Goodridge Performance Announces Advanced Brake Kit For Audi RS4 B7
The last decade was probably among the most significant in Audi’s recent history, as it marked the point when the Ingolstadt firm took off its gloves, rolled up its sleeves and prepared to give its Mercedes and BMW rivals a damn good drubbing! One of Audi’s most important cars of the noughties was the B7 RS4, the super saloon which proved that Audi knew exactly what was required to give the boffins at BMW’s M-division a few sleepless nights, and a model that Goodridge Performance can now offer a performance brake line kit for.
Joining the firm’s already impressively well stocked uprated braking range, Goodridge’s kit will offer performance-orientated RS4 owners (and let’s face it, that’s all of them) a wealth of benefits at a very reasonable price point. Chief among these is the hugely improved brake efficiency offered by modern braided hoses, unrivaled reliability and longevity, and a complete absence of that most irritating and potentially dangerous of traits, brake pedal sponginess. Owners even have a choice of ten distinct colours to pick from, meaning that there’s no danger of saddling their pride and joy with garish, clashing hues.
Goodridge’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of performance fluid transfer systems means that they’re perfectly placed to push brake line development on and drive innovation, but this hasn’t come at he expense of quality or careful product design. The firm’s reputation for technical excellence and dependability has been cemented by superb attention to detail and customer care. A good example of this can be found in the within the line itself, namely the fact that no universal fittings are employed in the kit – all components are designed and manufactured to suit individual applications. It’s also worth noting that every line is comprehensively pressure tested before it leaves Goodridge’s state of the art factory so that customers can have absolute confidence in its functioning. Little wonder Goodridge brake lines are TUV, DOT, ADR and ISO approved.
The result of all this clever engineering is that RS4s fitted with Goodridge lines will stop in a far more composed manner than those without, while at the same time cutting the time it takes for the 4.2 V8-powered beast to pull up. Superb braking efficiency and a complete lack of brake pedal ‘sponginess’ come as standard with all Goodridge hardware, but so too does excellent resistance to corrosion, in turn leading to a long and dependable working life.
Goodridge’s position at the cutting edge of the fluid transfer industry means that not only is it well placed to spot and make full use of new technological developments in the field, it means it can offer RS4 owners hoses in a choice of finishes, allowing them to specify a kit that best suits their tastes and their car. In practice this means they can opt to have their hoses’ fitting material made from either zinc plate or stainless steel, and from a massive variety of colours. Last but by no means least, they also have the option of purchasing the full kit, or just the front or rear hoses separately.
The popularity of the B7-shape RS4 within the UK’s performance Audi community has never been higher, and with all models now getting on in years (and with many likely to have wracked up impressively high mileages), swapping the OE-fitted brake hoses for a more capable aftermarket set makes a great deal of sense. Those seeking the last word in braking performance would be well advised to seek out Goodridge’s latest performance braking offering, it represents fantastic value and unmatched performance.