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    82 720, 68 beetle + dailies

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  1. Thanks. I will look into the PIAAs. Probably just do the low beams, rarely drive at night anymore anyways. These cheap Ebay's are an improvement over the ancient sealed bulbs. Can't expect much for $50.
  2. Ok I bought these.https://m.ebay.com/orderDetails?itemId=333274806123&txnId=1675956237014 They are a major improvement over the originals but have issues. They are real glass which is a plus but loose fitting. Also they come with 4 high low bulbs which the lows glow when the highs are on. And Visa versa.I would like to go led but the crap on Ebay sucks according to other purchasers suck. The 9003 per pair sylvania bulbs should work but at $40 per 2 bulbs I don't want to gamble. Anybody have a successful recipe for the situation?
  3. Yep and what are the labor hours $ wise? I know probably between $70 to $100 an hour depending on what part of the country you are in. German cars are like $200 an hour wherever. Doing this on my own with the standard rednecks assortment of tools took 10 days and I had the engine running on a stand and the wiring all figured out and completed before starting. I used redeye's mounts and icehouse can am box. Tagdot was the last one on this forum to post his ka trials and just needed the to finish the wiring. That was his last post months ago. Swaps are difficult. I have had my 720 31 years and it has been worth the effort and in a sick way fun! Driving her daily and loving it. One year older than you Stoffy at 48 but I still feel 17 when driving the truck like the day I bought it!
  4. Steel valvecover should be z24
  5. Like Mike said crimp on some female spade connectors. If you have to pick up a replacement somewhere no worries on the type of connection not fitting. I have been running the females for years and they fit whatever year alt.
  6. Yep to properly tune you will need a wideband o2 sensor. Old school was while running shut off and read plugs. No need for that now and with fuel costs a wideband will pay for itself.
  7. 6.6 duramax! Wait I have that in a full size Silverado. Work on turbo remove cab! Actually any kind of work, remove cab. Seriously if you want a diesal the Volkswagen tdi, but this will cost first born.
  8. They don't stay dirt cheap for long. Nice write up Mike. You may find a runner if someone is swapping. I took a perfectly good running naps z24 to the scrap yard because I had no use for the gutless wonder and nobody else wanted it either.
  9. If you can get a part number it might help. I find some oddball stuff with part numbers.
  10. I am curious about the console between the seats. I always thought the transfer case shifter eliminates that option.
  11. After looking at your email address I am afraid someone answering this may end up the entree on the smoker.
  12. Bushwhscker made some good ones at one time. They are NLA but occasionally pop up on ebay at silly expensive prices. There some others on Ebay the lowering crowd uses but they are thick on the top and narrow on the bottom which makes them useless for keeping mud off the truck. If you find something let us know.
  13. Bushwhscker made some good ones at one time. They are NLA but occasionally pop up on ebay at silly expensive prices. There some others on Ebay the lowering crowd uses but they are thick on the top and narrow on the bottom which makes them useless for keeping mud off the truck. If you find something let us know.
  14. No change in ratio 4 high just engages front driveshaft. If manual hubs and they are locked in you can engage 4 high while driving. You have to stop for 4 low so you don't grind. I don't know the procedure for auto hubs.
  15. They do look good but how is leg clearance between the front of the seat and the steering wheel? How tall are you and what is your clearance to the headliner? They do look a little higher than stock
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