[200q20v] Upgraded Brakes

TM t44tq at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 20 21:24:53 EST 2002

Zero cost operation?!?

I need to replace the piston seals, the big accordion boot thing,
the bleeder screw caps and the cap to the guide pin housing.

I don't have a sandblasting booth, so that would cost money as well.

As for why anyone would replace UFO rotors, I have several reasons:
1. I need to rebuild the calipers and replace the warped UFO rotors
2. I want my car to have track-ready brakes
3. I had the money at the time and you can't argue that my brake upgrade
is less effective than the UFOs- that's plain wrong.
4. Finally, I have zero experience in caliper rebuilds, so that is not
something I'd undertake, screw up, and kill myself in the car because
I screwed up my brakes- I don't mess around with stuff like that.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bernie Benz [mailto:b.m.benz at prodigy.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 7:02 PM
To: TM
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Upgraded Brakes


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?


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