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STANDARD ZERO OFFSET 5x205 Rear Disc Brake Kit '68 to 72 Ebrake

STANDARD ZERO OFFSET 5x205 Rear Disc Brake Kit '68 to 72 Ebrake


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Converting to rear disc brakes can be an excellent upgrade for your Vintage VW or Off-Road Car. There are many things to think about when completing the conversion.  Here are some answers to some of the common questions:

- Our kits are compatible with Type 1 (Beetle, Super Beetle, Ghia, Thing) and Type 3 (Fastback, Squareback, Notchback) only.

- For most vehicles, we recommend keeping the emergency brake system intact for added safety.  It's nice to be able to pull the handle and come to a stop in the event of an emergency situation.  It's also beneficial to have the peace of mind knowing that if you park on a hill, you have a parking brake securing the car.  Sometimes, off-roaders use the parking brake only when decscending a steep hill so the front wheels will not lock up and lose steering. If parking brake is not desired, simply do not install the cable

- Kits are available with standard stamped steel caliper brackets, or with Heavy Duty cast ones.  The stamped steel brackets are less expensive, which can be a plus if one is on a budget.  However, be advised that these tend to flex as the brake pressure is applied, so a softer pedal can be the result.  The HD brackets will not flex, and generally provide a firmer pedal.  Our DELUXE disc brake kits are the ones with these HD brackets.  Our STANDARD kits come with the stamped steel brackets.

- Some kits (wide 5) are available in "zero offset" (standard width), or 1" wider.  Many applications such as off-road cars or rat rods will benefit from having a wider rear track.  Most street cars where the fender-to-wheelwell clearance is a concern will require the zero offset kits.

- When converting to 4-wheel disc brakes, it is recommended that a special master cylinder with a larger bore diameter is used.  Many folks upgrade to dual circuit master cylinders at the same time on pre-'67 cars for the added safety they add.  We include a master cylinder and an intregal dual circuit reservoir if that option is ordered for ease of installation.

- When converting to 4-wheel disc brakes, it is also recommended that a residual pressure valve be installed to keep proper brake pressure on the rear braking system.  We have a simple kit that installs inline at the master cylinder connection, and comes with a line and the correct fittings to bolt right in.

As always, if you need any help whatsoever choosing the best system for your particular application, please give us a call or send us an email.  We want you to succeed with your installation.