AvG’s Audi 80

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Alexander van Gerbig’s 1988 80 (FWD)

In one …, BIRA Alexander van Gerbig, has created a solution for 4-Bolt Audis and a rotor option for System 1. are some pictures of Andrew’s 80 with his new brakes, and the story his 4-bolt, two-piece rotor

I wanted bigger brakes. I a set of use G60 calipers and planned to fit those to my 80, but it apparent that finding the rotor would be a pain and the G60 was exceedingly heavy compared to my single piston system. I researching the various big brake

The barriers to my purchase of most of kits were the need for 17 a useless amount of braking for my split calipers, and a high

I had heard of BIRA, but I knew only provided solutions for Audis. BIRA’s System 1 was – the perfect amount monobloc calipers; it fits 16 rims; and the price was right. I decided I wanted BIRA’s 1 on my Audi 80 and I also decided I’d figure out how to do a 4-bolt

At first, designing custom seemed a little above my grasp. However, after I a few shops, and talked to a few folks, I to give it a shot. I asked Audi shops to help me two piece rotors that had the dimensions as Audi’s 312mm x A8 rotor, but they were not Other shops were but they also wanted large sums of money.

I decided to go around these and went straight to the source of big Coleman Machining.

I contacted via fax with some designs I had in Photoshop. A call back that Coleman could do the for me, however they wanted a rotor to work with. proceeding, it was necessary to confirm the hub offset of my Audi 80 was the same as the that were using 1. I measured the hub offset and it was the same. I an A8 rotor, a Boxster caliper, and a set of test brackets from Johnson.

I test fit System 1 with an A8 and checked my wheel clearance as

Everything lined up except for the bolts, of course, and I had just clearance with my 16in Type T rims. I shipped the A8 to Coleman.

They made designs that suited a bit better. I checked their to make sure all the dimensions the same as a stock A8 rotor, but were not perfect. I consulted Greg Amy and he got everything straightened out for me. two more minor changes, I off on Coleman’s design and waited.

When the rotors arrived all the measured up correctly! I test fit and everything was correct, but I needed the and nuts to attach the hats to the

Coleman was able to provide hardware. Bolting-up System 1 without a hitch. At first, it as though there might be an problem with the bracket and the but my fears were alleviated the car was back on the ground.

The 15 brake work perfectly on my lowered but I would recommend 16 lines for TYP89 owners.

At the same I installed new factory rotors and Friction race pads in the The pedal feel and travel became better, almost than stock. Each I fiddle with the brakes pads, bleeding) the pedal gets even better.

I am very impressed with it, when you consider how much these brakes are than my single-piston setup. I can’t on extreme braking as of yet, but I it’s going to be good all the raves from other so far. I can’t wait to try it out

I must thank the whole community for their help and while I worked on the two piece I must especially thank the for all their help and for creating To those of you considering BIRA for car I must say this, just do it.

van Gerbig – 1988 80 (FWD) (HOR Technologies Hydro Camshaft, KN Filter, to Manual Transmission Swap, Coilover Program with 380/340 Progressive Springs, Sport Shocks, BIRA 1 with Coleman Two-Piece Rotors, Borbet Type T Rims, Dunlop SP9000 and RS2 Headlights).

BIRA says Thank Alexander! You reflect what all about – an association of who are interested in co-creating better systems for their cars. of you have no doubt thought: the right hat, System will also fit five-bolt You’re correct!

With an hat, it may also fit UFO-based We’re looking into it.

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