UFO Rotors - $$

Tom Mullane tmullane at snet.net
Thu May 1 14:07:02 EDT 2003

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My UFO rotors are suffering from Northeast rust syndrome, causing the brake=
 pedal to pulsate.  The rotors on the car now are original equipment at 155=
K, so I have doubts about the feasibility of turning the rotors.  I also te=
nd to be more of a "while I'm in there anyway I may as well..." preventativ=
e maintenance type of guy rather than a BFI if IAB guy.  So will I have dec=
ided to change both pads and rotors, and possibly rebuilding the calipers.

After much deliberation, I have decided keep my existing UFO brakes rather =
than upgrading.  The factors influencing my decision included some uncertai=
nty about the length of time that I will own the car, my choice not to use =
the car for any track events, and the fact I would like to be able to conti=
nue to run the stock wheels.  (I would like to do some track events, but I =
am hoping to acquire a 944 turbo at some point in the future for this purpo=

Anyhow, I was surprised at the price of the new UFO's (this was a large par=
t of my choice to retain the UFO's).  Audi quoted me $272 each for new...su=
rprisingly cheap.  Northside Imports in New Jersey (Bill Maas) quoted me $1=
98 each for new.  I have dealt with Maas/Northside for years and I would im=
agine that their rotors will be identical to the Audi rotors.  Anyone have =
a problems with aftermarket versus dealer?  Anyone find a cheaper source fo=
r UFO's?


Tom Mullane
91 200Q
91 CQ
99 A6Q


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