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Volkswagen Beetle DISC BRAKE CONVERSION KITS and DISC BRAKE PARTS

Converting to your VW Beetle disc brakes? On this page, you’ll find 4- and 5-lug front disc brake conversion kits for most years of the VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle. Our VW front disc brake conversion kits will help improve the safety of your VW Beetle. 

We offer brake conversion kits in the 4 x130 lug pattern and the 5 x 205 pattern. Our conversion kits may include disk brake rotors, calipers, brake pads, brackets, and mounting hardware for your air-cooled VW.



Conversion Kits, Front
Description Price Buy!
This is the front disc system for early Beetles and Ghias.
With instructions.

Fits: 1959-65 VW Beetles and VW Karmann Ghias with Link Pin/King Pin front beam.
Will Fit Your Existing Stock Spindles Without Any Wheel Adapters

It is zero offset for 5 x 205 bolt pattern.


This disc brake kit will only work with stock style drum brake spindles.
Must have 15" wheels.
Do not use this disc system with 14" wheels.

The Front Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • Master Cylinder
  • Front Brake Rotors
  • Floating Calipers w/ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Brake Lines
  • Wheel Bearing & Grease Seals
  • Necessary Mounting Hardware
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2880
$476.95
Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit. With Instructions.
For 4 lug wheels with 4 x 130 lug geometry

Fits Ball Joint Front End VW Standard Beetles from 1966 through 1977
and 1966 Karmann Ghias.

Does not require spindle replacement.
The kit includes a caliper bracket that mounts to the stock height
drum brake spindle and greatly improves the stopping power.
The disc brake kit includes caliper brackets, calipers & pads,
mounting hardware and instructions.


The bolt on disc brake conversion kit will not fit with stock VW disc brake,
drop spindles or disc brake drop spindles.

Wheel studs are not included.
Must have 15" wheels on car.
Do not use this disc system with 14" wheels.

 

This kit will only work with stock-style, drum brake spindles.

This kit includes:
Front Brake Rotors
Brake Calipers & Pads
Caliper Mounting Brackets
Mounting Hardware & Instructions

 

Must use late model ball joint bearings and seals.

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2983
$258.95
Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit. With instructions.
For 5 lug 5 x 205 wheel lug geometry
Zero Off-Set
For stock-style, drum brake spindles.

Fits: VW Beetles  from 1966 to May 1968 and Karmann Ghias 1966

This kit will fit existing stock spindles without any wheel adapters.
Provide stopping power of disc brakes on your early Beetle or Karmann Ghia.
Please Note: This product is compatible with 15-inch wheels.
Do not use this conversion kit with 14-inch wheels.
This kit will NOT work with drop spindles, it will only work with stock-style, drum brake spindles.

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2885
$496.95
Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit. With instructions.
EMPI VW Super Beetle Front
For 4 bolt wheels: 4 x 130 (4 Lug Bolt On)
14x1.5mm Threads, Wheel Studs Are Not Included
With instructions.

Fits:  VW Super Beetle 1971-79

Cars must have 15" wheels.
Do not use this disc system with 14" wheels.


This product requires part number 22-2851 Bearing & Seal Kit for Installation.
This is listed below under "Hardware."

This Front Disc Brake Kit includes the following:

  • Disc Brake Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • Mounting Brackets
A Large Bore Master Cylinder should be used if converting to 4 wheel disc brakes.
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2855
$258.95


Conversion Kits, Rear
Description Price Buy!
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit with Parking Brake.
With Instructions.
For 5 lug 5 x 205 wheels; swing axle cars.
Bracket heavy duty forged steel.

Fits: 1958-67 Beetles and Karmann Ghias


No adaptors required if you have the 5 x 205 wheel bolt pattern.
One piece rotor design offers bolt on installation.
Upgrade a street car to rear wheel disc brakes or provide disc system to an off road car.

For 15" wheels only with swing-axle.
Do not use this conversion kit with 14" wheels.
 

