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Post Post subject: tippy toed tires are buggin me
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 07:02 AM
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so my baja has the normal tippy toes goin on in the rear end (the tops of the wheels angle out, the bottoms angle in) and i was wondering how to fix this... right now there are old school spring shocks on their lowest setting for the suspension. do i need new shocks? or will it take a couple grand of fabbing (which i don't have) to fix this? help pleasssse Sad

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Post Post subject: Re: tippy toed tires are buggin me
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Hmm Do you mean your baja (pre 68/swing axle) bug tires are sitting on the outer edge of the rear tires?

If so that is a torsion problem not a shock problem.


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Convert it to IRS.

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Post Post subject: Re: tippy toed tires are buggin me
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Convert it to IRS.


What he said, its the only way you will get rid of the positive camber issue.


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You need to limit the downward travel until you convert to IRS. Raise the bottom stop 1/4 inch.

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Post Post subject: Re: tippy toed tires are buggin me
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hmmm how hard is it to convert to irs? is there a kit i need or.... and yes it is a 1960 with a swing axle. can you define torsion problem? thanks thanks

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Post Post subject: Re: tippy toed tires are buggin me
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When you raise the rear of a swing car the tires get positive camber. At some point the change from extreme positive camber to extreme negative camber launches the rear of the car over the front. IRS minimizes the problem. Swapping pans is easiest. Weld on inner pivots are available. A IRS donor Beetle would supply you with reference points for assembly, tranaxle,axles and suspenion components. Then you can borrow, buy or make a locating jig from the IRS torsion housing to locate the new pivots on your vehicle. Take some angle measurements from the IRS before you disassemble it so you can check your installation.

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IRS minimizes the problem.

"minimize" is the key word, if you go too high you will still have positive camber.


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