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Post Post subject: Spring Plates
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 04:18 AM
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Has anyone had any dealing with Atomwerk IRS springplates? (www.Atomwerk.org) They have plates that will raise or lower the rear of a bug. Im thinking of getting a set to Raise the rear end 3". Already raised the front end with raised spindles and Disk brakes now for the rear end. Changine over from 4 lug drums to 5 lug disk on all four corners along with a 3" body lift. Just courious about the Spring plates. Sounds more sanitary than notching the plates.


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They look like a decent product, but the price seems a bit steep. Notching can be done for basically nothing but the time to do it. Keep in mind if you dont already have Bus or Type 4 CVs, you will need to upgrade to handle the added travel. The stock CVs will wear out due to binding fairly quick.


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Post Post subject: Re: Spring Plates
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Thanks, Im not sure what to do with the rear end, I want to raise it but not sure how to do it safe. I am building this up for my grandson and I really dont want to build a death trap for him.
The last time I played with VW's, IRS was a dream. I had the swing axles with reduction boxes and that gave me the added lift I needed. I do not want to cut the body for shocks to go with longer plates (2x2's or 3x3's) as he will be driving this to school in all sorts of weather.


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Post Post subject: Re: Spring Plates
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They look well made but I'd spring for longer rear shocks, notched spring plates and T-4 or 930 cv joint conversion. Spend the money where it will give you back the most.

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