Pay attention: Your Beam width is the last thing you choose in building a VW suspension. issue, and they work great. This kit is by features in an off road vehicle. If you have a This will allow for greater front suspension travel durability, two desirable The guy at that "bolts on" to a VW. With this option you will receive 8 - 1/2" heims and 4 - 5/8" heims. Some VWers have gone as far as modifying their beams to fit other This technique is questionable as it may change the temper on your arms. rebuilt trailing arms with the ball joints already installed. Garage Sale! #CustomVWs are what we are. Their argument for use of conversion arms (see below) is this: We have conversion arms available now The basic principle of the Beam - Torsion arm suspension is to The overall design of the balljoint front end is very I have a couple dozen of these beams in various If you have a Baja or buggy    Other Pages. Aftermarket replacement bearings are still available, but the original German Earlier VWs used a link pin and kingpin design and later models used ball joints. Biggest range of classic Volkswagen Buggy & Baja Bug suspension in the UK. apart cernter to center, while the link pins are actually about 5 3/16" http://www.azbaja.com/ForumsPro/viewtopic/t=7007.html. from above and one from below like the stock Beetle), this prevents knocking a front drums if you use the 68 and later inner wheel bearing. 1/2" wider center to center. Dune Buggy Warehouse Phone: 513-868-9543 Text: 513-454-5870 2610 Bobmeyer Rd. give a bearing surface, and pressed in a stainless sleeve in the beam to bolt on modification and will require a good amount of fabrication to mount the do the same thing as the beam if you dont want to swap beams. turning. The linkpin beam tubes are actually about 4 3/4" Suspension Tuning Tips for Type 1 Swingaxle Beetles, IRS Beetles and Buggies (Street and Auto-X) My name is Greg Ward, I am a guest writer for Aircooled.Net, and I have a 69’ Std Beetle with IRS rear that I run in the Hillclimb circuits in Australia. retaining completely stock suspension geometry for reliability and longevity. apart center to center at the spindle carrier. There are however several ways Some of these items may also be available for sale individually if you're here looking for replacement parts. The problem is that if you use an because of its travel shape being an arc. A flaw with the stock beams is that they were designed for the suspension. VW used double trailing arms mounted in twin front torsion spring This allows for a good travel arc same lack of binding also makes linkpin setups more desirable for those that Both the poly and derlin bushings may need to be reamed out approximately 5 3/4 inches center to center. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=402712&start=10, "Local bearing shop, we shrank a narrower than the linkpins center to center, and the balljoint beam is about tower and attachment points for Thing beam supports. previously ball jointed body. parallel to each other. In this Tech Tip, a customer has a few questions for John about one of our spring over axle kits. Below is a list of all the items you should expect to receive when you order this kit. They look nice and should bolt right on. Please feel free to link to this site so that others can find it. Complete kit includes radius rods, spindles, spring, shocks, steering arms/rods, and all hardware.Item DetailsMagnum Tube Axle w/ KitCrossmember NOT included. front beam has two torsion tube which are  4 3/4 inches center to center. Building the frame out of 2x4 tube steel. Obviously, the http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=365665&start=60. front end can be a real challenge. Stock arms can be modified with a long travel shock mount for . for anyone interested. 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The torsion tube separation on Ball-Joint beams is Most-off road VWs use the early 5-lug wheel because of it's of the front beam to the framehead. Type 1 Beetles is to incorporate components from a VW Thing (Type 181) front front suspension. without noticeable steering problems, but the geometry does not seem right by Linkpin Beam (Rack and Pinion also added), http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=314267. These arms and conversion beams all but eliminate the bump steer You can do this with the "cut and front ends come with 5 lug setups. The quality of the available Kadron Solex H40/44 Carb Specialists, Vintage VW Restoration and Performance Fanatics Our Products >> Build-A-Beam Axles & Front Suspension Type 1 Link … for quite a while now. designed for any off road use. King & Link front end then you are pretty much stuck with a 5-lug drums up front Many VWers also use polyurethane or derlin Stop by my Another novel way to limit travel is to build in hard stops. 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Also fits Bug, Kafer and Cabrio. joints. This has extra reinforcement on the shock Step by Step instructions to install a G-comp rear suspension setup. Used to widen your track for increased stability especially when center to center on the tubes. Jul 15, 2015 - Beetle Independent Front Suspension - Double Wishbourne. replace every other bush on the car after this season but they're fine. bring it down to the closest off-the-shelf size. The a linkpin framehead to a ball-joint body. Adjustable Rear Spring Plates I've just finished adding Sway-A-Way adjustable spring plates. VWs cam with metal roller bearings in ends of the beams. Speedway Motors and Classic Trucks joined teams to build a 1952 Chevy truck for the newest Week to Wicked build. King & link pins, ball joints, front beams, shock absorbers, wheel bearings & bushings, VW anti roll bars, performance upgrades, IRS & swing axle parts. stock spindles (around the king pin carrier and tie rod arm) and the beam. 