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Old February 6th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default raising trans to correct some camber??

so i got my bug lowered finally and of course it has the camber issue. i have seen in a couple post on here that people have raised their trans to prevent some of the camber. im planning on trying this but i was wondering if it would put my shifter linkage in a bind or if anything else needed moved or adjusted. i dont think the shifter will be a problem but didnt know if there was anything else that needed done to raise the trans. thanks in advance for any help.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

The KBC guys use a Bus nose cone on the trans,
to get a little more without binding.

Don't remember the numbers.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

It all depends on how high you want to go with the tranny.

You can always run the shift rod on top of the tunnel and build a tower to mount the shifter to.

If you go up more then an inch or two, you will also have to raise the parcel tray area to clear.

Then there may also be surgery needed to clear your carb and other tin work.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

You can buy a 1" raise kit from several sources:

Ron Lummus: http://www.ronlummusracing.com/chassisrollcage.html

VW Parts: http://www.vwparts.net/RL52-900-101.html

Like Unkl said, with the raise, you need to pull the shift rod down with a Bus nose cone. This will keep the shift rod in the tunnel.

If you want to raise more than 1", you're better off doing a torsion raise, IMHO. It's a lot more work though!
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

I raised the trans 1" and kept the shift rod and nose cone in the tunnel. I did have to clearence the body at the front of the trans a little.
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I like negetive camber I thinki it is cool
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Old February 7th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #7
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

i was thinking about 1" i put my coil overload shocks back on the car and it raised the back about and inch but after settling it went back down. i will probably just run the car but wanted to get everyones thoughts on raising the trans. thanks
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: raising trans to correct some camber??

If you decide to go crazy, and do a full torsion raise, I'd highly recommend this "kit" from Doug Colley:

http://www.dlx-fe.com/products.html

Actually, on his page is a 1" trans raise "kit" as well. Neither one is bolt in...
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