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VW Parts Catalog > Suspension - Rear > Beetle, Ghia, THING, Swingaxle
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SUBCATEGORIES:
Axle Bearings & Seals, etc Axle Boot Kits, etc
Brake Drum & Axle Nut Grommets, Bushings, & Snubbers
Shocks Spring Plates, Covers, & Bushings
Torsion Bars, Swaybars, & Camber Compensators
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Teflon Bushing Lubricant, 1/2 Oz.
Teflon Bushing Lubricant, 1/2 Oz.
Price: $4.95

This super slickery Teflon Lubricant is fantastic for bushings, or even metal sleeves (shock mounts, etc) that benefit from a long term grease that stays put! This is a great grease for swaybar bushings, spring plate bushings, etc. more info
Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Right Inner, and 60-68 Left Outer and Right Inner, 311-511-245
Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Right Inner, and 60-68 Left Outer and Right Inner, 311-511-245
Price: $5.95

Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Right Inner, and 60-68 Left Outer and Right Inner, 311-511-245 is normally completely worn out on your car, they are almost never changed and yours are over 40 years old! Rubber Bushings are quiet and much easier to install. more info
Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Left Outer, and 60-68 Left Inner and Right Outer, 311-511-246
Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Left Outer, and 60-68 Left Inner and Right Outer, 311-511-246
Price: $5.95

Spring Plate Bushing, 69-79 T1 Left Outer, and 60-68 Left Inner and Right Outer, 311-511-246 is normally completely worn out on your car, they are almost never changed and yours are over 40 years old! Rubber Bushings are quiet and much easier to install. more info
Shock Absorber Bolt and Nut, 12 X 1.75 X 100mm
Shock Absorber Bolt and Nut, 12 X 1.75 X 100mm
Price: $7.95

High Grade 12 X 1.75 X 100mm Bolt and Nut for completing your Shock Absorber Installation. more info
Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1949-66 Type 1 & 3, and 1950-63 Type 2, 111-501-221
Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1949-66 Type 1 & 3, and 1950-63 Type 2, 111-501-221
Price: $8.95

Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1949-66 Type 1 & 3, and 1950-63 Type 2, 111-501-221 is the nut that retains your rear brake drum. These MUST be torqued to spec or tighter, or the drum can come loose and really ruin your day. A tight axle nut saves brake drums! more info
Rear Axle Seal Kit, Swing Axle Type 1, 2, and 3, 111-598-051A
Rear Axle Seal Kit, Swing Axle Type 1, 2, and 3, 111-598-051A
Price: $8.95

Rear Axle Seal Kit, Swing Axle Type 1, 2, and 3, 111-598-051A is the kit you need to prevent those pesky leaks that contaminate your brake drums and brake shoes with gear oil! These are really nice to have in the garage as a stand-by maintenance item. more info
36mm Socket for Gland Nut and Axle Nut
36mm Socket for Gland Nut and Axle Nut, 5770/7037
Price: $11.95

This 1/2" drive 36mm Socket can be used to remove Type 1&3 gland nuts and axle nuts. High Quality tool for repeated use. more info
Swing Axle Boot Kit, Economy, 111-598-021AEC
Swing Axle Boot Kit, Economy, 111-598-021AEC (sold per side)
Price: $11.95

Swing Axle Boot Kit, Economy, 111-598-021AEC are the best "budget" parts we can get for this application, and are an excellent choice for re-sealing your leaky or cracked axle boots. Most people don't know it, but you should put the axle boot seam at the 10 or 2 o'clock position, NOT straight up! more info
Shock Boss, 12 X 1.5mm X 2" Long, EACH, 17-2714-0
Shock Boss, 12 X 1.5mm X 2" Long, EACH, 17-2714-0
Price: $11.95

Shock Boss, 12 X 1.5mm X 2" Long, EACH, 17-2714-0 is a precision threaded steel boss for welding to the location of your choosing. This is a MUST when adding additional shocks per wheel. Extra thick shoulder to make your welding easy! Threading is inset to prevent shearing. 12 X 1.5mm X 2" Long. more info
Urethane Rear Bump Stop, Type 1 & Type 3
Urethane Rear Bump Stop (PAIR), Type 1 & Type 3
Price: $12.95

These VW bump stops prevent your rear suspension from bottoming out HARD, they provide a somewhat progressive stop to wheel travel so you don't break anything. Easy slip on installation. Replaces the stock rubber stops which often crack and split. more info
Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1967+ Type 1 & 3, 311-501-221HD
Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1967+ Type 1 & 3, 311-501-221HD
Price: $14.95

Rear Axle Nut, 36mm, 1967+ Type 1 & 3, 311-501-221HD is the nut that retains your rear brake drum. These MUST be torqued to spec or tighter, or the drum can come loose and really ruin your day. A tight axle nut saves brake drums! more info
Swing Axle Boot, Seamless, Each, 111-501-151
Swing Axle Boot, Seamless, EACH, 111-501-151
Price: $14.95

Swing Axle Boot, Seamless, Each, 111-501-151 are an excellent choice for re-sealing your axle boots. These require axle tube removal to install them so they are ideal to use if the transaxle is out already. Do NOT get these if you are not removing the transaxle! You can install these without removing the end bearing carrier casting and the brake line flange to be removed from the axle tube if you put them in HOT soapy water, and work fast! more info
36mm Axle Nut Removal/Installation Tool
36mm Axle Nut Removal/Installation Tool
Price: $15.95

These "Bang" type axle nut removal/installation tools are NOT the preferred method to remove/install the axle nut since they hammer the rear wheel bearing, but they work good enough in the field to get you home! more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 X 1 3/4", Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 X 1 3/4", PAIR
Price: $15.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

On inboard side of Adjustable Spring Plate when using Custom Torsion Bar Covers.

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 1/4 X 1 3/4", Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 1/4 X 1 3/4", PAIR
Price: $15.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

On outboard side of Non-Adj Spring Plate when using Custom Torsion Bar Covers.

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 1/4 X 1 7/8", Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 2 1/4 X 1 7/8", PAIR
Price: $15.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

On outboard side of Non-Adjustable Spring Plate when using Custom Torsion Bar Covers.

more info
Shock Boss, 12mm X 1" X 1.780" Long, Unthreaded, EACH, 17-2712-0
Shock Boss, 12mm X 1" X 1.780" Long, Unthreaded, EACH, 17-2712-0
Price: $15.95

Shock Boss, 12mm X 1" X 1.780" Long, Unthreaded, EACH, 17-2712-0 is a steel boss UNTHREADED inside for welding to the location of your choosing. This is a MUST when adding additional shocks per wheel. Extra thick shoulder to make your welding easy! 12mm ID for Through Bolt Use. 12 X 1" X 1.780" Long more info
Torsion Bar Caps (Covers), No Hole, CHROME, Pair
Torsion Bar Caps (Covers), No Hole, CHROME, PAIR
Price: $16.95

High visibility items should look good! These Chrome Torsion Bar Covers do that! These ones are solid to not provide a through hole for longer torson bars. These ONLY work on SHORT Torsion Bars. more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 1 7/8 X .187", Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Flanged, 1 7/8 X .187", PAIR
Price: $17.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

For Custom Torsion Housings between the Spring Plate and Torsion Housing (Inboard Side).

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 2" ID Knobby, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 2" ID Knobby, PAIR
Price: $17.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Inside Sway-A-Way adjustable Spring plates.

