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Re: Ur-Q brake upgrage
At 01:16 AM 3/13/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Oh boy, Oh boy, oh boy,
> Ya mean, I can have brakes for a change?
>John, I have posted this question to the list many times with no or few
>replies of what people "THINK".
> If I put the G-60s on my 84' 4kq, then
>1) Do I need to upgrade the master cylinder. I know it is possable
>without doing so, but should I, or even better, can I? IS it the same as
>for a UR-Q. The 84' has the longer style Brake MC. The 85-87 4kq has a
>shorter style with different resivoir.
IF you have the longer MC, then you can do the same MC swap I did (actually
use the '90 NOT '91 200q MC for less effort!). If you had the short MC
than you could use the short MC from a V8 -- and have to fabricate some
brake lines like I did.
>2) What about the Brake Proportioning Valve. If I change MC, do I need
>to change this.
If your PV is fine, then you don't need to change it. Mine was leaking,
and I wanted control over what was sent to the rear, so I went with the
>3) What years/models MC work for upgrade?
The BEST choice is '90 200 with the spacer. That spacer is important. It
allows everything to just bolt up. You also need the 2 bolts that hold the
MC to the booster. They are longer on the spacer equipped cars that that
on you car. I did my conversion at night when all the stores were closed
so I had to grind down some extra long bolt to the right length to make it
all work! Save yourself the grief and get the bolts, too!
>4) Am I missing anything?
No, since you will be upgrading the front strut housing to accomidate the
G60's which are not a direct bolt on to the 4kq (I read ahead).
> Thanks, any information you can give would be very helpful. My
>4kq will be a 4 door UR-q in about 1 year and 4 months if upgrades go as
>planned. But it will also have coil-overs, G-60 brakes, and have more hp
>than a stock UR-Q. Now if I just find a way to fit 215/50 ZR15 and 215/45
>ZR16 wheels/tires under my small fenders.
Truthfully, you don't need 215mm wide tires. Don't sweat that issue too
much. I used/use 205mm wide tires on my urq on the track and that's more
than enough tire for the 200+ hp that car has.
I might remind you that if you will have more hp than a stock urq that will
be one formidable car because the '84 4kq has the 4.11 gearing! Plus the
coilovers will really make the car able to stick if they're set up
correctly. Don't ask me what settings to use; I don't know. I have been
in cars with that setup that are done both right and wrong. Wrong setups
are worse than stock!
>Have a good day, and If I dont reply for a week, it is because I am on
>Spring Break. Thanks
> Todd Phenneger aka: Zarati
> 1984 4000s quattro / New Red Paint
> 2.5" Borla SS Exhaust / Boge Turbo Gas Shocks
> 15" Wheels & 205/50 ZR15 Bridgestone RE-71s
> Considering a Turbo Conversion :)