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VW Beetle Cabriolet Suspension

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  • Beetle Cabriolet  Shock Absorbers Beetle Cabriolet Shock Absorbers
  • Beetle Cabriolet  Wheel Bearings Beetle Cabriolet Wheel Bearings

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  1. Tapered Roller Bearing  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,T25/T3,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk2,T4,Golf Mk3,Corrado,944,924
    Topran

    Tapered Roller Bearing

    113-517-185/C

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1969 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1976 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Karmann Ghia 1967 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1969 - 1979
    Type 3 1967 - 1973
    Golf Mk2 1990 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 1994
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    944 1982 - 1985
    924 1976 - 1988
    Qty:
    $21.95 $19.95
    In Stock
  2. Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Vento,924,914
    Forst

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear

    311-498-017/B

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1973
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    924 1976 - 1985
    914 1970 - 1976
    Qty:
    $23.95 $21.77
    Availability to be confirmed.
  3. Front Wheel Bearing Kit  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    Heritage Kits Logo

    Front Wheel Bearing Kit

    111-498-625/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1965
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Beetle USA 1950 - 1965
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1965
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1965
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1965
    Qty:
    $55.50 $50.45
    Only 4 Available
  4. Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,924,944
    Forst

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS

    113-598-071/RF

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1975
    924 1976 - 1985
    944 1982 - 1985
    Qty:
    $75.50 $68.64
    Availability to be confirmed
  5. Front Wheel Bearing Kit for Disc Brakes   fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
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    Front Wheel Bearing Kit for Disc Brakes

    311-498-017/B/K

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1968 - 1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1968 - 1979
    Qty:
    $39.50 $35.91
    Only 1 Available
  6. Front Wheel Bearing Kit, Disc or Drum  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
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    Front Wheel Bearing Kit, Disc or Drum

    311-498-625/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1965 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1965 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1965 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1965 - 1967
    Beetle USA 1965 - 1967
    Beetle Mexico 1965 - 1967
    Beetle Australia 1965 - 1967
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1965 - 1967
    Qty:
    $39.50 $35.91
    Availability to be confirmed
  7. Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,924,944
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    Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS

    113-598-071/R/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1975
    924 1976 - 1985
    944 1982 - 1985
    Qty:
    $85.50 $77.73
    Availability to be confirmed
  8. CSP Front Wheel Bearing kit  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    CSP

    CSP Front Wheel Bearing kit

    AC498118

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1967
    Qty:
    Regular Price $62.95 $57.23 Special Price $56.66 $51.51
    Only 1 Available
  9. Grease Cap Right Front Hub  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio
    Forst

    Grease Cap Right Front Hub

    111-405-692.

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1965
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Qty:
    Regular Price $6.75 $6.14 Special Price $5.93 $5.39
    In Stock
  10. Front Outer Wheel Bearing  Best Quality  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    Koyo

    Front Outer Wheel Bearing Best Quality

    111-405-645/A/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1965
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Beetle USA 1950 - 1965
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1965
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1965
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1965
    Qty:
    $34.95 $31.77
    In Stock
  11. Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,924,944
    Classic Line

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS

    113-598-071/R

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1971 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1975
    Beetle USA 1971 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1971 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1971 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1985
    944 1982 - 1985
    Qty:
    $49.95 $45.41
    Availability to be confirmed.
  12. Front Wheel Bearing  fits Beetle,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Forst

    Front Wheel Bearing

    111-405-625/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Splitscreen 1955 - 1963
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1965
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Type 3 1963 - 1965
    Qty:
    $23.95 $21.77
    In Stock
  13. Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Vento,924,914
    Meyle

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear

    311-498-017/B/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1968 - 1973
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    924 1976 - 1985
    914 1970 - 1976
    Qty:
    $36.95 $33.59
    In Stock
  14. Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Caddy Mk1,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Vento,924,914
    Koyo

    Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer

    311-405-645/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    924 1976 - 1985
    914 1970 - 1976
    Qty:
    $27.50 $25.00
    Availability to be confirmed
  15. Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Caddy Mk1,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Vento,924,914
    Forst

    Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer

    311-405-645

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2001
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    924 1976 - 1985
    914 1970 - 1976
    Qty:
    $19.75 $17.95
    In Stock

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Buy your Volkswagen Beetle Convertible suspension parts here

Whether your Karmann Cabriolet has torsion bar suspension or is a later 1302 / 1303 Convertible with MacPherson strut suspension, Heritage Parts Centre has all the classic VW Beetle Convertible suspension parts you require in stock, along with a huge range of air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio front suspension rebuild and upgrade parts.

