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delbertinie

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I'm ready to buy my rims and also looking at disk brake conversion kits.

I was under the impression that I have 4 X 100 on my 74 drum brake car. But most of the conversion kits state that I have 4 x 130 which is correct
 

RangerBEH

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I got my disc brakes from socal. They are AC industries. I've com paired them to the empi and they seem much more rugged. That being said I think either would work for our cars. I go the chevy 4.5x5 pattern and that opened up tons of options for rims/tires. I found an awesome set for my sebring on Craig's list off a show car that the owner just wanted a different look... Score!

Volkswagen Brake Kits for Volkswagen Bug, Super Beetle, Type 3, Bus & Karmann Ghia • VW Parts from So Cal Imports

I checked the site some of the brakes are out of stock it'd be worth a call though the brakes are nice. Olny downside I see is they are heavier then their composition but that didn't bother me.
 
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Peter

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Standard VW PCD is 4 x 130
But as Ranger said, fitting 4.5 x 5 Chevy adapters makes sense state side as there is a huge selection available.
 

nbb350

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Depending on your car's capabilities and your current vs. future plans for the car, you might want to consider VW-Chevy adapters like RangerBEH mentioned. I found it was pretty hard to find nice looking wheels with a VW bolt pattern, so I went with adapters since I didn't want to invest (at the moment) the serious $$$ required to convert my brakes to disk with a Chevy bolt pattern. This would allow you to retain your Chevy-bolt-pattern wheels for use in the future if/when you upgrade.

I've also been told that the adapters don't handle power as well as proper hub-mounted studs, so if you're building a fast car with a big engine, you might not want to consider adapters. However, if you're building something to go "slow and low" like I am, they're a cost-effective option. And it leaves you more up-front $$$ for cool wheel/tires!

Off tangent, back to topic: if you're looking at doing the brake conversion now, go with a Chevy bolt pattern. As Peter says, it opens up a huge range of wheel options!
 

Bob the builder

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I'm ready to buy my rims and also looking at disk brake conversion kits.

I was under the impression that I have 4 X 100 on my 74 drum brake car. But most of the conversion kits state that I have 4 x 130 which is correct
Hey, I saw an old post of yours saying you had a Gen 1 Cimbria. Do you still have it? I recently purchased a Gen 1 and in the process of reworking some of the issue I have found. My question for you is, did they mark the bodies with any sort of build date or model numbers. I think mine must be a very early one.
 
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