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A6 c5 front brakes upgrade advice

hughjass Sep 27, 2013

  1. hughjass

    hughjass Is there somefin in my teef?

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    Hi all

    Can anyone advise brakes upgrade on budget please.

    Anywhere in uk for the stiffening kit for sliders, stop tech I think.

    Thanks
    Carl
     
  2. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    S4 calipers and 320mm discs will do just fine ! Them brakes were fitted to high powered a4, a6 and allroads. If they are good to stop a v8 petrol then they are fine for your power !
     
  3. Jamkahn

    Jamkahn All Road c5 a6

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    Would rs6 c5 brakes fit an audi a6 c5 mines a 2.5tdi allroad but i find the standard s6 c5 brakes to be really rubbish i want somthing big and steardy
     
  4. sptb

    sptb New Member Team V6 quattro Audi A6 Manual

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    What size have you currently got, theres a number of different specifications across the years etc

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  5. Samuel c5 Q

    Samuel c5 Q Active Member Silver Supporter

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    What sliders and stiffening kit are you referring to? Could you elaborate? To the OP.
     
  6. Jamkahn

    Jamkahn All Road c5 a6

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    I am unaware my car is a 2.5 allroad tdi a6 c5 allroad. So im wondering what brakes could be plug and play to get better braking as an upgrade to what my car comes with as standard
     
  7. Samuel c5 Q

    Samuel c5 Q Active Member Silver Supporter

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    Are your front brakes 312mm diameter discs as standard?
     
  8. Jamkahn

    Jamkahn All Road c5 a6

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    Yes my car is completley stock at the moment
     
  9. sptb

    sptb New Member Team V6 quattro Audi A6 Manual

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    That doesn't mean they are 312mm there were different sizes fitted, only real way is to know for sure is to measure them.

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  10. Samuel c5 Q

    Samuel c5 Q Active Member Silver Supporter

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    Some of the c5 allroads came with 321mm discs and some with 312mm and some possibly with 288mm discs. The tdi were more than likely 288mm. You need to measure. The 321mm will have a different bearing carrier to the others. The 321mm with good discs, pads and narrower gauge hard goodridge brake piping should make for more than good enough stopping power. Pagid rs42 blues are brilliant. I say this and I've never used the blues. I have however had pagid fast road pads in the past and they have an initial fade for a press or two and then the braking power is strong but not snatchy and very resistant to fade. I had ferodo ds2500 pads on a mk2 Leon and they faded like nobodies business. The brake fluid may have boiled in the leon causing the excess pedal travel and fade but they never felt great even before the fade.
     
  11. sptb

    sptb New Member Team V6 quattro Audi A6 Manual

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    Found this whilst looking for something else.

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    The easiest way to check what calipers you have currently is to look at the white sticker in the spare wheel bay. Look for the following codes:

    Fronts
    1LB, 1LE - FN-3 Caliper 288mm discs.
    1LT, 1LF - FN-3 Caliper 312mm discs.
    1LA, 1LG - FNR-G60 Caliper 321mm discs.
    1LX, T7Z - HP2 Caliper 321mm discs.

    Rears

    1KD - C38 Caliper 245 Solid discs
    1KE - C43 Caliper 255 Solid discs or 269mm ventilated discs.
    1KZ = C43 Caliper 355mm ventilated discs”

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