[200q20v] Big Red (actually blacks) Eating Crow

Michael (Prospeed Motorsports) michael at prospeedmktggrp.com
Wed Nov 7 10:13:26 EST 2001

Thank you Greg. The apology demonstrates (at least to me) you are a good
person and are only trying to help folks. I respect this as I feel this
also reflects my philosophy.

Have a good day!

Michael G. Wachholz
Prospeed Motorsports

952.249.1169 office
952.475.3267 fax

400 Pond Ridge Circle
Wayzata, MN 55391

mailto:michael at prospeedmktggrp.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Greg Johnson
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:29 AM
> To: QList; 200 List; S Cars
> Subject: [200q20v] Big Red (actually blacks) Eating Crow
> Fellow Audians,
> I've not read my e-mail yet this morning.  I suspect I don't want to.
> I violated one of my inviolate e-mail rules last night --
> never push the send button, late at night after you've
> written an angry e-mail -- wait
> until morning; see how it reads; you will probably need to edit.   I
> failed to follow my own rule.  Furthermore, I failed to follow my own
> advice: "check, and recheck your facts, and make sure you
> KNOW what you're writing about" and now I get to reap the
> consequences of what I have sown.
> I apologize to all of you, but most of all, I apologize to
> Mr. Wachholz.  It was around 4 a.m. this morning that I
> suddenly realized what he had recalled.  Immediately after
> that, came the realization that he was right and I was very
> wrong.  BIRA's Systems 4 and 5 use Porsche's 996tt monobloc
> caliper (designed for a 32mm wide caliper) over the European
> S8 323x30mm rotor and the the US-spec S8 345x30mm rotor,
> respectively.  No one has ever ordered brackets for System 4
> or 5, so thankfully, neither one is actually in use.  Mr.
> Wachholz posed the
> question:  "Is the risk worth it to you."   BIRA's answer is "no, the
> risk is not worth it."   Hence, unless some can viably refute Mr.
> Wachholz's argument of why a 30mm thick rotor should not be
> used with a caliper that was designed for a 32mm thick rotor,
> Systems 4 and 5 are officially dead.
> Again,  I am very sorry.
> Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a very large crow to eat.
> Greg Johnson
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