EM TuningSky Insurance
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Paul McCleary's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    33

    Talking More new calipers to play with. ;)

    Following on from my last thread where I got my hands on some lovely Alcon 6 pots for the front of My 90 and also the front of my A4, I've been looking for some 4 pots to put on the rear of both cars.
    I stumbled accross some ATE 4 pots for what seemed the right money. After speaking to a few people who have used them, I did the deal and picked them up today.



    Four of them are new with one of the new ones having been painted red and test fitted to a golf. Two of them have been used on a 20v trackday golf so are a little dusty.
    Not sure what I'll do with all six of them as they came as a job lot, but I'll be making use of at least 4.







    As you can see below, the hole spacing looks to be similar to some of the radial mount brembos.


    They should take up to a 330mm x 32mm disc, so will be perfect for me.


    Just over 11" end to end.


    Oh and a gratuitous pic of my front Alcon and AP combo.:D


    Paul (Just loves calipers) McCleary.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    phoenixv6quattro's Avatar
    staylowmovefast

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    wycombe
    Posts
    1,398
    Very nice buddy!!! I bet they will stop better than Dirty Hattys '44!lol!
    IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE SO KEEP ON SMILING

  4. #3
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,391
    Whats the piston area like on the Ate's?

    Have you considered the bias issues that will result in fitting calipers with huge pistons to the rear of your car?

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  5. #4
    Paul McCleary's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Whats the piston area like on the Ate's?

    Have you considered the bias issues that will result in fitting calipers with huge pistons to the rear of your car?
    Yes mate, the car will be getting a bias pedal box with seperate cylinders for front and rear. As the car is Front wheel drive, I'll try and kerb some of the understeer by dialing in more rear bias and left foot braking. I'd cook the standard rear setup in half a lap, hence my aim to change the brakes. With an adjustable pedal box, I can then dial out the rear bias when I use it on road.
    Fitting the pedal box might be a bit of a pain, but the dash is coming out anyway as I'm fabricating a weld in cage for it.

    Paul.

  6. #5
    Blue_Thunder's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    1,693
    330mm rears... nice!!

    I've currently got B6 S4 rears (300mm) and previously had B5 RS4 rears (312mm). I imagine 330mm rears would actually give a decent braking distribution with those big fronts. I find with my setup (RS6 fronts) that I have slightly too much front bias.

    I presume you are getting the carriers custom fabricated?
    Mo power, mo problems

  7. #6
    Paul McCleary's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Thunder View Post
    330mm rears... nice!!

    I've currently got B6 S4 rears (300mm) and previously had B5 RS4 rears (312mm). I imagine 330mm rears would actually give a decent braking distribution with those big fronts. I find with my setup (RS6 fronts) that I have slightly too much front bias.

    I presume you are getting the carriers custom fabricated?
    Fingers crossed it will all work out in the end. It's all a bit of a lottery when buying used and adapting to suit.

    The carriers will be custom as the AP discs have an offset to suit the Audi 80 Touring car they came off. Andy who works with me likes playing with CAD, so I'll do the measuring and he will draw something up to throw at the Machine shop we use.

    I can't wait to get stuck in to the A4 as I've been really ill recently and haven't touched it for over 2 months. ;(

    Paul.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO