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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 24, 2012 2:39 pm

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It's mild and with the black wheels and absent bulky bumper, I have to say it looks pretty good. It's a subtle but effective change. Well thought and well executed.
Thanks Kyle but I am not to sure about the execution.....I still have a driver side scrape on right hand turns......but I know the sollution......less food intake on my behalf should solve it in about a month!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 24, 2012 7:13 pm

Pardon my ignorance on the subject as I am going the opposite route and looking at Chevy bolt patterns on VWs but do they even make a wide 5 conversion for a Super Duper front end?

I guess you could get blank rotors and have them drilled, and the size of the rotor...

Ah never mind, just post pics when you are doing it. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri May 25, 2012 4:56 pm

Um, the problem with rubbing is that these cars weren't designed to be lowered.
It's only (1) hicktown trash that somehow thinks it's necessary, or (2) because they feel compelled to show their individuality exactly the same way others do (See #1).

Kidding aside, the advantage of the Super is the MacPherson strut suspension. Supers are wonderful road cars.
You should let a Super be a Super. You'll only run into more trouble putting GM wheels on it. It's such a nice little car. Put a set of trim rings on to separate the black wheel from the black tire, or paint the wheels silver, and be done with it.

This coming from me who drives his aircooled cars as his only cars thousands of miles and enjoys the inherent comfort of the well designed, unaltered Beetle. I know most of you only care about how it looks around town.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri May 25, 2012 7:12 pm

I just care what she does in the 1/4 mile. After that, it's all good.

Some of us drive real race cars and not just one that looks like a race car from the movies.

Gotcha... Wink

(I love it, I flamed Kyle and hijacked the thread in one post, that has got to be a record!)

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri May 25, 2012 9:22 pm

You said "flamed Kyle".

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri May 25, 2012 10:07 pm

So for topic fuel. I have looked at a ton of original 73 super beetle ads online. Every ad that I have seen show the front tires about an inch away from the fender. Not the 5 inchs that Pete was sporting. The real reason for the rubbing Is the non standard width tires I have up front. I got the tires in a trade. They are brand new so I thought it best to put my money else where and run them. I am sure with the correct tire size the problem would be moot.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Wed May 30, 2012 3:13 am

OMG!!! that yellow one is soooo SIIIICK! Kinda wishing it had one piece windows and a single blade bumper! That bumper is quite bulky, however still WAY BADASS!!! Nothin' like laying pan with some air ride!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Wed May 30, 2012 2:02 pm

Some of us do drive real race cars and aircooled VWs as our only cars.
I am 100% confident I could drive either of my 1963 VWs today to New York and back. Are you?

Eat Lancia dust.

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Wed May 30, 2012 11:20 pm

I could make it to New York and back easy.

And drop a couple of 1/4 mile passes along the way. Wink

I am gonna change my name to Bandit and paint my car black...

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:08 am

Kyle, that's still not a race car anymore than if I slapped some numbers on the doors of my Toyota.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 11:58 am

Greg your toyota is a race truck.......cool

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 12:09 pm

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Kyle, that's still not a race car anymore than if I slapped some numbers on the doors of my Toyota.

Now thats Funny!! I would have no worries driving either the 73 Super or the 64 to New York......because I am the mechanic and I am a triple A member
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 12:13 pm

Jim Douglas Jr wrote:
Some of us do drive real race cars and aircooled VWs as our only cars.
I am 100% confident I could drive either of my 1963 VWs today to New York and back. Are you?

Eat Lancia dust.


Kyle is that your #7 car?? I thought you only owned Vw's?
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 12:18 pm

OH, Breck. Now you have done it.

I will loan you my DVD next time I see you...

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 2:43 pm

Oh crap what have I done now.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 2:45 pm

Thank you.
What a Newbie.

I bet he thinks Inch Pincher is a diet shake.

"I thought you only owned Vw's?"

No, I only own cool cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 3:00 pm

Oh I get it a " Lancia" is a cool car. I am so new to "cars" I would have never caught on to a Lancia being cool.....not sure that I ever will. Cause if that car is cool, so is the AMC Pacer!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 4:28 pm

Um, those are cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 4:36 pm

HERE IS THE REASON FOR THE "NEWBIE" THING.

HERES A COUPLE PICS OF DISNEY'S HERBIE MOVIE CARS AND THE MOVIE







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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 6:15 pm

Holy shetaki mushrooms!!!! I have now seen the first movie. Was the "cool" Lancia in it or the following movies. And holy crap are those all your cars Kyle??
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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 pm

HERBIE GOES TO MONTE CARLO

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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:26 am

No, that photo is of Doug Kauffman's collection.
However, Dann and I do also have one that was used in "Herbie Fully Loaded" in addition to our two other ones and the Lancia.


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PostSubject: Re: Pete gets a new stance.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:10 pm

Was any in the Doug Hoffman's collection used in the movie's?
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