AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: x61rezod
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3579

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 150
Total: 150
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: Baja Forums
03: AMAZON.com
04: AMAZON.com
05: AMAZON.com
06: AMAZON.com
07: Baja Forums
08: AMAZON.com
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: Baja Forums
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: Baja Forums
16: AMAZON.com
17: Event Calendar
18: AMAZON.com
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: Baja Forums
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: AMAZON.com
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: Baja Forums
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: Baja Forums
40: AMAZON.com
41: Baja Forums
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: AMAZON.com
46: AMAZON.com
47: Pictures
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: Baja Forums
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: My Account
57: My Account
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: AMAZON.com
62: Baja Forums
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: AMAZON.com
73: Baja Forums
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: Baja Forums
77: AMAZON.com
78: Baja Forums
79: AMAZON.com
80: Baja Forums
81: AMAZON.com
82: AMAZON.com
83: Pictures
84: AMAZON.com
85: Home
86: Baja Forums
87: Baja Forums
88: Baja Forums
89: AMAZON.com
90: AMAZON.com
91: Baja Forums
92: Baja Forums
93: AMAZON.com
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: AMAZON.com
97: Baja Forums
98: AMAZON.com
99: Baja Forums
100: AMAZON.com
101: AMAZON.com
102: Home
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: AMAZON.com
109: Baja Forums
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: AMAZON.com
114: Baja Forums
115: Baja Forums
116: AMAZON.com
117: Baja Forums
118: AMAZON.com
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: AMAZON.com
127: AMAZON.com
128: Baja Forums
129: Baja Forums
130: AMAZON.com
131: AMAZON.com
132: AMAZON.com
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com
135: Baja Forums
136: Baja Forums
137: AMAZON.com
138: AMAZON.com
139: Baja Forums
140: Baja Forums
141: AMAZON.com
142: AMAZON.com
143: AMAZON.com
144: Baja Forums
145: AMAZON.com
146: AMAZON.com
147: AMAZON.com
148: Baja Forums
149: AMAZON.com
150: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- New Members -:- smithy
Amazon Store

smithy
Tell us about your self. Who are you, how did you find AzBaja.com etc. Start your first post here with your user name as the subject.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
smithyzzz
Recruit
Recruit

smithyzzz

Offline

Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 7
Location: tempe, az
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 08:29 PM
Reply with quote

hi everyone,

yea yea i'm the new guy....just bought a 1970 baja bug this weekend. sorry no pics yet, but it is bright yellow and black. i'm located right in the heart of tempe, near to ASU. i found you guys through a google search. can't say i know much about these little beasts but i've always wanted one. figure i've got a lot to learn and maybe you guys can help me by breaking my balls and answering noob questions. like this one: how difficult and costly is it to put front disc brakes on my wee little super bee?

Back to top
View user's profile
biblethumpncop
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

biblethumpncop

Offline

Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 801
Location: Surprise, Az
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 02:05 PM
Reply with quote

I once installed front disc brakes on a super beetle I had. It took me the better part of an afternoon, but would take someone else alot less time. It isnt as scary as it sounds. I think it ran me about $300 with new wheel bearings.


_________________
If you blame others when you fail, give them credit when you succeed!
Back to top
View user's profile
smithyzzz
Recruit
Recruit

smithyzzz

Offline

Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 7
Location: tempe, az
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: smithy
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:22 AM
Reply with quote

cool, doesnt sound as work intensive or as costly as i presumed it would be. thx!

Back to top
View user's profile
az350x
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

az350x

Offline

Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Posts: 3190
Location: Mesa, AZ
Karma: +28

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 01:19 AM
Reply with quote

Some will tell you that if you're going to spend money on disc brakes, they're more effective on the rear wheels, as that's where the weight is at. You CAN have too much front brake on these light front-ended cars.

I think rears are cheaper too- I've had mine for awhile (and got them used), so honestly don't know that for sure.

Welcome to the site, btw!


_________________
I used to think only about 98% of the population were worthless douchebags. I'm thinking lately of revising my estimate...

'59 Baja- SOLD

5 VW's (O\!/O) since 1/2005!

MY GARAGE LINK
Back to top
View user's profile
MojaveRacer208
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

MojaveRacer208

Offline

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 711
Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert
Karma: +9

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 02:06 AM
Reply with quote

Welcome...
Now, this being Arizona "Bajas"...
- Is the Super Beetle already a Baja?
- Do you intend to use it offroad?
- If it hasn't been converted to a Baja, do you intend to?

The beam front suspension on what most people call a "Standard Beetle" works awesomely well offroad. The Macpherson Strut front suspension on Super Beetles is great for pavement use, but not suited for hard offroad use. If you get serious about fabricating things, a Super Beetle can be converted to a beam suspension or even a double a-arm. and can then be very durable and offroad worthy.

There are other VW forums which devote entire sections to discussing why and repeating the statement that Supers aren't good for offroad. In those forums, there are a few who insist that they can and have offroaded Supers. but it always turns out that they don't "Offroad" them hard, or have modified the car to the point that it is no longer Macpherson Strut suspension.


_________________
Richard
A.R.T.S. Off Road Race Tech Inspection
M.O.R.E. / MDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
AzBaja
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

AzBaja

Offline

Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 4516
Location: Mesa, AZ
Officers (Dues)
Recruit
Karma: +16

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 05:47 AM
Reply with quote

Brakes, Great choice! I run 4 wheel disc, Why? I drive the car, or used to any way. If you are a baja, put the brakes on the front. Trust me. Then put in a praportioning valve to adjust them front to rear. Most of the stopping power is done on the front. I have done the try and stop with the bake disc only but it alwys works better with the front.


_________________
There has been a hostile takeover by an extreme militant group with an unknown agenda, I have lost complete control of AzBaja.com..... ︻┳デ═一

AzBaja.com founding officer and CEO



www.scoutmagazine.com
www.IMRRO.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
smithyzzz
Recruit
Recruit

smithyzzz

Offline

Joined: Jun 20, 2011
Posts: 7
Location: tempe, az
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: smithy
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:36 PM
Reply with quote

k thx for all the info guys...

Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy