Brake conversion

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Mon May 6 14:53:19 EDT 2002

Besides determining whether the rest of your front end is in order, you
need to make certain you are really getting the UFO's hot to overcome the
warping.  I found on "conditioning" the V8's UFO's (unfortunately, my
200q20v came with the G60's) that besides several rapid decelerations, I
needed to be sure the rotors got really hot by holding the pads against
them lightly during the accelerations between heavy stops.  But I never
experienced bad front end shaking either before or after the anti-warp
treatments, just severe brake throbbing before.  One really thorough
heating/cooling cycle seems to last about six months of my wife holding the
brakes in one spot at every stop.

At 12:50 PM 05/06/2002 -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?
>Thanks for the advice, as always, and I apologize for asking the same
>question that has been addressed numerous times previously.
>mtrank at
>91 200q20v 94k miles, shakin' and quakin'
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