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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."
> Brett
>   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.

'90 CQ