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B5 S4 Brake upgrade

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by bowen, May 7, 2012.

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    Hi Guys,

    I have just purchased some B5 S4 Brakes (From AlexGsi2000 I believe) for my B6. I understand they are a good upgrade. Other than needing discs and pads, what else will I need?

    Thanks,
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    Just make sure your wheels don't hit the calipers as the S4 item are very wide. It's not the height of the calipers it's the width .

    I had trouble with mounting my Brabus 19" wheels.

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    I have 18" S Line wheels on my car and I need 8mm spacers to allow them to fit. Other than that, they're a direct bolt on. The difference is huge, like night and day.
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    Yes they are much bigger than then standard S-line setup If I remember my S4s were 321mm when I was running them, but I have reverted back to standard 312 s-line setup .
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    Christ they are BIG! Thanks for the advice guys, spacers are added to the list. My wheels are ET 42 so 10mm spacers?
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    Col, what size spacers did you go for also what ET were the wheels that you had them fitted behind?

    My Wheels are ET 42.

    Cheers,
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    You need 3mm whell spacers to clear the calipers ;) ;to fit the calipers you need ET 39.
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    I didn't run spacers on the Brabus Wheels they were a low ET . I think they were ET 44 or something along them lines
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    3mm is that all?
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    You have PM :icon_thumright:
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    do i need carriers?

    Checklist;
    spacers
    calipers
    discs
    pads

    Anything else?
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