[V8] UFO brakes

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 11:46:56 PDT 2009

I was one (the only one?) who mentioned G60s, but only in the event that
parts availability for UFOs is indeed a problem.  Never said it was an
upgrade.  Merely an alternative that would allow the car to pass inspection.
And it sets the stage for future, more readily available improvement.


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From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
kneale at knitknacks.com
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 12:40 PM
To: kentmclean at comcast.net; quattro at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com;
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Subject: Re: [V8] UFO brakes

A recent post inquiring about putting V8 sheet metal on a 5ktq included the
note that the junkyard car also had good-looking UFO rotors that they wanted
$10 or 15 for.  If I didn't have four brand new rotors in their original
boxes (last purchase I made before The Parts Connection disappeared), I'd be
hunting those down.  I have four cars in the yard with UFOs.

G60s are NOT an upgrade, although you CAN upgrade those to some other setup
with normal rotors.  

Before you ruin your avant that way, trade it to me for one of my V8s.

Original Message:
From: Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:01:26 -0400
To: quattro at audifans.com, 200q20v at audifans.com, v8 at audifans.com
Subject: 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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