UFO brake question

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon May 12 16:39:58 PDT 2008

  OK Mike, I looked up more detail on my UFO history, as follows:

 From PO’s records apparently the car had UFO rotors replaced under  
warranty at 30K and47K!
No record that pads were replaced at either of these Stealer warranty  

I bought the car in the summer of ‘96 with about 60K on it.
  6/97 I first replaced the OEM pads (Jurid 526FE) with Jurid  
aftermarket pads (Jurid 571562J). Mileage not recorded, maybe 80K.
9/98 at 100K did a 4 corner caliper overhaul and measured UFO run  
out, both sides at 0.0012” TIR, no problems.
8/05 replaced UFO pads with Textar 21219 (turned out to be re boxed  
OEM pads (Jurid 526FE) at half the Stealer‘s price)

So my rotors currently have only about 175K on them, not the  
indicated 225K. But they have had 125K on them since they both  
indicated 0.0012” TIR, so I would guess that they have worn to less  
than half that runout by now. Maybe I'll measure again when I change  
back to winter wheels.

FYI, the generic FMSI number for UFO pads is #MKD467. Auto Zone and  
Bendix both go by that number.


On May 12, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Mike Del Tergo wrote:

> I'll throw a Q at Bernie, what do you use for brake pads, tissue  
> paper?  225K on a set of rotors is inconcieivable, but highly  
> desirable,  from what 1/2 million miles of driving has shown me,  
> let alone many less miles on UFOs.  How many sets of pads or do  
> those last for a decade as well? (25k per year x 10 years) Any  
> chance all you brake bias is set to the rear?
> I gotta know where you get your parts!
> Mike
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO brake question
> What?s your Q? I?ll throw one back at you!
> Why do you think that they need repeated re machining? IMO, it?s a
> waste of good material and the trueness derived for normal wear. Mine
> at 225K have never been re machined, are dead true, and I believe
> will remain so for another 250K.
> Bernie
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> Connect on the go.

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