The Rear Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Heavy Duty Forged)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2905F
$465.95
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit with Parking Brake, with instructions.
For 5 lug 5 x 205 wheels with swing axle.
With steel brackets.

Fits: 1958-67 VW Beetle and 1958-67 VW Karmann Ghia

A zero offset conversion kit with parking brake.
Direct bolt on rotor for 5 lug 5 x 205 wheels and swing axle
Zero Off-Set Wide-5 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit, With Parking Brake
Steel brackets


No need for adapters if you have early VW 5 on 205-bolt pattern.
The 1-piece rotor design of this brake kit offers a bolt on kit to upgrade
a street car to rear wheel disc brakes, or an off-road car the option to
have firm and responsive brake system without needless extra parts..

For 15" wheels only;
Do not use this brake converstion kit with 14" wheels.

The Rear Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Steel)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2905
$393.95
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit with Parking Brake. With Instructions.
For 5 lug wheels with 5 x 205 geometry and swing axle
Zero offset
Note: The brackets are heavy duty forged steel.

Fits: 1968 Beetle and Ghia with Swing Axle, and 1968-72 Beetle and Ghia with I.R.S.

This is a bolt on rear disc conversion kit.
It offers rear disc braking power with emergency brake as well.
This conversionkit is for the stock 5 lug wheel (no need for adaptors if you have the 5 x 205 bolt pattern.

The 1-piece rotor design of this brake kit offers a bolt on kit to upgrade a street car
to rear wheel disc brakes, or an off-road car the option to have firm and responsive
brake system without needless extra parts.


.For 15" wheels only. Do not use this conversionn kit with 14" wheels.

The Kit Includes All Components for Both Wheels.

The Rear Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Heavy Duty Forged)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2906F
$465.95
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit, with Parking Brake. With Instructions.
For 5 lug 5 x 205 wheels.

Fits: 1968 Beetle and Karmann Ghia with swing axle and
        1968-1972 Beetles and Karmann Ghias with independent rear suspension.

Identical to 22-2906F but the 2906F has forged heavy duty steel brackets.


This is a zero offset conversion bolt on kit.
Works with stock 5 lug wheels; no need for adaptors if wheels have the 5 x 205 bolt pattern.
Upgrade a street car to rear disc brakes or an off road car.
One piece rotor.


Use only on 15" wheels.
This conversion kit is not for 14" wheels.

The Rear Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Steel)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2906
$393.95
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit with Parking Brake. With Instructions.
Zero Off-Set  for 5 lug wheels with 5 x 205 lug geometry and swing axle
Heavy duty forged steel brackets.

Fits: 1973-1977 Beetles, 1973-1979 Super Beetles and 1973-1974 Karmann Ghias

Bolt on kit offers rear disc brakes with emergency brake.
This is for the stock 5 lug wheel; no need for adaptors as long as you have the 5 x 205 bolt pattern.
One piece rotor design can upgrade a street car or an off road car.

 
For 15" wheels only. Do not use this conversion kit with 14 inch wheels.

The Kit Includes All Components for Both Wheels.:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Heavy Duty Forged)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2907F
$465.95
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit with Parking Brake. With instructions.
Zero offset for 5 lug 5 x 205 bolt pattern and with swing axle.
Brackets are steel.

Fits: 1973-79 Beetle and Super Beetle and 1973-1979 Karmann Ghia with independent rear suspension.



A direct bolt on kit for rear brake conversion. Includes emergency brake.
For stock 5 lug 5 x 205 wheel. (No need for adaptors.)
Can upgrade a street car to rear wheel disc brakes, or an off-road car.


For 15" wheels only.
Do not use this conversion kit on 14" wheels.

The Rear Disc Brake Kit Includes The Following:

  • 5 Lug VW (5 X 205) Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Mounting Brackets (Steel)
  • Emergency Brake Cables
  • Installation Hardware & Gaskets
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2907
$393.95


Rotors
Description Price Buy!
Front Brake Rotor for Disc Brakes.
Made in Germany
For Either Side.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 66-79       where converted to disc brakes
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74
VW Type 3 Fastback, Squareback, Notchback 66-2/71

Front brake rotors are included with disc brake conversion kits.

