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  1. Bootneck22

    Bootneck22 New Member

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    Hey lads ! Just got my hands on a 09 S4 with sports diff, drive select and manual ! In love is an understatement. The car is all stock at the moment but that will change as my a4 was stage 2 ! Only gripe is the brakes arnt anything spacial, iv only had the car 2 days and I think my first mod will be a big brake kit ! What have you lads got on your ? Cheers Dean !
     
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  3. I oOEddOo I

    I oOEddOo I Active Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    After a long thought Awe exhaust is top of my list for first mod coming from s5 forum by the way.

    Enjoy the car and the mod bugs !!
     
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    meph137 Active Member Audi S4 Black Edition

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    I’ve got RS5 calipers and discs on mine, front only (mind you the rear calipers on the RS5 are the same as the S4 anyway AFAIK, only difference is the discs).

    I’ve had them on since I got the car though, so I can’t comment on the difference vs stock.
     
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  5. Bootneck22

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    Yeah I really want an exhaust but I feel the breaks would let me enjoy the car more ! But the awe track is on my list haha !
     
  6. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    If you are not impressed with the B8 S4's stock brakes then you'd have **** yourself driving a stock B5 S4!
     
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  7. I oOEddOo I

    I oOEddOo I Active Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    I was in the exact same situation as you back in June whether to choose between track and touring some say the drone on the track is unbearable which lead to going down the touring route and I have started a thread about this have a look at the below link.

    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/drone-control.376179/
     
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  8. Bootneck22

    Bootneck22 New Member

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    Haha was it that bad ? My a4 was 250 brake but oblivious the 1.8t was alot lighter than the v6 and I thought the stock breaks where perfect!
     
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    I bought a B5 VW Passat 4Motion new in 2000 and always thought that its 288mm front discs/callipers did not inspire much confidence especially coming from a 1991 VX Cav GSI 4X4! Then bought my wife a new Polo in 2015, it same with these same 288mm front discs/callipers, and they work okay with its light weight!
     
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  10. youngsyp

    youngsyp Member Team Monsoon Supercharged Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition S tronic

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    That may be because you've come from a car that had over-servo'd stoppers. What did you drive before the S4?

    I came from a MK5 R32 and the brakes on that were horrifically over-servo'd, I never liked them. Coming to the S4, initially I also thought they brakes weren't up to much but I've now come to realise they offer much better modulation, are much better judged for servo assistance and are actually very good.
    There are of course a load of options for you should you not feel the same as I do.

    Paul
     
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    I oOEddOo I Active Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    If you want to go custom made have a look at Meemo thread in the A5 S5 B8 section which hopefully will give you some idea.
     
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  14. Bootneck22

    Bootneck22 New Member

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    I had a a4 beforehand Paul! Really like the breaks on that even when it was running 250bhp never felt like they where lacking, but a lighter car I suppose!
     
  15. Bootneck22

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    Also are lights auto levelling? Because i think mine are really high. In my a4 I had a wheel I could scroll to change the height but the s4 has none! I also seem to get flashed by about every 5th car so they can't all be wrong .... :blink:
     
  16. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    i hit that same wall! but mine was too low and now i put them too high and get flashed allot :)
    You need VCDS to adjust the xenon aim which i got very cheaply on ebay.
    you put it in learning mode then you use a cross head to adjust the aim on the head light manually, you will see the 2 white screw holes on each headlight when the bonnet it up. Once adjusted, hit save on the vcds and it's done. Resist adjusting manually without VCDS, i tried this and it caused my lights to spasm constantly whilst still being stuck at the floor untill i got it connected up and done properly.

    If you are near Southampton/Winchester/Basingstoke happy to help. otherwise there are plenty on here who would prob offer the same, i think some charge a little fee to use theirs.
    I used this guide, easy to follow:
    https://www.a5oc.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111657&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1455118430

    Some bits you can do to the asthetics in the thread below, might spark some ideas:
    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/mandas-bagged-a4.264197/
     

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