[200q20v] Re: [urq] What rotors with G60 Calipers

David Schaible dschaible at penw.com
Fri Feb 2 09:42:42 EST 2001

i still have the original ufo's on my avant w/ 150K miles,  never had any
pulsation and love the stopping power.... but you are right, the spider
looks just like my ugly steel wheels (w/ graspic studless snows), thats why
i run those in the winter and the stock bbs in the summer......putting
ufo's on a urq, that would be more of a hassle than it's worth

At 11:03 PM 2/1/01 -0800, you wrote:
>> Steve, no confusion here, I am in the middle of doing the G-60 conversion,
>> as I have the pads and calipers, and getting the rotors tommorrow, I will
>> post the part # to you (all), and the UFO solution, very expensive, and
>> built to stay that way, the sport quattro rotors and calipers that are at
>> Ralf's site would be cheaper in the long run IMHO, UFO's just don't last,
>> have done too many conversions on the V-8's to even think about UFO's,
>> are a nice idea, that does not not work, at least in the heavier chassis,
>> and besides the caliper will not bolt up to our struts.
>... I thought that I said that the UFO was impractical ... but that seems to
>be the thing that evokes the most response!
>The topic of the UFO brakes is one borders upon a religion IMO ... and I can
>see which side of the fence that you're on ... that's cool.  I've also got
>pretty strong opinions of UFOs ... they stop a lot better than the
>"conventional" conversion.  I've had the 5-speed V8 for almost 3 years now
>... all I've had to do is to replace the pads.  While I really like the
>design of Audi's conventional brakes in terms of pad changes ... the UFOs
>are actually easier IMO/E.  There are a lot of folks who find that a few
>good hard stops eliminate any pulsating sensation ... some think that the
>pulsation is an effect of differential cooling of the rotor caused by
>leaving the brakes depressed after stopping (especially those with automatic
>trannies :).  I believe that if the manufacturers had not moved to larger
>stock wheels in production, the concept of internal caliper brakes would
>have caught on with other manufacturers of large cars, and any issues
>resolved ... to my mind Audi's only flaw was in their crystal ball not
>seeing stock 16"+ wheels coming in the not to distant future.  I think that
>a lot of the conversions were done simply because Audi was footing the bill,
>and the service people knew that they could send the picky customers away
>with brakes that didn't pulsate ... but also were inferior to the ones that
>came on the car.  My main beef with the UFOs is the fact that the spider
>that goes from the hub to the outer rim of the rotor makes any expensive
>wheels look like hubcaps over cheesy steel wheels.  :)  I guess we all know
>which side of the fence I'm on ... :)
>In any event the point is moot as it would be quite a job indeed to fit the
>200q/20v or V8Q struts into an ury!  ;-)
>Steve Buchholz
>San Jose, CA (USA)
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