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2000 RS4 Brake setup onto 1996 A4 1.8T

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by K7ERG, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. K7ERG

    K7ERG Member

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    What is involved to get the RS4 setup onto a A4 1.8T sport?

    Also does the RS4 suspension also fit the car.


    Craig
     
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    Im almost 100% certain the suspension will not fit because the RS4 has quattro etc
     
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    i think the front bearing carrier is different on the s4 and rs4
     
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    hub carrier is different, track width is different and the caliper carrier bolt holes in the hub carrier are different between A4 and S4/RS4.
    The suspension may fit, I say this as the KW V3 coilovers I have are listed as the same model for A4/S4/RS4 although the height adjustable bit may mean that they fit when others wouldn't

    brakes don;t fit straight on but I am working on it!!
    360mm B5 RS4 disc and caliper, bolts straight onto an S4 hub carrier
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    same S4 carrier with 360mm B5 RS4 disc and 4 pot lug mount brembo showing flange adapter needed.
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    18" RS6 wheel with above set up ; )

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  6. mwstewart

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    I tried this years ago - from memory the splines are different on Quattro driveshafts, especially between S4/RS4 and lower models; meaning you can't fit the hubs. You may be able to swap to Quattro drive shafts if the CV cup bolt pattern is the same on your gearbox.
     
  7. docurley

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    Hi Stewart,

    Long time no hear what brings you back?

    So when you say the splines are different are you saying the 1.8t spline will not fit in to the RS4/S4 hubs or that they will not bolt up to the 1.8T flanges?
     
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    Hello Dave! I've got an S3 at the moment.

    In answer to your question; the S4 uses a larger front wheel bearing than FWD models, and has a larger diameter drivehaft (more, larger splines compared to FWD).

    I never tried a non-S4 Quattro shaft in an S4 hub - they may fit.

    Mark
     
  9. K7ERG

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    Thanks for the replies

    Tonight i checked and caliper mounting holes are different as i was going to use the RS4 calipers i have but suspension looks very similar.

    Going coilovers now



    Craig
     
  10. docurley

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    S3 nice..
    I will have to find out if the 1.8t Quattro drive shaft will fit as I have the full RS4 setup and was planning on fitting it to my 1.8t. I was aware the drive shaft did not bolt up to the 1.8T gearbox flanges and just assumed the T drive shafts would fit. This will put a spanner in the works if they don’t and I will have to wait till I get my 6 Speed box.
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