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 7/8" ID Knobby, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 7/8" ID Knobby, PAIR
Price: $17.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1950-60 Outside

Type 1 1961-68 Inside

Type 1 1969-79 Inside

Type 3 1965-74 Inside

Type 3 1965-68 Outside

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 3/4" ID Knobby, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 3/4" ID Knobby, PAIR
Price: $17.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1961-68 Outside

more info
Swing Axle Boot Kit, German, 111-598-021AGR
Swing Axle Boot Kit, GERMAN, 111-598-021AGR (EACH/per side)
Price: $17.95

Swing Axle Boot Kit, German, 111-598-021AGR are an excellent choice for re-sealing your leaky or cracked axle boots. Most people don't know it, but you should put the axle boot seam at the 10 or 2 o'clock position, NOT straight up! more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Soft, 1 3/4" ID Knobby, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Soft, 1 3/4" ID Knobby, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1961-68 Outside

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Soft, 1 7/8" ID Knobby, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, Soft, 1 7/8" ID Knobby, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1950-60 Outside

Type 1 1961-68 Inside

Type 1 1969-79 Inside

Type 3 1965-74 Inside

Type 3 1965-68 Outside

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, SOFT, 1 3/4" ID Round, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, SOFT, 1 3/4" ID ROUND, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended. These are softer than regular urethane, and stiffer than stock rubber, for a nice compromise. more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, SOFT, 1 7/8" ID ROUND, PAIR
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, SOFT, 1 7/8" ID ROUND, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

These are softer than regular urethane, and stiffer than stock rubber, for a nice compromise.

more info
Axle Spacer Kit, Swingaxle Type 1 up to 1966, One Side (2 Pieces), AC501497
Axle Spacer Kit, for Swingaxle VW, One Side (2 Pieces), AC501497
Price: $19.95

Axle Spacer Kit, Swingaxle Type 1 up to 1966, One Side (2 Pieces), AC501497 cures perpetual leaks that you can never seem to fix no matter how many times you try! Over time the axle seal will "groove" the spacer, and then there is no way to seal! This kit will do one wheel, it comes with a thick and thin spacer. more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 7/8" ID Round, 1950-60 Type 1 Inside, and 1969 and Later IRS Type 1 and 3 Outside, PAIR
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 7/8" ID Round, 1950-60 Type 1 Inside, and 1969 and Later IRS Type 1 and 3 Outside, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 7/8" ID Round, 1950-60 Type 1 Inside, and 1969 and Later IRS Type 1 and 3 Outside, PAIR is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1950-60 Inside

Type 1 1969 and Later Outside

more info
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 3/4" ID Round, Pair
Urethane Spring Plate Grommet, 1 3/4" ID Round, PAIR
Price: $19.95

Urethane is perfect for this application! It wears better than metal, yet does not distort like soft stock rubber ones do! We do strongly recommend trial fitting these to your spring plates PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. Minor radiusing/fitting is recommended.

APPLICATIONS:

Type 1 1950-60 Inside with Sway-A-Way non-Adj Spring Plates.

more info
Swing Axle Boot Kit, OEM VW, 111-598-021A
Swing Axle Boot Kit, OEM VW, 111-598-021A (sold per side)
Price: $21.95
SALE ITEM! use code TOOMANY30

Swing Axle Boot Kit, OEM VW, 111-598-021A is an excellent choice for re-sealing your leaky or cracked axle boot. These are sold PER SIDE (you will need to order two kits to do a both left and right). Most people don't know it, but you should put the axle boot seam at the 10 or 2 o'clock position, NOT straight up! more info
Urethane Rear Bump Stop, Type 2, Pair
Urethane Rear Bump Stop, Type 2, PAIR (Bus Snubbers)
Price: $22.95

These VW bump stops prevent your rear suspension from bottoming out HARD, they provide a somewhat progressive stop to wheel travel so you don't break anything. Easy slip on installation. Replaces the stock rubber stops which often crack and split. more info
Spring Plate Retainer Kit, Chrome, Pair, 6566-11
Spring Plate Retainer Kit, Chrome, PAIR, 6566-11
Price: $24.95

Spring Plate Retainer Kit, Chrome, Pair, 6566-11 is a nifty kit that prevents the spring plate from dropped off the down-travel stop. This can damage your CV Joints, or your swing axle can bend the side cover on the transmission, with too much angle! more info
Trick Swing Axle Boots, Pair
Trick Swing Axle Boots (Split-style), PAIR
Price: $24.95

