[Spridgets] (no subject)

Kitterer Bob bkitterer at mac.com
Tue Sep 23 12:34:07 MDT 2008

Like a lot of folks I have been running Peter C's rebuilt shocks,  
which are outstanding, and it seems that you would have to get a  
significant improvement to justify a change. That said,while mounting  
is an issue in doing the conversion I would think that having a shock  
that is matched to the suspension characteristics would be the key  
for the conversion to be successful.  As the case would be I am  
currently trying out a prototype conversion using Bilstein shocks on  
all four wheels.  These are not off the shelf shocks. They have been  
valved to match the Bugeye suspension characteristics. I am only  
doing street driving and with all due respect to Peter C I find the  
car is much smoother riding.  Towards the end of the week I hope to  
get out on some twist and turns at a more pressing speed.  This is  
not a cheap conversion - all the parts are top quality.  At the  
moment the only modifications needed are changing the driver side  
bracket between the radiator and the wheel well and the mounting of  
the windshield washer bottle which is minor.  If you do not have all  
this stock stuff - air duct, radiator brackets, windshield washer  
bottle then he has a kit ready for delivery.
On Sep 22, 2008, at 7:55 PM, jmj3351 at comcast.net wrote:

> Has anyone had experience with the rear shock conversion to tube  
> shocks?  I don't want to spend the $ for the spax.  I can build the  
> hardware and make modifications to the bushings, but the shock  
> length and travel appears to be vital.
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