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Brake pads, which ones ??

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bradderz_1988, Aug 4, 2013.

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    Right im on mintex red box at the minute and because everyone runs ferodo pads (well not everyone) but seen as im going big brakes i thought il give them a try instead of mintex so im after some advice for part numbers for ferodo pads as im going to order them through work tomorrow ......

    for the fronts im going B6 S4 345mm (just paid £180 for a set of calipers delivered) the original source wasnt replying to me guess he probably seen the two sets on ebay for £300+ lol so a new guy breaking one on ebay dealt with me at same price so happy days (so may have to get the B6 S4 alloys off him instead aswell lol)

    Heres what i found for the Front pads - ferodo premiers - FDB1629

    Rears will be 300mm with facelift S4 calipers and trig brackets (just need to replace a piston boot on one but doing both including the seals)

    Heres what i found for the Rear pads - ferodo premiers (choice of 2) - FDB222 or FDB1788

    Also i know that B5 S4 wheels go over this brake setup (not to sure if its with or without spacers) do you reckon the 8J boleros will go over or am i living in a dream land lol
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    I run the ferodo ds2500 pads on my s2000 now, had them on a few of my old cars too, they bite really well from cold and I've yet to suffer brake fade from them so I rate them very highly, would suggest using a good quality disc that isn't drilled or grooved, brembo or stop tech are good
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    Im going to run ferodo premiers with mintex discs. Should be ok for daily use and a bit of hard driving.
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    I use Brembo discs and pads from nextdaybrakes.co.uk, even with track work I have been very pleased for a budget pad. I wasn't able to find a listing for the DS2500's for the A4 when I looked:( . My brother uses Performance Friction pads on his M3 and they seem to work very well indeed
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    Ds's are awesomes.

    That was a cheap deal Brad. I need discs for my RS4 setup so am wondering whether to go this way
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    il give you the sellers ebay name and email for the one who didnt answer me if you do as he wanted £190 delivered !!
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    Ferodo Premiers are a good choice for a road pad.
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    pm'd you details mark !!
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    Can someone confirm these before i order them ??

    Fronts FDB1629 and rear FDB1788
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    Fronts are correct for B6 S4 calipers

    Rears are correct for the aluminium rear calipers on facelift B5 S4's. Iron rear calipers use the FDB222.
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    Cheers for that yeah just wanted to double check, i kind of gathered the FBD222 were for the other type as when looking at pictures the spring is higher up on the pad backing !
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    Anyone no if B6 rear brake hoses (banjo fittings) will fit the facelift S4 rear calipers or is the thread size different ??

    As im looking at buying a set of HEL brake lines but just want to make sure ??
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    At a guess, B6 are M12 and B5 are M10...

    Not only that, but the lengths will be totally different as the B6 rear end is completely different to a B5.
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    Bummer .... Need some custom lines then :(

    Or what are my options ??
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    If i get in touch with HEL do i need facelift S4 rear lines with M10 banjo fittings or RS4 rear lines with M10 banjo fittings ???

    i might just email goodridge so there the same as whats on now !!
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    Gerry at performancetek in Glasgow makes hel lines, he can supply any length and fitting that you need and is quite cheap, just tell him the length and fittings you need
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    Good to know !! How do i contact him ??
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    Eurocarparts specs

    For my car -

    Length [m] 320
    Length [mm] 295, 296, 320
    Overall Length [mm] 295
    Thread Measurement 1 M10x1, M10x1
    internalThread Measurement 2 M10x1, M10x1
    internalWeight [g] 89
    Fitting Position Front Left & Right
    Fitted Quantity 1
    PR Number 1AH / 1AR

    for s4 B6

    Inner Thread 1 [mm] M10x1
    Inner Thread 2 [mm] M10x1
    Length [m] 330
    Length [mm] 305
    Overall Length [mm] 305
    Spanner Size 15,5
    Weight [g] 95
    Fitting Position Front Left & Right
    Fitted Quantity 1

    Now when i gave goodridge my specs i gave them this -

    Front: ~330mm with 2x Female ends
    Rear-Subframe to Wishbone: ~190mm with 2x Female ends
    Rear-Wishbone to Caliper: ~255mm with 1x Male and 1x Female ends

    so im thinking now i will just need to get some rear wishbone to caliper hoses made as above but with M10 20 degree kinked banjo fittings and i should be good to go !!!
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    I've found the new compound EBC yellow stuff pads to be a really good all rounder pad on my other cars. Prob a bit late but thought it was worth a mention
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    Not got pads yet but feroddo premiers are £30 a set on ebay and seem to be a good road pad so to save the pennies il be going with them !! But cheers for the advice !!
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