VW Beetle Brakes
Prior to 1967 all Beetles had 5-stud wheels and were fitted with drum brakes all round. In 1967, disc front brakes and four stud wheels were introduced on the larger engined 1500 Beetles. In 1968, 4 stud wheels were fitted right across the range and although some models were fitted with disc brakes at the front, retaining drums at the rear, others kept drums brakes at all four corners. If you have a later model, always check which types of front brakes are fitted before ordering VW Beetle brakes and parts. Naturally, we stock a complete range of parts for both disc and drum brake systems, including shoes, calipers, pads, cylinders, hoses and pipes... plus, of course, the drums and discs themselves. We also supply a large selection of aftermarket brake parts, included uprated Goodridge hoses, EMPI / Tarox / CSP disc brake conversion kits, and a wide range of discs and drums for stud pattern conversions.
Buggies are often something of a mixture of parts from various years, so the chassis number of the vehicle may not be the best way to decide which parts you require for you particular application. As always, if you have queries about your VW Buggy, Baja & Trike brakes – or if you can’t find the parts you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.