Short answer to Pat's question, No.
Long answer: No.
The only time youd need to hard mount to radius rod to the arm is of the arm can twist along the same axis as the wheel/tire/axle, like on an ef honda. With that kind of lca the "traction bar" serves the same purpose of the rear mounting point on a stock mk2/3 style control arm.
With a vw the only thing the bars do is keep the bushings from complying under stress bc of the rigid front mounting point. There are lots of ways to make it worse as well. The bars should have minimal preload and shouldnt limit travel at all. The location of the front pivot is critical.
The new car will either get a similar set or spherical bearings. Not sure which is easier at this point.
Its pretty handy and looks good on the lawn too. Unfortunately, the dzus aren't the most expensive part on the car.
The manifold is the ****. We both spent a long time puzzling exactly how to get what I wanted to even get close to fitting. Amazingly there is even more room on the Corrado shell.
Boo I was hoping you would visit!
Post the cutaway for a 3.6 and it may prove helpful.
This guy has some memory!
Looking great Paul,
I've been away for some time and I come back to see this..... You have officially started what I would have done when my vr popped years ago if funds and motivation had still been there.
I'll be watching this one as I just picked up a project that will be seeing a vr in one shape or another. Preferably NA in the semi near future.
Also, congrats in the new addition. My wife had our first in June and he is almost 5 month old. Hard to believe how fast it goes.
Thanks! The baby is 9mo already, not sure where that went. Little sleep but little getting done!
Hopefully with fall sports winding down and dark sleepy mornings I will be able to make some progress while others arent paying attention!
Got lots of stuff fs to fund this so make sure you check out my recent posts to grab some deals.
Next up is install the intake back in and figure out the front motor mount mods.
Someone told me to work on this. I think I should.
Ordered a fuel cell. Thats like progress.
Those are 15x10 with about 5.5" backspace to the beadlock. Has mk2 control arms and spindles, hacked slc fenders with bobo flares. Those tires are 26x10.5 iirc the 24x8.5s will almost tuck I think.
Very slowly chipping away at it when the kids are outside.. should be more often now. Fuel system is nearing completion. After that wiring... the real fun begins.
Thank goodness, it's been awhile. We need to have a g2g.
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