[s-cars] Upgrading stock UrS brakes
s.b.mills at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 19:33:16 PDT 2009
I am not a fan of stainless lines, and having run both back-to-back there
isn't significant difference in pedal feel with the stock brakes. Most of
the "mush" in the G60 setup appears to be due to caliper design and
mounting- I've tried many different pads with no real effect.
The only thing I've seen that has significantly improved the feel of stock
brakes is making sure that the proportioning valve is wired closed during
bleeds on the early cars (build date through June of 1995). This is very
frequently overlooked and results in horrible pedal feel.
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Jerry Scott <jerryscott at wispertel.net>wrote:
> I had the Goodridge lines on my car for about 10 years. They did not seem
> to make any difference in the pedal feel, and one of the rear lines failed
> after 10 years of use. It burst open in my driveway while trying to bleed
> the servo by the pedal pressure method. I would recommend just staying
> the stock lines, which are safer. I got my new stock lines from SJM.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jared Robinson" <chapel976 at gmail.com>
> To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 11:51 AM
> Subject: [s-cars] Upgrading stock UrS brakes
> > So, my brakes suck in my UrS.
> > as much as I want to put Porsche brakes and whatnot on it so I can slam
> > face into the windshield every time I stab the pedal... I don't have that
> > kinda dough.
> > My biggest gripe is the uber-mushy pedal.
> > I have some Goodridge lines sitting in the trunk waiting to go in.
> > I was planning on doing those and a full brake flush with Ate Super Blue
> > or
> > Gold (same shit, different color) unless someone knows of anything
> > I've been using Super Blue since 1999 and never really thought to look at
> > any other DOT4 fluids.
> > My front brakes were done last year with the Blauparts stock front brake
> > kit. I think the rears are probably due though.
> > this is the kit that was installed by the previous owner.:
> > http://www.blauparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D2B1102-D
> > What kind of pads do you guys like in the G60 calipers in these big heavy
> > cars?
> > I'd like good immediate stopping performance. I don't mind a little fade
> > as
> > I don't plan on back to back emergency stops. I don't race the car so I
> > don't want something that needs heat in them to work (especially come
> > winter)
> > And of course, any other upgrades I can do on the stock system would be
> > nice
> > too.
> > With my old E30, the best upgrade I ever did was put the 25mm master
> > cylinder from a 750i into it.
> > bled with Ate Blue, no stainless lines and used EBC Red pads on it... the
> > pedal was ROCK solid and once the Reds had a little heat into them, the
> > car
> > stopped like nothing else.
> > So, any suggestions are welcome.
> > Thanks
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