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    Posted: 25 October 2017 at 6:09pm
As my old machine rolls on for yet another year of stellar service :) I was thinking that it now really needs hitting with a slamming stick but have no idea how you lower a New Beetle? It is a 2001 model if that helps?
Anybody any ideas?
Is it easy?
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A good old fashioned set of lowered springs is the simple way Dave. Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BenGould Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2017 at 10:35pm

A good old fashioned angle grinder to the coil springs also works wonders. Has the added benefit of being free, providing you already own said angle grinder.

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DISCLAIMER; Do NOT do this. Effective, but seriously not recommended.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2017 at 10:54pm
Fill it with slabs?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Zippy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2017 at 11:36pm
New springs? Is that it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Zippy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2017 at 11:36pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodntod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 October 2017 at 11:39pm
In a nutshell,yes LOL
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Shorter shocks then too I guess?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rodntod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 October 2017 at 12:20am
I think if you fit the 45mm lower springs(100 quidish) you don't need to worry about short shocks.The springs determine the ride height,and should not be low enough to cause any bottoming out issues.Or you can splurge and buy a kit with all the adjustable height gubbins
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Awesome!
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Lowering? Pah...



Don't know how the roof rack would work with your sunroof though
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2017 at 5:35am
I'm desperate to raise mine. The kit is quite expensive though. Is there bits off something else thatl fit straight on? 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 93fxdl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2017 at 6:35am
Golf tdi estate rear springs and vr6 fronts supposedly give some lift, or.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=264494
This information was stolen from a thread on retrorides
http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/195962/cheap-new-beetles-fun-option
Lots of ideas about what to do with a new beetle
Ttfn Glenn

Edited by 93fxdl - 29 November 2017 at 6:39am
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem. Lack of funds is the mother of ingenuity
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Like Glenn says springs and then strut spacers for a wee bit more. Some use (longer) estate rear shocks too, others get by with the std Beetle shocks - sometimes spaced out a bit as well.
All pretty simple stuff.
This one's my favourite, but it's the wrong colour for Dave...
I'm just not allowed to do it to our cabriolet... Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gayle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2017 at 9:18am
I did half arsed look into it, I just want a shopping list of the cheapest way to do it. I have my inspiration picture here but haven't got around to figuring out how to post it without photobucket
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http://newbeetle.org/forums/1188393-post1.html

This is the one I want to copy, it's amazing

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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheDocmeister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2017 at 10:12am
Just need to convince Dave to do it, then get the parts list from him
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