Updated: Jan 23
We were eager to see the VeeDub ReDub prototype down on its tires for the first time so we quickly bolted together the front and rear suspension.
Then we bolted on the tires and lowered it down. The front and rear toe angles were off and the camber angles were all over the place but we were happy to see tires on the ground.
We rolled the platform beside the old VW chassis for a side by side comparison. Here are some of the differences between the two at this point:
QA1 adjustable coilovers with common 2.5 inch ID springs (replaces old Beetle's standard shocks, front leaf spring packs and rear torsion bars)
Lotus inspired double wishbone suspension at the front and rear (replaces old Beetle's double trailing arm front suspension and swingaxle rear suspension)
Manual rack and pinion steering (replaces old Beetle's steering box and unequal length tie rods)
Disc brakes on all four corners (replaces old Beetle's drum brakes)