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Re: 86-88 TQW rear discs?
> As a trivia point, they were Girling 36 calipers, anyone confirm/deny using
> these on their 86-88 5KTQ Avant? And which rotors are you running?
Since I still don't know if an "Avant" is a wagon or a sedan, I'll chime in &
tell ya that when I replaced every brake component on the rear of my '87 5kTQ
Sedan in March, I found that the Sedan's use the 36mm calipers, while the
wagons used the 38mm calipers. The calipers were on a national backorder from
every vendor I talked to. Ordering them loaded (calipers, carriers, pads) was
the only way I could get 'em. Rotors on the Sedan's are solid, no vents
here... Good luck finding the 38mm calipers. If you _can_ find 'em, you won't
be able to afford them, because the core (which you won't have if you're not
currently using the 38's) will cost you more than the actual calipers will.
Incedentally, Beck Arnley is the way to fly with rebuilt calipers.
87 5000CS TQ - Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (but not for long...)
84 5000S - Boulder, Colorado
90 80 - Bethesda, Maryland
(hunting for the elusive Lago Blue '91 200Q)