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Cheaper option for RS7 B7 brakes

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by docurley, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. docurley

    docurley Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Dec 12, 2003
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    Well like all things I'm always looking at keep cost down and maintenance cost.

    So I decided I wanted to go B7 RS4 callipers and replace my B5 RS4 setup which I had on my B5. One of the advantages with the B6 platform is that I do not need to replace the uprights and the setup bolts straight on.

    So what was my issue!!!

    Cost of the setup for starter.

    Callipers £700-£800 new and around £350-£500 used
    Disc around £500 (ebay) +
    and brake pads around £150+

    So when you consider you can pick-up B5 RS4 Callipers and discs for around £200 SH and mintex pads for £25 and I have to say they work really well it a big cost to justify.

    So what am I at!

    Well I picked up some calliper for £350 with carriers and brake lines and thought I could always sell them if I did not want them and I have sourced brake pads for £70 and a pair of SH brake disc's for £50 so a grand cost of £470.


    Based on the fact the disc look shagged I am having a company look at making disc and bells to match the B7 RS4 disc and with the cheaper brake pads make this a cheap upgrade and cheap to maintain.

    So tell me what you think.

    Now the disc are ment to have so life still in them but to be honest I bought them for a template
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  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Mar 28, 2008
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    I don't know much at all about this in all honesty, but it sounds like you have got the calipers at a good price anyway. So it all hinges on the cost and longevity of the discs you get made up - but I'm sure you have looked into that.

    The pads you have found for £70 - is that a pattern pad for the original B7 RS4 calipers then?
  4. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

    Oct 25, 2006
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    If you ask me, you done bloody well. They look mint & thats Cheap for B7 RS4's.
    Did you get them like that?? or gave them a good clean first.

    With just the caliper sitting behind your wheel is going to look just toooooo imtimidating.
    A caliper with a touch of Roids :respekt:...I want some!

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