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Should my S4 have vented rear discs?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by S4Steve, Jul 1, 2013.

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    Today i've been to have a pair of rear tyres put on the S4 and whilst there i took the chance to have a poke around in the backwheel arches, i noticed that the n/s rear brake shield appears to be fitted back to front which is slightly worrying but mainly that the car is on solid discs,surely that can't be right on an S4?

    I took some pictures of what is on the car,can anyone shed some light on what should be on there.

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    Prefacelift upto '99 got solid discs, facelifts 99-01 got vented iirc so yours is a PFL i take it ??
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    Yes it's a '99 but one of the last pre facelift i think, thanks for the quick response,i thought somebody had been bodging before i bought the car.
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    That dust shield does look abnormal and you cant put them on backwards i dont think, as i tried to bolt one on and realised it was the wrong way :banghead:

    don't no if there different on the S4 to the TQS so might well be on backwards !!
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    Will take a look at some point this week , just so i know, which is the correct way? the shield sloping away from the top of the disc or the shield coming over the disc ?
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    The correct way is the way the dust shield is in your 2nd pic in your 1st post !! :)
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    Just as i thought but best to check :)
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    Just out of interest do you have to run spacers with the B6 S4 alloys to clear the brakes or are they just for stance/looks ??
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    Thats if your still on b6 s4 alloys ??
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    On the back they fit fine without spacers and the front too with stock s4 calipers,but when i put the porsche calipers on i needed a 10mm spacer for clearance, making the setup et35, i added the spacers on the rear just so the track would be increased the same as the front.
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    Ahh ok just curious as im going bigger brakes all round, how much clearance on the rears without spacers as ill be doing the 300mm S4 facelift upgrade ??
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    On the rear there was loads of space, would have thought a 300mm disc will fit fine, the fronts did with the stock s4 calipers and discs which are huge.
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    Yeah stock s4 are 321mm iirc mine will be 345mm/300mm, reason for asking is because the facelift rear calipers are bulky as hell so poke out towards the 'spokes' a hell of alot more than solid S4 brakes !!
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    Ah i see, well i only have the little solid brakes on the back so can't be much help i'm afraid.
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