[200q20v] Upgraded Brakes

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sun Jan 20 16:02:01 EST 2002


A DIY caliper rebuild is zero cost opperation.  If you wish to paint them in
the process, sand blast them before disassembly.  The blasting will not harm
the rubber boots which will be reuseable.  Why would anyone decide to
replace UFO rotors?


> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 21:44:55 -0500
> To: "'Fundsalo Racing'" <fundsaloracing at yahoo.com>, "'Larry C Leung'"
> <l.leung at juno.com>, <montesawong at yahoo.com>
> Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Upgraded Brakes
> That is true, but at $1300 for a track-ready brake system,
> that is quite a fair price.
> When you have calipers that need a full rebuild and warped
> rotors, then UFO rotor replacement is not enough and then
> you're talking about some serious bucks- I don't know how
> much it would cost to do a full rebuild of my calipers, but
> it wouldn't be cheap (gotta do that anyway one of these days).
> Plus, degreasing and cleaning the calipers is a major PITA-
> I imagine it will take me several hours w/ a Dremel to really
> clean them up and take all of the rust off as a prep for
> powdercoating.
> Taka
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fundsalo Racing [mailto:fundsaloracing at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:27 PM
> To: TM; 'Larry C Leung'; montesawong at yahoo.com
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Upgraded Brakes
> At ~$300 per rotor UFOs just are not that pricey Vs
> 'upgrades'.
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