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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:40 PM
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just wondering if it is possible to extend the existing axles and swing arms in my off road buggy. i was thinking bout it in the car on the way home and if i can get my rear wheels out another 6 inches or so its going to give me at least another 4 inches lift! is this right?

my axles are on a say... 15 degree angle at the moment.
if it is say.... 600mm to the hub from the gearbox, then i roughly have 6inch of height to underside of engine.

if i extend the axles and swing arms to say... 800mm away from the gearbox still on that 15 degree angle then i should , in theory, have an extra couple of inches lift and travel(with new shocks obviously)

just wanna no wat you guys have done and how to get myself some more lift!!!
there are pics of my buggy in projects and builds under NATHS BUGGY!!!!

thanx again
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Go to blindchickenracing.com he has a lot of good ideas on how to use stock VW components to do what you want to attempt.

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i want plans to build these myself any ideas? im on a budget and pretty handy with a welder and angle grinder!

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I can tell you did not visit BCR's web site. It has the most detailed plans you are going to get on what axle to use with what set back and offset.
Arms are simple but time consuming to get them correct. Start with a 1/2" thick steel plate make a jig to hold the arm to the plate and still allow you to locate the bearing housing back and out the desired distance.

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well i was just wondering if i can get plans not purchase the arms. ive looked all through the web site a bcr. might contact them to get plans. if anyont else has got plans can they let me no. thanx. nath

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Post Post subject: Re: extended axles trailing and swing arms!!! help
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 02:39 PM
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Keep looking... Wink http://www.blindchickenracing.com/How_to/2x3reararms/2x3arms.htm

That's about as good a how-to as there is. Every setup is a little different, and as it says on the site, "I realize this is a bit vague but if there is a lot of confusion about building a jig then maybe this is not the project for you."

Good luck

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No one who builds them for a living is going to give you plans. BCR is as close as you get. It is the same way I built a pair of one inch longer ones years ago.

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Actually I have plans I don't mind sharing to some since most of the time they come back and buy completed arms anyway. It seems a bit counterproductive but it usually works out in the end.

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hey mark that would be awesome! sent you an email the other day but haven't got anything back yet. ya probly busy building ppl trailing arms.! any chance you could email me them. thanx mate.

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so mark any chance i can get those plans off ya mate.


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thanx a bunch mark your a champion. ill let ya no how i go!!!

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