4ktq brake upgrade opinions

passat TS passat_ts@hotmail.com
Sat, 10 Aug 2002 05:31:05 +0000

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The A4 calipers is a good option, but it requires to swap in 80/90 strut
towers, and I would love to know what rotors are needed to fit these calipers.


>From: "Russ Maki"
>Reply-To: Russ.Maki@mail6.mx.voyager.net
>To: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: Re: 4ktq brake upgrade opinions
>Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 21:28:54 -0400
>Last fall my instructor at a BMWCCA school at Road America was Craig
>Jones of Jones Motorsports Ltd. Craig has a very nice 4000tq,
>outfitted, he says, with A4 calipers. I didn't get a close look at the
>fabrication, but I did notice that he had 15-inch Speedline wheels on
>the car.
>Craig and his son run a tuning shop in Kenosha -- in fact, they're the
>TAP distributor for the Upper Midwest.
>Russ Maki
>Ixonia, Wis.
> > From: "Mark L. Chang"
> > To: quattro@audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: 4ktq brake upgrade opinions
> >
> > Wilwoods from RPI are okay, and fit under a 15" wheel I think. They
> > flex issues under hard braking, and have no external dust seals, so
> > therefore, they really aren't for "street" use, especially if you are
> > planning on winter driving the car in the rust/salt belt.
> >
> > You could definitely fab your own bracketry to fit any caliper if you
> > have a good machine shop to go to.
> >
> > Another option is to consider the Outlaw 4000 calipers. Gary K. I
> > had a set of these guys on his 4ktq and seemed to enjoy the
> >
> > Otherwise, good pads are the first step.
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 04:50:26PM -0400 or thereabouts, Eddy Mattice
> > > Thought I would see what the collective wisdom had to say about
> > > Car is a 86 4ktq, h+r's w/bilstein sports, 15" speedlines 205/50r15
> > > about to have 3" exhaust and some extra boost... I am really trying
>to avoid
> > > swapping strut housings and everything... So is there any other
>options for
> > > good brks on this car... w/o spending huge amounts of money or

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