Urethane Front Suspension Bushings for '71 Super Beetle

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Urethane Front Suspension Bushings for '71 Super Beetle

Post by vwlover77 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Shortly after we bought our '71 Super Beetle Convertible (in 1990!) I went through the entire front suspension and replaced all of the rubber bushings, strut inserts, tie rod ends, ball joints, steering damper, and the idler arm bushing. Even with new (at the time) Michelin tires, the Super Beetle shimmy continued.

Fast forward 28+ years and yesterday I finally installed a urethane bushing kit and the shimmy is GONE!

(Why did i wait so long???? Well, maybe because 1990 was only around 18,000 miles ago!)

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