By Joe M 1979 Date 2010-10-13 16:58
i am looking to get a bushing kit for my vw dune buggy though i have a 1958 vw and the bushing kit goes from 1959-1965 it is a kit from mamotorworks.com i was wondering if this kit will work or not on my 58 and if not what bushings are different
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-10-13 17:43
Which bushings are you refering to?
By Joe M 1979 Date 2010-10-13 20:11
it is a kit it comes with all of them the trany the rear sway bar the front bushings shifter all of them
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-10-13 21:12
Ok....I understand now.
I can't tell you if it will work on a 58 What I can tell you is that you won't like all that urethane for your buggy.
They will squeak terribly, the steering donut is unsafe, and the ride will be very harsh.
By Joe M 1979 Date 2010-10-13 22:54
what should i buy for bushings all of mine are worn out i have restored the buggy from top to bottom and do you know a company that has a good price on a kit or other way also do you belive that i should keep the front bushings and the front bearings in the front beam or should i change them to the bushings that eliminate them
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2010-10-14 02:01
If the front beam has the needle bearings and micarta bushings and they are in good condition then I would leave them be.
For the bushings you can try www.cip1.com, www.chirco.com
In my opinion you should only need the torsion bar bushings and maybe the control arm bushings if they are worn. That kit you looked at included tie rod covers (did you replace your tie rods?), steering coupler (use a good German one), sway bar bushings (no need for a sway bar in a buggy), tranny mounts (stock are much better), shift coupler (they make HD ones that are better) & control arm bushings (stock rubber is much better).
CIP1 should be able to take care of you
By Joe M 1979 Date 2010-10-14 02:26
cool thanks ya my needle bearings have flat spots on them so they will also need to be changed and as for the other bushings i will go with stock and like you said i will get a heavy duty shifter bushing
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