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s4 brake upgrade thus far

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by tangerinedream, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. tangerinedream
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    right all im nearly ther with changing my brakes on my 1.8t fwd to the s4 setup,

    so far ive managed to collect

    s4 calipers + carriers x2
    b6 hubs ( aluminium) x2
    new dust shields x2
    rs4 driveshafts x2
    and new discs + pads
    and orange caliper paint off course :)


    all i think there is now is the 2 lower suspension arms ( tapered ball joint ) and wheel spacers and bolts lol

    oh and the time to fit it all :(

    just interested if any one else has already done this to a fwd 1.8 and if any one thinks ill need any other parts?

    cant wait to get tham on they look mahoosive :D
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    The only other think i can think of is B6 front spring seats.

    If you use B6 uprights with B5 dampers/spring seats, the car will sit about 15mm lower at the front than it does currently.
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    its on eibach coilovers so i should be able to correct any height issues
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    [Nov 25, 2011]
    i take i no one has done this on hear then :?
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    [Nov 26, 2011]
    I've not but i'm interested to read and see how you get on.
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    I was going to but the s4 brakes are so poor i didn't bother.

    I waited till i had the quattro. I have had B7 uprights on for a good 18 mnths and fitted RS4 brakes onto it. I was lucky having the TQS i have 82mm outers i had no need to change the shafts or CVs.

    I changed uprights on my last car to V6 ones to use bigger shafts to allow my to bolt up to the 6 speed box drive flanges as they were very specific fit.
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    [Nov 26, 2011]
    was looking for an answer, as i've put a big install in my boot and was looking at lowering the front a bit... and this seems to be the answser i needed... will this setup be ok for the 2.5TDI Quattro??
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    Yeh it'd work, bear in mind you'd also need B6/7 calipers, as the spacing on the hub is different.

    There is a B6 version of the standard 288 brakes though so you can get away with retaining your disks/pads etc.
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    conversion now done :) looks so much better than before, aragon see what you mean about being 15mm lower than before, mine was already low but now its practically on the floor lol, need to raise her a little tommorow and ill get some pics up anyone intersted it cost me about 230 quid and took a couple of us 2.5 hours to do but now feels much better .
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    Nice one mate.

    Get some pics up lad. :)
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