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    Bolt-on Wilwoods for Beetle disk hubs ...

    I stumbled across these on the VW heratige site:

    Bolt-on Wilwoods for Beetle disk hubs, very nice...

    https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/...dercoated.html

    HOWEVER the usual Air-Cooled tax applies, these are a mega-hit at GBP £579

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    For a pair of decent engineered callipers they are not massive money when you look at prices out there for alternative braking set ups - check out prices for Red9Design kits, Fellows Speed Shop, Subarugears brakes as a comparison in the VW world or HiSpec as a kit car option. All are comparable in cost depending on precise option.

    the VW Heritage item you shared is quite niche as designed to fit early ‘wide 5’ PCD which is typical on 67 and earlier bugs and vans, and as such a less common donor for Novas. They enable VW nuts to retain stock discs and bolt on an upgrade part, but for the Nova I think a complete disc/calliper kit makes more sense.

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    I think it is pricey compared to what the the non-VW outlets charge,
    e.g. Demon Tweeks charge ~£110 for a similar Wilwood Dynapro caliper.

    Buy Wilwood Dynapro Single Brake Caliper | Demon Tweeks (demon-tweeks.com)

    Now this is a generic item, i.e. not VW specific,
    once it is engineered for a VW air-cooled application, the price is £579 a pair, the cheapest is option £533,
    and both these units aren't niche, they actually fit most of the aircooled VWs: Beetle, Karman, Type 3.

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    That's more than I paid for my 4 pot radial fitting callipers from Wilwood although I made it up with vented discs, all on std spindles.
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