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NOW AVAILABLE - Fit SUBARU rear disc brakes to your VW type 1 or type 3 car

Subaru disc brakes can now be fitted to your TYPE 1 VW car - This means Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Type 3, Split window bus.

Subaru brake setups have been produced in many different variations from 1990 to 2008 but all Subaru disc brake setups from these years can be used for Subabrakes.


Rear Brakes.

The rear disc brake setup consists of :

(1) Subaru backing plate which holds the caliper and emergency brake assembly,

(2) a drive hub,

(3) a floating disc hat

(4) a brake caliper.

Assembled on the rear trailing arm it looks like this (WRX 5 x 100 shown) :

 

Subaru made many variations of it's rear brakes, all centred around the same basic design. This can be grouped into two basic types :

(1) Early stepped rear discs (generally 1990-2003 (Generation 1,2,3) plus WRX all years). These have a 170mm rear emergency brake drum size. The backing plates for these are generally a simple circle with four holes that require redrilling with the supplied drill template. The stepped rear discs shown only allow for 5 x 100 Subaru PCD to be used, in conjunction with the Subahub. In order to use larger PCD's, order the Subahub MULTI and replace the stepped discs with the generation 4 non-stepped discs (with 170mm drum size).

 

 

(2) Late non-stepped rear discs. (generally 2004-2008 (Generation 4)). These also have a 170mm rear emergency brake drum size. This setup allows the use of virtually any wheel PCD with the Subahub MULTI. The backing plates for these are generally a circle with an "amoeba" shape that requires redrilling, plus a concentric ring and amoeba plate to create a perfect fit on the trailing arm. Discs are in various outer diameters depending on their matched calipers.

 

 

Note : Generation 5 Subaru (generally 2009 onwards) changed to a caliper-on-strut design and 190mm emergency brake. These are not compatible with Subabrakes as the backing plates no longer include caliper mounts.

All installations of Subabrakes rear brake kits will result in an additional 10mm track width per side for a total of 20mm track width increase. Most regions will allow up to 25mm in track width without engineering however it is up to you to check with your relevant authority to see if you are operating within the law. Using Subaru wheels with the Subabrakes setup will clear the rear trailing arm.

Products


(1) Subabrake rear kit 5x100 OLD (Drilled for 5x100 PCD)

 

Kit contents :

  1. 2 x Subahub

  2. 2 x slim bearing caps

  3. 8 x low profile bearing cap bolts

  4. 1 x drill template with nuts & bolts

  5. 2 x handbrake cable ends

 

(2) Subabrake rear kit MULTI OLD. (Drilled for 5x100 PCD)

Pilot drilled and laser marked for :

  • 4 x 130 Beetle
  • 5 x 130 Porsche
  • 5 x 114.3 Sti/Ford
  • 5 x 112 Kombi
  • 6 x 139.7 Landcruiser

Kit contents :

  1. 2 x Subahub MULTI

  2. 2 x slim bearing caps

  3. 8 x low profile bearing cap bolts

  4. 1 x drill template with nuts & bolts

  5. 2 x handbrake cable ends

 

(3) Subabrake rear kit 5x100 NEW (Drilled for 5x100 PCD)

 

Kit contents :

  1. 2 x Subahub

  2. 2 x slim bearing caps

  3. 8 x low profile bearing cap bolts

  4. 1 x drill template with nuts & bolts

  5. 2 x handbrake cable ends

  6. 2 x "amoeba" backing plate inserts

  7. 2 x Backing plate concentric rings

 

(4) Subabrake rear kit MULTI NEW (Drilled for 5x100 PCD)

Pilot drilled and laser marked for :

  • 4 x 130 Beetle
  • 5 x 130 Porsche
  • 5 x 114.3 Sti/Ford
  • 5 x 112 Kombi
  • 6 x 139.7 Landcruiser
 

Kit contents :

  1. 2 x Subahub MULTI

  2. 2 x slim bearing caps

  3. 8 x low profile bearing cap bolts

  4. 1 x drill template with nuts & bolts

  5. 2 x handbrake cable ends

  6. 2 x "amoeba" backing plate inserts

  7. 2 x Backing plate concentric rings

 

International Pricing Australian Pricing
USD $500 AUD $500 + 10% GST = AUD $550
Includes shipping to your door worldwide Includes shipping to your door in Australia
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What you need from your donor Subaru :

1) Rear backing plate assembly including handbrake shoes.

2) Matching disc hat

3) Matching caliper, pads and caliper bolts

4) Handbrake cable inner and outer, including clip.


For reference, here are some of the different types of discs available for Subaru over the years

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