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VW Buggy/Baja Suspension

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  • Buggy/Baja  Rear Axle Buggy/Baja Rear Axle
  • Buggy/Baja  Shock Absorbers Buggy/Baja Shock Absorbers
  • Buggy/Baja  Wheel Bearings Buggy/Baja Wheel Bearings

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  1. 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
    Quantity:
    £20.95 £17.46
    In Stock
  2. 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
    Quantity:
    Was £33.50 £27.92 Now £30.46 £25.38
    Only 1 Available
  3. Bare Front Axle Beam for Left Hand Drive  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    Product of Brazil

    Bare Front Axle Beam for Left Hand Drive

    113-401-021/D /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1966 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1966 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1966 - 1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1966 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £414.95 £345.79
    In Stock
  4. Outer Rear Torsion Arm Bush  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,924
    Product of the USA

    Outer Rear Torsion Arm Bush

    111-511-245/E /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Buggy/Baja 1960 - 1979
    924 1976 - 1978
    Quantity:
    £9.95 £8.29
    In Stock
  5. Upper Torsion Arm Seal  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    Product of Brazil

    Upper Torsion Arm Seal

    131-405-131/ALT

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £7.25 £6.04
    In Stock
  6. Lower Torsion Arm Seal  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    Product of Brazil

    Lower Torsion Arm Seal

    131-405-129/ALT

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1965 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1965 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1965 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1965 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £7.25 £6.04
    In Stock
  7. Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair   fits Beetle,T2 Bay,T2 Split,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja
    SSP

    Coil Over Shock Absorbers 423/272mm Pair

    AC513001

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1969
    T2 Split 1950 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £92.50 £77.08
    Awaiting Stock
  8. Lower Ball Joint  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    Varga

    Lower Ball Joint

    131-405-371

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £21.95 £18.29
    In Stock
  9. Torsion Arm Set With Ball Joints  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    EMPI

    Torsion Arm Set With Ball Joints

    131-498-151/C

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1966 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1966 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1966 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1966 - 1979
    Quantity:
    £419.95 £349.96
    Special Order - delivery 12 weeks
  10. Axle Tubes Standard Length  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    VW

    Axle Tubes Standard Length

    AC501150

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1968
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1970
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Quantity:
    Was £43.96 £36.63 Now £32.42 £27.02
    In Stock
  11. Washer A13x24x2.5  fits Beetle,T2 Bay,T25,T2 Split,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Brazil Kombi,Trekker,Type 4,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,T4,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Caddy Mk1,Scirocco,Jetta
    Genuine VW

    Washer A13x24x2.5

    N01-153-17

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25 1980 - 1992
    T2 Split 1950 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 1994
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Quantity:
    £2.50 £2.08
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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.