& SPLIT TWIN WISHBONE COILOVER SUSPENSION
Our kit bolts
on to your chassis, replacing the beam, steering box
and all associated linkages.
to the spindles and includes all the mounting plates,
wishbones, rack and pinion steering, column support
brackets, bevel box, universal jointed link to rack
and a few bolts.
All the wear
parts are sourced from Volkswagens parts bin, so that
spares should be readily available for many years to
come. The wishbone bushes are an up rated Ford item
which should also be available in the future.
The ride quality,
steering sharpness and lightness are all outstanding!
It blows my mind whenever I drive ours, it is so different
to what was there before! The ride quality is the same
at whatever height you choose! You are more than welcome
to test our Bus.
Speaking of which,
we attended Vanwest in Weston Super Mare in May. A little
round trip of 420 miles towing a trailer full of kit!
NOTE: we did
not trailer our Bus to the Show and try to sell products
we don’t use.
It is adjustable
for height using two methods. The first is a coarse
adjustment on the 4 bolt holes. This give 3”, 4”, 5”,
and 6” drop. Then there is approx. 1.5” on the coilover
which makes a possible total of 7.5”! Fine adjustment
can then be carried out using the coilover.
adjusted as our other coilovers using the knob at the
Camber is adjusted
using the original camber nut we are all used to.
Caster is adjusted
using shims to move the relative positions of the top
and bottom wishbones. If it’s good enough for Lotus
it’s good enough for me!
Toe is adjusted
using the track rods as normal.
Using the coarse
adjustment allows the wishbones to be kept at their
optimum angles over a wider range of heights.
The track is
40mm narrower than a Bay and 24mm narrower than the
Split, that was done so that by the time our adaptors
are fitted if you want wide 5 wheels the track would
be stock on a Split.
No narrower options
are available as the wishbones would be too short to
give good geometry control.
We use modified
late Bay spindles so that disc brakes are available
to all at reasonable cost. Upgrades can still be used,
from mild to wild as well as the wide variety of wheel
and tyre combinations that are in use today. However,
neither of the early steel wheels are suitable (14"
or 15"). They do not have the clearance on the
inside of the rim due the large step there.
The original Bay window can be reused if it was fitted
originally. Otherwise we do not recomend fitting them.
On the Split Screen Bus there is no real room an many
cables are in the wrong place to fit one easily. Remote
servos are availble if you feel you really need one.
in price is because we supply a complete new column
for the Split Screen Bus, and no there is no horn wire
available, but after market remote horn operators are
available if you want to keep the horn push on the steering
Hope that’s all
good for you and look forward to speaking to you soon.
Need it fitting,
get it fitted right! We can do this, ask for details