A4 Brake Help

John Rich jwrich4@compuserve.com
Mon, 7 May 2001 22:55:35 +0200

Greetings one and all,
	I am trying to get the 312mm brake kit for my A4.
I am stationed in Germany and the only company I can find in the states that
has the kit is Hoppenmotorsport. The article on audiworld.com that
references Sport Wheels Performance Parts is all good but Sport Wheels's
website has been inactive for about a year with no contact information.
Hoppenmotorsport will not use USPS for shipment. This affects me how? With
USPS the mail goes to NYC and is put into the military postal system and 5
days later it arrives in my mailbox. When anything is sent by UPS or FedEx
those of us stationed here must get a small book of papers together from the
military customs folks, take leave for a day, then go sit with the German
customs folks and ensure all the I's are dotted and all of the T's are
crossed and get them to believe we are bringing items into their country
solely for personal use. This is a much more expensive method and a royal
PIA. If you think MTM is expensive in the states you should see the prices
here, anywhere from double ($1436.00 for the same kit or $1000.00 for
software upgrade) to triple the price (including VAT) at the current
exchange rate so that is not an option.
I find it hard to believe that someone will give up a sale of over $800.00
because they are too lazy to get up off their duff and take a box to the
post office on their way home or at lunch or for that matter get the shop
GOFER to run it down there all because "we have always shipped this way",
must be nice.
So any way, does anyone know of another company that has a 312mm brake kit
for an A4 besides the ones named above? Or does anyone know the part numbers
for the caliper carriers that pull the whole kit together?
Any and all help will be most appreciated,


00 1.8T A4 Avant Q