I took plate steel a 20 ton Jack the bushing and a 15 Ton Grove Crane and proceeded to lift up a corner of the crane on 1 bushing. The pipe or bushing actually goes over the shock shaft not the threaded part. Here's the Before and after Pictures. My friend and I did the entire lift in about 3 hours. His Front Busing isn't just a piece of pipe true, I know this, its a steel bushing. Get low with air suspension kits.
As said I tested my pipe to 10,000+ pounds of force. I completely accept that my home made setup is not as pretty as the MetalNerd Kit. If you have access to a nutsert kit you could use steel nutserts instead of nuts in the back to make the job a lot easier. Should anyone decide to make a kit similar to the one I've made below they take onto themselves full liability for its structural integrity, build quality and correct assembly. The is tricky as there is limited space to hold the Nylock nut behind. I took the car to get aligned just about an hour ago and the suspension guys there liked the home made lift and the car was able to get aligned to within spec.
The only thing I wonder about is that you tested the static strength of your pipe one time, but it could still be prone to fretting or wear over time even if it doesn't yield under static load. Handles just fine and seldom does it ever bottom out. Knowing I could lift 10,000 pounds at least on it makes me confident it can hold up 1 corner of my golf. I don't really care for your method of rear shock modification, and I also have doubts about the durability of the front spacer. I fabricated my own kit. Have a good time with new Vanagon Air Suspension Kits.
I have over 100,000 miles on a lift kit and 200,000 on the car and boots and all is fine. Please keep us updated as to how it works out and holds up. I wonder if this is gonna be exagerrated with the lift kit? I'm currently thinking about getting a couple pieces of solid stock to do the same thing to. I'm sure the double wall box tubing should be plenty good but I'd rather over engineer for the long run. Air suspension kits gives you options other setups can't.
That looks like about the max. Congrats anyways for taking the initiative and giving it a try. I did this with a bench grinder in about 10 minutes until they were perfect. It should hold up just fine. . The Rear Upper Shock Mounts I'm not thrilled with the look of however they are more than structurally sound.
I'd bet it could be done faster now that there's nothing to figure out. From Touareg performance struts to sway bars, we sell everything needed to improve your Volkswagen Touareg's handling. Touareg suspensions are simple to mount and offer the largest handling boosts with their custom-crafted components. Goes down the road really nice, no negative side effects so far. So either the used springs I bought are saggy, or the heavier auto trans is weighing it down more.
I'm also interested to see how your kit holds up. Look no further for your Vanagon Air Suspension Kits. Results look good, I'm just not sure I'd feel comfortable running my own car and daily driver that way. The Car will need holes drilled the same size and spacing below the original nutserts. Air suspensions utilize function and flash. Improve your quality of ride with air suspension kits.
Pick your Volkswagen Touareg's year using our vehicle selector and we'll show only the suspension systems that fit your Touareg. Is this car your daily driver? Throw your wheels back on and you're ready to go. The Shock only inputs at most 40lbs of pressure to that point. The Front Spacer Goes in between the spring cap and the busing right below the strut tower bearing. Vanagon Air Suspension Kits are stylish upgrades. I can assure you that the Metalnerd spacers are more than just pipe. Install the Springs and Spacers just as you would stock and re-install lower rear shock mounts just as stock.
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