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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2002, 03:55 PM
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how to make a baja bug long travel?

ok well im new to this and i keep seeing sites talk about having 18" of wheel travel or more on a baja. How is this done? Where can i get long travel kits/ how do you fab up some of this stuff. what are good suspension sites?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2002, 10:09 AM
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Re: how to make a baja bug long travel?

To get that kind of travel, you have to make a number of mod's or combination of mod's.

longer and wider arms front and rear
notch springplates-rear
grind the springplate rest down to allow more droop-rear
don't run torsion bars-go to coilovers in the rear

Those are probably Class 5 unlimited cars, that are getting 15+ inches of travel.
Some of the 5/1600 class cars get up to 12-13" in the rear, running torsions.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2002, 02:37 PM
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Re: how to make a baja bug long travel?

thanx for the info. I'm buying my baja soon (the next month or so). I want to find out as much as possible before I buy it. I don't know what year it is so that limits my searching for suspension related stuff. It's going to be all off-road and if it doesnt already have coil overs it will soon. I do know it has an 1835cc dual port/dual carb engine. I hear they have problems over heating but it doesnt get too hot here so I should be ok. I'll be doing as many cooling upgrades as possible. Any suggestions?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2002, 07:23 PM
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Re: how to make a baja bug long travel?

from all that i have seen.... the largest iv seen pulled with a link pin setup.... 13 inches is teh max... un less it is a a-arm front suspension.... im probubly wrong but i thought id just put in my 2 cents.
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So Trackball, it's been a couple years - are you still around? What did you end up doing with this project?
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