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

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EMPI's 2.5 inch drop spindle 5x205 front disc brake kit 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 Additional Options tab. 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.

Low profile (shorter) tires must be used when installing drop spindles. We offer 145SR15, 135SR15 and 165/45R15 tires that will fit with drop spindles. Your local tire shop can offer many other options that will work as well.

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.

This kit includes the following:

2.5" Disc Brake Drop Spindles
Front Brake Rotors
Brake Calipers & Pads
Brake Hoses
Wheel Bearings & Grease Seals
Mounting Hardware & Instructions

(The brake pads used are softer than other types, making them quieter for the driving experience. All brake parts must be thoroughly cleaned and disc brake grease must be used on all piston to pad contact surfaces or brake squeak and vibration may occur.)

Please Note: This product is compatible with 15 inch wheels. It will NOT fit 14 inch wheels.

Drop Spindles are not compatible with Super Beetles!

Please allow 2-3 days for processing on all disc brake kits.

The EMPI Left Grease Cap with Speedometer Cable Hole and Right Grease Cap must be used with the Disc Brake Conversion Kit. They can be added at the "Additional Options" tab above.

A Dual Circuit, Large Bore Master Cylinder should be used if converting to 4 wheel disc brakes.

California Prop 65 Warning:
California Prop 65 Warning. 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. 
VW Beetle
1954 - 1965
1954 - 1963
1964 - 1965
1954 - 1965
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1965
1957 - 1965