[urq] Audi A4 brakes for the urq

Mike Del Tergo mdeltergo at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 20 11:13:42 EDT 2004

I think you missed my point.  You may be right about warpage not being 
application specific, ie., all models have problems.  In as much as warpage 
is caused by heat, or lack of ability to adequately shed heat.  I proposed 
using a 312mm rotors, designed, (you say poorly) to shed heat generated in 
stopping ~4000lb car, on a car only weighing ~3,200lbs.  This should provide 
marked improvement in heat dissapationability over stock ~276mm.  I assume 
when you say "they make rotors out of soft metal..." You mean factory apps.  
If you add in a quality Brembo or Zimmerman on top of the larger rotors I 
would assume warpage would be minimized if not eliminated.

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 21:00:20 -0700
From: "Bill Bennett" <ur.quattro at verizon.net>

Mike, the brake wear and warpage problem is not isolated to one chassis A-4,
A-6 or A-8 even with the huge 4 brake pad per side system on A-6 4.2 or the
S-4, A-8 just more dollars for repair, and it is not just Audi, it is
MickieBenZ, BumMerW, VW, Slabb, umm, Volvo It seems like they are so
concerned about noise, they make the rotors out of soft metal. shoot even
rear rotor warpage is common on the above at 50,000 miles, and you do not
fix a warped rotor, you replace it. Bill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Del Tergo" <mdeltergo at hotmail.com>
To: <ur.quattro at verizon.net>
Cc: <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [urq] Audi A4 brakes for the urq

>Seems to me the A4 caliper, mated with the TT carriers and the A8 rotor
>would get past this problem. A rotor designed to stop a 4000lb plus car
>should hold up well on a 3000lb cars.

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