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is there some kinda sight that you can go on to and find out what the suspension is for a 1968. i was just wondering anyone know.


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bj and swing


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ok well how to you know can you find out by the year somewhere


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Here, ill break it down for ya.

1950's-1965. Swing axle+Link pin

1966-1968. Swing axle+Ball joint

1969-1979. I.R.S+Ball joint

Supers. Mcpherson strut I.F.S+I.R.S


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so swing axel is not good right.


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so swing axel is not good right.

IRS is preferred in a baja for the following:

Aftermarket support in longer arms, axles, cv's etc....
Can be lifted higher without camber issues; camber issues can result in being turtled (upside down) when sliding around corners.

Swing axle is preferred in a drag car, (less parts to fail) or a low rider (for the camber look). / \.

A lot of 68's were autosticks also.

BTW good job Jacque.


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so what is autosticks.


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automatic VW transaxle.

Bad for off-roading.


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I have a 68 with irs.


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Me 72 with swing.

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I have a 67 ith IRS and Link-pin---Not Stock Smile


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I have a 67 ith IRS and Link-pin---Not Stock Smile

My 66 is likewise. Heavily modified by Bugzylla Fabrication.

And 68's could be either way, I believe the autosticks were IRS and manuals were swing. (but it has been awhile and could be very wrong)


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dawn of bugs-66- LP/swing
67-BJ/Swing One year only
68-79-BJ/IRS

Any other combinations are custom

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dawn of bugs-66- LP/swing
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Got schooled today. 66 Swing with BJ Embarassed

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