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Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: audios on April 03, 2005, 10:57:53 PM
Can anyone recomend a good set of performance rotors that are a stock replacment, thanks.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: DenverPat on April 04, 2005, 06:46:18 AM
Zimmerman and Ate.  Zimmerman is probably the most popular.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: 03Indigo on April 04, 2005, 07:13:08 AM
2nd Zimmerman's
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: scott on April 04, 2005, 07:24:23 AM
Check with http://www.oemeuro.com for those, I am pretty sure he can get either one and cheaper than anyone beside the dude with the ryder truck in the alley...   8O
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: shummer on April 04, 2005, 12:06:37 PM
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Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: scott on April 04, 2005, 01:01:06 PM
Yeah I like power discs... I had them on my last GTI and they did the job quite nicely!

If you call Potter to order them, tell him to bring his ass out here and race inour autocross at DATR...
Title: Re: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: bavarienmotor on April 05, 2005, 08:46:57 AM
Quote from: "audios"
Can anyone recomend a good set of performance rotors that are a stock replacment, thanks.


For upgrades I would recommend the Stop-Tech rotors and a set of soft pads. For a few more $$'s you can get Stainless brake lines as well. They really help the pedal feel and brake fade.

http://www.stoptech.com
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: DenverPat on April 05, 2005, 09:40:17 AM
Hey Mike,
This guy's asking for stock-sized replacements.  Are you saying Stoptech offers their rotors in stock size?  I didn't see 'em on the site, which is why I'm asking.
I know you said, "For upgrades..." but I'm unsure if that means larger or just nicer.
Thanks.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: bavarienmotor on April 05, 2005, 10:12:46 AM
They do offer their "stage 2" OEM replacements for most vehicles.

From StopTech.com. Search for "Stage Kits" and select year make a model. Or to purchase rotors seperately select, "Direct Replacement Drilled/Slotted Rotors".

"Stage 2 Slotted Brake Kit
Stage 2 slotted brake upgrade kit for Audi A4 Quattro (B5 Platform) made from February of 1999 to 2001. Includes front and rear Axxis Ultimate brake pads, front and rear StopTech SS brake lines, three 500mL bottles of Motul RBF600 DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid, and pair of front and rear stock sized StopTech slotted brake rotors. FITS STOCK CALIPERS.

$599.00   -   Item No. 86-102-02224
"

Check them out, for the price they are some awesome brakes.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: DenverPat on April 05, 2005, 10:17:18 AM
Cool, thanks.  My problem was not choosing "stage kits."  I don't see A8 listed on there.  I have the A8 front brakes.  Do you know if they make anything for that?
How would you compare the Axxis Ultimates with the Pagid Sport Blues?
Thanks, Mike.  I assume you're a dealer of ST products?
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: bavarienmotor on April 05, 2005, 10:41:49 AM
The ultimates aren't good for anything but daily driving.

The blue's are a good pad for light track/street driving.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: 34k on April 05, 2005, 01:07:31 PM
Pat, these are basically the Audi A8 version of the rotors I'm doing:
HERE (http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?make=Audi&engine=4.2&model=D2%20A8&submodel=Quattro&category=Braking&subcategory=ECS%20OE%202%20Piece)

Obviously I can't make any recomendations for or against these since they won't be installed until this Saturday, but I like the fact that they are fairly light-weight compared to my OEM and aftermarket options.

They also have the A4 B5 here:
HERE (http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?make=Audi&engine=1.8T&model=B5%20A4&submodel=Quattro&category=Braking&subcategory=ECS%20OE%202%20Piece)
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: DenverPat on April 05, 2005, 01:52:19 PM
Yeah Andy, those are hot for sure.  I've been eyeing them for a year or two, but I don't think I can justify the price.  Maybe if I bought them at the time of the A8 conversion.  Then I could've justified the price difference after using up a few sets of rotors over the car's lifetime.  I think I'll stick with the Zim's.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: bavarienmotor on April 05, 2005, 02:00:43 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Cool, thanks.  My problem was not choosing "stage kits."  I don't see A8 listed on there.  I have the A8 front brakes.  Do you know if they make anything for that?
How would you compare the Axxis Ultimates with the Pagid Sport Blues?
Thanks, Mike.  I assume you're a dealer of ST products?


I have a call into them to ask if those are available. Yes, we are working with Stop-Tech. Check their Distributors page for more info.
Title: Another vote for ATE PowerDisks
Post by: B5_Alex on April 05, 2005, 02:13:19 PM
Last night I installed my ATE PowerDisks and today I switched to summer tires and had Falken Azenis Sport installed. I am using Pagid brake pads and in combination with the ATE PowerDisks they seem to work very well and much better than stock. My OEM brake pads had some more life left in them, but the OEM disks were literally falling apart from the edges and that's pretty scary considering that I often drive with triple digit speeds.

PS. Apparently drilled disks are so "80s"  :lol: Seriously though I did quite a bit of research and slotted or plain is the way to go.
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: DenverPat on April 05, 2005, 02:22:42 PM
What kind of Pagids did you use?
Title: A4 B5 rotors
Post by: B5_Alex on April 05, 2005, 03:59:22 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
What kind of Pagids did you use?


I think they are Blue, but I am not sure. Bought them from GermanAutoParts.com with the rotors. They called them a "mild" upgrade, so maybe they are not the Blue, but work quite well with the ATE PowerDisks. On Saturday, I'll be dirving to Denver and back, so I'll have more to say about the dust.