[V8] UFO brakes

Ed Kellock ekellock at adelphia.net
Fri Apr 30 12:47:39 EDT 2004

Thanks Kneale.  I do try to remember to come to a stop a bit early at lights and then creep forward, but I'm not always that good about remembering this.  Plus it's not as convenient to do with a manual transmission. 

I noticed the other day when I had to jump on the brakes hard to avoid yet another idiot CO SUV driver making a blind lane change, that afterwards in the next couple of normal stops there was more wheel wiggle than usual.  I don't think the emergency brake application was enough to heat the brakes appreciably and I did not come to a full stop immediately afterwards either.  But after the next couple of stops, it was back to normal, which is about nil, except for some uneven deceleration right before a full stop which is about all I ever notice.  I suppose this could be the rears I guess.

Anyway, this weekend I'm going to try to find some time and enough road to do perform the IBT procedure.  Another lister has suggested 3 hard brake app's from 110 to 75.  Depending on which road I can find to do the IBT, I will choose one or the other of the methods.


From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
Date: 2004/04/30 Fri AM 08:43:26 MDT
To: ekellock at adelphia.net,  <v8 at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [V8] UFO brakes

I've unwarped the UFOs with half a dozen heavy stops from about 80 mph
followed by travel without using the brakes for several miles so they can
cool down.   I doubt the pad material plays a part in warpage.  It's
sitting at a light after the brakes are hot with the pads held against the
rotors in one spot.

At 08:17 AM 4/30/2004 -0600, Ed Kellock wrote:
>I need to perform the Italian brake tune-up on mine.  In
>general, what do any of you do when you perform this
>Also, I have the cheapo pads from Advance Auto.  I have a
>very slight problem with warpage, but I don't recall that
>from before with the stock pads that were installed by the
>dealer back before I bought the car.  Would pad choice
>affect the likelihood of warpage in any way?


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