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Re: V8 brake pads Performance Friction #

At 10:51 AM 4/18/97 EST, you wrote:
>     Can anyone verify for me that the correct Peformance Friction front 
>     brake pads for a V8 with the standard brakes (not ufo's) is 394?  
>     Anyone have any experience with the Performance Friction pads?
>     Also, is changing these pads as easy as on the 4kq?  I don't have a 
>     manual for the V8, but on the 4kq, it's a piece of cake.  Will I run 
>     into any particular difficulties?  Is the pad-wear warning light part 
>     of the pads, or a part of the caliper?
>     Jack Rich
I just changed the front pads on our '90 V8 with the dual piston calipers.
The pads are the 419, the exact same pads as that found on our '87 5ktq (I
had both sets of pads off the cars and a set of dual piston calipers from a
'87 5ktq there too to compare).  I quess this explains why those '91 200 and
V8 owners who switched from the UFO's to the 5ktq calipers like the reduced
brake servicing cost, but not the reduction in stopping power!


John Karasaki

Audi Quattro Fanatic