[V8] Fw: UFO Brake Conversion

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Apr 29 21:22:06 EDT 2004

... that is too bad ... shoot, since you've got the details all worked out
you should leave it on the page!  I was thinking about responding as others
have on the G-60 conversion and point out other preferable alternatives but
didn't see the AudiConnection product offered ...

... on the BIRA thing, there was a place called QRS that was trying to
package BIRA kits into turn-key solutions ... but I checked the website,
which says that they've retired and moved on to other things ... checking
the BIRA site, it appears that they never did a direct UFO conversion ... 

... I *did* see the write-up on the 5-speed conversion there ... thanks for
documenting it in that way!  It was also a good opportunity to see what the
person on the other end of the phone/computer actually looks like!  :-)

Steve B
San José, Kaleefohnia (USA)

... two separate sets of UFOs ... ne'er a whit of "warping" from either ...
I did have to replace the rotors on #344, but that was because they had worn
down to minimum thickness ... I've driven V8s with the factory conversion
too and to my foot there is a definite reduction in brake pedal
feel/effectiveness over the UFO ... granted, the pads may have contributed
to the difference ...
> 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.

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