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How To Modify Volkswagen Beetle Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance

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APP Volkswagen Beetle – Essential Buyer's Guide

How To Modify Volkswagen Beetle Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance

By James Hale
About the Author

Paperback • 250 x 207mm • 128 pages • Over 220 mono photographs/illustrations

ISBN: 9781903706992

£ 24.99 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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- Applies to ALL air-cooled-type Volkswagen Beetles, but does not cover MacPherson strut-type front suspension found on 1302 and 1303 models.
- The first reference book devoted solely to Beetle chassis, suspension and braking systems.
- Suitable for the home enthusiast as well as the more experienced mechanic.
- Based on the successful "How-To" technical features developed by the author for Volksworld magazine.
- Includes detailed coverage of the process for shortening the Beetle floorpan for kit-cars and dune buggies.
- All the information is based on practical experience of specialist VW mechanics.


How to get the best handling and braking from your Volkswagen Beetle. Covers front and rear suspension, chassis integrity, suspension geometry, ride height, camber, castor, kpi, springs, shock absorbers, testing and adjustment.

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“The book to buy if you’re thinking of modifying your Beetle…this book will not only be extremely helpful, but also easy to understand. James Hale has clearly done his homework….so if you want to fit Porsche brakes, or CSP discs, it’s all in here”. Volksworld magazine.

“We always said that James Hale was something of a VW guru – and now he’s written a book to prove it…The book tells you exactly what it says on the cover”. Kit Car magazine (UK)

“The writing style is very instructive, never assuming too much knowledge yet never seeming patronising. Indeed, everything from the basics, like the fitting of oil seals, to more complex operations such as cutting and welding the chassis, are covered in the same informative tone…an excellent new book”. Which Kit? Magazine.

“This is the first official reference book devoted solely to these important aspects of the Beetle, and has been specifically written to appeal to enthusiasts across the board, be they experienced mechanics or willing novices….we guarantee that you’ll use it time and time again!”
Total VW magazine.


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