Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 01:22:41 -0600
Reply-To: Marshall Ruskin <mruskin@PANGEA.CA>
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From: Marshall Ruskin <mruskin@PANGEA.CA>
Subject: Re: Shocks
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I bought a Heisenberg Compensator, and I am "tres" dissapointed with it.
No matter how carefully I calibrate it, it is always "out" by this small
What's going on?
84 Westy "Iron Igloo"
>You seem to forget that as the Westy approaches the speed of sound,
>sonic filibration affects the van in such a way that the un-natural
>distribution of wind flow is caused by the offset mudflap. The results
>ain't pretty. If the Westy survives that particular incident, as it
>approaches the speed of light, of course time slows down to a stop. We
>have all had that feeling as we climb hills escept for Per who has that
>112hp working for him.
>> I find that the judicious application of a Heisenberg Compensator works
>> for nasty problems like the mudflap.
>> ed "But cap'n! The dilithium crystals!" devinney
>> PS - perhaps new springs are called for (did new Westies exhibit this
>> Karl Wolz wrote:
>> > The mudflap is not very heavy, but it creates turbulence. The real
>> > that the amount of turbulence varies by the cube of your speed, which
>> > 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
>> > > to say is, is there anything that can be done to tune the suspension
>> > > 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
>> > > the vehicle? Oh yes, and don't forget that heavy driver's side
>> > > . . :^)
>> > >
>> > > Marc Perdue
>> > >
>> > > Jim Cain wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > From THe Bus Depot page on suspension, talking about KYB shocks:
>> > > > a Vanagon, the proper combination is GR2 in the front and
>> > > > in the rear. "
>> > > >
>> > > > Any comments pro or con? This is for an '85 Westy.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks,
>> > > > Jim with Herbie in Atalanta