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5000TQ master cylinder on a urq?
In message <199801192215.OAA04942@mail1.teleport.com> John Karasaki writes:
> Duane taught me a lesson on the insignificance of brakes... he never used
> his. Maybe I've been killing brake pads at the track by trying to slow
> down too much!
Some while ago, we had a thread on ur-quattro vs. 5000 handling. Halfway
through the thread's life, I followed Roger Galvin (200TQ) for ca. 50 miles on
twisty UK country roads - I think he used his brakes _ONCE_.
Years ago, my mother used to say that using your brakes increased your fuel
consumption - and so she drove like a trucker, reacting _immediately_ to what
she saw. If you do the Audi driving course, they teach the same thing - if you
think you might need to slow down - do it _NOW_. If you might have to brake,
do it _NOW_.
Roger and I have had some interesting evenings - we drive each other to the
other's area meetings - I can get pissed at Area K meetings, and he can imbibe
in an uninhibited manner at Area E meetings. He had two cars - a WR (WX) ur-
quattro, and a 1B (MC-2) 200TQ. I had an MB (1B/MC-2) ur-quattro. The
driveability difference is amazing - his 1B 200TQ and my MB ur-quattro are both
easy to drive smoothly while basically staying off the brakes. But driving
his WR (WX) ur-quattro as smoothly as the others is really very difficult.
I think the MC-2/1B/MB change that Audi made between 1987 and 1989 _really_
improved driveability. Since then, they've done great things technologically
at the high end of the product range (V8Q, A8) but I don't think they've made
as much progress in the other sections of their product range.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club