[V8] Re: A time to choose: to UFO or not to UFO
ekellock at NxTrend.com
Thu Aug 15 16:21:34 EDT 2002
Just surfed a bit...
www.buyeuroparts.com has UFO rotors for 247.42 each.
PART NUMBER SEARCH RESULTS WITH PRICES
Vehicle: 1991 Audi V8 Q
Part: Brake Disc
Note: Front, (310x25mm) With ATE calipers
For vehicles with internally mounted, single piston calipers.
Product Brand Availability Retail Our Price
Brake Disc IN STOCK $264.80 $247.42
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edward J Kellock [SMTP:ekellock at juno.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 6:44 PM
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com; v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: [V8] Re: A time to choose: to UFO or not to UFO
> (cross-posted to the V8 list)
> Obviously there are upgrade options. These should be considered for
> the long range depending on what you plan to do in the future and what
> you can afford right now.
> G60's are a downgrade in braking performance, however they do set the
> stage for easier modifications later. Right now though, they would
> more work and parts than just rotors and pads as Taka indicated.
> The least cost option right now is to retain the UFO's.
> $600 for rotors and pads and 2-hours labor (conservatively speaking)
> will get you back on the road and stopping confidently as Audi intended.
> Not sure what your current rotors look like or if Big-O's opinion is
> considering. If your pads went metal on metal on the rotors, then
> probably right. What kind of noises are being made?
> Where are you located? If you're local, I'd be more than happy to help
> replace UFO's and pads.
> Colorado Springs
> On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:38:20 -0400 Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> > At 4:54 PM -0400 8/14/02, Zoot531 at aol.com wrote:
> > > After calling Sac. Audi, they quoted me around $1,000 for new
> > > UFOs, pads, fluid, a 2 year gaurantee, and all labor. I'm thinking
> > > this may be the best option. My questions are...is this a reasonable
> > > price?
> > Absolutely not. The rotors are well under $250 each, and it should
> > take about half an hour for a professional mechanic to change them
> > both.
> > You remove the wheel, undo the metal retaining clip, unscrew the
> > torx-head setscrew, and pull the rotor off. Remove inside pad, press
> > the piston into the caliper, install the new inside pad, put the new
> > rotor on, slide new outside pad in, reinstall the clip and the set
> > Add in another half an hour for a full brake bleed.
> > Pads are $100 for a set at most. There's no way in hell it costs
> > $400 in labor to do the job.
> > Our cars don't belong at the dealer- you'd be lucky if they even
> > had the repair manual.
> > FYI, it takes about 4-5 OR MORE sets of rotors before BIRA becomes
> > cost effective- no other options are cost effective for the life of
> > the car except putting G60's back on.
> > Brett
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