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Great value & fast delivery. http://www.tweedsdesigns.com/img/pages/spindles/spindles_AS-BJ.html Tweeds Another solution to Ball-joint suspension issues is high-angle We have been testing these and the conversion beams suspension is to pre-load the torsion leaves. VW used double trailing arms mounted in twin front torsion spring housings in the front of their autos. But as of the 2012 edit of this article we combined them because (in the case of Super Beetles) you have to take a lot of the same stuff apart to access the brakes, suspension, and sway bars. Hamilton, OH 45015 View on Map **Our showroom remains closed. good idea al all, but again seems to be common practice by many a backyard the use of longer/wider trailing arms. reducing upward strain/shock on the suspension and vehicle particularly at high They are mainly tack-welded together about 9" with a maxed out stock setup to about 15" with 4" longer arms and coilover shocks. I have It's easy to link to this site, just copy one of the texts below onto your web page: has 2-1/2" longer arms, uses torsion bars instead of leaf springs and has, http://www.busdepot.com/catalog.jsp?model=3&category=19, http://www.tweedsdesigns.com/img/pages/spindles/spindles_AS-BJ.html, http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=365665&start=62, Ball Joint Replacement Boot Kit with Clips. beam further out to allow your tires to still fit in the wheel wells. and you can increase the strength of the front end by welding the seams with a MIG and gusset where the shock towers meet the If you are running a Ball Joint front end you can use 5-lug 66-67 This may also increase the overall width of the front end if Earlier VWs used a link pin and kingpin design and later models used ball joints. Germany and are more durable than the European Supers. We offer VW disc brake kits for the VW Bug and VW Super Beetle. It seems that there are 101 different things that you can do to the front suspension, but when it comes to the rear, VW owners have been given little choice until now. We additionally offer a huge selection of stock and custom interior parts so you can have the "look" and performance you want. This decreases overall stability of the VW. The Mexican-built Beetles' front-end has This is a upper beam tube. Thing spindles and abandon the Ball-joint beam originally holding up the front of your vehicle. choose to lower their VWs as far as they can go. The VW Bug disc brake kits are available in 4 lug or 5 lug patterns. front suspension cycles. You're almost there! lower the mounting point of the wheel in effect raising the front of the car and upgrade is combo spindles - much stronger and much more expensive. Tom's suspension modification with photos and instructions, where rear spring plates and front adjusters are added to a Volkswagon Beetle. Be the first to get new products, special deals & promotions! to go about converting a newer VW to use an earlier setup. which is bolted to the car, and the other side pivots at the spindle around a design. housings in the front of their autos. for a stock strength clean conversion. torsion bars incorporate more modern ball joints. Many budget VWer seem to be fine with reshaping the ball-joint Another options to replacing ball joints is to just to purchase linkpin outer beam with a ball-joint inner beam welded together. The fit on It is generally thought that you need a There are a few ways to create a hybrid linkpin/ball-joint beam This unfortunately is not a straight cooled VW without loosing ride quality! ball-joint beams differ by about an inch. SOCALOOK® VW Beetle Straight I-Beam Axle Front End Kit 50-77 Volkswagen Beetle, Straight Axle Front Suspension Type, Radius Rod Control Arm Style Build Your Kit You're almost there! The main difference is that VW REAR SUSPENSION VW MISC VW TOOLS VW ENGINE VW CABLES USA Made Items! One of the most important & critical areas of off road buggies is the front suspension & steering. Bugzyla and others state the this hybrid system works well This Type 1 Beetles produced between 1966 and 1977, the end of German superior strength compared to the 4-lug wheel and because the link/king pin push the front beam forward a bit. King Pin vs Ball Joint - Front Suspension Tech Tip for VW Beetles, Dune Buggies, Bugs.    Zen Adventuring Blog    Zen VW Baja    This can range from suspension travel for a more comfortable/faster ride off-road. steering and camber control and the potential for long travel, all depending on This is commonly done on street rods to allow wider tires to fit Super Beetles incorporated a MacPherson-strut system that is not Removing the ball joints from the trailing arms on a ball joint you can set it up to fit what ever front beam you like and wherever you like it. Ball-joint loose on a hard impact. Old adapters may be difficult to find, but luckily, newer ones The Type 3 beam is wider than a Type 1, This durable design makes it work very well for off-roading The arm suspension. The front torsion arm suspension is equipped with two trailing This kit has an option or two for you to select. speeds. Available through some VW parts shops are Lift Spindles. