VW Disc Brake Conversion Kits

Quit wondering if you are going to stop the next time you slam on your brakes. Be certain you'll stop by converting to VW Disc Brakes.

Our VW Disc Brake Conversion Kits are a quick and inexpensive way to increase the safety of your Volkswagen. We offer the Volkswagen Disc Brake Kits in a number of configurations and for most air-cooled VW models.

We offer VW Disc Brake Conversion Kits in the Volkswagen 5x205 lug pattern, the Volkswagen 4x130 pattern and the Porsche 5x130 pattern as well as with blank rotors if you want to have your own lug pattern drilled. We offer VW Disc Brake Kits for Link Pin, Ball Joint and Super Beetle front ends and for Swing Axle or IRS rear ends.

Some of the Volkswagen Disc Brake Conversion Kits are available with dropped spindles if you are looking to lower the stance of your air-cooled VW. The VW Drop Spindle Disc Brake Kits are available in the 5x205, 4x130 and 5x130 patterns and are also available with blank rotors as well.

Which VW Disc Brake Kit is right for me?

Link Pin Ball Joint Swing Axle IRS
VW Standard Beetle 1954-1965 1966-1977 1958-1968
(1968 uses IRS Disc Kit)
(also covers auto stick)
VW Super Beetle Super Beetle uses Strut Suspension. 1971-1979
(also covers auto stick)
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-1965 1966-1974 1954-1968
(68 uses IRS Disc Kit)
VW Bus /Type 2 We do not carry Disc Brake Kits for Type 2.
VW Type 3 n/a n/a 1962-1968
(68 uses IRS Disc Kit)
VW Thing 1973-1974
Late Model Ball Joint
Please Note: These are factory defaults. We are not responsible for discrepancies.

Information About Converting from Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes

A brake drum system applies friction from the brake linings and brake shoes to the brake drums which rotate along the wheel of the car. This friction becomes the stopping force of the car. Disc brakes rely on the same principles but instead of housing the major components in a metal drum, they use a slim rotor and small caliper to stop the wheel movement. The superior design of disc brakes makes them a far safer and more reliable option.

Many automotive manufacturers switched, on a widespread scale, from drum brakes to disc brakes. With the exception of late Type 2, 3, and 4 Volkswagen which were made with disc brakes on the front wheels, Classic Volkswagens we originally made with drum brakes.

Volkswagen Drum Brakes provide adequate stopping power in most circumstances. We offer the VW Drum Brake parts to restore your Volkswagen brakes to stock. If you have made changes to your VW to add more horsepower or increased the size of the wheels, or if the original brakes have a tendency to fade or lose effectiveness in high braking conditions, it may be necessary to convert to Disc Brakes.

We offer a VW Disc Brake Conversion Kit with easy install instructions. Converting to VW Disc Brakes will provide more reliable, consistent, straight line stopping power, and perform better in wet weather.

Below is a Video provided by EMPI & contains general information and installation details about their VW Disc Brakes

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