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).