BIRA SYS2 UFO: was farewall to the 91 200q20v avant

CL Wong montesawong at
Sun Jan 26 15:43:31 EST 2003

Brett said:
>From a financial standpoint(compared to UFO
rotors/pads), you don't
>break even on costs until at least 4-5 sets of rotors
>life of the car, practically), since the brackets are
>very pricey for the UFO strut due to low quantities,
the Mercedes
>rotors are pretty fierce in cost themselves, and they
have to be
>machined.  If you've got G60 struts already it makes
much more sense;
>the UFO conversion for a G60 car is a much nicer
proposition, doesn't
>use as expensive a rotor, to boot.

Yes, the BIRA brackets for sys2 UFO is expensive.  I
paid $550 for mine a prototype set that was put up for
auction to BIRA members and nobody stepped forward to
bid except me.

Mercedes rotors are NOT expensive if you shop around.
These beautiful rotors cost me $106.29 FOR THE PAIR
plus $30 shipping cross country and machining cost
another $40 locally.  If you shop carefully and don't
bother with cryogenic processing of the rotors you can
upgrade to BIRA sys2 for less than $1500 including
shipping. This is closer to 2.5 pairs of ufo rotors.

my 2 cents.

Chi (Rockland County, NY)
91 200Q 20v (Hoppen stage 1, Bilsteins, Eibachs, RKE)
2002 Mazda MPV LX
97 A4 2.8Q 12v (Shaumberg T/B, K&N panel) (Traded)

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