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    which coupe do i have?

    right, i have a coupe turbo originally on a 51 plate, but registered in jan 2002. when looking for brakes and parts in general, it was asking me if it was an early model, or later one.

    are there any distinctive features that would determine which is which?

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    iirc the coupe turbo have 308mm brakes like the other turbo astras so that should be easy
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    All the front are the same - as Wayne says, 308mm

    the difference might refer to the back brakes - they'll be either Bosch (early ones) or Lucas (later ones).

    Easy enough to tell them apart tho, as Bosch have 4 pronounced ridges across the back of the caliper (2 top and 2 bottom) , whereas Lucas ones are smooth

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    but how do i know if my coupe is an early or later one in general?

    ive just ordered discs so hope they bloody fit!!

    edit: the discs will fit ofcourse, misread the posts and panicked lol

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    Also the lucas ones have Lucas written on them, its easy to see with the wheel in the right place..... if I remember correctly
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    so the only defining factor between an 'early' model and a 'later' model is wheather its got lucas or bosch calipers?

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    ok, so i have 'lucas' rear calipers, thus suggesting that i would have a later model coupe? MY2002 -> ?

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    correct m8

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    Giving a dealer your registration number or chassis number should tell all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoNnY_RoB View Post
    correct m8
    Not so - the calipers may have been replaced under warranty

    The only real differences between early and late ones were the introduction of other engines in the range - mainly the change of 1.8 from the X18XE1 to the Z18XE, and the introduction of the 2.2. There was no major overhaul of the ZLET - apart form the rear claipers

    Otherwise it's just the trim and spec that changes from year to year

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