Modern Disc Brake Stopping Power
"Zero Offset" does not increase track width
Bolt On Kit does not require replacing spindles
Includes a Single Circuit Master Cylinder
EMPI's Zero Off-Set Zero Off-Set Link Pin Front 5x205 Wide 5 Lug Disc Brake Kit fits early Link Pin Front End VW Beetles and Karmann Ghias
from 1954 through 1965. This kit will fit your existing stock spindles and greatly improves the stopping power on an early Beetle or Karmann Ghia.
The zero offset means that the track width will not increase so there are no tire and wheel clearance issues compared to stock. The disc brake kit
includes new front rotors, calipers & pads, caliper mounting brackets, a master cylinder, brake hoses, bearings & seals, mounting hardware
and instructions. The disc brake kit requires the separately sold 22-2941 & 22-2942 bearings caps which are available in the options tab.
Kit employs floating calipers, which utilize a single piston and are designed to move or slide to establish contact with both sides of the disc.
This kit includes the following:
• 5x205 Lug Pattern Brake Rotors with 12x1.5 Threads
• Brake Calipers & Pads
• Caliper Mounting Brackets
• Master Cylinder
• Brake Hoses
• Uses (and includes) Stock Replacement Wheel Bearings & Grease Seals
• Mounting Hardware & Instructions
Click here for Quick Bleeder Valves which make bleeding your brakes much easier!
This kit can only be used with stock, VW Link Pin Drum Brake Spindles. It can not be used with drop spindles or other disc brake spindles.
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.
Our Expert's Take:
The stock drum brakes are adequate enough for a stock VW if all the components are in good working order but as soon as any performance modifications are made to your VW, the original brakes should be upgraded to suit. Virtually no modern cars use drum brakes, least of all on the front of the car where most of the braking power is. Updating the brakes on your VW should be considered mandatory for any car that is driven regularly.
Sam Mebane joined the Jbugs team way back in the mid 90's. A Class 11 racing enthusiast, Sam has amassed in-depth knowledge on VW electrical systems and Beetle suspension. He has restored a plethora of VW's including a VW Thing, Squareback, several Beetles, and (currently) a Super Beetle. Customer service, tech support, product testing & development, and youtube spokesperson, Sam has done it all here at JBugs.