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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Matt » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:21 am

Nice mate, looks like you had a good trip too. :)
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:25 am

I had the Baja let me down yesterday......
It was fine when i left home, drove a couple of kms to drop off my youngest son, then when i went to get back in the car, the r/h front tyre was half flat, no worries I thought, I'd drive to work an get the puncture repaired....... No such luck, got about another km, and the tyre was completely flat......... There was a slash through the tyre on the inside sidewall..... finished the walk to work, and found out I'd need two tyres as the ones on it havent been made in about 10 years. So now I've gone from a 215/80R15 to a 215/75R15

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Should last another 10 years now :D
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby bajabone » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:39 pm

They look fine! I havent seen 215/80R15's for quite some time, mind you I havent looked either. Better test them out on the beach I say to be sure !
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:26 pm

Ive got the same tyre in a 32inch on our Prado, and they went fine on our trip to Fraser
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Neil » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:13 pm

What size rims are those? (width)
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:54 am

6 or 7 I can't remember
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby manxiberty » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:10 pm

ive got the 215/80/r15 on the front of my baja now that i looked
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Tratty » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:21 pm

I hope you don't damage one too soon
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby manxiberty » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:08 am

me too but atleast i know where i can find 2 brand new ones :) ... shame josh's baja is 4 stud....hehehe
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby Tratty » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:42 am

Well Graham's got an 80 profile he can't really use anymore :D
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:46 am

Well now that Paul has installed a Locker diff into his Budget Baja Bug, I guess I'll be needing this to keep up.......

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby BlueV2 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:59 am

Are they just stickers :!: :D
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:46 pm

Nope, one operates the air compressor, the other operates the diff lock, thought that was self explanatory....... :P
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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby manxiberty » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:08 am

Sik.... so i wont be the only one sitting at the top of hills :)
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Josh's 68 Baja Bug

Postby VWNuts » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Well now that the Xmas festivities are out of the way, its time to get back into the cool stuff.
Now Paul has made his difflock very simple..... one cable and its on. That seemed way to easy for me, so I've got, an air compressor, air lines, air solenoid, air actuator, pressure switch, wiring loom, control switches, air tank..... you get the idea, BUT, all that stuff means I flick one switch to turn on the compressor to fill the small tank, then whenever i need to have the diff lock activated, i just flick the diff lock switch on the dash just like the 4wd's do and im locked in :mrgreen:

Here is the diff unlocked
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And after a flick of the switch on the dash, here is the diff locked
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