VW Super Beetles have been prone to have a horrible shake in the front end as the front suspension components wear, so much so to the point the problem has earned the
nickname of the "Super Beetle Shimmy". Our 1973.5 to 1974 Super Beetle Front Suspension Rebuild Kit is the first step to curing the problem. Our base suspension rebuild
kit includes new ball joints, KYB strut inserts and urethane control arm grommets and bushings. If you want to lower the front of your 1973.5 to 1974 Super Beetle while rebuilding the front suspension we also offer EMPI's adjustable front assemblies which will lower your front end 2 to 4 inches. We've also assembled the most commonly needed steering and suspension pieces with the kit if needed. New front springs, upper strut mount bearing assemblies, tie rod assemblies, an idler arm bushing, steering damper and steering box can all be added to the kit if needed.
Ball Joints & Control Arm Bushings:
Ball Joints press in to the bottom of the strut assembly and attach the assembly to the spindle. Mid 1973 and later Super Beetles use the press in ball joint. If your 1973 Super Beetle has a bolt in ball joint you have an early model 1973 Super Beetle.
Our Urethane Control Arm Bushing Kit includes bushings and sleeves for the control arm at the chassis, bushing and sleeves for the sway bar at the control arm and grommets for the sway bar to chassis. Urethane is far more durable than the stock rubber grommets that VW originally installed.
Strut Inserts & Assemblies:
Strut inserts are the actual shock absorber in a McPherson Strut Assembly. The insert sits inside the strut housing and controls the ride of the car. We offer KYB Strut Inserts for the stock strut inserts or if you want to lower the front of your Super Beetle, we offer EMPI's Adjustable Strut Assemblies. The strut assemblies bolt in place of the stock strut housing and require shorter strut inserts, which are included with our kit. The assemblies lower your car 2 inches and are adjustable to a maximum drop of 4 inches.
Strut Mount Bearings & Springs:
Replacement Strut Mount Bearings are available if your existing units are frozen, damaged or missing. The strut mounts allow the strut unit to rotate as needed when steering.
New, stock replacement springs are available for Super Beetles if your springs have been cut, are sagging or are missing. The springs are sold as a pair and fit the original strut assemblies as well as our aftermarket adjustable housings.