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  1. Hexagon Bolt, Various uses M10x48
    VW

    Hexagon Bolt, Various uses M10x48

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    N01-044-81
    In stock
    £2.75 £2.29
  2. Lock Washer M8
    SSP

    Lock Washer M8

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    T5 2003 - 2015
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-203-87
    In stock
    £1.15 £0.96
  3. Spring Washer M10
    VW

    Spring Washer M10

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    T5 2003 - 2015
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-201-13
    In stock
    £1.55 £1.29
  4. Castle Nut M12x1.5
    VW

    Castle Nut M12x1.5

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1984
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-121-22
    In stock
    £6.50 £5.42
  5. Hexagonal Nut M12x1.5
    VW

    Hexagonal Nut M12x1.5

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-116-29
    In stock
    £0.76 £0.63
  6. Screw, M8 x 40, Various Uses
    VW

    Screw, M8 x 40, Various Uses

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1995
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1995
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1982 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1982 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-034-04
    In stock
    £4.75 £3.96
  7. Lower Ball Joint

    Lower Ball Joint

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1979
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1970
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    131-405-371
    In stock
    £10.25 £8.54
  8. Outer Rear Torsion Arm Bush
    Product of the USA

    Outer Rear Torsion Arm Bush

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Buggy/Baja 1960 - 1979
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    111-511-245/E /
    In stock
    £4.96 £4.13
  9. Avis Adjuster Grub Screw
    Forst

    Avis Adjuster Grub Screw

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1970
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    AC401101
    In stock
    £1.85 £1.54
  10. EMPI Steel Swing Axle Tube Retainer kit
    EMPI

    EMPI Steel Swing Axle Tube Retainer kit

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1961 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1967
    AC3015027
    Available for backorder
    £131.95 £109.96
  11. Hexagonal Nut M12x1.5
    VW

    Hexagonal Nut M12x1.5

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1985
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2005
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1984
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-113-51
    Available for backorder
    £1.20 £1.00
  12. Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair
    Forst

    Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1969
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    AC513001
    In stock
    £72.50 £60.42
  13. Hexagonal Bolt M10x45x20
    Product of the UK

    Hexagonal Bolt M10x45x20

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1980
    Jetta 1980 - 1980
    T4 1991 - 1995
    Scirocco 1977 - 1980
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1980
    N01-044-57
    In stock
    £4.25 £3.54
  14. Axle Tubes Standard Length
    VW

    Axle Tubes Standard Length

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    AC501150
    In stock
    £71.50 £59.58
  15. Washer A10x18x0.8
    Product of the UK

    Washer A10x18x0.8

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Trekker 1969 - 1982
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    N01-223-14
    In stock
    £0.95 £0.79

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Types of VW Beetle Front Suspension

There are three different kinds of front suspension fitted to the Beetle: two earlier types that use a torsion bar beam, and the third – fitted only to 1302/1303 models - that uses a ‘strut’ assembly instead. Below is a brief breakdown of the different types of Volkswagen Beetle suspension:

King and Link Pin - used up until August 1965

This beam consists of a pair of axle tubes, each housing torsion bars to which the trailing arms are attached. The trailing arms then support the stub axles by means of ‘king and link pin’ assemblies. If your shock absorber ‘towers’ (the vertical legs at the ends of the axle tubes) are straight, then you have a king and link pin model.

Balljoint - used from September 1965 onwards (but not on 1302/1303)

This beam also consists of a pair of axle tubes, housing torsion bars to which the trailing arms are attached. But on these models the trailing arm support a stub axle by means of a pair of ‘balljoints’. If your shock absorber ‘towers’ (the vertical legs at the ends of the axle tubes) are angled outwards at top, then you have a balljoint model.

MacPherson Strut - used on 1302 and 1303 (Superbeetles) only

There is no main beam.

Instead each stub axle is connected directly to an independent ‘strut’ (a sort of glorified coil-over shock) and balanced by control arms that mount to the chassis. If your spare wheel is mounted flat (horizontally) under your bonnet then you have a MacPherson strut model. Not useable on Beach Buggies, this suspension is occasionally found on Baja Bugs.

Types of VW Beetle 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. And remember, if you have a query about your VW Beetle suspension – or if you can’t find the part you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.