[V8] Fw: UFO Brake Conversion

DasWolfen at aol.com DasWolfen at aol.com
Thu Apr 29 17:05:59 EDT 2004

In a message dated 4/29/04 3:52:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
David.Coleman at blackrock.com writes:

> I last heard Audiconnection's Wilwood application has been shelved -- 
> probably due to Wilwood's temperamental street-use. 

Nope....lack of interest. Both test vehicles are still wearing their 
Superlite II's (over two years on each, winters in Northern VA, Philly, and Montana) 
with nary a problem.....other than a certain lister wearing out the first set 
of rotors.

 My experience/opinion of UFO's are the opposite of Bill's. I drove my UFO 
equipped V8 about as hard as you can drive a car on public roads and it made it 
to 159k on the original rotors. How hard is that? Well the last two years of 
its life I was going through pads at a rate of 2-3 sets a year. I warped them 
on a regular basis and an "Italian tuneup" never failed to straighten them 

 The absolute best G60 setup I've tried is on a customers 93 S4. Crossdrilled 
Zimmermans, Stainless lines, Hawk pads. They are fantastic...for exactly 1/2 
of my favorite ess curve, the second half of that ess becomes an excersize in 
terror in every G60 car I've taken through it at speed.

 In comparision my UFO V8 would stand on its nose in each half of that ess 
with no fade at all. I could get 20 or 30 miles into a good hard mountian run 
chasing Mark W's 91 5 spd before fade became an issue.


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