EMPI 5x205 Bolt-on Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1966-68.5 Beetle & 1966 Ghia

22-2885
EMPI 5x205 Bolt-on Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 1966-68.5 Beetle & 1966 Ghia
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  • Modern Disc Brake Stopping Power
  • "Zero Offset" does not increase track width
  • Bolt On Kit does not require replacing spindles
  • Includes a Dual Circuit Master Cylinder
EMPI's Zero Off-Set Zero Off-Set Ball Joint Front 5x205 Wide 5 Lug Disc Brake Kit fits early Ball Joint Front End VW Beetles from 1966 through May of 1968 and 1966 VW Karmann Ghias. For 1968 models, if your outer tie rod end has a 17mm head nut you have an early 1968. If you have a 19mm head you'll need the later 1968 kit. This kit will fit your existing stock ball joint drum brake 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. 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
• Floating Brake Calipers & Pads
• Caliper Mounting Brackets
• Master Cylinder
• Brake Hoses
• Wheel Bearings & Grease Seals
• Mounting Hardware & Instructions

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

Installation Notes:
This kit can only be used with stock, VW Ball Joint 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.
JBugs staff member Sam.

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



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
1966 - 1968
Sunroof
1966 - 1968
Convertible
1966 - 1968
VW Karmann Ghia
Coupe
1966
Convertible
1966

Installation Notes:

This kit can only be used with stock, VW Ball Joint 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.

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