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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Briano's Links by class (Suspension)

    Suspension/Steering: Rear Brake Reference Pictures....

    Started by briano1234, 04-03-2017 07:42 AM
    arm, bar, bolt, broken, bushings, control, fix, forum, forums, front, links, lower, mk1, mounts, power, pump, rear, remove, replace, replacing, steering, struts, suspension, sway, sway bar
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  1. No brake boost! Vacuum leak? Bad pump?

    Hey fellas, I just got to drive my Rabbit Diesel 120 miles today back to my house, getting a beautiful 70 mpg on the way back. There are two...

    Started by Faeric, 12-21-2016 08:34 PM
    air, assistance, bad, boost, diesel, drive, end, forum, forums, great, hey, issues, leak, miles, mpg, problem, rabbit, res, rest, spec, struts, suspension, today, volkswagen, vw rabbit
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    12-29-2016 06:17 PM Go to last post
  2. Bendix master cylinder

    Looking for part number for rebuild kit for this master cylinder. It's on a 82 diesel pickup w/power brakes.

    Started by Blue Haze, 09-30-2016 10:33 AM
    18, 1982, 82, 84, 98, auto, bendix, brake, ca, cylinder, der, diesel, don, forum, forums, hub, kit, master, pickup, rabbit, repair, rock, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheel
    • Replies: 2
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    10-01-2016 10:02 AM Go to last post
  3. Brake Reference Pictures.

    Ever taken the Back brakes apart.. Then forgot where all the springs went.... Brakes back on the car. How the Wheel Cylinders meet the Shoe...

    Started by briano1234, 04-05-2016 11:59 AM
    07, 08, albums, back, brake, brakes, briano, car, media, mee, meet, photobucket, pic, pictures, profile, reference, shoe, springs, tach, top, user, wen, wheel
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    04-05-2016 11:59 AM Go to last post
  4. front swaybar information needed

    is there stock locations (holes made for option) to add a front and rear swaybars to a 1983 Volkswagen rabbit convertible? this car is so worth...

    Started by 781rabbid83, 04-03-2016 10:06 AM
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    04-03-2016 02:08 PM Go to last post
  5. Beefing up the Strut mount.

    The last two Strut mounts I bought Meyle brand were a PITA to install. As I was tightening the nuts on them, the press bolt broke free with about...

    Started by briano1234, 02-27-2016 07:59 AM
    bolt, bought, box, bra, brand, drop, effect, fast, free, head, hold, ins, install, mount, mounts, nuts, photobucket, pressure, removal, removed, set, stall, thing, volkswagen, wire
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    02-27-2016 07:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Broken Sway bar Strap (cabriolets)

    While changing my lower control arm today, I got a nasty surprise. The Sway bar strap that holds it to the Control arm was broken, allowing the ...

    Started by briano1234, 01-12-2016 06:59 PM
    arm, bad, bar, bolt, broken, bucks, car, center, changing, commission, control, cost, friday, hit, joint, learned, lock, long, lower, luck, ordered, sway, sway bar, today, washer
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    01-13-2016 06:29 AM Go to last post
  7. What is that PRE-LOAD when replacing Front wheel Bearings.

    Replacing the front wheel bearing can be a dauntless task, Ron has a good write up on it for on the car. ...

    Started by briano1234, 07-11-2015 02:29 PM
    bearings, break, car, center, check, cold, dry, end, forum, front, hey, long, oem, oil, paper, removing, ser, small, spray, support, things, volkswagen, weight, wheel, work
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    07-11-2015 02:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Need help with strut replacement

    I recently bought a set of KYB strut cartridges to replace my old ones. The tubes (not shaft) are slimmer than the stock ones up front. Assembling...

    Started by chr2dae, 06-09-2015 01:14 AM
    4dr, bought, car, cartridge, doesn't fit, fit, forum, front, good, jetta, lot, love, rabbit, replacement, seat, shock absorber, shocks, stock, strut, swap, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, work
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    06-09-2015 11:00 AM Go to last post
  9. What would you do? Control arm mount

    I hope this is the correct location for this. I need some opinions. I was messing around with trying some "new" wheels and I noticed the control...

    Started by stroked64, 12-29-2014 07:28 PM
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    01-31-2015 09:23 PM Go to last post
  10. Video: How to adjust the camber angle

    Hi, the video gives you a tutorial how to adjust the camber angle of your front wheels in a DIY way: wO1ZT5osWDw The adjustment is...

    Started by Dr944S2, 12-18-2013 04:59 PM
    adjust, adjustment, button, camber angle, cars, diy, don, forum, forums, front, golf, les, lot, owners, rabbit, rack, similar, sound, tutorial, video, volkswagen, vw rabbit, watch, wheels
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    12-24-2014 02:43 PM Go to last post
  11. Replacing Front Struts, and Mounts

    How do you tell your Strut and Mounts are bad? This is a bad mount: This is a good strut mount beside a bad one.

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 08:56 PM
    break, bumper, car, center, check, cover, cracked, front, green, hey, hit, loose, lower, mount, moving, o-rings, oil, safety, seat, ser, start, struts, tire, wear, work
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    11-14-2014 02:34 PM Go to last post
  12. replacing a frame bushings

    on my 81 pickup i need to replace the front and rear bushings in the a frames.the rear ones look fairly simple but the front bushings dont look like...

    Started by auag, 09-16-2014 10:54 PM
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    09-18-2014 12:37 PM Go to last post
  13. rubber bumpers on front struts

    on my 81 pickup i have a clunk in the front end...the previous owner has replaced the front struts...i jacked it up and looked at the struts and...

