VW Beetle I.R.S Rear Suspension
There are two types of rear suspension to be found under a Beetle. The more common 'swing axle' type, featuring rigid axles that pivot from the gearbox. These were used from the very earliest cars up to the current day. The second type, shown on this page is the more advanced 'IRS' (Independant Rear Suspension) type, most often to be found on 1302, 1303 and semi automatic cars. These feature axles with CV (constant velocity) joints both next to the gear box and also at the hub end of the axle. If you are unsure about which type of suspension you have, check to see if your own car has rubber boots on the axles at the gearbox end only, or at the hub end too.
Driveshafts - IRS Models
Drive axle assembly, complete with joints and boots for IRS 113501201DV MORE INFO
Complete Drive axle assembly. Supplied with both CV joints and boots.
CV Joints, Rear Wheel Bearings and Related Parts
CV Joint Bolts (6 Required)
Bolt, C.V. joint 893407237 MORE INFO
C.V joint bolt
CV Joints, Kits and Gaitors
CV gaiter with cap IRS+1302/3, Inner G1 1.6/D/TD G2 1.6+1.8 113501149 MORE INFO
CV joint gaiter with cap.
CV joint 1302/03 +boot+grease 113501331D MORE INFO
CV Joint. The joint includes the CV boot, bolts and grease. Good quality repro
Rear Wheel Bearing Parts and Hub Seals
Hub seal rear,all T1/3 113501315H MORE INFO
Rear IRS hub seal. Each
Circlip, IRS rear bearing N0123191 MORE INFO
Circlip, behind inner bearing, IRS axle (1302/03)
Wheel Bearing, inner rear,1302/03 113501283 MORE INFO
Rear inner axle bearing. Each
Wheel bearing,rear outer 1302/03 113501277A MORE INFO
Rear outer wheel bearing. Each.
O ring outer,IRS rear axle 113501291B MORE INFO
Rear IRS axle outer o-ring. Each
Spacer, outer, IRS rear axle 113501303 MORE INFO
Outer IRS rear axle spacer
Washer A10 x 18 x 0.8  N0122314 MORE INFO
Washer A10 x 18 x 0.8, various uses.
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Washer, rear bearing cover 311501317 MORE INFO
Standard retaining washer for rear hub seal flange/bearing retainer. Each
Clip, T25 Handbrake cable, T1 IRS hand brake cable 251501595A MORE INFO
Clip for handbrake cable
Bump stop (2 reqd), 8/59- 311501191 MORE INFO
Rear axle bumpstop. 2 required. Sold individually
Bush IRS trailing arm (2/arm) Each 113501541C MORE INFO
Rear IRS A arm bush. 2 required per arm. Each
Bolt,IRS, rr susp, c/w washers (each) 113501535A MORE INFO
Rear IRS A arm bolt. C/C Washers. Each
Castle nut, rear hub, T1 8/66-, T3 62-73, OE 36mm 311501221 MORE INFO
Rear axle/ brake drum castle nut.
Split pin, T1 rear castle nut 8/66, T2 Front Bump Stop 64-67 N0125451 MORE INFO
Split pin, rear axle nut Split pin Front bump Stop 64-67