Goodridge’s Phantom range of performance brake hoses is already very comprehensive indeed, with the latest addition aimed at those fortunate enough to own one of the finest performance cars of the last decade, the Audi A7, and, for those seeking truly earth-spinning performance, the RS7. Blending everyday usability, comfort, road-holding and power in one classy package, the A7 and RS7 quickly established themselves at the very top of the ‘uber saloon’ pecking order, sending the boffins at Mercedes and BMW scurrying back to the drawing board.
The kit in question boats a number of highly significant design features and adaptations, all of which make it perfectly suited for fitment to this fully paid up German powerhouse. Supplied with a selection of carefully designed brackets to ensure perfect fitment, the kit contains both square and banjo type fittings, one at either end of the line. These have been chosen as together they form an incredibly secure fitment and can be used to mimic the route of the OEM lines, thus ensuring swift and simple fitment. That these fixings can be relied upon for years to come is highly significant for a kit of this nature, as there’s nothing worse (or indeed more unsafe) than a weak link in a performance car’s brake system. Also included with the kit are a number of bolts, washers and other retaining hardware, again, all specially designed and manufactured in order for the resulting brake line to be the best and most complete on the market.
There are myriad benefits associated with fitting braided Goodridge brake lines, all of which are doubly relevant when discussing a performance orientated models like the A7 and RS7. Chief among these are the huge improvements in braking 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.
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 in action is the fact that each and every brake 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.
With the earliest examples of Audi’s remarkable supercar-baiter now approaching their fourth birthday, spending some time and money overhauling their brake systems makes a great deal of sense, and there are few better (or indeed more affordable) ways of doing this than with a Goodridge brake line kit. Those Audi owners seeking to improve the braking capabilities of their car would be well advised to take the time to peruse Goodridge’s latest lines, the benefits they offer are simply too important to overlook.
Price: £79.80 RRP (inc VAT)
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