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Date:         Sat, 1 Apr 2000 20:16:32 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
Subject:      Re: Shocks
Comments: To: Marc Perdue <marcperdue@ADELPHIA.NET>

The mudflap is not very heavy, but it creates turbulence. The real trick is that the amount of turbulence varies by the cube of your speed, which is very difficult to compensate for with a simple front end alignment.

Karl Wolz ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc Perdue" <marcperdue@ADELPHIA.NET> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 7:13 PM Subject: Re: Shocks

> I wonder if there's anything that can be done to balance the Westy's > side-to-side weight distribution? Wait (or is that weight?), what I mean > to say is, is there anything that can be done to tune the suspension to > compensate for all of those cabinets, the stove, sink, fridge, water > tank, propane tank and big ol' driver all being on the driver's side of > the vehicle? Oh yes, and don't forget that heavy driver's side mudflap . > . . :^) > > Marc Perdue > > Jim Cain wrote: > > > From THe Bus Depot page on suspension, talking about KYB shocks: "On > > a Vanagon, the proper combination is GR2 in the front and Gas-Adjust > > in the rear. " > > > > Any comments pro or con? This is for an '85 Westy. > > > > Thanks, > > Jim with Herbie in Atalanta

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