[tcb] Re: GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust

  • From: Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:31:07 -0500

everytime there's serious talk about real busses you vanagon guys have to chime 
in :PFrom: mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [tcb] Re: GR2 vs. 
Gas-AdjustDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:22:48 +0000
I bet my Vanagon rides better than your spitty. :)~
-------------- Original message -------------- From: sammie smith 

I bet the ride in the rear of my Westy is better than the ride in the rear of 
the SC!--- On Mon, 10/13/08, singlecabboy <sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: singlecabboy <sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx>Subject: [tcb] Re: GR2 vs. 
Gas-AdjustTo: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:25 PMWith 5 
spokes I had to run a spacer to make to wheel sit out more because of the
snout on the hub.This cured the snout problem but cause the tire to be under the
lip in the wheel well.on a bump or when I had a passenger it would hit , to cure
(but with a slight raise in the height ) the coil-overs cured the problem, Then
I put EMPI Sprint Stars .They have a bigger opening for the hub,so I didn't
need the spacer , With out the spacer it doesn't hit .I could roll with out
the coil overs now but the ride is awesome.I usually run 145 up front and
165's on the rear , but have 165 x 4 now. I,ll put the ride of my truck up
against any ones for comfort of ride.

Paul Smith 

Transporters at the Point 6

--- On Mon, 10/13/08, Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:15 PM
> I assume this is Denis and not Chuck?
> Yeah, I remember your debacle.
> How did you adjust your front torsion springs?  I always
> thought they
> were fixed?
> Coilovers might be a good change.
> chuck blue wrote:
>> Eric, I am surprised if you hadn't heard of my
> whole drama with the
>> tires rubbing from the lowering. I worked hard for a
> long time to stop
>> the tires from rubbing. I even changed out the torsion
> springs ( which
>> actually helped. Mine were all stuck together and
> weren't really
>> springing much). The thing I did that helped the most
> was adjusting my
>> springplates higher. It's not too hard and it cost
> nothing. Murray
>> does not sit as low as he did before, but it really
> did help.  I can
>> carry a passenger now and it rarely rubs.
>> Lower profile tires in the front help, too, but
> that's a whole other
>> discussion.
>> If I was to make a new bus project I think I would
> still lower it at
>> least some. The campers, like Fred's for instance,
> sits quite a bit
>> lower than Chuck's Bluebus, which sits way high. I
> guess this is the
>> result of all the weight the camper holds. So, if you
> wanted a
>> passesger bus to be lower and stay stock, you have to
> carry some
>> concrete bags or lead ballast bars.
>> I like the feel of a lowered bus.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric
> Woodall" <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: "Texas Coalition of Buses"
> <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 10:22 AM
>> Subject: [tcb] GR2 vs. Gas-Adjust
>>> Coming home from T@P Sunday morning I started
> wondering if I should
>>> switch out my GR2 shocks for Gas-Adjust.
>>> My bus is lowered via dropped spindles on the
> front and I am running the
>>> beefy Hankook RA08 tires.
>>> When I hit a bumpy country road both of the front
> tires slam into the
>>> tops of the front wheel wells giving off a hell of
> a sound.
>>> Anybody running Gas-Adjust shocks on the front?
>>> I have heard that I will hate it, but just wanted
> to get some opinions.

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