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VW Beetle Cabriolet Front & Rear Suspension Parts

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  • Beetle Cabriolet Front Axle Beetle Cabriolet Front Axle
  • Beetle Cabriolet Front Axle Beetle Cabriolet Front Axle
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  • Beetle Cabriolet Shock Absorbers Beetle Cabriolet Shock Absorbers
  • Beetle Cabriolet Wheel Bearing Rear Beetle Cabriolet Wheel Bearing Rear

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  1. CV Joint Kit for 1302/3  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio
    HPC

    CV Joint Kit for 1302/3

    113-501-331/D

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1971-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1971-1979
    Qty:
    Regular Price $85.50 $77.73 Special Price $76.60 $69.64
    Only 3 Available
  2. Front Wheel Bearing Kit  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio
    Forst

    Front Wheel Bearing Kit

    111-498-625/F

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1965
    Karmann Ghia1955-1965
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1965
    Qty:
    Regular Price $48.95 $44.50 Special Price $44.09 $40.08
    In Stock
  3. Front Wheel Bearing Kit  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
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    Front Wheel Bearing Kit

    111-498-625/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1965
    Karmann Ghia1955-1965
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1965
    Beetle USA1950-1965
    Beetle Mexico1954-1965
    Beetle Australia1954-1965
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1953-1965
    Qty:
    $64.50 $58.64
    In Stock
  4. 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,914,924
    Forst

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear

    311-498-017/B

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1968-1979
    Type 31968-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1979-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2000
    Vento1992-1998
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1985
    Qty:
    $27.95 $25.41
    Out of stock – no due date.
  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
    Beetle1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1968-1979
    Beetle USA1968-1979
    Beetle Mexico1968-1979
    Beetle Australia1968-1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1968-1979
    Qty:
    $45.50 $41.36
    Out of stock – no due date.
  6. 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
    Beetle1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1968-1979
    Type 31968-1975
    9241976-1985
    9441982-1985
    Qty:
    Regular Price $78.95 $71.77 Special Price $71.02 $64.56
    In Stock
  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
    Beetle1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1968-1979
    Type 31968-1975
    9241976-1985
    9441982-1985
    Qty:
    $104.95 $95.41
    In Stock
  8. Front Wheel Bearing Kit  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

    311-498-625/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1965-1967
    Karmann Ghia1965-1967
    Beetle Cabrio1965-1967
    Buggy/Baja1965-1967
    Beetle USA1965-1967
    Beetle Mexico1965-1967
    Beetle Australia1965-1967
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1965-1967
    Qty:
    Regular Price $39.50 $35.91 Special Price $35.48 $32.25
    In Stock
  9. Tapered Roller Bearing  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,T25/T3,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk2,T4,Golf Mk3,Corrado,924,944
    Topran

    Tapered Roller Bearing

    113-517-185/C

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1969-1979
    T2 Bay1976-1979
    T25/T31980-1992
    Karmann Ghia1967-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1969-1979
    Type 31967-1973
    Golf Mk21990-1992
    T41991-1994
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Corrado1989-1995
    9241976-1988
    9441982-1985
    Qty:
    $36.50 $33.18
    In Stock
  10. 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,914,924
    Meyle

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Front or Rear

    311-498-017/B/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1968-1979
    Type 31968-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1979-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2000
    Vento1992-1998
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1985
    Qty:
    $38.50 $35.00
    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
    HPC

    Wheel Bearing Kit, Rear for IRS

    113-598-071/R

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1971-1979
    Karmann Ghia1968-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1971-1979
    Type 31968-1975
    Beetle USA1971-1979
    Beetle Mexico1971-1979
    Beetle Australia1971-1976
    9241976-1985
    9441982-1985
    Qty:
    $57.50 $52.27
    Expected in 4 weeks
  12. 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,914,924
    Koyo

    Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer

    311-405-645/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1966-1979
    Karmann Ghia1966-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1966-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Caddy Mk11983-1992
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1980-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2000
    Vento1992-1998
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1985
    Qty:
    $29.95 $27.23
    In Stock
  13. Front Wheel Bearing  fits Beetle,Splitscreen,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Forst

    Front Wheel Bearing

    111-405-625/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1965
    Splitscreen1955-1963
    Karmann Ghia1960-1965
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1965
    Type 31963-1965
    Qty:
    $27.95 $25.41
    Out of stock – no due date.
  14. 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
    Beetle1950-1965
    Karmann Ghia1956-1965
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1965
    Beetle USA1950-1965
    Beetle Mexico1954-1965
    Beetle Australia1954-1965
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1953-1965
    Qty:
    $38.50 $35.00
    In Stock
  15. Front Outer Wheel Bearing  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Forst

    Front Outer Wheel Bearing

    111-405-645/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1965
    Karmann Ghia1960-1965
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1965
    Type 31962-1965
    Qty:
    Regular Price $36.95 $33.59 Special Price $29.74 $27.04
    In Stock
  16. 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,914,924
    Forst

    Wheel Bearing, Front or Rear Outer

    311-405-645

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1966-1979
    Karmann Ghia1966-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1966-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Caddy Mk11983-1992
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1979-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2001
    Vento1992-1998
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1985
    Qty:
    $24.50 $22.27
    In Stock
  17. Wheel Bearing Front Inner  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
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    Wheel Bearing Front Inner

    311-405-625

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1966-1968
    Karmann Ghia1966-1968
    Beetle Cabrio1966-1968
    Type 31962-1968
    Qty:
    Regular Price $23.50 $21.36 Special Price $21.16 $19.24
    In Stock
  18. Wheel Bearing, Inner Front Best Quality  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    Koyo

    Wheel Bearing, Inner Front Best Quality

    311-405-625/BQ

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1966-1968
    Karmann Ghia1966-1968
    Beetle Cabrio1966-1968
    Type 31962-1968
    Beetle USA1966-1968
    Beetle Mexico1966-1968
    Beetle Australia1966-1968
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1966-1968
    Qty:
    $14.25 $12.95
    In Stock
  19. Split Pin 2mm x 22mm Various Uses  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,356,911,912,914,930
    VW

    Split Pin 2mm x 22mm Various Uses

    N01-252-21

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bay1968-1979
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    3561960-1965
    9111969-1989
    9121969
    9141970-1976
    9301975-1989
    Qty:
    $1.65 $1.50
    Out of stock – no due date.

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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.

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Suspension Categories