[s-cars] Got Brakes!

Lee Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Mon Oct 1 17:10:38 PDT 2007

Got the brakes installed today on my '01 A4 1.8t quattro avant -- 
Porsche 996 Carrera calipers over S4 rotors front, S4 calipers 
over A8 rotors rear. EBC rotors and Hawk HPS pads, StopTech 

Same front calipers I ran on my '95.5 S6 avant.

BIRA System 2 brackets.

All I can say is "OWMIGAWD" does this thing stop!

These aren't brakes...they're anchors. Step on the pedal and the 
car stops NOW!

I didn't measure stopping distance before, and I won't now, but I 
can say for sure that stopping distances have been substantially 

Feel is good, threshhold braking feels great, and I'm as happy as 
a pig in $hit.

I don't remember such a substantial difference in stopping power 
when I upgraded my S6. I suspect that the lighter weight of the A4 
factors in here.

Clearance over 17" OZ SLs is fine.

Pics to come.

'01 A4 1.8t quattro avant
'99 A6 quattro avant
'97 A6 quattro avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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