VW 2" Narrowed Beam for Ball Joint - Ratchet Style Adjusters - for Drop Spindles

VW 2" Narrowed Beam for Ball Joint - Ratchet Style Adjusters - for Drop Spindles
Part Number: 22-2814

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2" VW Ball Joint Narrowed Beam w/ Ratchet Style Adjusters for use with Drop Spindles, beam Only.

2" Narrowed adjustable front beam with adjusters installed in a more nuetral position for use with drop spindles. This is the solution to front tire clearance issues when using disc brake conversion, negative wheel offset, or wider wheels and tires.

Note: 2 Sets of narrowed leaves (P/N: 22-2852) and narrowed tie rods (P/N: 22-2853)are required.

Our Expert's Take:

The replacement front beam Zerk Grease Fitting threads in the beam have 5/16-18 threads. We don't know why the manufacturer chose this thread size as we can not locate a Zerk fitting to fit. We have successfully used (threaded them in by hand until they stop, then turned them a quarter turn with a wrench) 5/16-24 & 8x1.25mm Zerk fittings. Is this ideal, not at all, but the only other solution would be to retap the beam threads to a different size.

We install EMPI Front Beams in our own vehicles, finding them to be an excellent choice for budget minded daily drivers. However, a challenge emerges when customers desire top-tier quality beams sold at "Made in China" prices.

EMPI Front Beams are great products that represent economically viable alternatives. However, they should not be misconstrued to a level of perfection often associated with premium products. EMPI Front Beams are mass produced overseas, where they are stacked, packaged, and shipped together in large crates without any padding or separation. Regrettably, this transit process will lead to contact between the beams, resulting in minor imperfections such as chips, dings, and blemishes on the black primer finish. These imperfections are purely cosmetic in nature and have no impact on the performance of the beam whatsoever. We strongly recommend repainting EMPI Beams before installation, and feel with some prep work they will make a visually appealing addition to your vehicle.

If your pursuit involves securing a front beam of impeccable show quality, we advise exploring our AirKewld Front Beams. AirKewld beams epitomize exceptional quality and are meticulously packaged and shipped individually by the manufacturer. As a result, they exhibit few if any defects. It is worth noting that AirKewld Front Beams are premium products and come at a premium price.

EMPI Front Beam Scratch Examples
Examples of cosmetic blemishes found on EMPI Front Beams.

Casey's front beam disclaimer.

California Prop 65 Warning:
California Prop 65 Warning. Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


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