Goodridge Performance Announces Advanced Brake Kit For Audi RS4 B8 Avant
There’s no getting around the fact that the B8 generation Audi RS4 had one heck of a tough act to follow; its predecessor arguably reignited the wider public’s love affair with fast Audis, and it’s already a fully paid up cult classic. It’s safe to say that the B8 well and truly pulled it off though, its combination of great looks, estate-derived practicality and performance (it might well be the last RS4 with a naturally aspirated V8) ensuring its place in performance Audi lore, and also going a long way toward explaining why Goodridge has opted to include the model within its recently expanded range of advanced brake line kits.
Goodridge’s latest kit promises RS4 owners 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 the firm is perfectly placed to push brake line development on and drive innovation, but this hasn’t come at the 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 B8s 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 Ingolstadt icon 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.
Not only does the kit give RS4 Avant owners the option of selecting the colour that best suits their car, they also have the option of purchasing the full kit or just the front or rear hoses separately, making it a budget friendly purchase as well as a performance enhancing once.
The B8 generation RS4 is still a relatively new car and its OEM lines with therefore probably be in decent condition, yet the high end technology and innovative manufacturing processes which underpin all Goodridge products mean that this kit is still a worthwhile upgrade, one which promises more effective and dependable braking in all situations. 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.