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Postby Raj » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:15 pm

Came across this doing some upgrades to a buddies Thing... Yikes! Take heed folks.

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Re: Crack Kills

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:43 pm

Very much so, yes. Be especially careful of the Euromax couplers. I had one on the bus for a few weeks until it too began to buckle under torque. You can tell the Euromax's by their square shape with a quarter ($0.25) radius. The correct VW zones are more like a dime ($0.10) radius.
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Re: Crack Kills

Postby Raj » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:07 am

Interesting. I heard the red ones were shit too. Had one in my green lowered thing with No issues, even after a few years of use, but I may have been lucky.
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Re: Crack Kills

Postby Big_kid » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:06 pm

No first hand experience here, but I too heard the red urethane couplers are known to fail.
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Postby ainokea » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:54 pm

Believe it, urathane is not good.
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Re: Crack Kills

Postby Big_kid » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:23 am

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Very much so, yes. Be especially careful of the Euromax couplers. I had one on the bus for a few weeks until it too began to buckle under torque. You can tell the Euromax's by their square shape with a quarter ($0.25) radius. The correct VW zones are more like a dime ($0.10) radius.


Great... I'm pretty sure that's what I put in the buggy over this past summer.

Thanks for the heads up.
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