brake conversions for 200q20v - wilwood

Brett Dikeman brett at
Thu May 9 19:06:39 EDT 2002

At 4:20 PM -0400 5/9/02, Chris Covington wrote:
>Has anyone BTDT?

Nope, but I don't see how a 11.75" rotor could be considered a
replacement for a 13.3" rotor based system :-)

>   I like the thought of not needing 17" rims, and still
>having better brakes.  But are these the type of brakes that need rebuilds
>every year?  Although living and working in NYC I only drive my 200q20v
>once a month on weekends, I'd hate to have to rebuild the brakes every so

I seem to recall that last time Wilwoods were mentioned, someone
advised that they were best for track cars, not street cars...too
much maintenance, yes.

UFOs, aside from warping, are incredibly large, very reliable, fit
under a 15" wheel, and rotor costs are getting more and more
reasonable(even if they were not, they're still FAR more cost

Besides, for the same amount of money as this Wilwood kit, you can
get the BIRA conversion for UFO-equipped cars and get MUCH larger
diameter rotors(about 9mm larger and much thicker, I believe.)

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