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Im planing to upgrade my breaks as well 3.0 TDI.
I have S5 callipers with 320mm rotors at the moment.
Just waiting for RS 8 pots callipers and 365mm rotors to ne delivered.
Also RS5 rear set is on the way
Just out or curiosity, you didn't buy the S5 calipers did you?
Just that they are exactly the same as the standard A5 calipers, just painted in gloss black with an S5 plaque/badge.
With the rear RS5 set, you do know you have to change the rear suspension too?
I'm not sure of the exact details, but the RS has a wider rear track and there is some conflict with fitting the RS rear brakes to an S or A model. There is info online and on this forum about it. Some say a spacer behind the disc works, but I'm not sure. Some say there is no point for the cost of adapting the hub/suspension to get the RS brakes to fit and opt for an aftermarket setup.
They don't just bolt straight on.
So am I right in saying S5 discs with RS calipers work on A5 that have 320mm front discs?
And they bolt straight on?
S4 & S5's have 345mm (Front) discs, and can be an inexpensive straight swap/ upgrade as the Calipers are the same on the A5 as the S5 (S4/5 just have a badge), however the Hangers/ carriers are wider to take the 345mm vented Discs, as the A4 & A5 only have 320mm discs.
So with the A5 to S5 upgrade, once you have the bigger discs and carriers then yes, its bolt straight on.
This is correct but.....if you want to upgrade your brakes I would seriously think twice about using the S5 setup.
Obviously it all depends on how you drive but I find that a few spirited stops in my S5 and the brakes really start to complain and fade (oem Audi pads currently).
When my pads are ready I'll try some different ones and if no improvement I'll probably change the discs/calipers for a different setup.
I don't know how bad the 320mm brakes are but I bet the 345's aren't much better.
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