To browse or buy the parts you need, simply follow the links above, or read on for more information on the different types of Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet front suspension.

Types of VW Karmann Cabriolet suspension

All early Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles had torsion bar suspension. By early we mean soft top Beetles with a flat front windscreen and 5-bolt wheels. Up until August 1965, all Beetle Cabrio used king and link pin beam.

Outwardly similar to the other type of Volkswagen Beetle Convertible torsion bar front suspension it comprises a pair of axle tubes running across the car with the Beetle Cabriolet torsion bars inside and trailing arms and Convertible Beetle stub axles attached at either end. On the earliest Karmann Cabriolet king and link pin assemblies secure the stub axles. To be sure this is the type of Beetle Convertible front suspension you have, check if the shock absorber ‘towers’ are straight and if your front VW Beetle Cabrio shock absorbers have an eyelet and through bolt at both ends.

All Volkswagen Beetle Convertible suspension from September 1965 onwards (but not 1302 / 1303 models) use a balljoint front beam, which has a pair of VW Beetle Convertible balljoints supporting the stub axle at either end. These give a smoother ride and require less maintenance than a king and link pin suspension. To check, again look under the front of your soft top Beetle at your shock absorber towers. They should angle outwards at the top and your Cabriolet Beetle shock absorbers will only have a loop and a bolt at the bottom. The top will have a nut on a rubber Beetle Cabrio top mount.

1302 / 1303 Karmann Convertible front suspension

Lastly, all 1302 and 1303 Beetles use MacPherson strut front suspension. On these Convertible Beetle models, there are no horizontal beams and a noticeable bulge in the front bodywork. Each Cabriolet Beetle stub axle is connected to a ‘strut’ with a coil spring around it with control arms that mount to the chassis. The other easy check is to open the bonnet on your Volkswagen Karmann Convertible Beetle. If your spare wheel lies flat, you have a MacPherson strut Beetle Convertible.

Volkswagen Cabrio Beetle front suspension parts

We have all the suspension rebuild parts in stock for all of these systems, as well as an extensive range of Convertible Beetle suspension parts to upgrade and modify your Beetle’s front suspension. These include complete stock width and narrowed VW Beetle Cabriolet front beams, Sway-A-Way and Avis beam adjusters, stock and narrowed Beetle Convertible anti-roll bars, a huge selection of Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio shock absorbers, reconditioned Beetle trailing arms, stock and Cabrio Beetle long travel balljoints, stock height and VW Beetle Convertible dropped spindles and even complete replacement Cabriolet Beetle MacPherson struts, to suit both stock and VW Beetle Convertible lowering springs.

Types of VW Beetle Cabrio Rear Suspension

There are two different kinds of rear suspension fitted to the Beetle: the standard ‘swing axle’ assembly, that uses rigid axles, and the ‘IRS’ type – fitted only to certain models. Below is a brief breakdown of the different types of Volkswagen Beetle suspension:

Swing Axle – used on most standard models

The swing axle assembly consists of a pair of rigid axles that pivot from the gearbox. These were used from the very earliest cars right up until the end of Mexican production in 2003. If your axles only have rubber boots on the ends of the axles that join the gearbox (and not at the hub ends), then you have a swing axle model.

Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) – used on 1302/03 & Semi-Auto

IRS is a more advanced type of Volkswagen Beetle suspension that features CV (constant velocity) joints both next to the gearbox and also at the hub end of the axles. These were only used on some later models, including 1302 / 1303 (Superbeetle) and Semi-Automatic cars. If your axles have rubber boots on both ends of axles (next to the gearbox and at the hubs), then you have an IRS model.

Of course VW Heritage stock an extensive range of parts for both types of VW Beetle rear suspension, including axle and CV boots, hub seal kits and bump stops. Plus a great selection of performance and styling parts, including adjustable springplates and uprated shocks.