Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

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Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 pm

So, if i dont go with a red9design set up, what are my other options for a new beam?
I have a carolina coach works beam at the mo, its a bag of ...., the urethane bushes are so jerky, no grease nipples and the shocks are crap.

All advice welcome

Ideally narrowed with needle bearings
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by vwJim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:25 am

If you want marrowed, roller bearings etc Dogback beams. They're caster adjustable too.
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:37 am

I cant find anywhere to buy these, do you have a link Jim?
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Post by vwJim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:51 am

Just Google it, you'll find bus FB Page.
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 8 8US » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:39 am

Richard

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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Doesnt show any thing about buying one?
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:36 pm

Ive been talikng to dogback, very helpful chap.

Has anyone been running one of these limebug beams yet, they sound good

https://www.limebug.com/product/view/16 ... -961/#temp
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by vwJim » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:29 am

I wonder what basis they make this claim....?

"Limebug is the leading supplier of narrowed beams in the industry."

Product not as good as the Dogback design.
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:39 am

vwJim wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:29 am
Product not as good as the Dogback design.
What makes the dogback better Jim?
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 8 8US » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:56 pm

58splitty wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Doesnt show any thing about buying one?
Just giving you a link so you could contact them.

https://www.facebook.com/DogBack-Beam-P ... f=mentions
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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by 58splitty » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:01 pm

8 8US wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:56 pm
58splitty wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Doesnt show any thing about buying one?
Just giving you a link so you could contact them.

https://www.facebook.com/DogBack-Beam-P ... f=mentions
Hes on holiday till August but gave me great info, thanks for the link
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1969 custom bug (the only bug to have been on the cover of Volksworls and Ultra VW)
1972 roof chopped bug (volksword, street machine, custom car, vw scene)

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Re: Whats the best quality beam out there giving the best ride

Post by flatbeat » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:25 pm

Depends how narrow you want to go too. Creative Engineering beams are some of the best but don't narrow to 4"....I think it's nearer 3.5". Good thing about CE beams is everything fits ie shocks without messing around with spacers or modded arms etc.
Alex aka Transporterhaus seems to have got it together lately and produces a good beam too....
Lots of choice.....
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