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Different Calipers

ScottD3 Dec 23, 2011

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    I've spent the last couple of days trolling ebay looking at calipers cause I got an urge to rebuild a set.
    After looking at hundreds of different makes and models of calipers with different mountings, different condition and different sizes.

    This got me thinking, apart from the B6 calipers, porsche boxster and S3/TT carriers. What other options are there for the B5 and has any one put any thing completely different on to a B5?

    I noticed A8s do a 380mm front disk.
    And there is some other makes of calipers on ebay that seems pretty cheap.
     
  2. LeeT

    LeeT Member

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    Ive just bought Cayenne turbo calipers that would use a 350mm disc when fitted. They are 6 pot and absolutely huge
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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  4. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    I have a pair of a6/s6 discs at work not doing anything if you find a use for them lol. 347x30mm
     
  5. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    What's the reason to go that big ? Is overkill really when a decent set of 330mm 2 pieces discs and 4 pot calipers will do more than fine ! Remember that you need to upgrade the rear to maintain bias and if you go too big the master cylider wont be able to supply the leverage which means that you'll have reduced braking power NOT increased which defeats the purpose !
     
  6. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    It looks cool.
    Thats my only thinking behind it.
     
  7. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    All that unsprung weight will play havoc with the handling on the front ! A set of brembo 4 pot calipers do look good as well and actualy work not just look good...
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Bear in mind a lot of the S4/B6 conversions wont fit your B5 A4 uprights.
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya TDi saloon Audi S8

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    I'm not thinking of changing mine any time soon.

    This is just a general question about calipers on B5s.
     

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