Super addition to your off road car or buggy. These are molded from a high grade copolymer vinyl that withstands temperature extremes better than stock boots, AND it's more flexible to cover your range of wheel travel. more info
Wheel Bearing (Axle Bearing), Rear, Swing Axle Type 1 and 3, Also the Inner Bearing for the 1955-67 Type 2 Gear Reduction Box, 311-501-283
Wheel Bearing (Axle Bearing), Rear, Swing Axle Type 1 and 3, Also the Inner Bearing for the 1955-67 Type 2 Gear Reduction Box, 311-501-283
Price: $27.95

Wheel Bearing (Axle Bearing), Rear, Swing Axle Type 1 and 3, Also the Inner Bearing for the 1955-67 Type 2 Gear Reduction Box, 311-501-283 is a single bearing at the outboard end of the axle tube that keeps the drum from wallowing around! This does not need to be greases, it gets it's lubrication from the trans axle. more info
Spring Plate Bushings, Inner and Outer (Set of 4), 1960-68 VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia, and 1961-68 Type 3, 113-245-LR
Spring Plate Bushings, Inner and Outer (Set of 4), 1960-68 VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia, and 1961-68 Type 3, 113-245-LR
Price: $27.95

Spring Plate Bushings, Inner and Outer (Set of 4), 1960-68 VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia, and 1961-68 Type 3, 113-245-LR are normally worn out on your car, they are almost never changed and yours are over 40 years old! Rubber Bushings are quiet and easy to install. more info
Torsion Bar Caps (Covers), Through Hole, CHROME, Pair
Torsion Bar Caps (Covers), Through Hole, CHROME, PAIR
Price: $29.95

High visibility items should look good! These Chrome Torsion Bar Covers do that! These ones have the hole in them for the Medium and Long Torsion bars to pass through. more info
Mid Travel End Plate Kit, Pair
Mid Travel End Plate Kit, PAIR
Price: $34.95

more info
KYB GR-2 Low Pressure Gas Shock Absorber, 1952-65 Std Beetle (Link Pin) Front, 1955-79 Type 2 Front, Type 3 Front, and ALL T1 & T3 Rear
KYB EXCEL-G (formerly GR-2) Low Pressure Gas Shock Absorber, 1952-65 Std Beetle (Link Pin) Front, 1955-79 Type 2 Front, Type 3 Front, and ALL T1 & T3 Rear, per EACH
Price: $34.95

KYB GR-2 shock absorbers feature their patented Floating Dividing Piston that separates gas & fluid. The pressure of the gas in the shock prevents oil foaming, but with the Stiffness and Spring Effect present in High-Pressure Gas Shocks.

We strongly recommend these over the STIFF White Gas-A-Just KYBs.

more info
HP Axle Spacers, Swingaxle, Stock Width, 4 Pieces
High Performance Axle Spacers, Swingaxle, Stock Width, 4 Pieces
Price: $34.95

Stock axle spacers are notoriously weak, and also "groove" from the axle seal, and this causes perpetual leaks that you can never seem to fix no matter how many times you try! This version is stock width for all Swing Axle Type 1 Transaxles. more info
Rear Shock Absorber, 49-68 Type 1, 55-67 Type 2, 62-68 Type 3, 113-513-031G
Rear Shock Absorber, 49-68 Type 1, 55-67 Type 2, 62-68 Type 3, 113-513-031G BRAZIL or MEXICO
Price: $39.95

Rear Shock Absorber, 49-68 Type 1, 55-67 Type 2, 62-68 Type 3, 113-513-031G are an excellent quality shock for the money. We prefer non-gas shocks for the stockish  VW beetles and busses because these ride SO much better than the gas shocks! more info
Axle & Gland Nut Leverage Tool (Buddy Bar)
Axle & Gland Nut Leverage Tool (Buddy Bar)
Price: $39.95

