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Oct 4
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mine’s practically the same spec, except cloth seats, and didn’t even come with a tape deck. i’ve been lucky on that coolant pipe, though my radiator decided to spring a leak last summer...i was already chasing a hot start problem, so i did that, the thermostat and the main coolant hoses at the same time, along with Read more

Oct 3
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still working on that travelling light thing, but this was at the coast...we left the truck parked by the hotel and took off on the bikes for a bit.

Oct 2
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indeed, although some lower gears in the rearend, and not having that huge chasm between 3rd and 4th wouldn’t be a bad thing. my taller tires don’t help either. have you found the speed governor? Read more

Oct 2
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done VERY similar, 2 bikes, 4cyl 5 speed, except with a harbor freight trailer in place of the uhaul. the only place it just didn’t have the guts was coming up the cuesta grade (7%) near San Luis Obispo. 45mph in 3rd was all it would do. Read more

Sep 29
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i will second this. we’ve been running the cardo G4's for awhile, and while i don’t do a lot of talking on the bike, the only one that was even able to tell when i was talking while riding is my better half (who also rides). we also set the kiddo up with a q3 for when she’s along. Read more

Sep 18
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or at least...back to what the pre-lawsuit roxor looked like.

Sep 18
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not entirely defending it, but i suspect at least some of it is to make it more difficult for lawmakers to close the loopholes they’re using for some states that otherwise wouldn’t allow it.

Sep 15
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uh...gotta disagree on walmart’s inventory handling. store inventory, maybe. online ordering vs inventory? not hardly. Read more

Aug 28
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Simplified, it’s pretty much product lines..type 1 is beetle/this, type 4 is mostly late bus. Read more

Aug 28
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Ghia has a bit more space to work with in the engine compartment over the type 1 too. There was one that ran in the “renn kafer cup” class at some of the shows...I want to say it was doing 10's in the quarter mile, and he finally moved to straight drag racing instead of the show/go class and went even faster. (Mike Read more

Aug 28
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More power is available reasonably easily, though it costs. Most, if not all, of the hop up stuff for beetles is equally applicable to ghias, and the significant displacement changes are possible (up to ~2.3L is doable in the type 1 blocks, up to 2.6 in type 4), with not a lot of weight to move.

Aug 27
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At least for $600, expectations are low. This, though..ND isn’t even sufficient...it’s full on CP. I don’t want to think what getting glass for this will cost...and actually finding other parts.. Read more

Aug 27
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good catch. that other article shows this as $5500, probably the same ad. that said, the ad linked here is deleted by the author, and the “click here if it’s gone” isn’t a link. here’s the screenshot from the other article:

Aug 27
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one more vote to DO IT. it’s not sporty, but it’s that perfect 90's japanese blend of simplicity and competence and reliability that it’ll last forever. if it were closer, i’d probably grab that and send our accord down the road. Read more