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rreeves91
10-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Wondering if someone can tell me everything I need for a big brake setup.

Rotors, calipers, caliper carriers, etc

redline380
10-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Wondering if someone can tell me everything I need for a big brake setup.

Rotors, calipers, caliper carriers, etc

I can, but so can the search button.

But I'll even help you out more. Search 17z or 18z upgrade

coolgraymemo
10-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Wondering if someone can tell me everything I need for a big brake setup.

Rotors, calipers, caliper carriers, etc

srs

Josh/AWE
10-30-2014, 05:41 AM
These are complete kits for your car.

http://www.awe-tuning.com/ivaf/product/byfit/make_t/Audi/model_t/A4/year_t/2000/submodel_t/Sedan/engine_t/1.8L%20Turbo/?product_child_type_mselect=330

rodgertherabit
10-30-2014, 06:57 AM
I have a ECS stage 2v2 BBK Im looking to let go to change out for better wheel fitments... PM if you'd be interested. Plug and play

3 bar
11-05-2014, 02:42 AM
From A4 to S4 you need the uprights and axles as well, if it's 2000 or older. My A4 has S4 HP2 brakes. On my 02 passat I used 03 C5 2.7t A6 brakes with ATE rotors. This required me to use the front control arm kit for an A6 because the lower ball joints are a different diameter with the aluminum uprights.

redline380
11-05-2014, 06:15 AM
From A4 to S4 you need the uprights and axles as well, if it's 2000 or older.


This is no correct information. All B5 A4's share the same caliper mounting points, they switched for the B6 A4 chassis.

3 bar
11-05-2014, 05:08 PM
This is no correct information. All B5 A4's share the same caliper mounting points, they switched for the B6 A4 chassis.

So your telling me that you can just bolt on S4 front brakes onto A4 uprights? Also your telling me that the front axle spline diameter is the same between all years and engine configurations? I think you misunderstood what I was saying.
Before with steel uprights and stock caliper/rotor
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Slodoba/passat/10471a8e02d08b9c692725aeeae37ad2_zps4eeae09d.jpg
After with aluminum upright 321mm rotor and ATE caliper
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Slodoba/passat/888e9a5e0b6c5601e83459405b33f812_zpsfb31d03d.jpg

redline380
11-05-2014, 05:29 PM
So your telling me that you can just bolt on S4 front brakes onto A4 uprights? Also your telling me that the front axle spline diameter is the same between all years and engine configurations? I think you misunderstood what I was saying.

I took it as you saying 2000 or older A4's need S4 uprights for big brakes. 2001 cars also need S4 uprights.

ray4624
11-05-2014, 05:30 PM
This is no correct information. All B5 A4's share the same caliper mounting points, they switched for the B6 A4 chassis.

he meant you need axles unless its an 01
they all need uprights

walky_talky20
11-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Unless it's a 2001 *or V6 of any model year*.

But srsly, who has one of those. Like....ewww.

10kredline
11-05-2014, 11:47 PM
I have a set of S4 uprights(steel) and a pair of s4 brake calipers if you're interested.

ECS Tuning-Audi
11-06-2014, 07:33 AM
You have a few different options for going with bigger brakes on your A4. Most importantly is you need to establish how much you want to spend.

Once you have an idea of how much you want to spend you can begin to zero in on what route will be best for you.

Typically lower budget BBKs include a caliper carrier and a slightly larger rotor. This route gives you an increase in clamping force as you are moving the caliper further away from the spindle thus increasing leverage. This route still utilizes your stock caliper as well.

Next up you have OEM + upgrades that use calipers/rotors/dust shields/other parts from different vehicles that are required to utilize the new brakes such as the S4 upgrade.

Lastly you have your custom kits. These kits usually require a custom made caliper relocation bracket to utilize a one piece multi-piston caliper such as a Brembo or similar.

I hope this helps!

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to point you in the right direction. [up]

Jason