BIRA UFO conversion
montesawong at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 30 07:05:11 EST 2002
Folks with G60 brakes could have done a BIRA
conversion years ago. It appears that a G60->porsche
conversion is far cheaper and far simpler because the
brackets are cheaper and their is no machining
requirements to get the rotors to fit properly.
--- "Richard E. Berlin, Jr."
<rberlin at feltonberlin.com> wrote:
> I think many of us are interested, especially those
> currently run G60 brakes . Having said that, I rely
> on my
> Avant for daily winter service, and the UFO's, (mine
> splendidly) permit me to run 15 or 16 inch rims in
> weather. Even with the 17 inch BBS's I run in
> summer, the
> UFO's offer good every day driving performance. I
> sure would
> love to see vermilion red calipers behind my rims,
> Bottom line: I'm ambivalent about making a
> conversion. How
> do others feel??
> Richard E. Berlin, Jr
> '91 200q20v Avant, Indigo/platinum, IA III+, 74k
> (978) 548-3737
> Home:(978) 526-9177
> mailto:rberlin at feltonberlin.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-admin at audifans.com
> [mailto:200q20v-admin at audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of CL Wong
> Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 10:50 PM
> To: 200q
> Subject: BIRA UFO conversion
> For those of you that are not BIRA members, BIRA has
> released their bracket design for a bolt-on UFO
> conversion to porsche 996 monoblock calipers.
> If you are interested in this conversion you should
> contact Greg Amy for details or to let him know you
> are interested. You must join BIRA in order to buy
> the brackets.
> As I understand it, there hasn't been alot of
> in such a conversion and the fewer number of bracket
> orders results in higher cost to make the brackets.
> I drove Taka's car a few weeks ago and can say they
> are very impressive with virtually no change in
> feel. If you thought UFOs stopped great you need to
> try these brakes.
> 17" wheels are required and will certainly add to
> cost of the conversion.
> Is there any interest here? or is the typical 200
> owner a very different owner than the typical
> 91 200Q 20v (Hoppen stage 1, Bilsteins, Eibachs,
> 97 A4 2.8Q 12v (Shaumberg T/B, K&N panel)
> Rockland County, NY
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