The Chrome Plated, Extra Long Coil Over Shocks can be used on lifted front Link Pin suspensions (with perhaps custom shock towers or longer
trailing arms) or a lifted rear suspension, where a much longer than stock shock is needed. The shocks are sold as a pair and supplied with
spanner tool to adjust the spring tension. Coil diameter is 2 1/4" O.D. with standard length of 23.45" non compressed and 14.80" compressed.
The coil over shocks are intended to assist the shock in conjunction with torsion bars/leaves. It is not intended to replace the stock torsion
bars or leaves.
The eyelets at the upper and lower ends of the shock have a 12mm (just under 1/2") inner diameter sleeve. The mount on the trailing
arm should measure about 11.9mm (just over 7/16").If the hole is "too small" to fit on the lower mount, then the old shock sleeve
has rusted in place and must be removed. Sometimes a pair of vice grips is all it takes, sometimes heat, a chisel or even a cut off
wheel have been needed.
California Prop 65 Warning:
When installing a new shock absorber on the front of your VW, make sure that the old shock sleeve is removed. The bolt that the shock absorber bolts to IS NOT a shouldered bolt. The shaft of the bolt has roughly the same outer diameter of the threaded area. If the old shock sleeve is rusted in place, use a pair of vice grips to break it free and remove it.