better rear brakes

no1of consequence iin10ded@hotmail.com
Tue, 20 May 2003 21:08:48 +0000


i had pbr delux pads on it too.. those were nice. not as grippy as the
mintex. i got the mintex's bc 2bennet carried them. i got my lines, pads and
rotors from those guys when i redid the brakes.  i'm big on 1 stop shopping.
=)

i think if youre going to replace stuff anyway, you might as well kick it up
a notch, especially when its absolutely a bolt-on deal with oem parts.
besides, theres no way a vented rotor is not better than a solid rotor, even
if its only on the rear.

have fun,
jim

>From: "Brett Goetz" <brett.goetz@rtp.ppdi.com>
>To: no1of consequence <iin10ded@hotmail.com>
>CC: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: Re: better rear brakes
>Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 16:56:21 -0400
>
>Thanks for the info Jim. I looked at SJM's website, but I wanted a few more
>opinions befor I bit the bullet.  Right now, I'm going to concentrate on
>the front and see If I notice enough of an improvement. If not, I going
>with the vented rotor set up.  BTW why did you choose mintex over Repco
>Metal Masters or Deluxe pads?  I also know what you mean by the Volvos and
>Beemers with controlled braking; I've had a few myself.
>
>no1of consequence wrote:
>>brett,
>>
>>i never raced it [on a track =] but i drove it pretty hard on the street.
>>living in sf you get plenty of opportunity to experience brake fade, and i
>>found that i could brake harder longer and the car just had more 'grab'
>>with the vented rears.
>>
>>this is obviously very subjective, but to me the car felt 'light' in the
>>back when i really hammered the brakes. like they were really along for
>>the ride. with the vented rears it felt like it broke more evenly, it
>>reminded me of some of the [uh-oh, here it comes..] volvo's or beemers ive
>>driven with more similar brake setup front to rear.
>>
>>i did have drilled rotors, ss lines, mintex pads and good juice [before +
>>after the rear conversion]. which also helped a LOT over the stock shi...
>>brakes.
>>
>>hth,
>>jim
>>
>>
>>>From: "Brett Goetz" <brett.goetz@rtp.ppdi.com>
>>>To: no1of consequence <iin10ded@hotmail.com>
>>>CC: quattro@audifans.com
>>>Subject: Re: better rear brakes
>>>Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:37:42 -0400
>>>
>>>Jim,
>>>Did you notice the change while city driving or while racing?
>>>
>>>no1of consequence wrote:
>>>
>>>>fwiw, i changed my 5000 over to the vented rears and i thought it was a
>>>>great improvement. the car felt a lot  more solid when stopping than
>>>>with the solid rotors. i had good juice/rotors and pads before and after
>>>>the swap. i would def. reccomend it if youre changing things anyway.
>>>>
>>>>jim
>>>>
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