brake conversions for 200q20v - wilwood
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Thu May 9 17:44:16 EDT 2002
I have Willwoods on my V8 for nearly 4 years no. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. I am
running stock wheels (not for long though). Peddle feel is wonderful. Fade
resistance is not to bad either. I did the whole conversion for around
$600.00. I did not use anyone's kit. I built it myself with the help of
Dustin from RPI and a local Audi guru. I believe that Keith from the V8
list also has done a few Willwood converions.
Currently, Spokane, WA. June, Oakland, CA.
Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.
Parting: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
>> 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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