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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by batty, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. batty
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    anyone know the best place to buy a pair of these?

    Audi dealer is rather pricey..!!

    GSF don't stock them.

    any other ideas ?
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    Try over on RS246.com they seem to pop up over there a lot or just upgrade to the RS4 units if a full set-up pops up ore post a WTB add and someone will get back to you.
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    I chucked a set of mine away. Discs and pads had only done a couple of thousand miles as well. Didn't realise they'd fit any of the A4's.

    D'oh!
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    straight bolt on with disc and lines
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    What size are the B5 S4 rears?

    I will need some new rear discs and pads soon and was thinking of doing the B7 S4 rear with the 034 bits.
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    I would go with the RS4 B5 rear much cheaper to buy and the pad are around £25 on ebay for Mintex's
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    Yeah what size are the discs they use? What would I need, caliper, disc, pad, lines? No adapter for the B5 RS4?
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    even if you didn't want them...you didn't think of eBay?
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    Yes, but new discs are over £400!!!
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    who said new!!!
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    For the rears?
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    I would post up on RS246.com stating what your after as for size im not sure I'm trying to find out.
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    Yeah I think I will look into it soon.

    So just to clarify they bolt on directly? Just need different lines? Would I need custom lines or just the RS4 ones
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    you need calipers, disc, carriers, lines and pad oh and water refector sheilds.

    Also ZeroK66 just bought a set of rear brakes for his S4 so he will be selling his so chuck him and email http://audisrs.com/ftopic293-0-asc-15.php he's also a member on here under the same user id.
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    i got B5 front discs, calipers with hoses, rear discs (almost new), rear pads, hoses for £300 from dhali on RS246.
    sold the fronts discs and calipers (no hoses) for £200.
    saw some b5 front calipers go for £41 on eBay. wish I had bought them
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    Cheers mate, I wonder what the deal is with this new forum.

    It will just mean RS246 guys will have to post there stuff twice.
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    LOL, sound about right I have already seen a couple from one forum on the other.
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    its funny, seen a bit of banter between the two...very petty if you ask me.
    just means I waste more time when I should be working!
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    probably worth pointing out that the s4 rears will only fit quattro a4's, the FWD's have the hub and bearings integrated into the disk itself, quattros have a seperate hub and disk as does the s4.

    The later cars (B6 >) all have the seperate disk and hub regardless of it being FWD or quattro so theres no upgrade path for FWD there either.
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    the best option i've found for rear calipers - std S4 B5 - is to have them refurbished.

    mine has a split boot and a sticking piston. they also need painting.

    i looked at www.biggred.co.uk and gave them a bell. they didn't have any spare calipers, but could refurb mine with a heat resistant black paint for 160 gbp plus post.

    for that money they'll be better than new. new price is 135 each.

    i thought about a pair of used parts, but the chances are they'll need painting and poss refurb soon.
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    Anyone know roughly how much the RS4 bits should cost minus say the discs and pads?
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