This hub conversion kit is required to update your 2WD van to any larger brake system.
All 2WD Vanagons were delivered from the factory with front brake rotors that also carried the inner and outer wheel bearings. This integrated hub/rotor approach works well, but requires replacing the bearings everytime you need new brake rotors. Maintaining this system is unnecessarily expensive, and doesn't allow for a larger rotor and caliper to be used for improved braking. If you want to run our Bigger Brakes, or any big brake kit on the market, you first need to convert your vehicle to this bearing carrier hub set. Once you have these hubs, you can bolt on bigger brakes, and replace brake components as needed without touching your wheel bearings. It's a win-win!
Fits: All 1980-91 2WD Vanagon
• (2) Billet steel hubs
• (2) Front outer wheel bearings
• (2) Front-inner wheel bearings
• (2) Wheel bearing seals
• (2) Axle nuts
• (10) Wheel studs*
*Available in two sizes. Be sure to determine the length of the studs you need for your particular wheels. The 56mm studs will fit most wheels but the addition of spacers may necessitate the use of the 72mm studs. All wheels sold by GoWesty would use the 56mm wheel studs. Wheel studs must be pressed in—if this is not something with which you are comfortable, please have a local shop assist.
This hub kit is required to install the GoWesty Bigger Brakes kit on any 2WD Vanagon.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTES:
• These hubs require the use of lug nuts—instead of lug bolts. You will need lug nuts to replace your lug bolts in order to reinstall your wheels. Please see related items below to select the correct nuts for the wheels you are using.
• Kit does NOT include front axle nut thrust washers. Please reuse your existing washers, or purchase new ones.