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Tuned RS6 C5 (2004) Brake upgrade

Discussion in 'RS6 Forum' started by Sam DSG, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Sam DSG
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    Morning all!

    I have a 2004 RS6 C5, the front brake pad indicator has come on and tbh the discs look pretty shot! Now i've been having a browse an considering the car is not stock (will update my signature asap!) i was thinking about upgrading the brakes. There are a few options, Brembo (3kish), Statsis (2.5k), Ap and UNIT20 do a 390mm upgrade disc but that utilises the OEM caliper (have emailed off a request for for a price), id guess the last option was the least expensive but does anyone have any experience with any of these set ups?

    Cheers in advance

    Sam
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    brembo the name says it all
    ap are good
    if you just want to upgrade the discs and pads go for ferodo ds2500 pads or performance friction
    i have used these before on my evo and are very good
    i used these on standard discs the stopping capability is miles better
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    Thanks for the reply

    Yeah, brembo are king, but they come in at closer to 4K and thats just the fronts! :| For now discs and pads will probably be my best bet. I will go for a set of the ferodo's as ive seen a few other people enjoying there stopping capabilities and just wait and see what unit 20 say with regards to the disc
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    [Nov 22, 2013]
    Ive got the 390mm option, ive got another pair of 390mm adapters for our 8 pots , that you could have for little money, i could also get you 2 x 390mm disc for a nice price.

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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    those brakes look amazing.
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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    I would say just buy audi rs4 b7 carriers and upgrade the discs to either rs4 stock 2 piece discs or AP Racing/Loba Motorsport 2 piece discs. Loba's discs are lighter and stronger but they use AP discs anyway, it's just the hat and bobbins that are custom made ! Here's my allroad with rs4 b7 brakes- don't be tempted to keep the standard pads, they are just ****e !
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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    what carriers are you using for the 390s?
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    [Dec 10, 2013]
    custom made , alloy spacers for the oem carriers, which i also have extra...
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