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grand am caliper on 88 rear knuckle????? by FIEROPHREK
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Report this Post07-30-2014 10:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So here is the question. Will the caliper from the grand am brake upgrade bolt to the 88 fiero rear knuckle? I have one each crossmembers an 88 and an 85 and I have all the parts for the grand am upgrade. The 88 rear suspension is better but brake parts are expensive. So what I was thinking of doing was bolting the grand am caliper to the 88 knuckle that way I get the better suspension and get to use cheaper brake parts. So anyone know if the combo works? That's in advance

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Report this Post07-30-2014 11:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It will not bolt on - the mounting bolt spacing is wider than the 88.
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Report this Post07-31-2014 06:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

It will not bolt on - the mounting bolt spacing is wider than the 88.


Correct!

You can use the cheaper Grand Am rotor on the 88 rear (just not the 88 front - unless you turn down the OD of the wheel bearing flange)
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Report this Post07-31-2014 10:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So i can use it on the rear. That was my question i guess i worded it wrong, sorry. Use an 88 rear cradle with grand am front calipers bolted to the 88 rear knuckles on my 85gt. The front will be standard 85 suspension with grand am brakes.

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You can use the GA rotors on the '88 rear, but not the calipers.
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Report this Post07-31-2014 12:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I guess my previous post was confusing. I confirmed that the calipers will not work, but then shared that the rotors will (on the rear).
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Report this Post08-01-2014 09:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nah Guru I read it wrong. I had the dumb yesterday........

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