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Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair : Beetle (1947-1979), T2 Bay (1968-1969), T2 Split Bus (1950-1967)


Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair : Beetle (1947-1979), T2 Bay (1968-1969), T2 Split Bus (1950-1967)

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Coil-over shock absorber with a chrome plated spring from Forst.

This shock absorber is fitted with a chrome plated helper spring. Most often used on Bajas, buggies and trikes. The lower spring seat is adjustable to give a small amount of tension adjustment to firm up the suspension. C-spanners are included for making adjustments. 

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Product Attributes
Also known asAC513001
Weight (kg)4.3953
QualityGood Quality
Fitting Info423mm extended, 272mm collapsed. It is very important to fit the correct length shocks to a lowered vehicle. There must be at least 50mm of upward and downward travel from the normal ride height. To ascertain what length you require you must measure the distance between the shock mountings on your vehicle after you have removed the existing shock. This must be done with the vehicle on its road wheels (not on a jack). Once you have measured you need to check it against the shock absorbers we list to see which ones you need. i.e. A normal ride height measurement of 350mm means the new shock absorber must be at least 300mm when fully compressed and 400mm when fully extended. Prior to fitting new shock absorbers always cycle it through a few strokes in the correct orientation as it will be fitted to the vehicle.
VehicleBeetle, T2 Split, T2 Bay, Karmann Ghia, Beetle Cabriolet, Type 3, Buggy/Baja
Unit of salePair

Fits Vehicles

Product Vehicle Years
T2 Bay1968-1969
T2 Split Bus1950-1967
Karmann Ghia1955-1974
Beetle Cabrio1949-1979
Type 31961-1975

Product Questions

I have a 68 Beetle that has been lowered a little. And the rear driver side sits a little lower than the other side causing the rear wing to scrape on the tyre occasionally. 1st would these fit ok and do you think they would rectify the tyre rubbing?
Question by: graham wood on 26 Feb 2020, 12:20
Thanks for the enquiry. These might work, but we don't tend to recommend Coil Overs on a full bodied Beetle. They are more suited to lightweight derivatives like a Buggy or a Trike. We would recommend having the rear torsion bars and spring plates re-set, so they are at a matching level.
Answer by: Nick Bitton on 26 Feb 2020, 12:49
Please could you tell me the spring rate?
Question by: Adrian on 12 Nov 2020, 17:25
75lb spring rate
Answer by: Nick Bitton on 15 Nov 2020, 15:07