Post by flyingbrick on Feb 7, 2019 15:46:45 GMT 12
A bunch of related questions here.
Overseas it is very common to fit "load assist" air shocks to the front of vw beetles and then eliminate the factory torsion springs.
It has been essentially proven that the front shock towers are strong enough to take the weight of the vehicle but i accept that in nz. likely need to add reinforcing. Is there any information available on what is required?
Also, these air shocks (monroe) are rated to an additional 1500lbs of load capacity ( from memory)... This is more than ample for the light weight beetle... Is this acceptable as a primary lifting assembly here in nz?
And lastly.. They use "through bars" which take the place of the torsion bars and hold the arms into place wthin the front beam. Are any of these legal and accepted for use within nz? ( Some are of terrible design).
kevinclancy: I have just joined the forum - I am converting my 1986 Honda City convertible to an EV (electric vehicle) I would love to correspond with anyone who has done an EV conversion here in NZ - I know there out there but right now I feel like I am all on my own
Aug 4, 2019 11:06:48 GMT 12
Chris: kevinclancy - talk to Roy McDonald in Dunedin, he is currently certifying an EV Honda City. 03 488 5657
Aug 7, 2019 16:19:22 GMT 12