EMPI VW Drop Spindle Front 5x205 Wide 5 Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Beetle & Ghia 1954-65

22-2925
EMPI VW Drop Spindle Front 5x205 Wide 5 Disc Brake Conversion Kit, Beetle & Ghia 1954-65
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Product Description

  • 2.5" Drop Disc Brake Spindles
  • Factory Ride & Steering Geometry
  • 5x205 Wide 5 Lug Pattern

  • EMPI's 2.5 inch drop spindle front disc brake kit is double-drilled 5x205 (wide-5) and 5x130 (Porsche pattern) and fits Link Pin front end Beetles and Karmann Ghias from 1954 through 1965. This disc brake kit will give your classic VW the stopping power of modern brake technology. The disc brake kit includes new 2.5" drop spindles, front rotors, calipers & pads, brake hoses, bearings & seals, mounting hardware and instructions. Pressing out the original link and king pins is necessary when installing new link pin spindles. Replacement king pins and link pins are available in the options above along with disc brake kit specific grease caps. Note that the front track width will be increased by about 5/8" over stock. Meaning the wheels will sit out 5/16" farther per side than stock.

    This kit includes the following:

    Disc Brake 2.5" Drop Spindles
    5x205 Lug Pattern Brake Rotors with 12x1.5 Threads
    5x130 Lug Pattern Brake Rotors with 14x1.5 Threads
    Brake Calipers & Pads
    Brake Hoses
    Bearings & Seals
    Mounting Hardware & Instructions


    Low profile (shorter) tires must be used when installing drop spindles. We offer 145SR15 or 135SR15 tires that will fit with drop spindles. Your local tire shop can offer many other options that will work as well.

    Aftermarket Disc Brake Kit specific grease caps are available in the options above for those that don't want to modify or glue(silicone) on original VW grease caps.

    Removing the original link pins and king pins is necessary to install the new drop spindles. New king and link pins are available in the Additional Options tab above.

    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 stock master cylinder can be used with front disc brakes. However, if you are converting to 4 wheel disc brakes, you must install a large bore master cylinder.

    Drop Spindles can not be used on Super Beetles.

    Our Expert's Take:

    Stock drum brakes are adequate enough for a stock VW if all the components are in good working order. 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. The Standard Beetle or Karmann Ghia drop spindle front disc brake kit lowers the front suspension 2.5" while maintaining the factory ride and steering which is a plus for those looking to drop the front end a bit over stock.
    Sam



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    Compatibility

    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

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    Note: If you do not purchase the EMPI grease caps, Link Pin Style Grease Caps will have to be modified to fit these rotors.

    The caliper stamped 22-2957B is for the left side.

    The caliper stamped 22-2956B is for the right side.

    Low profile (shorter) tires must be used when installing drop spindles. We offer 145SR15 or 135SR15 tires that will fit with drop spindles. Your local tire shop can offer many other options that will work as well.

    Aftermarket Disc Brake Kit specific grease caps are available in the options above for those that don't want to modify or glue(silicone) on original VW grease caps.

    Removing the original link pins and king pins is necessary to install the new drop spindles. New king and link pins are available in the Additional Options tab above.

    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 stock master cylinder can be used with front disc brakes. However, if you are converting to 4 wheel disc brakes, you must install a large bore master cylinder.

    Drop Spindles can not be used on Super Beetles. s="red">A Dual Circuit, Large Bore Master Cylinder should be used if converting to 4 wheel disc brakes.

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