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RE: Brembos, big reds, etc.
No flames, Ok.
Just so you know. John specifically states in his info page this
is intended as an inbetween for people who want a less expensive upgrade.
THats exactly what it is. Its WAY better than the G-60s.
1) Its 4-pot vs 2-pot
2) Many pads will be available for it
3) It's 1/2 price of Big Reds
4) Rotors easily available
5) Its got MUCH better heat dissipation than the Cast Iron G-60's.
Bottom line is, for SERIOUS track use, Of course, go witht he Big
Reds. And the REAL big REds. Not the normal 993 stuff unless you have a
Coupe then the small ones should be just FINE. Or the Boxter Brakes
should be fine as well.
But for a daily driver and occasional recreations track use this
setup will work great. I read his report from PIR. If thats true, thats
way better than ANY G-60 could do. And that was with DOT 3 fluid. The
G-60s made an improvement on John's Ur-q so I anxiosly await a comparo
ANyhow, Not flaming you but for those that cant afford $2,200 for
Big Reds this is a GREAT alternative. Also, its not difficult to design a
bracket for brakes. They use Factory bolts everywhere. ANd Heavy Gauge
Steel. Basically exactly what Movit and other companies use. I have full
confidence in Johns abilities just so everyone else knows.
Ok, I've said my rebuttal.
Todd (Dreaming of Big Reds, will settle for G-60s for now)
Personal opinions on brakes. No flames please.
I have done a little research on the latest moves by members to put 4
brakes on a 3500+ lb car (200's, 5Ktq,s, etc.) Even a A4 Quattro is no
This caliper is about the size of the rear brakes on a 993.
Kind of pint size. Not only is the square inches of pad surface small,
the heat sinking capabilities of the housing are small, and the clamping
force of the caliper itself is small. This Caliper would be suitable for
a small FWD coupe like the GT, or maybe at worst case a Ur-Q.
1985 4000 quattro / silver / daily driver
1983 ur-q / black / fixing it up
1984 4000 quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!