Fits the following:
- 1969-1979 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
- 1969-1975 US Spec Karmann Ghia
- 1973-1974 Type 181 Thing
- Kit cars with IRS suspensions
- IRS Air Ride Install PDF - Link
Kits Contains - the following: 2x 2500lb Air bags, 2x Doetsch Tech lowered shocks, Mounting Brackets, 3 Piece Cross bar, Bump stops, Hardware and Fittings
Recommendations - They have 2 articulating joint also known as CV Joints. When these cars are lowered, the camber is half of that of the earlier beetle's. You need some skills to install this kit as it is the most difficult. Welding is involved and it is recommended that you have the body off for this installation to go in nicely. Why, you might ask? Ease. It's tough enough trying to work on your back, you don't need to install an air ride suspension on your back. If you have a hydraulic lift, this makes the job easier but, it is still easier to install the kit with the body off. A certified welder is recommended to ensure proper penetration of your welds. If you are not certified, please take it to one of our installers or a certified welder. 220 amp welder is recommended although a TIG or stick welder can do the job as well. Please, do not use a 110 amp welder to install this kit. It does not have the correct amperage to make the weld penetrate. If you want to run heaters, you will need to modify your heater boxes to do this. Slight notching and rerouting of the tubes are needed.
Applications - These kits fit the 1969-79 Beetle/Ghia, Replicas, Dune Buggies, Things with IRS Suspension.
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.