Wed Apr 15 09:17:53 PDT 2009
many different "packages" available, some using OEM Audi parts, that =
require a different caliper bracket, either RS2 or custom. This gets =
back to the realm of renewable parts availability.
Having said that, on my 90 V8, I am running a set of UFO rotors and =
pads that I pulled from a car in a junkyard. I totally lucked out and =
seemed fairly fresh prior to the frontal impact that detoured it to the
yard. A very hit and miss way to go, but still one of the =
I've seen full UFO strut assemblies available in the Marketplace from =
to time. I bought one a while ago to restore UFOs to my Avant, not =
to keep the big brake setup on it. When I eventually get to swapping it
out, I'll save the BB setup for one of my V8s. =20
I think you're closer to being able to pass inspection than you =
thought, though it may take some out-of-the-box thinking.
From: Henry A Harper III [mailto:hah at alumni.rice.edu]=20
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 10:49 AM
To: Ed Kellock; 'Kent McLean'; 'quattro'; '200 20v List'
Subject: RE: [V8] UFO brakes
Looks like bira.org is still up, it's true there hasn't been much (any)
activity on their mailing list of late. When I joined, the deal was that
they wanted at least 4 orders for the UFO-only brackets to get the cost =
into the "reasonable" range from the machine shop. Counting me there =
only ever 1 or 2 people who wanted to order for UFOs since I joined =
years ago(?)...so no UFO brackets got made other than the =
ones. Then after the brackets you need calipers & pads, correct flex =
rotors, wheels & tires to fit over the rotors, etc. Not really something
you'd throw on in a weekend to meet an inspection deadline. Or maybe =
people would but not me.
New UFO rotors sound a lot cheaper, to me. Why do you "need" new? Past =
limit? Inspecting shop needs to make boat payment? Wobbly? Tried the
"italian brake tuneup"?
I'm still on the pads & rotors I got with my car 12 years and 50k miles =
I don't drive it that much and when I do I am gentle with the brakes - =
stay away from any track fun or angry commuting they'll probably go =
12 years. The GTI has been through 1 set of front rotors and 3 sets of =
pads in 15 years and 160k miles.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com=20
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Ed Kellock
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 10:06 AM
> To: 'Kent McLean'; 'quattro'; '200 20v List'; 'V8-list'
> Subject: RE: [V8] UFO brakes
> As far as I know UFO rotors are still readily available, but they=20
> aren't especially cheap. I think I recall a more recent post saying=20
> about $150 each. Prior to that, they were $250 a piece.
> Someone out west fabricated something that would accomplish rotor=20
> turning, but no, no FLAPS will likely be able to be turn UFO rotors.
> I think BIRA quit. Not sure about that.
> You can always grab some S4 front struts and go the G60 route.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On=20
> Behalf Of Kent McLean
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 10:01 AM
> To: quattro; 200 20v List; V8-list
> Subject: [V8] UFO brakes
> I'm 1 for 2 getting by Audis past state inspection. (The V8 is in=20
> today, which may make me 1 for 3).
> The '91 200 Avant failed. It needs brake rotors and brake pads all=20
> around, and there is an exhaust leak. I can deal with the exhaust easy =
> enough, but the brakes have me concerned.
> My 200 has UFO brakes in the front. Chris at Force 5 tells me the=20
> rotors are hard to come by. So now comes decision time... Here are my =
> options, as I see them:
> a) Anyone have a good set of UFO rotors they don't need?
> b) Can UFO rotors be turned by a regular FLAPS machine shop?
> c) Does BIRA still make adapters available?
> Any other thoughts?
> What's a 20V Avant worth if you can't get brakes for it?
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