Brake conversion

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Mon May 6 14:08:54 EDT 2002

At 12:50 PM 5/6/2002 -0400, Mark Trank wrote:
>Fellow listers:
>After unsuccessfully attempting the Q-list UFO fix (80 to 20 mph several
>times), and experiencing increasingly violent front end shaking when
>braking, and now getting the brake pad light, I guess I need new front
>rotors and pads.  Original UFOs w/ 94k miles.  Checking with Clair I was
>quoted approximately $290 for G-60 rotors and pads.........versus about $540
>for replacement UFOs and pads.  I'm tempted to go the G-60 route, given the
>cost differential, and I recognize the trade-off in stopping power, UFOs v.
>G-60.  But am I also looking at a suspension refitting as well?  Or will the
>G-60s mount on the existing hub assembly w/ no problems?

Yes - you need the G60 struts/hubs and tied rods, too.
Re: Violent shaking  - make sure that the caliper guide pins are moving
freely and that your lower control arm bushings are not warn.
The bentley manual discusses some recommended solutions to UFO shaking...



Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
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