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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (kaninchen)

depends... i would say most do not... but a couple here and there might... if you try looking for only one with rear discs you might run into a difficult search...
i only say some might because most ppl think that rear discs and dual downpipes or whatever came stock on all carats when they did not...
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (mk2jettagli16v)

86 in deed do have the rear disk that is what i am driving and its parked right outside if youd like a pic
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (kaninchen)

Here is my understanding of the brakes issue. All 16v's had rear disk. GTI 8v's up to '90 had rear disks in 90-92 they went to larger drums in the rear. In the front the 16v's had 9.4" vented rotors. GTI 8v's has vented up to 90 and 90-92 had solids. I may be wrong on the fronts but I think the rears are correct.
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (Caleb)

quote:[HR][/HR]Here is my understanding of the brakes issue. All 16v's had rear disk. GTI 8v's up to '90 had rear disks in 90-92 they went to larger drums in the rear. In the front the 16v's had 9.4" vented rotors. GTI 8v's has vented up to 90 and 90-92 had solids. I may be wrong on the fronts but I think the rears are correct.
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You are actually dead-on right. Mine has large drums in the back and solids in the front. I don't mind drums but I have to upgrade to vented in the front

Luckly, it's a straight swap.
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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (mk2jettagli16v)

quote:[HR][/HR]nope...just the GTI 16v....86 8v GTI's may have them...because they were the top model golf that year.[HR][/HR]​
my '85 has rear discs
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (needaveedub)

quote:[HR][/HR]85s and 86s have them because they were the top model gti
after that only the 16vs had them
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tell my 87 that. I'm pretty sure caleb is right on that one...
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (mk2jettagli16v)

quote:[HR][/HR]I didn't know there was such a thing as an 85 GTI. I thought they skipped a GTI model in 85. Guess I was wrong.[HR][/HR]​
The 85 won the car & Driver ICOY award.
I'm pretty sure that all German 8V GTI/GLI have rear disks. The mexican cars have drums.
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (Diamond Dave)

quote:[HR][/HR]The 85 won the car & Driver ICOY award.
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Also, it won 'Motor Trend" (or Car & Driver, need to verify whick magazine) DOMESTIC Car of the year in 1985 just because it was made in Pennsylvania.
Some 1985 GTi's had this sticker on the window (from the factory) stating it was car of the year. Anybody have these pics?


[Modified by antgti, 2:40 PM 2-6-2002]


[Modified by antgti, 2:45 PM 2-6-2002]
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (Diamond Dave)

i have the original article, it was Motor Trend and it was indeed domestic car of the year because it was assembled in the US.


the GTI was. . .
the best handling car (0.86g on the skidpad)
the most fuel efficient car (over 30mpg)
and the best braking car (60-0 in 125ft.)
all of those numbers are still excellent even by todays standards.



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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (Diamond Dave)

C'mon David, you're slacking off...LOL

I remember that it won Domestic car of the year because at that time I never understodd why since it was a German car. It was before my VW addiction days.
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (A2GTI_8V)

A2GTI_8V, thanks for posting the article. I knew it was Motor Trend but wasn't 100% sure.
 

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Re: Do a2 Gti 8v's have rear discs or drums? (antgti)

[Some 1985 GTi's had this sticker on the window (from the factory) stating it was car of the year. Anybody have these pics? ]
I have that sticker. Its no longer on my back window cause my damn system blew the rear glass. But I did save its remains.
it states
"Motor Trend Car of the Year" 1985
and it has rear Disk Brakes



[Modified by RacerXXX85, 1:00 AM 2-7-2002]
 
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