For many years now there has not been a truly top-shelf shock available for the Type II Bay Window Bus. Bilstein was the last truly high-quality shock manufacturer to offer a shock, however they discontinued their Bus offering about twenty years ago. And truth be told, the Bilstein shocks for the Bay were really too soft, even more so on a Bay Window Westfalia Camper. Fast forward to 2019, and GoWesty is proud to introduce a quality monotube shock for the Bus. Not only can these shocks handle twice the heat compared to anything else out there that fits a Bus, they can maintain way better control than the Bilstein ever did—even when hot! Don’t settle for second best, get the best!
Fox shock features:
• FOX Performance Series 2.0 IFP Shocks - Check out this link for full specs!
• Fox employs the most technologically-advanced, highest-temperature-resistant sealing materials and oil available.
• Combines Fox's world-renowned extreme racing prowess with GoWesty's expert knowledge of these vehicles.
• Direct bolt-on installation. No special tools required
• (2) Front shock
• (2) Rear shocks
• Complete shock hardware kit
Fits: 1970-79 Type II Bus only
These shocks come with a one-year manufacturer warranty against defects in parts and/or workmanship. Warranty does not apply to damage caused by improper installation, use, or abuse. Warranty applies to the original purchaser only.
If your Fox shocks are outside the warranty time frame and need to be serviced, please contact Fox directly to fill out a service request form.
Some seat-o-the-pants feedback from the owner of GoWesty.
We selected the valving on these shocks to manage heavy loads on less-than-stellar roads when paired with the Westfalia camper. These shocks offer about 50% more compression damping, and about 100% (twice as much) rebound dampening as the no-longer-available Bilstein shocks I removed, which felt about the same as stock BOGE shocks. I would not recommend them for tin-top Buses, unless the owner likes a really firm ride and/or does a lot of high-speed, off-road driving. That said, these Fox shocks can be easily disassembled and re-valved by any shop that has Fox shock rebuilding capabilities. So grab a set, see what you think, and make your personal adjustments if necessary. We're pretty sure you'll like them just the way they are.