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RS4 BRAKES FOR S3 2007 REG?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kelza, Jan 20, 2011.

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    Just buy the TTRS brakes :)
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    Update your sig, wheels gone and thats the old link :happy:
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    agree, bargain if you ask me...
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    i know and not everyones colour but i love them.....and thanks to everyone for there help,,,:respekt:
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    i'd rather save for a newer car, but thanks for the input :icon_thumright:
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    I'd not bother tbh...... they look mint but are pointless unless your tracking the car, your not gonna get anywhere near the full benefit on public roads, and if you do....you shouldn't be driving IMO ;)

    Another consideration is ancillary costs, a little bird told me that an RS4 front disc/pad OEM set up is over £1k fitted, that aint cheap when it comes to changing the damned things - thats one of the main reasons i've decided against an RS4.....

    conclusion - if it's looks you want, go 'balls deep'!! if it's stopping power your lacking but need, then go nuts!! otherwise forget it, far more thrilling things in life to waste money on :)
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    RS4 discs are over £700 from Audi, but expect to pay £460 ish on eBay
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    ahhh...i got the above info from JBS....is that including bells?
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    Yes, but £1k for Audi discs and pads sounds right from main stealer.
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    prob them charging stealer prices i expect.......
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    Course they will get it trade lad.
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    well yeah and wacking on a healthy profit ;)

    although that said, i was lucky to find the ex head chief mechanic from my local Audi dealer many years ago (does most of my work)... he used to get trade from TPS that nobody i know has ever gotten...TPS have several different variants of trade, walking in with a VAT number doesn't work, another mate works at a performance specialist and even he cant get anywhere near the same prices...... one to watch out for
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    I always use TPS!
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    haha now everyones going to be coming to you for parts now
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    yup, and id be willing to bet that they bum you like they do everyone else ;)

    unfortunately his contact has now left TPS...and so normal trade prices ensue :( brill whilst it lasted, got a full set of mats for the 8L for £45!! aongst many other things...... saved me a fortune over the years
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    ok here is what i had fitted to my car this afternoon, sorry about the quality and cant do a full write up yet due to a few other issues, but here is a little taster....

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    ooooh they look tasty :)
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    yea they feel strong, but as the discs are a little warped, which i was told about on purchase, till i get them skimmed wont be able to get their full potential, and as my car got quite sick on the way home i didnt get to try and enthusiastic driving to see how they may have improved turn in, acceleration etc... hopefully if the car is better tomorrow ill give some more feedback
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    I'm sure that those of you that know me will know I took the advice of a few others around here and chose the VWRacing kit for mine.

    No problems fitting the kit at all,and on the most recent of the kits,the bellhousing has been designed so that you don't need spacers or any other nonsense to clear the wheels,although the clearance between calipers and wheels is tight,but very neatly done.

    I've used Alcon and AP setups on previous cars,and I can happily say that this setup is as good and a very effective one for a fast road car,as well as having the endorsement of the same setup being used on VWR's race series cars,albeit with different pads.

    It doesn't fade,doesn't squeal or snatch,and just gets better as you get them hot.

    I'm not a race driver like Jonny,but I do know a decent set of brakes,and his advice was spot on.
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    Better to be bummed then raped by Audi :Flush:
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    we all set ourselves up for it...... :)
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    :ninja:
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