[V8] UFO brakes
ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 09:06:10 PDT 2009
As far as I know UFO rotors are still readily available, but they aren't
especially cheap. I think I recall a more recent post saying about $150
each. Prior to that, they were $250 a piece.
Someone out west fabricated something that would accomplish rotor 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.
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Subject: [V8] UFO brakes
I'm 1 for 2 getting by Audis past state inspection. (The V8 is in today,
which may make me 1 for 3).
The '91 200 Avant failed. It needs brake rotors and brake pads all 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 rotors are
hard to come by. So now comes decision time... Here are my options, as I
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?
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"
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