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Shop - Dei Käfer Service - Ricambi VW Maggiolino, VW Classic

Just over 2K for the price tag...
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AVANTRENO REGOLABILE DEI ...64-en - Front suspension - Dei Käfer Service - Ricambi VW Maggiolino, VW Classic

Its Italian made, so does that mean the car will go faster?

translated is means: ADJUSTABLE FRONT END
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Not to bad of a price for what your getting.

A complete front ready to bolt on.

Would be nice if they had power steering as an option.

I wonder what shipping is, then I guess you would have to pay a duty tax to get it into the country.

How much was the one David got??
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I think those are about 2k from red9. They have dropped in price. They used to be 3k.

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Nope just checked

If my math is correct the red9 cost is around $2200 and you get power steering and the suspension height is adjustable so those Italian made ones aren't that great
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I think that the shipping would be prohibitive. But I like the look of the italian ones better. The Aluminum ones dont look as strong. Im sure their fine, it probably just a personal preference thing.
Im not sure if the Red9 Designs unit offers a no drop option.
Ive sent an email off to the italian company, asking for more info and photos. Perhaps if/when they respond it will clear things up more.
But either way, its still a price versus shipping issue I think.
At least though there is one more option. Their were only two...

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Nope just checked

If my math is correct the red9 cost is around $2200 and you get power steering and the suspension height is adjustable so those Italian made ones aren't that great

Depending on exchange rate its about USD 2.2K, although mine came in about USD 2K as I got a discount for a bulk order of other parts. It is rack and pinion steering, but not power steering.
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Ill be interested to hear about how well your front end delivers in handling and stability. We must have a review!
Its also good to know that the prices are coming down. competitive sales means lower prices for all of us.
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Ill be interested to hear about how well your front end delivers in handling and stability. We must have a review!
Its also good to know that the prices are coming down. competitive sales means lower prices for all of us.

There is another Nova owner much closer to getting his on the road than mine with exactly the same front wishbone suspension (in fact all of his suspension set-up and mine are identical), so I'm also eagerly awaiting his reports too
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Im not sure if the Red9 Designs unit offers a no drop option..
They don't. And initially they didn't have it documented that there was a built in 3" drop. So when one Nova owner bought one and went to have it fitted....he found that it wouldn't fit, and would put the front undersill a couple inches under the surface of the road. So a bit of talking with Red9Design, and they took the front end back and re-engineered it so it would fit and not have the 3" drop. Then turned around and said they weren't interested in doing any more.

So, this option would place it up the top for us I'd say. Sadly, that would be $3650 AUD....plus shipping.
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