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Both of mine are using screws. I don't think rivets would have an advantage...Anyone?

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i just got back on line here ill send you all some pictures tommorrow im pc freid in a bad storm we had up here . But anyway im still on track to try to drive my baja to az in feb 10 one more thing what size tires should i run on the front ? its has 3in of lift hopefully more when i twist the front end Cool

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I will be giving 30" tires in front and 31's in back a shot.


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Use 28-30" tall front tires. 235 75 15 LT, 700 15 are popular sizes. The taller the front tire the smoother it will roll through bumps and holes.
If your engine is stock with stock 12 volt T-1 gearing use the same tires or for the rear. While for rear tires 31x10.50 work better in soft dirt, a stock 1600 struggles to move these taller tires.

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i have 31 10.50 15 bfg at on the back and wanted to put bfg on the front but the smallest size i con get is a 215 75r 15 in a bfg at i have 205 on it now and they rub when turning real sharp but i got some 15/7 corvette rallys when i put the chey adapters on that will set it out about anther inch or so but i just have stock bug rims now the rallys will make the tire wider to i think ? Confused

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Until you widen the beam this is normal. You can make steering stops but eventually one relearns where to stop turning the steering wheel.T Smile It will ride better if you 235 75 15s. Beat the lip in with a hammer. You can make steering stops

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will the chevy adapters help i know the not the ideal thing for offroading

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It needs to be a good 3" wider.

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ok i got my frontend cut and twister on my 70 bug after the 3in body lift and twisting the frontend i have 13inches of ground clearance in the front now im going to preload the rear torsion that should raise it up 2 more inches in the rear that should give me almost 15 inches in the rear and im going to put in my 3 rib bus axle in then hopefully that will gear it down a little ill post some pic when i find the cord to plug in my phone to the computer it looks cool Cool

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i got a new bushing kit for my bug torsion tubes it has bearing in it now dose the bushing replace the bearing because i dont think they will fit in there with the bearing and also my frontend has a adjustment in the middle of the torsion tubes someone told me that it wasnt the stock frontend because 1970 didnt have adjustable torsion tudes on it thaxs big0067 Confused

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The adjusters were added. It has been a while since I did ball joint bushing but make sure not to knock out the inner bearing if the plastic sleeve does cover the arm where the inner bearing rides. I recall some kits reused the inner bearing and others did not.

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it looks like a stock frontend my question is abot the bearings in the torsion bar tubes does the bushing replace the bearings

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hello everyone got a ? for everyone im finnally out of the hospital again and im gettig ready to put my bus transaxle in my baja i have bus stub axles bus axles and bus trnasaxle i have 3in body lift ant thing elese i need before i start i need all the help i can get you all could just come to the great state of wv on this great 4th of july holliday and help thewres a free hotdog and cold bud for how ever shows up

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Don't over do it. Thats a bit of a ride for me.

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i need some help finnally putting a bus trans in my bajaj i have 3in body lift i know i have to move cluch and throttle cale any other suggestions thaxs

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