This tool is used to hold 200 and 180mm flywheels AND 4 or 5 lug brake drums from turning when tightening/loosening. Doesn't risk case breakage (the case ears) like a standard flywheel lock. This is a great tool to have around the garage for the do-it-yourselfer. This tool eliminates the need for an assistant when tightening or loosening rear axle nuts, or the flywheel gland nut. This tool is strong enough to withstand over 2x the recommended torque spec. Bolt pattern fits both 180 and 200mm flywheels, AND both 4 lug and 5 lug brake drums! Also fits 5 x 130mm Small-5 Bus & Vanagon Brake Drums! more info
IRS Conversion Kit (Stock Housing) Diagonal Arm Brackets, Pair
IRS Conversion Kit (Stock Housing) Diagonal Arm Brackets, PAIR
Price: $39.95

These are the 2 brackets you need to convert your swing axle pan or chassis with a STOCK sized Torsion Housing to accept IRS Diagonal arms. CAREFUL JIGGING, and welding is required for installation. more info
IRS Conversion Kit (2 1/4" Housing) Diagonal Arm Brackets, Pair
IRS Conversion Kit (2 1/4" Housing) Diagonal Arm Brackets, PAIR
Price: $39.95

These are the 2 brackets you need to convert your swing axle pan or chassis with a 2 1/4" sized Torsion Housing to accept IRS Diagonal arms. CAREFUL JIGGING, and welding is required for installation. more info
Rear Spring Plate and Torsion Adjusting Tool
Rear Spring Plate and Torsion Adjusting Tool
Price: $44.95

Rear Spring Plate and Torsion Adjusting Tool is a huge help when adjusting your torsion bars. One end of the tool slips over the spring plate, the other to the floor pan. Simply turn the big adjuster screw wings to lift the spring plate! more info
VW Rear Chassis Dolly (Frame Horn Dolly)
VW Rear Chassis Dolly (Frame Horn Dolly)
Price: $49.95

Rear support fits all Type 1 bugs, sandrails, and bajas. Lets you move your car when both engine and swing axle transaxle are removed. All steel construction and powder coated with 6 caster.

This bolts to the end of your frame horns and allows you to roll it around your shop with the trans axle out!

more info
40 Tooth Spline, Rear Torsion Section
40 Tooth Spline, Rear Torsion Section
Price: $54.95

If you are fabricating a new Rear Torsion Housing, or repairing one that is stripped out, you need this to weld into the housing. more info
Mid-Travel End Cap Kit, IRS Custom Torsion Housings, Pair
Mid-Travel End Cap Kit, IRS Custom Torsion Housings, PAIR
Price: $67.95

This Bolt-On kit easily modifies Bugpack's Custom IRS Rear Torsion Housings for 4" ADDITIONAL SUSPENSION TRAVEL. Kit comes with all bushings, end cap covers, spacers, and hardware. Fits any torsion bar length and any spring plate EXCEPT Adjustable Spring Plates. more info
KYB Gas-A-Just Shock Absorber, T1 ALL REAR, 1955-67 Type 2 Rear, Type 3 ALL Rear
KYB Gas-A-Just Shock Absorber, T1 ALL REAR, 1955-67 Type 2 Rear, Type 3 ALL Rear
Price: $69.95

KYB Gas-Charged shock absorbers feature their patented Floating Dividing Piston that separates gas & fluid. The pressure of the gas in the shock prevents oil foaming, but it also acts as a "spring" and will raise the front of your car and make it stiffer.

Fits: Type 1 Rear (All years), 1955-67 Type 2 Rear, Type 3 (ALL) Rear

more info
Coil Over Shocks, Eye/Eye, Pair, 6505
Coil Over Shocks, Eye/Eye, PAIR, 6505
Price: $74.95

Coil Over Shocks give additional "Spring" to the axle you are installing them on. Fully adjustable design allows you to set your suspension to suit your needs. Helps overcome "Sag" from old torsion bars, without full suspension disassembly. This is for a pair of shocks to do the rear axle. The eye to eye length is 17" extended. I have no way to compress it to measure the compressed length. more info
   
 
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