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Re: Jag brakes
On Wed, 1 Jul 1998 Rosso75@aol.com wrote:
> Brett Dikeman wrote:
> >My brother found a set (several sets, actually) of dual-piston Jaguar front
> brakes off >of a Jaguar XL6. He wants to know if anyone knows anything about
> these calipers, >and also if they are retrofittable to Audis (esp. '81-'87
> Coupes). (Yes, I know he is >crazy and there are better options available,
> but he has this idea that any part >found in the junkyard is worth doing
> something with...)
> "Knowing Jaguar's reputation in the field of reliability, I certainly
> wouldn't put them in any car."
> For what it's worth (which may be nothing), I have an '83 Volvo turbo wagon
> that I had to do a brake job on recently....most impressive brakes I've seen
> in a long time. It's got 4 wheel disc and the fronts are huge, 4 piston
> Brembo's (as I recall) with two fluid lines. I don't know if the base models
> had the same brakes, and I doubt they did, but there are plenty of Volvos out
> there to be raided for parts, and I don't think anyone could argue against
> Volvo or Brembo's reliability.
> Bryan Carter
While we're discussing brakes from other cars... I'm conteplating the
cast alloy brakes off of my RX-7 for the CQ. Four pots, alu., .44" rotor
size difference... and they're light. From a 1987 RX-7 TurboII.