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Date:         Sun, 2 Apr 2000 01:22:41 -0600
Reply-To:     Marshall Ruskin <mruskin@PANGEA.CA>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Marshall Ruskin <mruskin@PANGEA.CA>
Subject:      Re: Shocks
Comments: To: tim vb-o'brien <vbob@PRIMENET.COM>
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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 amount.

What's going on?

Marshall Ruskin 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. > >tim > >ed wrote: >> >> I find that the judicious application of a Heisenberg Compensator works well >> 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 >> behavior?) >> >> Karl Wolz wrote: >> >> > 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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