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by Andy C
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus

Hi Lee, I've been experimenting too. I put the fronts on full hard for a camping trip fully loaded and it wasn't too bad but you know its stiff. I think I'm going to back the fronts off half a turn. On the motorway I was one handed cruising at 70+ and it was incredible how stable it was. I've got th...
by Andy C
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Beam adjustment
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Beam adjustment

Easier on the bus as the weight of the wheels pulls the adjusters down to their maximum drop (without the shocks fitted). Also, you might find the adjuster nut fouls the gear linkage so might need to carefully bend it slightly.
by Andy C
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus

Hi Lee, I had the same problem in getting the fronts. In the end I bought some from Amazon Germany and they arrived within a couple of days and were only £10 more. The rears from larkspeed. I also spoke to T2D and confirmed the lengths of the Bilsteins are roughly the same as the Koni's. I'm running...
by Andy C
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non VW Chat & Discussion
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Replies: 17430
Views: 1264907

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by Andy C
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Koni Red or Bilsteins on a lowered bus

I went with Koni Reds as they are oil filled like the originals plus flexibility to adjust. 100% better than the KYB's which were on it - they bounce all over the place.... I'm still playing with the settings at the moment. With Max stiffness at the front it isn't exactly bouncy but you know its sti...
by Andy C
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?

Hi Jim,
My original one was OG style with the cage which had failed but was still held together. The replacement was the same style but as Peter says, very stiff by comparison. Like you suggest, I wonder if the compound has changed?
by Andy C
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are reduction boxes really like?
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: What are reduction boxes really like?

I'm not sure but I think one benefit of reduction boxes depending on the gear box ratios is engine braking. I've got IRS with a freeway flier box and there is limited engine braking hence its quite heavy on the brakes. If your'e carrying a steam engine it may be something to consider.... I've never ...
by Andy C
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?

Pete,

That WW looks the same as the one I fitted and similar to the one I removed. Perhaps they need time to 'loosen up' by flexing so maybe try it for a while?

I've just soundproofed my bus too with DODO Hex mat which has made a difference too.
by Andy C
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?

Pete,

Forgot to say - the Brazilian coupler looked exactly the same as the one I removed and visible rubber connecting the two halves. Not sure what the WW looks like by comparison.

Andy
by Andy C
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Help. Just changed Gear Rod Coupler, noisy transmission?

Hi Pete, My coupler was rotating in that the rubber middle was rotating inside the crimp if that makes sense. I've seen on the Samba some people actually drill them and put a bolt through to add strength. I considered the neoprene one but some complain about the additional noise and vibration. I pur...