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Just got myself a new ride after a few years out of the VW scene.

Eventually (next year) , I want to put in a 1641 or 1776 engine.

With a couple of small but precious passengers (7 and 3 years old), I'm a bit worried about stock braking when I uprate the power.

Can anyone advise if a well sorted '64 drum set up will suffice? Or can anyone suggest a cost effective braking improvement set up? How about T3 drums on the rear?

For discs on the front, is there something a bit cheaper than the 'wide 5' kit (£450), that will fit onto a link pin front end?

I've not got dropped spindles, but I have a puma adjustable beam.

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Welcome too VZi :)

A good well maintained drum brake set will get you to a standstill quickly and drum brakes bite well when stopping from low speeds.
The problem arises when your on the motorway stopping from speed you will experience brake fade :( . This is when the drum heats up and expands causing pedal travel with no braking. :eek:

I think when you weigh up the cost of replacing all the brake parts on the front of your Bug the disk option will look good value.

Personally I would go for the CB performance setup with dropped spindles included.

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Look here http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=299526
 
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