Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorbers

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Front Shock Absorbers

Front Shock Absorbers

Front Shock Absorber from SACHS
One

VW Beetle 54-65
VW Karmann Ghia 56-65
VW Bus 1955-67
VW Type 3 1961-74

VW Beetle
$37.95
Part #: 113-413-031B
Front Shock Absorber, One, from SACHS
Brazil

VW Beetle (Standards) 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74
VW Thing 1973-74

VW Beetle
$34.95
Part #: 113-413-031E


Rear Shock Absorbers

Rear Shock Absorbers

Rear Shock Absorber from SACHS
One

VW Beetle 48-68
VW Bus 52-67
VW Karmann Ghia 56-68
VW Type 3 62-68

Also 1968 cars with manual shift only.
For 1968 auto stick transmission use the "031N" shock.


Bug 1952-68
Karmann Ghia 1956-68
Bus 1952-67
Type 3 1962-68
 

VW Beetle
$73.95
Part #: 113-513-031G
Rear Shock Absorber. Brazil

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 69-79
VW Karmann Ghia 69-74
VW Type 3 69-73

ALSO: 1968 cars only if auto stick transmission.

VW Beetle
$34.95
Part #: 113-513-031N
Rear Shock Absorber from COFAP
One

VW Beetle 48-68
VW Bus 52-67
VW Karmann Ghia 56-68
VW Type 3 62-68

Also 1968 cars with manual shift only.
For 1968 auto stick transmission use the "031N" shock.


Bug 1952-68
Karmann Ghia 1956-68
Bus 1952-67
Type 3 1962-68

VW Beetle
$29.95
Part #: 113-513-031N BR


Shock Absorber Accessories

Shock Absorber Accessories

Mounting Kit for Top of Front Shock Absorber.

VW Beetle (Standards) 1966-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
$14.95
Part #: 131-498-441
Pair of Front Shock Absorber Stops

VW Beetle (Standards) 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$11.95
Part #: 131-449
Upper Shock Absorber Mount Grommets. Complete Set.
For both shock absorbers.

VW Beetle (Standard) 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74
VW Thing 73-74

These VW Upper Shock Mount Grommets install on the upper shock mount stud.
They isolate the shock from the upper mount at the beam.
The 4 piece grommet set installs above and below the beam at the left and right side.
VW Beetle
$37.95
Part #: 131-435
Rubber Stops, Rear Suspension. Pair (Left and Right).

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 60-79
VW Karmann Ghia 60-74
VW Type 3 62-73

Prevent suspension from bottoming out.

VW Beetle
$11.95
Part #: 311-191
Cylindrical Cap (Dust Cover)
for Front Shock Absorber
One Shock Absorber Cap. OEM.

VW Beetle & VW Super Beetle 1966-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1966-74

VW Beetle
$6.95
Part #: 111-413-425


Hardware

Hardware

Mounting Bolt
For Shock Absorber or Front Axle Beam

Shock:
VW Beetle 10/52-4/59 Rear Upper and Lower
VW Bus 50-67 Rear Lower and 63-67 Front Upper
VW Karmann Ghia 56-5/59 Upper and Lower

Axle Beam
VW Standard Beetle 50-77
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
$3.95
Part #: N101901
Pair of front strut dust covers.

VW Super Beetle 1971-79

VW Beetle
$29.95
Part #: 113-412-305/2
Shock Absorber Mounting Bolt, One
Two required for each rear shock

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 60-79
VW Karmann Ghia 60-74

VW Beetle
$3.25
Part #: N101563
Rear Shock Absorber Tower Damping Pads
Pair with original off center hole

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 46-79

VW Beetle
$4.95
Part #: 111-899-119B
Shock absorber mounting bolt for following:
Upper front for       VW Beetle 1963-65 and VW Karmann Ghia 1963-65
Upper rear for        VW Bus 1955-67
VW Beetle
$18.95
Part #: 111-413-403A
Super beetle shock springs, pair.

VW Super Beetle 1971-79

These springs are made from special hight tension steel
They fit all stock Super Beetle models.
The strut springs install over the shocks, carrying the weight over the wheels.
If your front end is sagging, your springs are probably weak and need to be replaced.
These springs work for both stock height and lowering struts.

VW Beetle
$103.95
Part #: 9628


Bushings

Bushings

Bushings on Lower Control Arm, Pair

VW Super Beetle 71-79

This bushing secures the lower control arm to the chassis on one side
and to driver (left) side strut assembly on the other.
The brass bushing presses into the control arm, diminshing friction
for the bolt that passes through it and minimizing vibration.

VW Beetle
$14.95
Part #: 133-309
Idler Arm Steering Damper Bushing, One
OEM German

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 60-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 55-79
VW Type 3 62-73

This is a stabilizer bushing. It is pressed into the right (passenger) side tie rod
where the stud on the steering stabilizer passes through. It helps to minimize
vibration in the front end by cushioning the contact point between the two metal
surfaces and absorbing some of the shock from uneven road conditions.

VW Beetle
$2.95
Part #: 113-425-117


Rubber Parts

Rubber Parts

Bushings for Front Struts (stops and cover kit)
Four Pieces, German

VW Super Beetle 71-73Up to Vin# 1333003655

The suspension stops slide over the suspension strut rod.
They help prevent the suspension from bottoming out. 
The plastic covers protect the strut rod from debris.

 

VW Beetle
$46.95
Part #: 133-303
Rubber suspension strut stop
For Either Side

VW Super Beetle 73-79  Beginning with vin# 1_3 3003656

VW Beetle
$2.95
Part #: 133-412-303A


Struts

Struts

Front Strut Insert
One for either side.

VW Super Beetle 71-73   Up to Vin# 1_3 3003655

VW Beetle
$51.95
Part #: 113-412-031D
Front Strut Insert
One for either side
Genuine Boge.

VW Super Beetle 73-75  From vin#1_3 3003656 to Vin# 1_5 2219622

VW Beetle
$68.95
Part #: 133-412-031B
Front Strut Insert
One for either side
OEM

VW Super Beetle 75-79  Beginning with vin# 1_5 2181801

VW Beetle
$68.95
Part #: 133-412-031D


Strut Mounts

Strut Mounts

Upper Strut Mount Bearing
For either side, OEM

VW Super Beetle 73-79  from VIN# 1_3 3003 656 on

VW Beetle
$59.95
Part #: 133-412-345
Upper Strut Mount Bearing
For Either Side

VW Super Beetle 71-73  Up to Vin# 1_3 3003 655

VW Beetle
$69.95
Part #: 113-329


Complete Assemblies

Complete Assemblies

13 1/2" Shifter This EMPI Trigger shifter features a round chrome shaft with sliding "trigger" to release

Shifter shaft has EMPI cast into it.
VW Beetle
$59.95
Part #: 4450


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Important Information
Shock absorbers which become defective exhibit knocking noises while you are driving. If you are suspicious about your shock absorbers you can hand analyze them. Hold each shock absorber in the installed postion. Extend and compress it. Make note of how smooth the resistance is for the entire stroke of the shock absorber, up and down. It should exhibit uniform resistance. If you happen to have a new shock absorber you can compare it with the installed shock as to its smoothness.

Shock absorbers have been permanently lubricated during their manufacture. Very small leaks can occur and are okay. Shock absorbers cannot be serviced. Defective shock absorbers must be replaced.


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