Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:07:50 -0400
Reply-To: Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
Sender: Vanagon Mailing List <email@example.com>
From: Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Upgrades?
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
2.1 liter is a nice upgrade. So are e-code Cibie lights. If you have
an 84 or older a newer handbrake is better. The 86 and newer front
brakes are supposed to better than earlier iterations, but you'll need
uprights, hubs, rotors, calipers. Some say the cast iron front
control arms make it ride like a Cadillac and sting like a
Beemer.(Something about storing kinetic energy, as one fellow tried to
explain ;-) and I still laugh at that). Tach is nice.
2009/10/10, Rob <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I have an '84 Westy and was wondering about upgrades, when would it
> be better to just buy a later model Westy?
> I'd like to put power steering in (my wife really doesn't like to
> drive it as is), I want to put the instrument cluster with the tach
> and digital clock in, I'd like seats with built in arm rests (I'd
> like the Eurovan full down option for the passenger seat).
> A back wiper would be nice but it's not that important.
> If I'm going to put in a PS rack I ought to find spindle/brakes from
> a later model too.
> What I'd really like is a 'back' window that opens...
> Just pondering upgrades
> Western Washington State, USA
Wysłane z mojego urządzenia przenośnego
Disclaimer: "Death and serious injury may occur"
Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main VANAGON page
Please note - During the past 17 years of operation, several gigabytes of
Vanagon mail messages have been archived. Searching the entire collection
will take up to five minutes to complete. Please be patient!
Return to the archives
The vanagon mailing list archives are copyright (c)
1994-2011, and may not be reproduced without the
express written permission of the list administrators.
Posting messages to this mailing list grants
a license to the mailing list administrators to reproduce
the message in a compilation, either printed or electronic.
All compilations will be not-for-profit, with any excess
proceeds going to the Vanagon mailing list.
Any profits from list compilations go exclusively
towards the management and operation of the Vanagon mailing
list and vanagon mailing list web site.