Max Carter: how can I verify the age of my bug? I don't believe what the title indicates.
Max Carter: my front shocks are shocks, not struts. Were they changed?
67Loowit_scarab: 19 and 17mm ... Maybe vw engineers were thinking about the home mechanic with only one set of spanners.
Steve Eaton: Thanks for your video. All I needed was some visual reference, and swapped out all four shocks of my wife's 73 beetle.
spineblaZe: Does changing the front shocks change the alignment at all?
vza423: Once again....you nailed it. Thank you Sir.
MrMrsregor: great videos! thanks for all your time and help, i find my self watching these even know i do not need to.. i bet they use 19mm and 17mm so that you can do it all with ONE set of wrenches and not need to have two sets for everything
Love Rules!: I recently installed front shocks on my 71 Beetle. I have 2 inch disc dropped spindles and I bought shocks for lowered beetle. It was super hard to compress the springs enough to mount these shocks. Are shorter shocks unnecessary for slightly lowered bugs? Also, the lower ball joints are rubbing on my wheels. What's the trick?
Chris Vallone: you may need to apply heat, and torch em up
Alex Sweeney: Hey I was just wondering if you had some suggestions on taking off the old shocks. Mine are damn near impossible to take off. I have used a ton of WD40 and it still wont pop loose.
Chris Vallone: yeah you can do it on the floor in your garage, but it is better on a lift. You just need a good set of jack stands to hold the car up while you take it off. Take the gas tank out too, it will help a bit more.
Chris Vallone: yeah even easier
alhaurinrentals: Installation for VW Oval 1957 is the same?
Gary Giles: Really a lowered bug does not ride rough if you lower it right. lowered oil filled shocks give you a better ride. Kyb shocks are a little stiffer but will give you a good ride. if you lowered your vw by aftermarket beam adjusters, yes that will give you a rough ride no matter what shock you use, But to be honest if you listen to chris and by autozone shock LOL you will get a very crappy ride and have to replace every 200 miles. And sorry Chris for nthe negative feed back. But autozone ???
Chris Vallone: Yeah I am here man!! A lowered bug, regardless will ride rough. You can get better shocks, but it will still ride a lil hard.
Bruce Dreamin: Not sure if Chris is responding to questions, I haven't seen any responses. I also have a lowered bug (1968) and my bug is like riding on no shocks at all. I am wondering if lowered oil shocks will make my ride more comfortable?
Tim's VW parts: chris, we lowerd our 73 beetle 1300, and now when you corner the tires hit the fender, the shocks feel really bad, would it solve the fender problem if we fitted lowerd shocks??
ChuddleBuggy: @brighteyefilms ah, yes, you do have to wait for the penetrating oil to work. I'm a big fan of grease though for unpainted surfaces if not just to keep them from binding up the next time around....which brings us back to the torch :)
ChuddleBuggy: Chris, I noticed on the removal of the stuck bushing you didn't even try using some penetrating oil. Granted you have easy access to a torch but your dad also didnt bother putting on grease on the install.
bugstuffbuyer1985: Nice one Chris, I feel like this is a job that won't make me cry.
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