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My 312mm Brake upgrade.

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Soupie69uk, Mar 8, 2005.

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    Got my discs and pads today.

    The front discs look huge and weight a ton.

    Hope to get them fitted tomorrow or thursday i will take some pics of before and after.

    Cheers folks
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    where did you get the discs, what model are they from and how much?

    cheers

    got the carriers already but not the discs yet.
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    Got drilled and grooved discs front and rear not a big name and cost about £120 from rally design.

    The pads are Mintex.

    I have just been out painting my carriers so they are ready to fit.
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    what model a6 ones did you ask for?
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    I think the make of the discs may be Maxtorq.

    I asked for ones for an A6 quattro that are size 312mm x 25mm. They look massive will look wll smart should fill my alloys up cos i only have 17s
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    sweet, nice one, think ill get mine from them, good price that for front and rears.
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    The lot cost about £330. (F+R discs, F+R pads).
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    Nice price heres my front setup on my 2.8, never got round to painting the calipers.
    There ECS.
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    My 1.8TQ will be running full RS4 Calipers front & Rear plus disc and these are huge, I'm amazed there fit with 18" Rim's
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    Be interesting to see if it makes a big difference in braking performance since the callipers aint being changed. Should look good though.

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    Be interesting to see if it makes a big difference in braking performance since the callipers aint being changed. Should look good though.

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    It should do in theory. Although the surface area of the pad is the same, they are gripping the disks further from the centre, so should have more leverage, if that's the right word for it.

    Plus like you say, they look nice and beefy! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
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    Are you doing anything with the callipers Markey? On my old Coupe I painted them with red 'Smoothrite' and it looked sweet. Although that was a red car, and a bit sportier-looking than an A4. What do you reckon? Too Max Power???!!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    The classier look. Like it.

    Make sure you get some pics posted up then mate.
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    Got to be red even on a A4.
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    Nice price heres my front setup on my 2.8, never got round to painting the calipers.
    There ECS.
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    They look great mate, tempted to do this myself, with the calipers painted would look the business!
    My brakes look tiny now with 18's on the car /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif

    Cheer s /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Big disc look cool plus they work, I have done to track days at bendy Castle comb and no Break fade.
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    Here is a quick pic of my disks

    [​IMG]
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    Nice photo Markey - Are you using your "Plates 'o' meat" as a guide to the size of the discs.....

    They look well - serious stopping power - Nice
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    Got my new brakes on today
    Here is the original front

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    Here is the new front

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    Here them side by side.

    [​IMG] Fronts

    [​IMG] Rears
    Chers folks
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    looks good mate /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    Whered you get the carriers?
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    thanks

    from 4ringspares.co.uk
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