCW ) prevents removal of the rear

    torsion bar endcap to adjust rear ride height.   Removing the

    whole body from the VW chasis is not a pleasing option, to

    correct a rear end now sagging at the driver’s side after 55k

    miles.

    Has anyone found a method, or product that can be installed,

    that would allow the rear ride height to be adjusted (in my case

    releveling the car’s rear end) without removing the rear torsion

    bar endcaps?

    Thank you, Brianssa84whales38281.9706944444

    #236399
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    Brian… is your car an IRS or Swing Axle (pre-’68 VW donor)?

     

    #236400
    Brian
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    @ssa84whales

    1973 Standard Beetle chasis with IRS and manual trans.

    Brian

    #236401
    Roy Carroll
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    @beetlone

    Hi Brian, this is beetlone. I used a set of coil over shocks on the rear. You can adjust the height to your liking.

    #236402
    Mark Hendrickson
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    @pink-mg

    Keep in mind that adjusting the ride height by using a “load leveler” style coil over shock stiffens the suspension too. This might be OK if your torsion bars are shot, but may also make the ride very harsh and negatively affect the handling.

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