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#1 thesmith

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:08 AM

I'm trying to buy some good new front rotors for my '88 GL 4WD.

RockAuto has ACDelco part no. 18A279A, which it says should fit all EA82 GL wagons... But I'd rather buy from somewhere with free shipping like Amazon.

That being said, Amazon has ACDelco part no. 18A279, which they say fits most EA82 GL wagons... EXCEPT for 1988. Is this really the case? From what I understand the brake and hub design didn't change from year to year and they should be compatible?

 

And should I be looking at another brand?

 

Advice would be greatly appreciated, since nothing sucks more than ordering the wrong part.

 

Links: http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B000C9HBBK

 



#2 pressingonward

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:45 PM

I really like Centric brake rotors. They are very high quality and I've never had a problem with them. I have had problems with other brands being warped straight out of the box. Cheap rotors also warp easier in general use due to poor quality iron and poor manufacturing processes that leave internal stresses in the parts.

 

I can't speak directly as to whether ACDelco rotors are any good or not.



#3 thesmith

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, ordering some Centrics. Looks like JCWhitney has free shipping, too!



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

Well, I ordered some Centrix rotors from JCWhitney but they didn't seem to fit correctly. I put them on, but the depth of the part that slides on to the axle was too deep and the rotors touched the backing plate. I put my old rotors back on for now, but does anybody have a part number for a set that fits the front of an 88 GL?

 

The ones I ordered were JCWhitney part # CE121.47002.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

I think you got rotors for an EA81. I looked them up on Rockauto and it says they fit a BRAT, which is EA81.

 

Here is what you got:

 

http://www.rockauto.....php?pk=1279883

 

And here is what I think you need:

 

http://www.rockauto....3472&cc=1268715



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:07 PM

BRAT / EA81 rotors post about 1984 starting with the vented ones about 16mm ? thick have a 230mm dia, EA82 have a 242mm dia same thick

 

Hat heights are what the trade measures , sit disc on flat like a hat, measure height and ask supplier....



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

They must be different.. I just saw this post today. I orderd a pair from amazon acdelco said they'd fit my 88... But they are taller by about .25".. Not happy

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:06 PM

OP if you could, let us know how all went and what you ordered. I'm looking to replace the rotors on my GL this summer and I'm interested in part #s =)



#9 thesmith

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:33 PM

The parts i ordered, turns out, are for a hatch. Anybody need some rotors? I'll sell them cheap, since I can't return them after I attempted to install them.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

Do you offer free shipping?     Sorry, I had to ask.

What part of Seattle?  I have a brother up there who could pick them up... meet you somewhere.



#11 thesmith

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:14 PM

Buyer covers shipping. I can meet pretty much anywhere in Seattle.




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