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Post Post subject: Re: 1960 vw baja surging/wheel hop problem
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 09:20 PM
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I ran 30 mm Sway Aways in my rail with no problem. Try dual shocks. I ran triple KYBs.

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Post Post subject: Re: 1960 vw baja surging/wheel hop problem
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well i talked to the vw guy at Sway Away, think the owner. He said 29mm short is just to much for my baja. So, i will have a pair of brand new 29mm sway away bars, they are the short ones. up for grab or trade if anyone is interested.

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He might be correct unless you have dual shocks 29 mm bars are to much.

I asked a couple veteran racers who ran limited suspension when that was all there was how to set up my suspension. Dual Shocks was thier answer and as much bar as possible.

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What I don't understand is wouldn't going with dual shocks just make it stiffer ? Thought the problem was I was to stiff?

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Shock properly valved won't make it stiff. You might just want to use 24-26 mm bars if your after a soft ride or just raise your stock ones a bit by installing a center torsion adjuster. 29 and 30 mm bars are stiff and only ride smooth after 30 -40 mph and faster in rough terain. Mine was very stiff with 30 mm bars and 3 KYB shocks per side but it could be run in 3rd and 4th gear through rough terrain and scoccer ball size rock fields.

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mine is bouncing 5mph till 70mph, however, if going to better shocks will allow me to run at 55 or 60 on the highway without bouncing i would rather put better shocks on and keep the 29mm. Would going with a really good Fox racing shock be the same as two kyb shocks?

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It has been a long post how much tire pressure are you running? Much more than 15-20 psi will make the ride hard.

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I have run 15psi to 32 psi. No real change the firm ride does not bother me. It's the bouncing that is the problem.

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Have you put the stock torsion bars back in to see if the problem goes away?
If it does not a peek at the axle spades and fulcrums to see if they badly scored and locking up might be in order.

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don't have the old bars anymore.

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