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RE: UFO Dump- was Torque Wrench Adapters
I hadn't heard from anybody who'd compared UFO with stock 5K/200 brakes
w/good pads, so I bow to your experience.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Firkins [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 28, 1997 3:38 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: RE: UFO Dump- was Torque Wrench Adapters
> >Peter is right about swept area & unsprung weight, but not about
> >expensive braking systems".
> >I replaced my UFO's with the stock 200/5000 brakes & run Cool Carbon
> >pads. Subjectively, this setup is better than the UFO/stock pad, but
> >not the best possible. I changed them because of the
> As I was saying, before I accidently sent the first bit,... I changed
> them to reduce the servicing costs. In Oz, a front brake change on the
> UFO is over $2,000 plus labor. I went with stock Audi parts because
> was easy to have them certified as a legit mod to the car, thus
> any future hassle with the insurance company. It also enabled me to
> change over the brakes for less than the cost of the UFO rotors.
> Certainly the AP setup, will produce a better braking but the ongoing
> cost is likely to be equivelant to the UFO's. Those AP rotors are a
> of art, they run cool & are light, but longevity is not what they were
> designed for. I doubt that you'd get half the life using them vs a
> rotor. If I was going in that direction, I'd be asking Eric about the
> rotors he planned (plans?) on using for his kit. He was talking about
> $80 rotor, not AP at that price.
> John Firkins