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Old January 11th, 2019, 09:30   #1
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Default Brake upgrade

Has anyone done a brake upgrade on their beetle yet? I regularly pull a motorcycle trailer in CO. and UT. and would really like a little better brakes. It's my understanding that my early '13 with the beam rear suspension is built on a MV Jetta chassis (A5) and ECS offers a GLI upgrade which consists of caliper carriers and larger rotors and I can use my existing calipers and pads. This would be perfect but their website says the kit won't fit my beetle. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old January 11th, 2019, 10:13   #2
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My Beetle has massive brakes! Cost way too much but they are super powerful.

HPA Motorsports Front 355mm 6 piston calipers, Rear 335 mm 4 piston calipers. We got them for towing and wanted to be able to stop without relying on the trailer brakes.

There is a company in Vancouver, Washington offering kits at a really good price. Google "Rotorlab" to find them.
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