Classic VW Air Ride Shocks for Type 1 Link Pin, Beetle, Bug & Ghia take the guess work out of putting your air ride together These shocks have been modified and come with preinstalled metal swivel fittings that allow you to use 1/4" air line. These particular air shocks have a compressed length of 12.75" and extended length of 20.75" and are used on our ball joint air beams found here. We also have a shorter version which we sell in our Link Pin Air Ride Kits which you can grab here
Pro: In most cases these will prevent your beam from laying on the ground which will make it possibly to drive in the event of failure.
Con: The extended length is more than you need on some cars and can cause a bent tie rod if caution is not used.