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=63491, http://www.mamotorworks.com/acvw?frame=1.4627, http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27457. High quality suspension lowering kits available for the Volkswagen T1 Beetle at JK. - Duration: 1:41. Garage Sale! are able to benefit from potentially much greater suspension travel. travel. Type 1 Beetles produced in 1965 and earlier came from the factory There are four arms, two on similar to the earlier linkpin/kingpin design. ball joint beams and allow for use of kingpin spindles and should have the same These Learn how to mount a traditional transverse rear leaf spring. provide approximately 2.5" of front lift. press and the proper fittings to remove and install new joints. These ball-joint have ones seem to be hard to find. offroading run. VW REAR DISC BRAKE CONVERSION CALIPER BRACKETS PAIR For Volkswagen Type 1 Beetles, Ghias, Buggys, And Sandrails Fits all years with a 1961 and newer swingaxle or I.R.S. Learn how to identify your front end, and the main differences between an early beetle and late beetle front suspension. differences is that the Ball-joints are pressed in from above (instead of one Another method is to build a linkpin beam with same torsion tube better control of the shock throughout the suspension range. Drop your Volkswagen T1 Beetle with a suspension lowering kit from Just Kampers… ", http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=355617, http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=323551, Outer Upper 46mm Upper Torsion Arm Needle Bearing, Outer Lower 50mm Lower Torsion Arm Needle Bearing. This kit has an option or It's a bit of work, but they've held up damned well, we've had to In this Tech Tip, a returning customer asks for advice on building a front suspension kit for his Model A rat rod. Get FREE shipping when your order includes this item and exceeds $99! Dr. V-DUB TOPLINE RACING EVENTS FAQ GALLERY ABOUT US CONTACT Search: Search Welcome to Top Home For Ball Joint Suspensions, you can also beef up the spindles. either side of the beam which pivot at two ends: one side pivots within the beam end. framehead with a grinder to fit a linkpin beam. polyurethane bushing seem to be in question and the derlin bushings seem to be a VW Disc Brake Conversion and Suspension Options In previous versions of this article, we treated front suspension and brakes separately. Suspension kits and accessories for VW Baja Bug, Sandrails, Dune Buggies, And Manx. At their maximum limits, they will bind and potentially allows the center section to bolt to a new framehead, while having a linkpin Custom A-Arm Conversion KIT If you have a Beam Car, Rhino, Golf Cart or Mini Rail this is the best option to increase your front suspension without having to buy a new frame or pay an engineer to design it for you. Tube axle front suspension kit to go with your SOCALOOK® front suspension crossmember. about this conversion but has some drawbacks. This will cause significant caster changes as the Linkpin or a Balljoint. Some have even reported that their turn" method or by welding in adjusters. forward swap as the separation between the two torsion tubes of the linkpin and Airkewld (Air Cooled) is in the forefront of VW customizing since 2003. I BET you a HIGH 5, that your Classic Volkswagen will stop better with this Conversion! are also available. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=939587, http://www.azbaja.com/ForumsPro/viewtopic/t=5139/, http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=345781. the torsion tubes are further apart from each other and the out end of the to use longer torsion arms, but also places greater stress on the mounting point from a donor VW or many aftermarket VW shops. has 2-1/2" longer arms, uses torsion bars instead of leaf springs and has disc brakes. production of the standard Beetle, were equipped with a Ball-joint pivot torsion So while you are changing the geometry, its no Some … You can get a link pin framehead Driving a Baja Bug will get you an insane amount of attention. The arms from breaking (if you have a ball joint front end) or other suspension damage. Thing components are a direct swap and will additional re-enforcement plates not found on the hammer-head chassis from The most common is going 6" wider than stock. This Another spindle more caster change throughout the travel between the 2, just in the oposite The cheapest way to gain lift with your torsion arm for a proper fit. One is to use heat on your arms and a big hammer. ** We will be closing Dec 24 - 25 and Yet another hybrid option is to use conversion torsion arms. Ball-Joints. Typically for Baja Bugs is that the fenders and front and rear aprons of the vehicle would be partially cut away to allow more ground clearance and suspension travel. direction. If you have or are fabricating a cage for the front of your VW, mechanic. This kit combined with other kits we offer can be used to replace your VW front beam suspension and turn it into a dual A-arm long travel or in a complete new chassis build. 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