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I've searched hi and low and i can't find the answer to my question.

I want to do the volvo big brake upgrade but can't figure out where to get vented calipers. It looks like all the 80's 240 calipers on ebay are solid.

Thanks

Michael

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You searched high and low, but what about in between? There is nothing rare about those calipers. Pep Boys, Kragen, O'Reilly all sell remanufactured calipers. Have you tried any of them?

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I did this using brakes from an '84 Volvo 240DL. Non-vented calipers on the 240's are rarer than vented calipers. Should be quite easy.

-Merek

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You searched high and low, but what about in between? There is nothing rare about those calipers. Pep Boys, Kragen, O'Reilly all sell remanufactured calipers. Have you tried any of them?

How about WTB in the parts forum?

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I think all the pre-1980 240's had solid rotors. I think when they went to 4 square headlights, they also went to vented rotors. There also may be Ate vs Gerling calipers.

Funny how Volvo even bothered with upgrading them at all. Improving the brakes on a Volvo is like adding more power to a Viper (or any other supercar). Maybe they did this when they came out with the Turbo.

John

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Actually, I think vented rotors on Volvos were a total crapshoot-

maybe a trim package or something.

Or the Volvo crowd mixed and matched libereally.

When you go to buy them, just say that your 1982 Volvo

242 has vented rotors. There are 4 parts in the system,

left and right 'solid' and left and right 'vented'.

My local FLAPS will sell you a set for $120 with a $60 core...

t

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