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dizi

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 Ive been in the process of deciding which suspension to order for my 75 super and ive heard just about everything of all the different companies. But i was wondering if anyone has or if anyone knows what comes with the complete lowering kits??? All i really need is the strut bearing or bushing whatever you like to call them but i plan to lower my car so if the kits come with those or do i need to order them seperate???? Oh and any info on shocks for the rear on irs setup

And then my next question is shifters... my super came with an empi t handle shifter with the reverse lock out button which its a great shifter but i wanted to put in a quick shift kit and ive been told they dont work together...

Ive done most of my parts ordering through Mid America Motorworks and so far ive been extremely happy with there service and parts But ive been told topline line is really good aswell any help will be awesome and sooner the better since the car has to be park till new suspesion goes in well that i have to fine tune the carb but its drive able for that

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Topline is by far the better choice for suspension components.

Give Jon a call and he can walk you through what you'll need to ensure everythings included.

Every vendor is different as to what they include in their kits.

The Empi shifter is already a short throw shifter compared to stock which is why it doesn't work with the quick shift kits.

For rear shocks I would go with the KYB GR2



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sweet thanks one other question I recently removed my wiper motor and the I cant figure out where the 2 wires that come out of the motor its self are suppose to go... what i had was totally different from another setup that i saw does anyone know if they connect to the base with the rest like it was on mine or is it missing something???


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yea i just bought an EMPI T-handle shifter with a push button lock out. well first they didn't send longer bolts, the stock ones are too short, so i got some from work. It says on the instructions that you don't use the spring for the stock shifter for the reverse lock out, so I didn't. Well it shifts through 1,2,3,and 4th great but when i push in the reverse lock out button and pull stick over to the left and back NO REVERSE ! did i do something wrong?

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I have never had much luck with most any of the aftermarket shifters. I have had the best results with a Hurst shifter with with the ring that you pull up on to get reverse but even that was a bear to get adjusted. I would suggest that you loosen the bolts and then get reverse then tighten the bolts back up and see if that helps. Also if your coupling to the transmission or the shift rod bushing are worn then you are going to play heck adjusting it at all. I know that the aftermarket shifters look cool but the best luck that I have had has been with the quick shift adaptors(metal not plastic) for the stock shifter and as I said just make sure that the bushing and coupler are good.
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I've always used KYB shocks in the back of my Super Beetles but then again I never lowered them.
The Hurst shifters always seem to work as the gentlemen above mentioned once you loosen the bolts and find reverse then retighten.
ALso if you can stand the price I've also purchased a Gene Berg shifter which are great right out of the box.

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Post some pics of your ride!
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Post some pics of your ride!


Hi Wayne, the one as my sig is the newest one I just picked up a week ago.  Boy do I have plans for it.
Prior I owned a 72'Super Beetle, a 75'Super, 70' Beetle, 74 1/2', and my last VDub was a 79' Rivera Camper.  All purchased used and fully restored before sold.
This one the 73' I don't plan on selling this one it should be my keeper

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Would you interested in having one of your Beetles featured? Sounds like you've got a great history with VWs...
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Hi Wayne yes that would be nice. How would I go about doing that?  Unfortunately the only ones I have a few pictures of is my 79 Camper and the new 73 Super I just picked up.  I do have two pictures of the 74 1/2.  I come from the generation before we found it necessary to take many pictures.
I sure took many of the Camper and am of the 73 as I go through it.
But I'd be glad to

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Would you interested in having one of your Beetles featured? Sounds like you've got a great history with VWs...


Yes as a longtime friend pointed out recently on Facebook that I've loved the Bugs since I was 11 and owned one pretty much since I was 19.  LOL and I'm sure not 19 anymore LMBO.
Have a great day

After fishing around I see where you email off the picture and will do so.  Give it a bit and I'll send off some nice pictures and a story to go with.


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I'll look forward to it. The same goes for anyone else that would like their Beetle featured.
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Hey Wayne I should have the story and the pictures together by the middle of the week for you & that feature of my Restoration to this point.  Looks pretty good though I must say.

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Fantastic! I will feature your Beetle in the Summer update. I'm also looking for features over at AllAirCooled.com...any air-cooled VW will do!
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