[V8] UFO brakes

Ed Kellock 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.


-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On 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 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
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?


Kent McLean
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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