1968-79 VW Type 2 Drop Spindles - 2 Inch - Must Use '73 & Later Brakes

1968-79 VW Type 2 Drop Spindles - 2 Inch - Must Use '73 & Later Brakes
Part Number: 22-2948

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Type 2 1968-79 Drop Spindles fit 1968 and later Type 2 Bus models. 1968 through 1972 Type 2s must use 1973 & later brake rotors, calipers, etc. The brand new, (not re-manufactured) drop spindles will lower your Bus 2" while keeping the same suspension geometry and maintaining the stock ride. The drop spindles are designed to replace your original spindles without modification. Drop spindles will lower your Bus so a smaller tire may be necessary. These drop spindles are made for use with stock shocks. For 1968 through 1971 drum brake models, new wheels will be needed as the drop spindles require 5x112 lug pattern brake rotors. Check in the "+ Additional Options:" tab above to add items as needed. These spindles are not compatible with 5x205mm disc brake kits.

Smaller tires may be required as the spindles will lower the Bus.

Not compatible with 5x205mm Disc Brake Conversion Kits.

1968 through 1970 and 1971 Buses with front drum brakes (5x205 lug pattern) will have to change the front wheels to a 5x112 pattern wheel.

The stock 14" 5x112 wheel will fit the drop spindles as will the following aftermarket wheels: To install matching rear wheels the stock drum will have to be drilled for the 5x112 pattern, and press in studs can be installed. Or the 1971 and later 5x112 brake system (backing plates, brake shoes, wheel cylinders, hubs and drums) can be sourced from a wrecking yards and installed.

1968 through 1972 Bus models will need to install :
2 - 1973-79 Type 2 Front Brake Rotors which are sold individually.
2 - 1973-79 Type 2 Front Brake Calipers which are sold individually.
4 - 1973-79 Type 2 Front Brake Hub Bolts which are sold individually.

1968 through 1970 Bus models will also need :
2 - 1971-79 Type 2 Front Brake Rotor Hubs which are sold individually. The brake hubs use the stock inner and outer bearings and wheel seals.

A non-servo (no vacuum booster) master cylinder is recommended and includes a new brake fluid reservoir.

Please Note: The original dust shields are NOT compatible with the drop spindles.

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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 Type II (Bus)
1968 - 1979
Single Cab
1968 - 1979
Double Cab
1968 - 1979


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