Right lads (and lasses)
Heres my brake dilemma! I warped my fairly old front discs recently when a f*ckin nobber was doing a 3 point turn out on a back road in the middle of nowhere when I was fairly shifting along…
I’ve just fitted £120 brembo discs and £60 febe/bilstein pads but really don’t think much of them an there a bit… wouldn’t say warped but not 100% true after really no spirited use?
Now the dilemma begins as I have a recently refurbished and powder coated a set of B5 RS4 callipers in gun metal grey all lacquered with S’line decals, lovely! Unfortunately the bill was £170. I bought rs4 front brakes ages ago for £250 odd quid with very worn discs and yellow stuff pads, sold the yellow stuff pads as I hate them and the discs are 29.2 so no use! Didn’t realise the disc were so hard to get and so stupidly expensive!!
Ideally in hindsight I probably would have gone for B6 S4 345mm front and 300mm rear setup? Would love B7’s all round but wouldn’t we all…
For RS4 option I still need front calliper dust plates (£80 each) front Rs4 discs and pads (£750), for rears I’d need the rear discs (£300), offset calliper brackets (? From MRC etc) and whatever is needed to sort the handbrake modification.
For the S4 option I’d need to lot but seems to all be selling for way less than the above for both initial and future outlays (plus I could sell the rs4 front callipers)
I have braided lines that should fit both options so I’m at a junction where both routes will probably cost the same to achieve a full brake setup however come brake renewal time I’d obviously want the B6 setup but would the RS4 set up be vastly superior or is the B6 S4 as much bang for the bucks?
I do very little mileage with her as she is just a toy for nice days so does that negate the savings I’d make in the long run ie S4 option and support the potentially better Rs4 option… see what you all think!