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-407-075GR
$82.95
Front Brake Rotor. Can be used on either side.
Centering Ring Not Included
Brazilian.

VW Karmann Ghia 1967-74
VW Type 3 1966-mid 71
VW Beetle (Standards) 66-77        where converted to disc brakes

Front brake rotors are included with disc brake conversion kits.

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-407-075
$58.95
Replacement Rear Disc Brake Rotor
This is a 5 x 205 wheel lug rotor

I.R.S. requires Part # 22-5281-7 Spacer

Rear disc rotors are included with rear disc brake conversion kits.
This rotor goes with the following rear disc conversion kits:  
22-2905,   22-2906,  22-2907
 

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2972B
$113.95
Replacement Spacer for I.R.S. Rotor, Sold Individually

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-5281-7
$4.95


Calipers
Description Price Buy!
Brake Calipers w/Pads, Pair. 
Taiwan


VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 66-79
VW Karmann Ghia 66-72
VW Type 3 66-2/71

Complete with pads - clips - springs and dual bleeder valves for mounting on
both left or right side. Always replace brake calipers in pairs.




 

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 311-615-107/8
$89.95
Brake Calipers w/Pads, Pair
Bolt on Replacement for Following Cars:

VW Karmann Ghia 67-74
VW Type 3 66-71
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 66-79 with disc conversion

These are 2 pin calipers.
Can replace single pin calipers.
Varga Brand, Brazil

Calipers should be replaced in pairs.

If present brake calipers have pitted bores then replace !

VW Beetle
Part #: 311-698-107PR
$202.95


Caliper Repair Kits
Description Price Buy!
Brake Caliper Repair Kit
ATE, 1 Pin Style
Includes O-Rings and Seals to Repair One Brake Caliper

VW Beetle, Super Beetle and VW Karmann Ghia with ATE, 1 Pin calipers.

If you see that caliper has pitted bores, do not repair !

VW Beetle
Part #: 111-698-471
$23.95
Brake Caliper Repair Kit
ATE, 2 Pin Style with 40mm Pistons
Includes O-Rings and Seals to Repair One Brake Caliper

VW Beetle, Super Beetle and VW Karmann Ghia with ATE, 2 Pin calipers.

If you see that caliper has pitted bores, do not repair !
Note: If your caliper has 43mm pistons order 311-698-471 repair kit.

VW Beetle
Part #: 111-698-471A
$34.95
Brake Caliper Repair Kit
For 2 Pin ATE Caliper
Rebuilds one Brake Caliper

ATE 2 pin style calipers with 43mm pistons.
If pistons are 40mm then select 111-698-471

Note:Front disc brakes were not original except in Type 3
If your car has been retrofitted please check for brand (ATE)on caliper body.

VW Beetle
Part #: 311-698-471
$34.95


Brake Pads
Description Price Buy!
Replacement brake pad set of 4.
For disc brake kits #'s: 22-2881/2882/2886/2887/2923/2924.
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2890
$24.95
Replacement brake pad set. All four.
For disc brake kits #'s: 22-2880/2885/2895
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2892
$26.95
Replacement Brake Pads for Rear Disc Brakes with Forged Brackets. Set of 4

Works with the following kits:

  • 22-2905-F
  • 22-2906-F
  • 22-2907-F
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2891
$23.95
Replacement Brake Pads for Rear Disc Brakes with Steel Brackets. Set of 4

Works well with the following kits:

  • 22-2905
  • 22-2906
  • 22-2907
VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2966
$25.95


Hardware
Description Price Buy!
Bearing and Seal Kit for Beetle and Super Beetle Disc Brakes (6 pc)

1971-1979 VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2851
$25.95
Front Disc Backing Plate (Shield)
One, for either side
OEM German

VW Beetle 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

For any disc brake installation in above cars.
Not for Super Beetles or with lowered spindles.

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-405-595
$41.95


Seals
Description Price Buy!
Front Wheel Seal with Disc

Any Beetle with Disc Brakes
VW Karmann Ghia mid68-74 From vin# 1x8 857 240
VW Type 3 mid68-73 From vin# 3_8 189 212

VW Beetle
Part #: 321-501-641
$2.99


Fancy Aluminum (Billet) Knobs and Handles
Description Price Buy!
Emergency Brake Button. Billet Aluminum.

All VWs

VW Beetle
Part #: 11-4533
$2.95


Grommets
Description Price Buy!
Brake Line Grommets; Set of Four.
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1953-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-74
VW Thing
VW Beetle
Part #: 211-751
$7.95
Brake Line Grommet
One Grommet
Press on Brake Line to Protect Abrasion.
Sold Each.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79 3 required
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74 3 required
VW Bus 50-79 8 required
VW Type 3 62-73 10 required
VW Thing 73-74 3 required

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-611-751
$1.95


Brake Line Hardware
Description Price Buy!
Brake Line Connector (Coupler) with Mounting Hole

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 69-79
and VW Beetle 1968 with autotrans
VW Karmann Ghia 69-74
and Vw Karmann Ghia 68 with auto trans
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-791
$15.95
Brake Line T-Fitting
For connecting 3 brake lines together.

All VW models, years.
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-755
$9.95
Clip for Brake Line
Female End to Bracket

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 50-79
VW Type 3 64-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-715A
$1.95
Connector for a Pair of Brake Lines

All VWs

VW Beetle
Part #: 411-611-789
$7.95


Emergency Brake Buttons
Description Price Buy!
Emergency Brake Release Button. Black

Fits:

  • 1949-1979 VW Beetle and Super Beetle
  • 1956-1974 VW Karmann Ghia
  • 1950-1979 VW Bus
  • 1973-1974 VW Thing
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-133-BK
$3.49
Emergency Brake Release Button. Gray.

1973-74 Karmann Ghia
1949-79 VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle
1950-79 VW Bus

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-133-GY
$3.95
Emergency Brake Release Button. Ivory

Fits:

  • 1949-1979 VW Beetle and Super Beetle
  • 1971-74 VW Karmann Ghia
  • 1950-1979 VW Bus
  • 1973-1974 VW Thing
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-133-IV
$3.49


Instructions
Description Price Buy!
Instruction Manual: 18 page, 8 1/2 x 11 thoroughly illustrated and instructive guide to all aspects of caliper and disc brake work, including operation, removing and installing brake pads and brake calipers, repairing existing calipers (covering their disassembly, reconditioning and reassembly.); removing and installing discs and shields, checking run out, plus bleeding and adjusting brake system.
VW Beetle
Part #: INSTR-DISCBRAKES
$4.95




Important Information

Many restorers are switching over to VW disc brakes through our VW disc brake conversion kits. Disc brakes are far superior to the original VW drum brakes, which is why so many manufacturers have switched over to them. Installing disc brakes on your VW Bug will make your vehicle safer, as the disc brake design reduces the chances of overheating and fading that is more likely to happen with a brake drum system. 

 If you have made changes to your Beetle, such as increasing the horsepower or the size of the wheels, or if your original VW brakes aren’t working efficiently you may need to convert to the disc brake system. 

Converting to VW disc brakes? On this page, you’ll find 4- and 5-lug front disc brake conversion kits for most years of the VW Bug. Our VW front disc brake conversion kits will help improve the safety of your VW Beetle. 

We offer brake conversion kits in the 4 x130 lug pattern and the 5 x 205 pattern. Our conversion kits may include disk brake rotors, calipers, brake pads, brackets, and mounting hardware for your air-cooled VW.


 
Classic Volkswagen Beetle parts for the following years: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979
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