They were only on the V8s (90? and 91) and on the 91 200q models.
The idea is to have more swept area without going to a bigger wheel
and/or lower side wall. As mentioned, check the archives for the full
story. They look a little like UFOs with the plate covering the brakes
towards the outside.
>From: Trisha Bethen[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 1996 5:55 AM
>To: Alex Kowalski
>Subject: Re: 200 qw front pads update
>On Thu, 16 May 1996, Alex Kowalski wrote:
>> Trisha Bethen wrote:
>> > Pardon my ignorance.....what does UFO stand for? ....blame
>> > Clinton-baby and his cronies for that one.
>> Trish, the brakes that you are blaming Bill Clinton for being too expensive
>>are something a little different
>> than your Mustang's. They are internal-caliper brakes. The caliper is on
>>the inside, the rotor on the
>> outside (it's in the archive). It is a special design tried by Audi on
>>some of its high-performance cars that
>> has had a spotty track-record and has been very expensive for some of this
>>list's contributors. Theoretically
>> it was supposed to work much better, but in practice it often hasn't. I
>>don't think the President had much to
>> do with this particular problem.
>> Best Wishes,
>> Alex Kowalski
>> '84 4KQ
>Were these on all 84 4KQ's? My son's Q does not have them.....