Georgia Dubs
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

ball joint beam

5 posters

Go down

ball joint beam Empty ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:25 pm

how narrow can you get one without notching the towers

well can i build a 5 inch and keep the towers?

i have a 5 inch now w/o towers but it moves way too much....way more then a lp.

anyone have experience with this?
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by rpm750 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:27 pm

I went 40mm each side 80mm total and mine are upagin the body. 80mm =3.2" so almost 3-1/4"
5" is a no go.
rpm750
rpm750
Dub God

Number of posts : 2258
Age : 58
Location : Out in the shop.
Registration date : 2008-11-11

http://forum.georgiadubs.com/

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:31 pm

so i can maybe do a 4 with notched towers?
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by rpm750 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:35 pm

Hell cut the body out, You know that by doing this you loose turning radius? Mine is the limit, I have my stock turning radius and full wheel travel. If you are tucking some wide ass tires under there then go a head but otherwise I'd only do whats needed.
rpm750
rpm750
Dub God

Number of posts : 2258
Age : 58
Location : Out in the shop.
Registration date : 2008-11-11

http://forum.georgiadubs.com/

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:39 pm

ive been driveing mine daily for a while it not that bad and my tires dont rub

or i was thinkin about getting one like this but narrowed more

ball joint beam 34309_1513107589003_1273824522_1364985_5029222_n
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:41 pm

my car was this low but i had to bring the front up some cause it scraped due to no shocks
i want it this low again

ball joint beam 26518_1416505694016_1273824522_1130977_6797393_n
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by fluxcap Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:50 pm

I'm sure it's possible, but at 5 inches, I doubt you have enough beam sticking out past the wheel well to to even mount a shock tower. If there is any room at all, you could get some plates like these and mount them at the very end of your beam.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=834755
You'd have to run linkpin style shocks with these.

I've also seen some gusseted ones that go over then up, but couldn't find an ad with them.
fluxcap
fluxcap
Dub Lieutenant General

Number of posts : 3857
Location : Newnan, GA
Registration date : 2008-07-20

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:52 pm

my car has a 4 in it had to notch the shock towers
i have a 5 in beam with no towers that i took out
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:54 pm

i have seen ppl build a shock mount to the inside of the finder but you would have to reinforce everything
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:56 pm

eric thanks yea ive seen the other ones too..

sploval do u have any pictures of your 4 inch beam
well the towers so i can see how u did it

yea i wanna take my 5 inch one out
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by DOODLE BUGG Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:51 pm

shocks are over rated when you drop and narrow one or atleats on the front
DOODLE BUGG
DOODLE BUGG
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1643
Age : 42
Location : logainville
Registration date : 2008-12-01

http://bugglife.com

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:08 am

my car road like total crap
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:08 am

witt no shocks sploval?

cause i have way too much travel with no shocks
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:09 am

yeah without shocks it did it bounced to much
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:11 am

yea it rides better narrowed 4 with shocks?
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by rpm750 Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:46 am

Mine rides ok for a lowered car. But it still will bottom out, Ball Joint, your gona have it.
rpm750
rpm750
Dub God

Number of posts : 2258
Age : 58
Location : Out in the shop.
Registration date : 2008-11-11

http://forum.georgiadubs.com/

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:54 am

im fine with bottoming out and scraping some but it just hits too too hard
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:02 pm

alot better

when i did my shock towers the inside of the towers i cut out about 5 in where it is round on the tower and boxed it in flat
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:05 pm

5 in tall?
or wide?
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:24 pm

tall
i cut the round part out and boxed it in with flat
ball joint beam Beam10
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by buggin70 Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:30 pm

so basicly just flatten those areas
ok

ans what shocks are u using?
buggin70
buggin70
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1956
Age : 30
Location : canton
Registration date : 2009-09-26

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by sploval53 Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:21 pm

i set of lowered shocks from empi
sploval53
sploval53
Out of Control Dubber

Number of posts : 1416
Age : 33
Location : Fayette County GA
Registration date : 2008-07-29

Back to top Go down

ball joint beam Empty Re: ball joint beam

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum