[200q20v] Fwd: advice please
C1J1Miller at aol.com
C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu Feb 22 13:17:33 EST 2001
Pricing for the DIYer:
New pads up front, $50 for Autozone, $100 for OEM.
Don't worry about the rotors unless warped.
Rear brakes: $180+/- for a pair of rebuilt calipers and pads through Clair Audi or similar; or take yours apart, clean them, and put them back on for nearly $0?
If the e-brake cables are rusty (possible, but not always) new cables are probably $60 for the pair.
That fixes the brakes for around $340 or less.
Other option is the bigger better newer brakes that BIRA is considering; no price yet, but somewhere around $1300 give or take; requires 16" or bigger wheels; should stop better than UFOs with less unsprung weight, and work better on the track. To be prototyped this spring... more details as they're available.
Chip upgrade is around $500 to $600; find someone local with a chipped car and go for a ride; it's worth it IMO.
Chris, c1j1miller at aol.com
In a message dated Thu, 22 Feb 2001 1:09:20 PM Eastern Standard Time, Hartpump68 at aol.com writes:
Hello and thank you all in advance for any and all input. I have 87000 miles
on a stock tq and I am at the crossroads here. Love the car, but im staring
at an estimate for large green. So what the heck is my dilemma? I recently
(summer of 2000) had the UFO's redone because I was stupid. I also was in a
part of the country at that time where I knew of no good mechanic. Had I
been home I would have had the upgrade done. Anyway this past weekend I see
that my eight month old rotors have deep scores on the outside half. Im not
a rocket scientist but im thinkin' this aint right. The rear brakes need
pads and the E-brake cable is frozen. Or more accurately, if the E-brake is
pulled it wont release. So Now comes the big questions...... 1. Do I spend
the money on the 17 inch aluminum Porsche brakes after just having invested
in brakes that really should still be viable. 2 If the answer to number one
is yes then I am committed to buying the 16 or 17 inch wheels and tires to go
around those monsters. Can you say project creep? 3 With all of that
stopping power I might as well do the ECU upgrade. 4. I sell the thing and
buy a Honda AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Please help me. I am definitely
an enthusiast and appreciate what I have in this special automobile. I guess
what im askin' is are the mods worth it and will I be able to dust the
majority of the street punks in their lunch box mustangs? Will I jeopardize
the motors longevity by chipping it?
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