[V8] Brake Upgrades?
jward at mti-interactive.com
Wed Aug 4 13:26:54 EDT 2004
It should be mentioned that there is no brake setup out there that has
the stopping power of the UFOs, that can still fit inside of a 15"
That said, the Wildwood setup that fits under a 15" wheel using a
conventional caliper setup has better stopping ability for a 3,850 lb
car (than the G60), it is still no match for the UFO, or big reds with a
larger A8 (or similar) rotor...
My thought on the matter is that if you are going to spend some amount
of money on a brake upgrade from the G60, don't waste your money for a
nominal increase that is still able to fit under a 15" wheel. If the
wheel size is the issue, upgrade back to the UFOs. :-)
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of William Gutierrez
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 10:19 AM
To: knotnook at traverse.com; baumanns at baldwin-telecom.net; v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Brake Upgrades?
I know that Keith engineered a system that fit under the stock wheels
the Wilwood Superlite caliper. Also, check out RPI Equipped on line.
sell the brackets for Big Red conversions, and they have two Wilwood
packages, one for 11" and one for 13". I believe the 11" will work on
that have been converted to the S4 strut set up and will fit under 15"
wheels, but check with RPI to make sure. At $795, the Wilwood package
steel in my opinion.
1990 V8 5spd
>From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
>To: Scott Baumann / Progressive Technology Solutions
><baumanns at baldwin-telecom.net>,<v8 at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: [V8] Brake Upgrades?
>Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 12:54:55 -0400
>All the upgrades other than returning the car to UFO's require going to
>larger size wheel, as I understand it. So you're buying whatever
>assemblies make up the larger rotor system as well as new wheels and
>At 10:56 AM 8/4/2004 -0500, Scott Baumann / Progressive Technology
> >Hey gang - two things - wasn't someone putting together a site to
> >various tire/wheel combos on the V8?
> >The big question - I am aware of the BIRA upgrades, although not
> >the details. Are there Porsche brake assemblies (calipers) that bolt
> >directly to our V8's? Mine has been converted over to G60's already,
> >would like to find a good upgrade from those, however. Any thoughts?
> >Scott Baumann
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