UFO front rotors/also looking for good used

Andy Schor walbum at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 3 11:23:28 EST 2004

I also live in PA and had to replace what seemed to be decent UFOs for
state inspection.  As everyone has pointed out, UFOs really do cost at
least $200 and are available from SJM or any Worldpac distributor.  I got
the old ones back and they appear (to my eye) to have a bit of meat left. 
Maybe they could have lasted a few months longer but when your (inspection
sticker) number is up, its up.  No doubt it would  still be cheaper to
replace the UFOs than it would be to retrofit (downgrade) G60s.

Andy Schor
'91 200q20v Avant

> [Original Message]
> From: Jagernauth, Stephen, WHLSL <sjagernauth at att.com>
> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: 11/2/2004 6:18:20 PM
> Subject: RE: UFO front rotors/also looking for good used
> Bernie:
> The Commonwealth of PA sub-contracts state inspection to independent
shops which IMO is a direct conflict of interest.  I've been to crooked
shops which manufacture a lengthy list of items in the hopes of generating
revenue (e.g. a teeny 1/4" windshield stone chip, they wanted to replace
the windshield, I walked).
> BTW, they do pull the wheels and measure rotor thickness as part of the
state inspection.
> This particular shop has a reputation of being honest and they were not
being nitpicky.  In fact, he did not want to do the work since he could not
get the parts easily from NAPA or local parts store.  I do all my own work
> The mechanic stated the metal on the rotors is flaking off on chunks, I
have not pulled the wheels yet to verify but I can lock the front wheels up
which tell me my brakes work just fine.  However, since a ticket for
expired inspection is $100, I will give in and just change them if I can
find cheap aftermarket rotors.  
> Rockauto.com list '91 200 20V rotors made by AC Delco (?) $51, Wagner
$73, Raybestos $88 and Beck/Arnley $80.  I didn't even know AC Delco made
> Anyway, looking to verify if anyone has used any of these brands for this
vehicle.  I suspect they are mixing up the G60 rotor.
> If anyone has a cheap source for the UFO rotor, please shoot me an email.
At this point, I would also consider good used rotors above the min spec
since I'm only using the car < 5k/year in the winter. (I defected and
bought a 540 6spd last year and it doesn't like snow).
> Steve
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Bernie Benz [mailto:b.benz at charter.net] 
> Sent:	Tuesday, November 02, 2004 10:39 AM
> To:	Jagernauth, Stephen, WHLSL
> Cc:	200q20V mailing list
> Subject:	Re: UFO front rotors
> Steve,
> How does the State of PA determine UFO rotor thickness?  IMO, to
> measure same they would have to remove the rotor from the hub, and I can't
> imagine them doing that at an inspection station.  Rotor thickness not
> a safety issue anyway.
> Bernie
> > From: "Jagernauth, Stephen, WHLSL" <sjagernauth at att.com>
> > 
> > I failed PA state inspection for worn front rotors, also have the
> > warped rotor shimmy.
> > It's been a few years since I priced these but found aftermarket rotors
> > $51-$73 at this site:
> > 
> > Since I recall these rotors were ~$275 each, has anyone actually
> > from this site?
> > 
> > I don't want to go through ordering and getting the wrong parts.
> > 
> > https://www.rockauto.com/
> > 
> > Steve Jagernauth
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