Type 3 1961-73 Front Suspension

Type 3 Front Beams

This beam is a pressed steel unit, housing crossed torsion bars in an X configuration, to which the trailing arms are attached by splines. The trailing arms support a stub axle by means of a pair of ‘balljoints’, which - unlike the VW Beetle - are bolted into the arms. This makes them a little easier for the home mechanic to replace, as a hydraulic press isn't required.

Of course VW Heritage stock an extensive range of parts for Type 3 front suspension, including shock absorbers… plus of course the balljoints. Not to mention a great selection of performance and styling parts, including lowered shocks. And remember, if you have a query about your VW Type 3 suspension – or if you can’t find the part you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.

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