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Subject: Re: UFO brakes (and brakes in general)
Date sent: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:21:54 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: quattro-digest V4 #3649
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> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 13:44:58 -0800 (PST)
> From: Orin Eman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: UFO brakes
> > On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Buchholz, Steven wrote:
> > > Well, there are a few of us die-hards that actually prefer them. It is very
> > I'd have to agree wholeheartedly. Sure, they may have a shorter
> > lifes[an, but they stop the car much better than the regular brakes on
> > the other Audis. There's no doubt about that.
> > If they work smoothly, then enjoy them until they warp.
> Anyone noticed that they are very susceptable to getting wet? The first
> stop when it's raining can be rather long...
I do not know any thing about UFO's, but Orin's point reminded me
of something I only remember when it's raining. (And since I live in
Seattle, Alzheimer's must be setting in). With all the talk of +1" and
+2" wheel combinations, and the people that are installing them -
there is one caveat: THE BRAKE DISC SPLASH SHIELDS WERE
DESIGNED FOR THE ORIGINAL WHEEL SIZE. Having gone to 16"
TSW's on my 4KQ, I have noticed _significantly_ increased
stopping distances in wet conditions, and it is _not_ because of the
tires. There is a half a second or so of NOTHING at freeway speeds.
It would be interesting to see if my slotted rotors are playing a part in
this, and compare them to stock, or even drilled for that matter. I do
know that when the stock wheels (14" Ronal R8, with studded snows)
are on the car, the "wet fade" ceases to exist.
A safety pointer worth mentioning.
PS: Are after market oversize splash shields available?? Or could
this be the home business I have been waiting for??