Jump to content
  • When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

What type of volvo calipers fit a stock 02 (75) struts??


Guest Anonymous

Recommended Posts

Guest Anonymous

will work. You're best to go to your local boneyard and poke around as they can vary widely in their condition. If the rotor is vented, it will work.

Cheers!

John N.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

I've seen 'em. Not as common, but they are there. There's even a drawing of vented Ate-equipped rotors in the Haynes 240 manual supplement.

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

. . . cash I would go for the tii big brake set-up; but the tii struts aren't cheap to get. Thus the volvo upgrade is great and a $$ saver.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

I have seen a few of them too. The only really obvious physical difference I've seen is that the brake pad backplate sizes vary very slightly (as I recall, the Ate backplate is a couple mm longer, will not fit in the Girling caliper).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

those are the same brands of calipers that BMW used (uses?) on BMW's!!!! Geez, I can understand if the car was somehow being PERMANENTLY disfigured, but we're talking about bolt-on parts, something that can easily be returned to "stock" if that becomes an issue.

Bret.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

I spoke to a Volvo specialist in Sweden and he claimed that not even Volvo knows what parts they had put into the 240's. The cars may have ATEs in the rear and Girlings in the front and vice versa. (he was 99% sure though that on the same axle the cars originally had the same brand of calipers :-) ).

Basically the vented Girling calipers where used in cars produced between 1975-199? and therefore the calipers are very available and reasonably cheap (the opposite to vented E21 and E12 calipers at least around here)

Benkku

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

Since BMW and Volvo use many of the same suppliers for brakes, electrics, fuel injection (Bosch) internal engine components like pistons (Mahle), bearings,(KS), etc., I guess your BMW (if you even own one) will consist of a bare body shell, since most of the other parts are made by suppliers shared with Volvo and many other manufacturers. Put brain in gear before mouth (or keyboard) in motion.

Colin

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

  • Supporting Vendors

×
×
  • Create New...