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  1. Bolt M10x30
    VW

    Bolt M10x30

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1971 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1971 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    N01-023-08
    Available for Backorder
    €7.50 €6.25
  2. Hexagonal Bolt M10x52
    VW

    Hexagonal Bolt M10x52

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    T4 1991 - 2003
    N01-045-22
    Only 3 Available
    €2.28 €1.90
  3. Front Ball joint Self-Locking Nut
    VW

    Front Ball joint Self-Locking Nut

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Karmann Ghia 1965 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    411-513-481
    Available for Backorder
    €4.20 €3.50
  4. Shock Absorber Bush Insert Sleeve
    Gaz Shocks

    Shock Absorber Bush Insert Sleeve

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    AC513200Z
    Only 1 Available
    €5.40 €4.50

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Buy your Bay Window suspension parts and spares here

The Volkswagen Bay Window (1968-1979) is legendary for many things, not least its longevity and ability to go where other vehicles fear to tread. Much of this is due to the Volkswagen Type 2 suspension system, which consists of a pair of hollow axle tubes, each housing a stack of flat metal bars to which the trailing arms are attached. Like a classic air-cooled Beetle, these Type 2 torsion bars are the main component of the VW Bay Window front suspension.

At either end of the tubes are stamped steel legs, or shock absorber towers, that provide the upper location point for the Bay Window shock absorbers, as well as a mounting for the four individual trailing arms, which support the stub axles by means of upper and lower VW Bay Window balljoints.

While the system is extremely durable, time, road and weather conditions and lack of maintenance can cause items to fail, which is why Heritage Parts Centre stock a wide range of replacement parts for the Volkswagen Bay Window suspension, from stock replacement Bay Window front axle beams to front axle beam adjuster kits, Bay Window balljoints, wheel bearing kits, Type 2 dropped spindles and anti-roll bars.

Bay Window rear suspension

The VW Type 2 rear suspension is what’s commonly referred to as IRS (independent rear suspension). It uses round torsion bars and spring plates in the same way as earlier swing axle set ups but has Bay Window CV joints at either end of the axle halfshafts and a pair of diagonal trailing arms, which locate the rear hubs. The most common items that will need replacing are VW Bay Window CV joint kits, stub axles, and Type 2 wheel bearings so we keep all these in stock, along with lots of smaller Bay Window suspension parts that you may need when you carry out the job.

We carry a wide range of Bay Window shock absorbers from stock replacement parts to performance items from KYB, EMPI and GAZ, including Bay Window coilover shocks.

To browse or buy the parts you need just follow the links, or if you have a query about Volkswagen Bay Window suspension parts, just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.