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Cheaper option for RS7 B7 brakes

docurley Apr 23, 2009

  1. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    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
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    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?
  3. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

    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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