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Hi All,
wanting to get some drilled/slotted rotors for the 1982 esprit turbo, and have found a good source. However, they stipulate ATE calipers. Excuse my ignorance, but what are those? Are they just the standard calipers?   I have been researching this and cannot find any information except that some suggest that these models had girling calipers  I really don't know what difference this makes?  the site I am looking at is in the states, but even so, I can't imagine that Lotus exported these models to the states and they changed the calipers over on them?  Only other thing I can thing of is that US models were fitted with ATE calipers?  Maybe, it is what Girling is called in the states?  These are what I am looking at:

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The '76-80 parts manual has the rotors as 
Rear = A079J400F
Front = A079J6003F

The 80-87 manual has the rotors as 
For years prior to '85
Front = Either A075J0297F 
or C075J0297F
Or A075J0297Z For the turbo.


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Absolutely the best road brakes for an 82 turbo are what I have fitted to mine....have a look at these...


Any of them will be good. I have this one...

'81-85 Lotus Esprit FRONT 266mm Vented Disc Kit

This performance upgrade vented brake kit fits Giugiaro 81-85 and replaces the solid OEM disc. The kit provides a good braking performance upgrade for your Esprit eliminating the brake fade of the standard calipers. We offer a choice of Ultralite or Billet 4 calipers.


Kit includes:

  • 2 x 4 Piston Calipers (choice of colours)
  • 2 x Vented 266mm Discs (plain or grooved)
  • 2 x Brackets
  • 2 x Braided Hoses
  • Bolt kit
  • Fitting guide
  Lotus Esprit 266mm Plain Ultralite Kit £ 560.00 £ 112.00 £ 672.00 PNMJ8882K
  Lotus Esprit 266mm Grooved Ultralite kit £ 580.00 £ 116.00 £ 696.00 PNMJ9982G
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  EBC Road Pad  £ 21.50 £ 4.30 £ 25.80 PNMJ0197
  EBC Greenstuff Pad  £ 51.90 £ 10.38 £ 62.28 PNMJ2153

Other pads may be available. Please ask for details.

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