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Brake Upgrade???

Philip_98 Aug 17, 2015

  1. Philip_98

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    Does any body know if the Q5 brembos are a direct fitment for the b8 a4?

    Cheers,
     
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  3. junchen

    junchen Registered User

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    Yes they are. I had the oem q5 3.0tdi 4 pot brembo on my a4 b8. Runs like a dream. You need to order s4 rotors (345mm) and matching oem brembo pads (not s4 pads).
     
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  4. Philip_98

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    Perfect, cheers
     
  5. Slackworth

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    Better still go for Yellowstuff pads :D

    There is a 320mm Brembo option as well if you want to keep costs a little lower as the S4 caliper carriers are quite expensive. Depends what you're starting with though.
     
  6. Skard

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    Interested to know for sure if these larger (345mm disc) calipers clear the OEM S4 18" wheels with ET43 - anyone know?
     
  7. Philip_98

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    would be looking for the direct replacement so assume that would be the 320mm option?
     
  8. Slackworth

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    Standard S4 345mm discs will clear a 17" rim so an 18" should easily be fine.

    As for 320mm being a direct swap, it depends what you have now. Can you have a look at your data sticker and find the code starting 1L and tell us what the third letter is?
     
  9. Skard

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    I have 345's, I mean the bulkier caliper fowling the rim spokes. Anyone got these calipers and 18s?
     
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    I have these on my S4 with 18" Wolfrace alloys

    Plenty of room
     
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  13. Philip_98

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    front brakes are 320mm 1LA
     
  14. Skard

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    Sorry for taking this topic sideways a little, but I just used a template I found for the larger versions and it definitely hits the spoke on my OEM ET47 18's

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Slackworth

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    If you go for 320mm the calipers are straight swap. Part numbers are 8R0615107 / 8R0615108.
     
  16. Philip_98

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    Perfect cheers!!
     
  17. Jeebsy

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    Sorry to bump an old thread but there's some 320mm Q5 Brembos for sale near me and the temptation is strong.

    I have 1LA brakes so the Q5 calipers should be a straight bolt on from what i've read, obviously they look a lot nicer than the B8 3.0 TDI calipers, but would there be any performance improvement? I don't drive especially fast and only drive on the road, obviously I don't need upgraded brakes, but four pot would be better than two...?

    @desertstorm there were a couple of other threads you talked about these, any thoughts?
     

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