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Re: UFO brakes
The UFO brakes in the '91 200 Q and the '91 V8 Q are a special
type of brakes that are reversed caliper racing style. Meaning that
ordinary disc brakes look like plates to a certain degree that are put on
your axels, right? So, UFO brakes have the calipers face out towards the
wheel instead of facing towards the axel. The rotors wrap around the
whole assembly making it look like the car has brake dust shields or
something. It's kinda hard to picture without actually looking at the
brakes themselves. I had to take one wheel off before I actually
understood. They are really good brakes that were developed in racing.
The only draw backs are that the brakes were only produced during the '91
model year on V8's and 200 Q's. I am currently tiring to find a
different place to by the parts than the dealer b/c they want about $800
for the parts. Ouch! But, please don't let this effect your judgement
of buying a '91 200 Q. They are exceptional cars and I wouldn't ever
dream of getting rid of mine(my dad's actually, but it is my college
graduation present!). Hope this helps.
'86 5000CS Turbo
'91 200 Q
"Maintain the Integrity"