Mounts - Beetle.
Shortened transmission required.
Twin Cam Subaru Engines order a reversing kit with type 2 Subaflanges STANDARD length if you have a twin cam engine. The engine cam covers will fit under the rear guards with a twin cam engine. Order a Subamount beetle rear mount which works with all engines and all Subaflanges.
Additional items needed from other suppliers: Type 2 CV inner joints. 396mm (15 5/8") drive axles. These are commonly known as "091 6 rib Kombi into beetle axles".
Quad Cam Subaru Engines order a reversing kit with type 2 Subaflanges EXTENDED length if you have a quad cam engine. This allows you to place the CV joints outboard of the frame horns and lower the drivetrain. The engine cam covers will now fit under the rear guards with a quad cam engine. Order a Subamount beetle rear mount which works with all engines and all Subaflanges.
Additional items needed from other suppliers: Type 2 CV inner joints. 296mm (11 5/8") drive axles. These will need to be shortened versions of the 396mm (15 5/8") axles or custom made units.
Gear Shift for all Beetles: Subaru transmissions have an internal reverse-lockout mechanism so you cannot accidentally select reverse. Beetles have an external reverse lockout mechanism via a plate under the gear lever. This plate has tabs that require you to pull a lever over the tab in order to select reverse. When using a Subaru transmission, remove these tabs and re-install the plate under the gear lever.
The Subamount is made from 6mm (1/4") steel, cnc laser cut and bent. The three pieces are located via tabs and slots to ensure consistent location, then MIG welded, ground and polished and finally bright zinc coated.
The design of the Subamount gives additional strength to the motor supports through it's bent lower side, increasing stiffness and strenght in all directions.
The Subamount allows you to use any combination of Subaru EJ and EZ engines and Subaflanges to locate your drivetrain in the optimum location. The minimum torsion bar clearance and minimum Subaflange clearance allow use of IRS and non-IRS pan horns.
Additionally, four laser cut holes have been provided that can be thread tapped or used with nuts and bolts to attach a 'bash plate' under the engine and transmission of your vehicle.
Nose mounts can be created with the use of a simple piece of steel (as shown) welded across the front of the frame horns and drilled to accept two bolts.
The bolts used are Hi Tensile 12mm or 10mm (depending on your transmission) x 1.25 x 100mm long with no thread on the area of the shank that the bushes locate on. The bushes are Superpro suspension bushes (SPF2092BK) or in the U.S.A. Pep Boys (Prosteer SL100) which keep the steel plate 'captive' with their raised edge.
Left side view
Underneath (showing four holes for bash plates)
Additional clearance for fluid filled engine mounts
Front view using lower holes for twin cam engines
Rear view using lower holes
Standard 930 subaflange clearance in IRS pan
Clearance - opposite side
Optimised placement towards torsion bar
Optimised RHS nose "ear" mount clearance
Optimised LHS nose "ear" mount clearance
Optimised shifter clearance
(this photo was taken without a nose mount fitted - the Subamount is supporting the engine and trans in this location)
Clearance for extended Subaflanges
(this photo was taken with the upper mount holes used)
Clearance - opposite side
Note the clearancing to pinch weld for Subaflange
Note : The Subamount requires your engine to run the composite liquid filled engine mounts in order for the correct angles. Cut the locating 'nub' off the bottom.