[Es2] Big Brakes

Miller, Chris 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;
perhaps not.

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.


-----Original Message-----
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)
>-----Original Message-----
>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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