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Old June 23rd, 2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I have 67 volksrod I'm working on. I'm using an 8" beam extender from Fabshop 104. However I seem to be having an issue with the passenger side tie rod linkage. It rubs along the inside mount of the beam extender unless I have a high angle on the steering gear.

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Old June 24th, 2016, 06:07 AM   #2
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The only time mine ever touches is when it is up on jack stands or a jack, other than that it's kind a close, but when you hit a bump it pushes the tie rod up & away from the extender & doesn't touch anything
I doubt I'll ever get airborne unless it's some kind of freak accident

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Old June 24th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #3
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What about during those wheelies when you're showing off for the neighbors?
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Are you planning on lowering the front of the car any more, or is it at the final ride height? If you are going to be using an adjustable beam and going lower, the tie rod will move away from where it is hitting.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #5
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Its at a 2" drop which is where I want to be. I guess I will have to be shaving down where it hits to clear the linkage.

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Old June 25th, 2016, 01:13 AM   #6
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Did you holler at the Fabshop guy? That's where I start when I get parts that don't seem to be right.

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Old June 25th, 2016, 07:46 PM   #7
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Not yet. I've heard of this happening before. I will have to see if I can dig any thing more up
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Old June 26th, 2016, 01:58 PM   #8
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Exactly how much room is there between the tie rod & the extender when the car is sitting on the ground? When raised up on a jack with the tires still resting on the ground? Is there enough to grind/cut some material off the extender to get the needed clearance without weakening anything?

I just took my beam with adjusters off a put a stock beam back on, it did get closer but not enough to cause any clearance problems when driving


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What about during those wheelies when you're showing off for the neighbors?
Wheelies First of all a few of my neighbors would call the police if'n I'd give them any reason to, I haven't had a car powerful enough to do wheelies since my wife's Mustang, The state of Ohio ruled it un-roadworthy back in 98 when they tried their emissions testing, that didn't last but a couple years before they closed the testing places down after they found out the testing equipment wasn't working properly
I've never even tried to do a burnout in my VolkdRod in fear I can't afford to buy parts if'n anything breaks, a few or my neighbors called us "The Hillbilly's" because of my long hair (I really do have Hillbilly blood running thru my vein's), they also stereotyped me as a druggy because I once joked about my $2000 a month drug habit of prescription meds, (they ALL know about my health problems too), the only problem with that is all of those meds make me feel miserable & keep me alive, wheelies & burnouts are sounding better n better now, guess I better get back to work on my other Bug, I did air up the tires a few days ago so I can push it back into the garage

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With tires on the ground, there is NO clearance between the linkage and the extender. There is plenty of material to cut without weakening the extender.
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Lawrence at Fabshop 104 is an awesome guy, just shoot him a message and he'll help you out.
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