EMPI's Adjustable VW IRS Spring Plates are sold as a pair and have a 6 1/8" collar for use with 26 9/16" torsion bars. The adjustable spring plates offer an adjustment range of roughly 2" once installed. The silver painted spring plates fit Autostick 1968
Beetles, Karmann Ghias, 1968 Automatic Type 3s, 1968 through 1971 Beetles, Karmann Ghias and Type 3s, and 1971 Super Beetles. Spring plates slide over the rear torsion bars and are held in place by the spring plate cover. The torsion bar is a torsional
bar that acts in place of a traditional spring to hold up the rear of the car. The trailing arm bolts to the spring plate, connecting the rear axle, wheel and suspension to the torsion bar. The plates ride in rubber (or urethane bushings) to prevent
metal on metal contact. Adjustable spring plates require 2" inside diameter inner spring plate bushings and 1 7/8" inside diameter outer spring plate bushings. Stock rubber bushing will not fit with the adjustable spring plates.
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Note - due to having an additional plate and an adjuster block, wheel fitment becomes much more crucial when using adjustable
spring plates. Wheel spacers may be needed to clear the adjustable spring plates.
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Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.