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Re: Audi upgrades (stainless brake lines)
On my '90 CQ, I have Brembo x-drilled rotors, SS lines and KVR Carbon
Fiber pads all around. Braking performance in on the order of my RX-7
Turbo II which has 4-pot calipers up front on 11" rotors, stock
rotors/pads/lines, with much, MUCH better feel. No fade, warping, etc.
or ABS problems, although the pads sometimes squeal.
The weight difference is on the order of 700 lbs., but I'd rather drive
the CQ, although the RX-7 probably has a shorter stopping distance...
Hmmm, I wonder if the RX-7 4-pots would fit on a CQ? Hhhmmm......
Lighter, larger pad surface, more clamping power, roughly the same size
(RX-7 10.9, CQ 10.866)...
My $.04 worth.
On Sun, 21 Jun 1998, Lisa Schiefer wrote:
> On my coupe GT, the stainless steel brake lines dramatically improve brake
> feel. I don't know if they're right for all cars, ABS compatibility and all
> that, but it's the best $50-100 upgrade I've ever seen: this is my third car
> to get them. The brake pedal feels tied to the calipers with rods instead of
> hydraulic lines, giving very precise feedback. Mine came from GPR for $50 or
> so (4 lines), or you can buy ABT's DOT approved lines for $500! Unfortunately,
> my rotors still warp, yes, I have the expensive GERMAN Ate's, run with metal
> masters. But they warped before putting in the stainless lines, using Ate's
> and stock (Lucas?) pads. My next attempt is Ate power disks and Ferodos.
> Strange how _non-vented_ disks, stainless lines, and metal masters worked
> flawlessly for years on my Scirocco, but warp quickly- and squeel- on the coupe.
> If it sounds like I'm inviting a brake pad/rotor thread- I AM. Let's focus on
> the best pads and rotors for stock fitment: we're all freshly aware of upgrade
> caliper kits for those that can afford it, or those that just go
> VISAcard-postal from dealing with sub-par brakes.
> Shane East
> 85 CGT (rear drums!!!am I crying or laughing?!)