VW Beetle Independant Rear Suspension - I.R.S
Independant Rear Suspension
There are two types of rear suspension to be found under a Beetle. The first is the more common 'swing axle' type, featuring rigid axles that pivot from the gearbox. These were used from the very earliest cars up until the end of production. The second type, shown on this page is the more advanced 'IRS' (Independant Rear Suspension) type, most commonly found on 1302, 1303 and semi automatic cars. These feature driveshafts with CV (constant velocity) joints both next to the gear box and at the hub end of the axle and also a substantial diagonal link from the front of the chassis forks to the hubs. 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 & Related Parts
Complete replacement rear hub, for four bolt wheel stud pattern.
CV Joint Bolts (6 Required)
Bolt, C.V. joint 893407237 MORE INFO
C.V joint bolt to suit the following fitted withC.V joints T1 KG T2 T3 T25 G1 G1 CAB J1 SC1 G2 J2
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. To suit: T1 Beetle 1302/1303 71-79 Karmann Ghia 68-74 Type 3 68-73 Mk1 Golf 1.6/D/TD Mk2 Golf 1.6 / …
CV joint 1302/03 +boot & grease 113501331D MORE INFO
CV Joint. The joint includes the CV boot, bolts and grease. Good quality repro
Replacement C.V. joint, this is just the joint only, boot, bolts etc. sold separately. For IRS rear axle.
C.V Joint flange circlip. Each To suit: T1 / Beetle IRS Baywindow 68-79 Karmann Ghia IRS Type 3 IRS Mk1 Golf Mk1 Golf …
Spreader plate for IRS CV Joint To suit: T1 IRS T3 IRS Golf Mk1 75-84 Golf Mk2 84-92 with 90mm drive shafts
Rear Wheel Bearing Parts and Hub Seals
Rear wheel bearing kit, one needed per side. Kit includes 2 bearings, 2x Oil seals, 1x O-ring, 1x circlip and 1x split pin.For IRS …
Hub seal rear, all T1/3 113501315H MORE INFO
Rear IRS hub seal. Each
Circlip, IRS rear bearing, Beetle / T25 N0123191 MORE INFO
Circlip, behind inner bearing, IRS axle - Beetle1302/03 Circlip for gear shaft and viscous coupling - T25
**EX** 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.
**SA** O ring outer, IRS rear axle  113501291B MORE INFO
Rear IRS axle outer O-ring. Each
Outer Spacer, IRS Rear Axle 113501303 MORE INFO
Outer IRS rear axle spacer, fitted with an IRS rear axle
Washer A10 x 18 x 0.8 N0122314 MORE INFO
Washer A10 x 18 x 0.8, various uses.
**EX** Washer, rear bearing cover  311501317 MORE INFO
Standard retaining washer for rear hub seal flange/bearing retainer. Each
Bump stop (2 reqd), 8/59- 311501191 MORE INFO
Rear axle bump stop. 2 required. Sold individually
**EX** Bush IRS trailing arm (2/arm) Each  113501541C MORE INFO
Rear IRS A arm bush. 2 required per arm. Each
Bolt, IRS, rear suspension, c/w washers (each) 113501535A MORE INFO
Rear IRS A arm bolt. Comes with the Washers. These are sold as a single bolt with two washers each.
Castle nut, rear hub, T1 8/66-, T3 62-73 311501221 MORE INFO
Rear axle/ brake drum castle nut.
Split Pin, Rear Castle Nut/ Bump Stop N0125451 MORE INFO
Split pin, rear axle nut - Beetle Split pin Front bump Stop - Split
Gasket paper for rear Wheel bearing housing, T1 swing axle or split van IRS
Stock replacement rear stub axle. To suit: T1 Beetle 68- IRS models Karmann Ghia 68- IRS models Type3 68- IRS models