UFO conversion options

Tom Mullane tmullane at snet.net
Wed Sep 25 22:03:01 EDT 2002

Thanks for input, everyone!

It looks like my options are limited if I want to stay with 16" wheels
and retain to ability to revert to UFO's (both of which I'd like to do,
given the weather and road quality in New England).

I think I will look into the Movit stuff further; looks interesting.
The 2Bennett system with the 993tt calipers is an option if I ditch the
UFO's for good.  I agree with Taka that Wildwoods might not be the best
option in the northeast; I want to stay any from extra maintenance.

Bernie, the reason for the interest in a swap is that the rotors are
somewhat rusted, and the pads only make contact with a 1" strip down the
center of the rotors.  This has not been a problem yet, but I'm sure it
is only a matter of time before things start to pulse and shimmy.  To an
extent, I agree with the "if it ain't broke..." philosophy, but I am
much more a proponent of the "while you're there" philosophy.  When it
does break, I replace it, and other wear items I encounter during the
repair.  I this due to my belief that, with a fleet of 5 vehicles to
maintain (not counting Mom and Dad and favors for friends), I would
rather spend cash up front to replace than to have to do a job twice.
If I do pads, I generally do rotors, if I do struts, I do strut
bearings, if I change one muffler, I do the whole exhaust from the cat
back, etc.  The extra cost is worth it to me in piece of mind, and I can
justify the expense by the colossal amount of money I save over sending
the car to a shop.


From: "Tom Mullane" <tmullane at snet.net>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Subject: UFO conversion options
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:45:22 -0400

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Hello All,

I would like to upgrade the UFO's on my 200.  Nothing too radical, the
car =
is basically stock with only an IA stage III chip.  I would also like to
tain the ability to refit the original UFO's for winter tire use or in
 I sell the car (I may upgrade to an S car, and would plan on taking the
akes with me.  I would like to run 16" wheels with the larger brakes.
e have any ideas?

My apologies on re-hashing an old topic, but conversations with a few
rs and a search of the archives have only added to my confusion.
Several p=
eople have told me that the strut housings must be changed to s type.


Tom Mullane
Hartford, CT
91 200Q
99 A6Q
Various others...

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