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    George Cavarra
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    Esprit S3 - 3.5v8i
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  1. Geo, the late s3 front/braking is not an easy fitt to your early s3. I have a late s3 (1985) but converted to bigger brakes as the oem brakes of the late s3 are just ok for the car. your better of with an aftermarket set instead. or get some modern 4 pots from ebay and find a disk that will fit. on my '85 I went for pug disks and nissan calipers. was very cheap

    good luck, rick 

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    2. lotus-62


      pug = peugeot , the calipers I am using are from a '90 non-turbo 300zx. only build in 1990 the steel one's are still used today on the subaru wrx, the later have wider disks, (32mm vs 24mm) the peugeot disks I have are from a 406 coupe (2 liter not the 3 liter) this set up works very well on the later uprights but not on the earlier uprights. you have triumph gt6 uprights on the early s3, in the old days people used BLM princess cast iron 4 pot calipers as they are a direct fit to the triumph upright, and redrilled ford capri (think 2.8) vented disks. they even sell spacers for the calipers to make them wider.. still I think if your looking for second hand aluminium calipers on ebay your better of. good luck

    3. geo


      Thanks for the info - all very useful.

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