Brake upgrade questions

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Thu Aug 26 18:51:11 EDT 2004

Do you have a fat wallet needing relief, or would you be satisfied with a
proper UFO system?


> From: Rbade12 at
> Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:24:58 EDT
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Brake upgrade questions
> All this rear brake stuff of late, got me to thinking about the them
> [they're fine after a new boot kit] and the fronts. I have UFO's which work
> well, a 
> bit of a shimmy above 70, but, upon close inspection, the passenger side
> piston boot had 2 tears [I sealed with RTV] and both rotors are probably 10k
> from 
> the grave [much higher wear on both inners], so.....I've been to BIRA and
> they suggest a pair of Porsche 996 4 piston monobloc calipers mated to
> Mercedes  
> V12 320mm by 30mm rotors. They claim it's a completely bolt on modification
> [with 16" or larger wheels]. Does anyone have experience with this mod, or any
> other mod that works well? Does anyone know where to acquire the parts they
> recommend ? The way I see it, with new UFO rotors running a least $200+ea.
> [their impending warping included], I'd be better off putting the money toward
> a  solid, conventional system. I plan on keeping the car for many years. Any
> insight you folks could provide is appreciated!!!
> Thanks,
> Bob Bade   Franklin, Wi    91  200q20v     97k
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