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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 07:20 AM
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Hey all, Im new to the forums but not new to bugs by any means. Im 22 and hail from Tucson/Phoenix az, now being in the air force Im stationed at Ellsworth AFB South Dakota (YUK!)

My first car was a 74 Super Beetle and then I got 2 others afterwards which were Bajas.. I loved my bugs and learned a lot about them and engines etc with them. I was forced to sell them due to hardships before I shipped out for basic (boot camp) I want to get another baja SO BAD but I dont know where to find one around here, how well do they handle in the snow/cold weather??

Hit me up with questions or whatever I want to be active on these forums!

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Hello and welcome. I'm not sure on both your ?s hope some one else knows.


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from what I have been told the baja's are really decent in snow. I just got one and I am planing to move north. I wa told that when it snows just put about 120lbs in your front end and it'll plow throw 2 ft of snow w/o a problem because all of their weight is over the rear wheels


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I have had multiple experiences in snow, and in my personal opinion you could'nt ask for ask for anything more. As long as you have a good set of tires and drive responsibly your in good shape.

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how about the fact the engine is exposed to all the cold and weather? Would just your typical block heater work? I supposed Id have to get some good all weather cables like for the distributor and fuel lines etc.. how about snow/ice on the carbs? flapper over the stinger exhaust?

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Try thesamba.com for a Baja.
A far as snow I would think you'll be fine if your careful.
I use a spray paint lid over my stinger but you have to have the small diameter one. A PVC pipe cap works good over the larger ones. 3 inch I think. Just try to remember to pull it off before starting the motor, or you'll have to find it in the snow.


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holy crap, what kind of tranny do you have on that baby to let you go that fast? I was lucky my baja went 80, granted it was very torquey and had lots of power it wasnt very fast top speed

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its not mine I went looking up bugs in the snow vids when this guy asked about the ...... well bugs in the snow. but I also found some vids of other bugs doin some crazy stuff.


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oh yeah. ummm you pretty much have to have the transmission built to do those speeds. some tranny's are built to have low top speeds but with shorter gears. you can gear a bug to do 140 - 160 these days you just have to find some one to do it. you also have to have the power to handle the taller gears.


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i wouldnt mind if mine went even 110 hah

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i wouldnt mind if mine went even 110 hah


Been there... ever try to stop from that speed on stock beetle brakes? It's spooky, even in a 1200lb car. Shocked

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my bugs had the upgraded disk brakes haha they came in handy for dunes and such

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HAHAHA he got you there... as of right now I am happy mine runs (I just got it running decently)


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I spent a lot of time in Boston. My 73 VW did well for me during the blizzard of 1987. I was out and about while others were socked in.


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