How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance

Updated & Enlarged New Edition

The complete practical guide to modifying classic to modern VW Bus (Transporter) T1 to T5 suspension, brakes and chassis for maximum performance. Contains essential information on using aftermarket parts and interchangeable parts from other production vehicles to achieve great handling (and a lower stance if required). This edition includes many new photographs and archive pictures plus an additional 16 pages of information.


The original and only book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance now in completely updated form. Now covers all T1 to T5 buses, vans, campers & pick-ups 1950-2010.
Ideal for owners wanting to uprate handling. Suitable for practical enthusiasts and professional mechanics. Original photography by the author, and technical diagrams by specialist component manufacturers. Based on successful ‘How-To' technical features developed by the author for a leading VW magazine. All information is based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops. Includes a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers and gearbox references. Over 280 photographs and illustrations.

About the author

James Hale is the world's leading authority on dune buggies, and has written five books covering the buggy scene worldwide. His first book was the Dune Buggy Handbook, published by Veloce, and remains the definitive guide to these unorthodox fun cars. He has also regularly produced freelance features for motoring magazines, and has written technical books on modifying the VW Beetle and VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. The Bus suspension book, first published in 2003, has now been completely revised and updated and published in a new edition in 2011

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787110-41-0 • eV number: eV5041 • Published: March 2017 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £14.99 / $14.99 / €18.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4262 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £24.99 • 144 pages • 460 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845842-62-8 • UPC: 6-36847-04262-2. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes & Chassis for High Performance

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