EMPI 1954-1965 VW Beetle & Karmann Ghia Disc Brake Conversion Kit - Front - Bolt-On - 5x205 Wide 5

EMPI 1954-1965 VW Beetle & Karmann Ghia Disc Brake Conversion Kit - Front - Bolt-On - 5x205 Wide 5

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Wide 5, 5x205 Front Disc Brake Kit for 1954-1965 VW Beetle & Karmann Ghia

  • Modern Disc Brake Stopping Power
  • "Zero Offset" does not increase track width
  • Bolt On Kit works with your stock, drum brake spindles
  • Includes a single circuit master cylinder
  • Works with 15" or Larger Wheels, 14" wheels can not be used.

The EMPI 22-2880 is a front, wide-5 disc brake kit that its early link pin front-end VW Beetles and Karmann Ghias from 1954 through 1965. This kit has a zero offset design that keeps that track width of the vehicle the same as stock to maintain factory steering geometry. This kit bolts directly to your stock, drum brake spindles and greatly improves the stopping power on an early Beetle or Karmann Ghia. This kit uses a floating caliper design, which uses a single piston and the caliper is designed to move and/or slide in order to establish contact with both sides of the rotor.

This kit includes the following:

  • 5x205 Lug Pattern Brake Rotors with 12x1.5 Threaded Studs
  • Brake Calipers & Pads
  • Caliper Mounting Brackets
  • Master Cylinder
  • Brake Hoses
  • Uses (and includes) Stock Replacement Wheel Bearings & Grease Seals
  • Mounting Hardware & Instructions

Please Note - This disc brake kit requires two bearing caps which are sold separately (or you can add them via the Options Tab above)

What does zero offset mean?

The zero offset means that the track width of your vehicle will not increase. So, there are no tire and wheel clearance issues compared to stock.

Pro Tip

We recommend adding 10x1.0mm quick bleeder valves which make bleeding your brakes much easier. After you install the brakes, you are going to have to bleed the lines. Save yourself some time and a headache and get the quick bleeders. You can add them to your cart using the drop down options above the Add to Cart button.

Installation Notes:
This kit can only be used with the stock, drum brake spindles for link pin front ends. It can not be used with drop spindles or other disc brake spindles. If you have a ball-joint front end or if you want to add drop spindles there are other kits available and you should check out the links below.

All brake parts must be thoroughly cleaned and disc brake grease must be used on all brake pad contact surfaces or brake squeak and vibration may occur.

If You Are Installing 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

The master cylinder included in this kit designed to work with front disc brakes. However, if you are converting to 4 wheel disc brakes, it will not be sufficient. If you are installing disc brakes on all four corners, you must install a large bore master cylinder which is sold separately. There is no credit value for the included master cylinder as it comes as part of this kit.



California Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
Sedan
1954 - 1965
Ragtop
1954 - 1963
Sunroof
1964 - 1965
Convertible
1954 - 1965
VW Karmann Ghia
Coupe
1956 - 1965
Convertible
1957 - 1965

Click here for Quick Bleeder Valves which make bleeding your brakes much easier!

Installation Notes:
All brake parts must be thoroughly cleaned and disc brake grease must be used on all brake pad contact surfaces or brake squeak and vibration may occur.

15" or larger wheels must be used with the disc brake kit. 14" wheels can not be used.

The included master cylinder is for use with front disc brakes. However, if you are converting to 4 wheel disc brakes, it will not be sufficient. You must install a separately sold, large bore master cylinder. There is no credit value for the included master cylinder as it comes as part of this kit.

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Returns

90 Day Return Policy

You can return most unused, never installed, like-new items for 90 days from the date of receipt. Items must be in like-new condition.

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