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Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 01:37 AM
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First would just like to say hi. New to the whole VW thing. I have been building Jeeps and rock buggies for years and recently acquired a 74 beetle that I want to build baja style for my wife to drive around as a grocery getter. this is going to be more for looks (right now at least). Couple of questions....what's the best way to get a little height to run bigger tires? Can I just run a coil over of sorts or should I just change out the trailing arm.....what about the front? Not looking for the cheap way out....but not going to see the woods. Any info would be appreciated thanks

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Those cheap coil overs offer little to no shock dampening but will raise the Baja.

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Banditt, for street only and limited offroad, I would throw the biggest tire that will fit on your back end. Try 235 70/75 15 to start and work up or down from there for what fits, then 700 15 for the front or more likely 165 80r15 for the front. That alone should give you some lift. Since you are not doing serious offroading I would throw on air shocks on the back. Low to lo/med air pressure should give you better ride compared to the cheap adjustable shocks. And if you throw a couple extra people or other weight in the back, you can add air to bring up ride height to whatever degree you want.


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