    Started by auag, 09-04-2014 08:06 PM
    81, aftermarket, bumpers, cars, conv, end, front, hey, iced, left, noticed, owner, pickup, previous, rabbit, replaced, rubber, sell, shocks, strut, struts, suspension, wi, wondering
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    09-17-2014 07:34 PM Go to last post
  14. putting rear disc brakes on 81 pickup

    will the rear disc brakes from a sirrocco fit my 81 rabbit?

    Started by auag, 08-23-2014 04:31 PM
    81, 81 rabbit, brake, brakes, car, disc, disc brakes, fit, forum, forums, front, hey, light, pedal, pickup, pressure, putting, rabbit, rear, switch, volkswagen, vw rabbit
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    08-23-2014 05:05 PM Go to last post
  15. How to replace your Rear Struts

    I picked these up today, rears, they were free LLW's are great aren't they. Open the top of the car, the trunk, pop the seat latch and fold the...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 09:05 PM
    brand, car, cover, drop, end, flush, front, heat, hey, jack, lower, mode, mount, picked, seat, shocks, speed, springs, start, struts, support, tech, tire, top, trunk
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    06-13-2014 07:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Moved: Dirt road modifications?

    Started by Beanpicker, 05-30-2014 10:10 AM
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    05-30-2014 10:10 AM Go to last post
  17. Front height of a stock MK1

    Here`s the skinny, 79 German Rabbit..I had Biltstein shocks all the way around when I bought it, the front strut was the type you couldn't replace...

    Started by zone, 05-21-2014 07:33 PM
    bought, cabriolet, car, end, forum, front, good, ground, high, lip, lower, mk1, parts, picked, rabbit, shocks, springs, stock, struts, time, top, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheel, white
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    05-22-2014 07:24 AM Go to last post
  18. Moved: unusual movement in front wheels

    Started by Blue Haze, 04-03-2014 12:06 PM
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    04-03-2014 12:06 PM Go to last post
  19. Centering Steering Rack

    pg 34 6.2 Bentley Centering Steering Rack How the bonkers does anyone accomplish this? it is 17mm - 7mm right? :o

    Started by Rocfreya, 03-17-2014 01:46 PM
    17mm, accomplish, bentley, bit, centering, count, direction, fit, frame, front, hey, left, lock, manual, pro, rack, steering, steering wheel, tires, turn, turns, video, wheel, wheels
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    03-18-2014 11:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Moved: Raceland coilovers? What do you guys think

    Started by BubbaVw, 02-13-2014 12:06 AM
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    02-13-2014 12:06 AM Go to last post
  21. Moved: Odd Strut Replacement

    Started by TheGareBaer, 01-18-2014 01:12 PM
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    01-18-2014 01:12 PM Go to last post
  22. Video: Replacing brake pads

    Hi, the video gives you a DIY tutorial how to replace the brake pads of you Volkswagen Rabbit: The video has a German soundtrack but...

    Started by Dr944S2, 12-29-2013 06:37 AM
    brake, brake pad, brakes, button, default, diy, don, forum, forums, german, how to, les, pads, rabbit, rack, replace, sound, ton, tutorial, video, volkswagen, volkswagen rabbit, vw rabbit, watch
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    12-29-2013 06:37 AM Go to last post
  23. spring travel adjustable?

    Hello, I know that I can turn the nuts up and down to adjust the height of the body, but the bottom smaller springs are compressed all the way...

    Started by dirtywhitewabbit, 09-06-2013 05:40 PM
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    12-23-2013 04:08 PM Go to last post
  24. Moved: coil over conversion

    Started by Wasscally wabbit, 12-18-2013 04:43 PM
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  25. Anyone have a brake pad retainer for Girling style calipers on a 1976 Rabbit?

    Hello, this is my first post so I really am against a wall finding a part and hope one of you guys can help me out. I bought a 1976 diesel 1.5...

    Started by AK Rabbit, 08-10-2013 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-09-2013 05:28 PM Go to last post
  26. Air suspension/lowering lifting kits?

    I have a 1979 mk1 rabbit and I want to do what everyone seems to be doing and install a lowering system for the car. I have seen airbags that fit on...

    Started by 1979vwrabbit, 09-05-2013 09:27 AM
    1979, air, airbags, buy, car, fit, forum, forums, helpful, ideas, ins, install, kits, lowering, mk1, rabbit, stall, struts, suspension, sys, things, top, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wha
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    09-05-2013 12:10 PM Go to last post
  27. How to remove a Mk1 Power Steering Pump

    How to remove a power steering pump. Tools needed: 16mm Combination wrench 13mm Ratcheting gear wrench 13mm 6pt Socket Extension Ratchet...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 09:03 PM
    black, bolt, car, center, driver, fluid, gear, great, high, lower, mk1, passenger, photobucket, power, pulley, rear, remove, seafoam, short, steering, support, times, tire, transmission, wheels
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    03-03-2013 09:03 PM Go to last post
  28. How to Keep Rear Lower Strut Bolt from Seizing.

    If you haven't had the experience to replace your Rear Struts yet be warned that you will probably have to "cut" then out. To prevent this, take...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 09:01 PM
    albums, bolt, briano, coat, cut, der, experience, haven, head, how to, lower, photobucket, ram, rear, replace, replacing, strut, struts, tape, thread, war, years
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    03-03-2013 09:01 PM Go to last post
  29. How to Press in Control Arm Bushings without a Press.

    I bought one of these Kits off of ebay and how do I get the front bearing installed, because I don't have a press to do it.? Go tho...

    Started by briano1234, 03-03-2013 08:51 PM
    bolt, bot, bought, bushings, choice, control, don, ebay, finish, frame, front, how to, installed, kits, long, photobucket, replace, ser, star, start, times, tom, washer, worked, wrench
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    03-03-2013 08:51 PM Go to last post

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