[200q20v] Brake ducting

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 29 16:19:25 EDT 2001

At 09:39 AM 4/29/2001 -0400, TM wrote:
>I've asked this on Audiworld w/o getting a good answer (this
>was for an A4 that I asked the question), but now I'm asking
>for the '91 200q.
>Have any listers come up with a good brake ducting solution for
>the '91 200q? Before you mention it, yes, I know that the car
>has factory brake ducting, but those "ducts" look like big flat
>rectangular tubes. Are these sufficient to keep the brakes cool
>for use on the track, or can they be improved upon?


One simple solution I've seen is to simply open up the leading edge of the 
factory ducts with a small spacer.  The factory ducts typically get smashed 
into a flatter rectangle after losing encounters with curbs, snow banks, 
and the like.  I haven't tried this yet, but another 200q20v owner around 
here fashioned simple spacers and reports good (improved) results.

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