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Re: audi breaks
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- Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 09:22:39 +1200
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easy to say....
facts don't bear you out.
fact: the mb/rr ur-q braked better than the lancia delta integrale (various
fact: the a4 brakes better than the e36 (car mag).
fact: the a3 has the best brakes in it's class (preformance car), and 70mph-0
times are less than 10' from a 993.
fact: the s4 brakes better than the m3, but worse than the c43.
now i'm not saying that putting g60's on an s2 was the best braking job audi
ever did, but they did upgrade the stoppers in '93.
you've got to remember that braking performance has improved out-of-sight over
the last 20 years. look at the 911 for instance. you've also got to remember
that most people don't even touch their brakes until the pads wear out. so
their braking performance deteriorates over time. to say nothing of tyre
performance and quality. just by upgrading the tyre to today's tyres, would
see significant improvements in braking performance.
not that upgrading brakes is a bad idea, particularly if you drive like some of
us seem to...
>Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 08:51:04 EDT
>From: QSHIPQ <QSHIPQ@aol.com>
>Subject: All these brakes
>Audi brakes woefully suck (save maybe Dave E's RS2), always have.
>Not sure the braking distance is all the number either. I'd try timing a
>lap or your favorite "closed circuit" road.