BRAKES was: Chip or not to Chip

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at
Mon Feb 16 18:22:13 EST 2004


Upgraded rotors and pads will certainly help and shpould be fine on the
200q20v (I have a set of cross-drilled rotors on mine currently), but....
if you're even THINKING about tracking a chipped 200q20v (but especially an
even heavier V8 or UrS4), bigger brakes should be considered mandatory.
G60's may be fine for occasional panic stops and the like, but for
repeated/extended use, I wouldn't trust the G-60s or the potential for
boiling fluid/brake fade.  They're just fine on the Urq, though and they
make for adequate winter brakes on the V8 ;-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bill bleiler" <b_ill78 at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: BRAKES was: Chip or not to Chip

> Everyone always talks about how bad the g60's are....i
> had a set on my old 200 10v with powerslot rotors and
> nice pads, when i got my 20v i switched the whole
> front assembly over and have been driving like that
> for the past 30k miles....i have done a lot of hard
> braking and some autoxing...never had any problem. and
> that includes a few pull downs from the cars top speed
> ( speedo was reading 170, although im not sure it is
> accurate up that high) with a TAP chip that is pushing
> 23lbs of boost. I am planning on doing a BIRA upgrade
> but there are a lot of other things i will do first as
> these brakes are doing me just fine. could it just be
> the upgraded pads and rotors make that big of a
> difference?
> bill
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