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1978-88 Replacement GM Midsize Metric Calipers

Specs
Centerline of Holes:
5.50
Material Type:
Iron
Color:
Black
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Piston Diameter:
2.38
Caliper Pistons:
Single
MFG. Part #:
-
Notes
Includes brake pads and slider bolts.
1978-88 Replacement GM Midsize Metric Calipers1978-88 Replacement GM Midsize Metric Calipers
1978-88 Replacement GM Midsize Metric Calipers

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These stock replacement single piston metric calipers were standard equipment on 1978-88 GM midsize cars (Cutlass, Grand Prix, Regals, Monte Carlo, etc.). They feature a 2.38" single piston, shielded bottom inlet, and will save 3-1/2 lbs. per side compared to midsize 1969-1977 caliper.

  • No core charge required
  • 10mm x 1.50 inlet 
  • Speedway 156 pads and slider bolts included

 

Item Details

10mm x 1.50 Inlet
5 ½" mount spacing
Includes pads & slider bolts

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