EMPI's Ball Joint, Disc Brake Drop Spindles are brand new units, not re-manufactured old cores! CNC machined to exact tolerances. These forged drop spindles feature 1/4" outwards offset so clearance is usually
not an issue. The drop spindles are made for 4-lug VW (4x130) and 5-Lug Porsche (5x130) disc brake rotors. These spindles are the first step to a brake system upgrade while giving you the built-in 2 1/2" lower
stance just by bolting them on. The disc brake drop spindles will fit all Type 1 (Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1966 through 1977) Ball Joint Front Ends. For 1966, 1967 and early 1968 models, 1968.5 and later inner
wheel seals, inner wheel bearings and outer tie rod ends must be used.
1966 thru May of 1968 vehicles need to install June of 1968 thru 1977 outer tie rod ends, inner wheel bearings and inner wheel seals.
To order a wheel bearing and seal kit part# 22-2851 click HERE *
To order a driver's side outside tie rod end part# 311415811C click HERE *
To order a passenger outside tie rod end part# 311415812C click HERE*
The Drop Spindles have the original steering geometry so the ride and handling of the car is not negatively affected.
Drop Spindles are not compatible with Super Beetles!
California Prop 65 Warning:
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.
145 SR 15 TIRES
RECOMMENDED WITH DROP SPINDLES.
135 SR 15 TIRES
RECOMMENDED IF ADJUSTABLE BEAM AND SPINDLES USED TOGETHER.