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    Tyrolsport Brake Stiffening Kit

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    Back in 2010, as a birthday present, I received a Tyrolsport Brake Stiffening Kit for my A4 B6. Clicky click®. It’s a rather long thread. Cliff Notes Version: A great product. I modified the kit a little and ultimately ended up testing a prototype version for Tyrolsport that was an improvement on my modification. So here I am getting a repeat birthday present 8 years later. Clicky click2®

    I plan on installing the kit in the next few days and will post up my impressions. I sure hope it makes the same improvement on the B8 as it did on the B6!

    A4 Motoza tuned Frankenturbo F21L / Bosch 550's / 3" MAF / TyrolSport SMIC / 034 HFC / TT 2.5" DP / Borla / Eibach ProKit / Koni Yellows / H-Sport F&R Bars / TyrolSport Brake Stiffeners / HyperShift Short Shifter / Podi
    A5 Mods to come: Little stuff so far. 20/25mm spacers / H&R OE Sport springs / 35% tint / Neuspeed Power Module / black window trim / RS grille.

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    Had one of those on my B7. Was a great improvement over the stock rubber bushings, along with stainless lines. Got rid of them when I sold them and threw on 18Zs.
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    I eyed these up for my old B5 a few years back but never pulled the trigger. Let us know what you think! I might have to get those for when I install my A7 BBK
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    This brake stiffening kit plus stainless steel lines seems like a nice upgrade to the stock A4 brakes, but the cost would be $156 + $100. About 1/2 to 1/3 of what it would cost to upgrade to the 4 piston Q5/Macan Brembos. What is your opinion on which would have a better cost:benefit?

    Q5/Macan Brembos certainly win for the aesthetic appeal and unsprung weight savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4x View Post
    This brake stiffening kit plus stainless steel lines seems like a nice upgrade to the stock A4 brakes, but the cost would be $156 + $100. About 1/2 to 1/3 of what it would cost to upgrade to the 4 piston Q5/Macan Brembos. What is your opinion on which would have a better cost:benefit?

    Q5/Macan Brembos certainly win for the aesthetic appeal and unsprung weight savings.
    Also about 1/3 the cost to get a 17Z or 18Z kit (6 piston from Q7/Touareg), lines, pads, and discs included (I've done these before).
    2016 A6 TDI Prestige - S-Line, Black Optics, Driver Assistance, HUD, LED Headlights, Cold Weather, Warm Weather
    2003 allroad 6MT - STUKLR Stage 1, Hotchkis sway bars, RS4 engine mounts, Apikol rear diff mounts

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    Make sure to clean these up every two weeks if you live in areas where winter brings SALTY roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryn View Post
    Make sure to clean these up every two weeks if you live in areas where winter brings SALTY roads.
    That was a real issue with the original Tyrolsport inserts. Since then the design has been modified and corrosion is no longer an issue. The set I installed on my B6 eight years ago are still corrosion free and working fine.

    Looking at the design for the B8 calipers I don't expect any corrosion issues. As you can see the bronze bushings are protected on either end by using parts of the OEM rubber bushings to seal them off.

    A4 Motoza tuned Frankenturbo F21L / Bosch 550's / 3" MAF / TyrolSport SMIC / 034 HFC / TT 2.5" DP / Borla / Eibach ProKit / Koni Yellows / H-Sport F&R Bars / TyrolSport Brake Stiffeners / HyperShift Short Shifter / Podi
    A5 Mods to come: Little stuff so far. 20/25mm spacers / H&R OE Sport springs / 35% tint / Neuspeed Power Module / black window trim / RS grille.

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    Oh wow... well then, I guess I will give this another go! Thanks for the info, old guy. :)



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