Our JBugs VW Techs have put together this chart to help you know which disc brake conversion kit is right for your Classic VW. Please note, these are factory defaults. There may be discrepancies if your vehicle has been modified from it's original factory applications.

Front
Link Pin
Front
Ball Joint
Rear
Swing Axle
Rear
IRS
VW Standard Beetle 1954-1965 Link Pin Front 1966-1977 Ball Joint Front 1958-1968 Swing Axle Rear
(1968 uses IRS Disc Kit)
1968-1979 IRS Rear
(also covers auto stick)
VW Super Beetle Super Beetle uses Strut Front Suspension. N/A 1971-1979 IRS Rear
(also covers auto stick)
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-1965 Link Pin Front 1966-1974 Ball Joint Front 1954-1968 Swing Axle Rear
(68 uses IRS Disc Kit)
1968-1974 IRS Rear
VW Type 2 Bus 1955-1967 Link Pin Front
(Type 2 Specific Kits)
1968-1979 Ball Joint Front
(Type 2 Specific Kits)
Not Offered Not Offered
VW Type 3 N/A Not Offered 1962-1968 Swing Axle Front
(68 uses IRS Disc Kit)
1968-1973 IRS Rear
VW Thing N/A 1973-1974 Ball Joint Front
(Late Model Ball Joint)
N/A 1973-1974 IRS Rear