These kits fit the 1969-79 US Spec Standard Beetle/Ghia, Replicas, Dune Buggies with a ball joint front suspension and IRS axle rear suspension.
1969-79 Kits - Front kit includes the following: 2x air sleeve shocks, 2x through rods (cut to length), 4x delrin bushings, hardware and fittings. The rear kit includes the following: 2x 2500lb air bags, 2x Doetsch Tech lowered shocks, mounting brackets, cross bar, bump stops, hardware and fittings. The air management kit includes the following: 2 gallon tank, 280 Viair compressor, 4 manual valves with dual needle gauge sets, pressure switch with relay and harness, lines and hardware. *Lowered ball joints no longer come in the kit, even though they are pictured.
For all applications, the standard air ride kit will do what you need. If you want to get as close to the ground as possible, get the drop spindles. If you are going to use stock wheels, you want to go with 135sr15 tires up front and a 2" narrowed beam. If you plan on going with a 5.5" wide wheel similar to an EMPI five spoke, BRM or Sprint star, a 4" narrowed beam would be ideal. Porsche 4.5's in the front, I would go with a 3" narrowed beam and the air ride. To order a narrowed beam with your purchase, check them out here. We also recommend doing the install with the body off, with a 220 amp welder and some one who has experience welding.
Why an Air Ride Kit?
Are you tired of the stiff ride? Are you looking to have an adjustable suspension with a flip of a switch? Are you dragging you car everywhere you go? Can?t get into your driveway? If any of these questions pertain to a need that you have, then the Complete Air Ride Kit is your answer.
Should I install them or have a licensed mechanic install them?
If funds allow, have a trained technician install them. Better to have them make sure everything is right and you will not be second guessing yourself. If you are educated and have the correct tools, a back yard mechanic can install them but we do recommend you have a professional take a look after you are done.