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Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:13 pm

well i'm not really fussed over the handling of mine - i'd rather a nice smooth relaxed drive, i'd be too worried fitting those and causing vibrations through the van :?

same thing with my engine mounts i dont want to ruin the smoothness :(
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Gavin » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:18 pm

you aint gonna get a relaxed drive with that lump you're fitting :o :lol:
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:16 pm

Gavin wrote:you aint gonna get a relaxed drive with that lump you're fitting :o :lol:
well its got an auto :oops: :lol:
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:19 pm

here's the pic and measurments i promised kieren :D hope it helps - any q's just ask :D

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this is the n/s and the strut had been removed before i took the pic :D

pritty self explanitary but rememeber i have drilled my front spring hangers and moved the whole thing back :!: so if you havent then these will be different :)
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby 24v » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks Luke
I have not moved mine back so is the only difference the 165mm measurment?
If so I will substract the 1.3/4 inch (43mm) you moved it back by to leave me with my location....Is this right?
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:38 am

yeah mate thats right but check your wheels are in the centre of the arch - that was the reason i redrilled mine :D
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 8:34 pm

I'm IFS'ing the front of my German mk1 while I'm carrying out my engine swap, I've lined up my IFS unit tonight ready for fabricating the mounts and have noticed that the hubs stick out past the wheel arches, is this normal and are there narrower hubs that will fit to bring them more inside the arch?

I'm using a IFS unit from a 6 stud 190 mk5.

If I can I will try and post some pictures but I have been having trouble trying to post pictures on here lately.
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Tue May 14, 2013 10:21 pm

RP123 wrote: have noticed that the hubs stick out past the wheel arches, is this normal and are there narrower hubs that will fit to bring them more inside the arch?

i'm not sure with the 6 stud but the 5 stud mk4/5 are wider as well, i think the mk3 is wider than the mk1/2 but a bit less than the mk4/5

post some pics up i'm very interested 8)
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:51 pm

Here you go Luke if they come out. :lol:

By the way, do you know if the mk3 hubs would directly fit if they are slightly narrower than the mk5 hubs?

P.s I know that my mk1 bump stops are in place still and have to be removed so the ifs unit can go up more closely to the chassis, i just wanted to get an idea of fit for the moment. :)

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:53 pm

Having to load pictures one at a time as it wont post the reply if i do anymore!!

Heres another

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:54 pm

And another

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:55 pm

And another

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:56 pm

Last one for now!! :lol:

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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby Luke » Wed May 15, 2013 9:09 pm

nice 8) it does look wide tho :| whats it look like with a wheel on :?:
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Re: Mk1 and 2 independant front suspension conversion!

Postby RP123 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:20 pm

I tried a wheel on tonight and it doesn't look as bad, it actually fills the arch out quite nicely. 8) The whole unit does need moving back a bit to centralize the wheel better in the arch.

I'll try an post a pic of the wheel on it later if I can get my my lad off the computer! :lol:
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