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Availability:: Estimated 7-10 Days to Ship PART Number: 2612 Qty: Description Complete Details There are two conversions available to lower the 1955 through 1967 Classic Volkswagen Type 2 Split Bus. The one shown here which is the Swing Axle conversion and the IRS Axle Conversion. This conversion requires the use of your spring plates, which the PRO's send a pre-paid shipping label via email to retrieve your plates and send them back to us for modification. This conversion will lower the rear end of your bus 3.50" or 89mm. It will require more than what is included in the kit, check out the Complete Details section for more on that. Assembled in the USA | Product updated 12/25/23 by PeteRelated: PRObuilt Complete Lowering Kit | Rear Disc Brake Conversion | Complete Straight Axle Transaxle for the Type 2Typical time to install - 12 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed This kit is made to eliminate your troublesome gear reduction boxes. It allows a straight axle direct from the transmission to the wheels, resulting in better power transfer from the engine. ﾠ It is essential that the instructions provided here be followed to ensure a trouble-free installation. ﾠ You should also have a copy of the 63-67 factory workshop manual, an excellent reference to consult with. What's included?It comes with the following; 2 - Axle tubes2 - Spring plates (Modifying your)2 - Emergency brake cable adapters2 - Axle seal kits1 - Transmission gasket setWhat else do I need?2 x Long axle shafts out of a 68 Beetle or 61-68 Type 32 x Rear axle bearing covers out of a 61-66 Beetle or these.2 x Rear Axle bearings (use new ones only)2 x Outer Axle Bearing spacers and two inner spacers2 x Rear axle nuts 36mm Hex (if your Bus is a 64-67)2 x Axle Boots with clamps and hardwareWhat about brakesType 2 >1963 - Use your original drums, but they must be machined .750" off at the snout and machining the inner-most lip flush. This allows you to need the following:1968-1979 Type 1 Rear Backing Plates1968-1979 Type 1 Rear Brake Shoes1968-1979 Type 1 FRONT Wheel cylindersType 2 1964-1967 -You can install the kit with the above parts if you can find some pre-1963 Drums. ﾠ If not, the only other alternative is to use 64-65 Type 3 Rear Brakes with the following:1954-65 Notchback/Squareback Rear Drums1954-54 Notchback.Squareback Rear Backing Plates1303 Front Wheel CylindersBAD Series Disc Brakes are found here.Transaxle UpdateYou will need to update your transmission by doing one of the following. Stock Bus Transmission? A 60-67 Tunnel Transmission from your Bus can be used by flipping the Ring Gear from one side to the other.Stock Type 1 or Type 3 Transmission? A much better choice because the gearing is a lot more friendly to the engine.We recommend a 67 or 68 Type 3 Tranny because of the excellent Ring and Pinion gearing. - When proceeding with this option, you must use your original nosecone (60-67) and nosecone shift rod from your original bus transmissionOr order a PRObuilt Transaxle here. What does this product fit? 1955 through 1967 Type 2 Bus Kombi Transporter Single Cab Double Cab Accessories, check the box to include with your order. Airkewld Classic VW Drive-Train Shirt Billet Adjustable Lowered Swing Axle Shock - 2606 Swing Axle Lowered Gas Shock - 2600 Airkewld Army Price $29.95 Each Add Airkewld Army Price $299.99 Each Add to Cart Add Airkewld Army Price $89.99 Each Add to Cart Add Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review » 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful: Shopping experience November 26, 2013 Reviewer: James T Gott III from Reno, NV United States I really like what you guys are doing. 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