[Es2] Big Brakes
chris.miller at infofoundry.com
Fri Nov 19 15:24:28 EST 2004
The Coupe and S2 use the same brakes as they used on the urS4/6 here in
the states, the G60. With a good bomb, good condition rotors, and
agressive pads, that's all you'll need on the street (and good tires;
big factor in braking). I don't know the cost of S2 rotors here in the
states; that may be a small factor to also consider.
If you go to big wheels (17's for example) they'll look a bit small, and
the rears will look very small. If you're doing this for looks, that's
something else entirely.
So, costs (no idea if this is real; off the top of my head guesses):
porsche calipers $500
porsche pads $125
a8 rotors $150
rs2 adaptors $150
8 bolts $20
brake lines $80
S2 hubs $400
rear disks $90
new wheel bearings x 4 $300
new 5-bolt wheels $500
proportioning valve $60
$2375. Plus labor if needed. You may be able to save a bunch off this;
I think that sounds expensive; what did you pay for the car? for the
motor? similar figures?
(I did it because I had the brakes already, and some other parts were
free/cheap. And I track the car.)
$75 for rs2 brackets
had the calipers/bolts/lines/pads from parts car.
$250 for S2 parts incl. bearings and rotors? forget actual costs.
$50 for proportioning valve
rotors given me
had some wheels, traded parts for others.
Sold G60s, 4-bolt wheels... Etc.
From: David Kase [mailto:davekase at pdqlocks.com]
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 2:56 PM
To: Miller, Chris
Cc: Bluemaxww1 at aol.com; andrews at columbus.rr.com; es2 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [Es2] Big Brakes
So... worth the $?
I won't be tracking my car but I enjoy the performance of good brakes.
My E36 M3 felt like it hit a wall when you nailed the brakes.
Miller, Chris wrote:
>That's the same setup I posted about earlier today.
>Much greater brake torque up front than the G60s. Rears are along for
>the ride. I recommend sending some more hydraulic pressure to the rear
>brakes to balance things out. I used a tilton proportioning valve
>after removing the stock valve.
>Note that it fits under the urs4 16" wheels, but not much else. So, if
>you don't want to go to 17's, weigh your options. You won't need this
>big a setup unless you're on track a lot. Keep in mind this setup is
>used on the big 3800# urS4/6 cars...
>You can test fit if you are near MA. Let me know.
>Chris (with urs4 wheels for summer, and another set for winter)
>From: es2-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:es2-bounces at audifans.com] On
>Behalf Of David Kase
>Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 2:30 PM
>To: Bluemaxww1 at aol.com
>Cc: andrews at columbus.rr.com; es2 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [Es2] Big Brakes
>Is this the "cleanest" solution? Looks good except for the minor point
>of filing those pins. I like the idea of all Porsche/Audi factory
>Any reports on how this system works?
>What about the brake bias, does it need to be changed and how?
>Bluemaxww1 at aol.com wrote:
>>Here is an option:
>>_Fourtitude Forums: Porsche 996 brakes on a 90 coupe_
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