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Old 27-07-12, 19:27
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not yet but getting there!

first got these for peanuts as a couple of pistons were seized



6 pots from a porsche panamera

then came across these,



4 pots from a porsche 4cs

to fit the 4 pots have a set of mbt adapters,



plan on useing the 4 pots for the time being as the 6 pots will cost a fair wedge to refurb.
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Old 27-07-12, 20:10
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What disks are U going for TONIC?
Looking good there
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Old 03-08-12, 14:16
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Make sure the piston sizes are adequate on the 4 pot calipers.

You want at least 36/40mm size pistons. If they are 28/30 they will not stop your van.

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Old 13-07-19, 18:51
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Default Re: Porsche calipers anyone Running them?

Just front calipers have been upgraded to 996 4-pots- from what I can gather (i.e. not the rear ones)? The Creation Motorsport kit seems to just be for two calipers.

My brakes terrify me - I have drums on the back, and it would be crazy not to upgrade them too.

I am seriously considering this 4 pot upgrade - however it is $$$ all in.

On the other hand, the other option seems to be Sharan brakes - faaaaaar cheaper, but only 1-pot; would they really be much of a benefit? I get the impression the 4-pots are far superior (in the 996 the red brakes are the best brakes I have ever experienced).

I was also wondering about 6-pot porsche calipers. On the 996(911) forums, some people say the difference over the c4s/turbo brakes is not noticable unless track use- so I think this would definately be unneccesarily extravagent.


Thanks for all your suggestions.
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Old 13-07-19, 20:15
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Default Re: Porsche calipers anyone Running them?

IT'S A VAN!!!!!
What do you have...300 bhp conversion!?!??!

Std disk brakes stop mine (with only 147 bhp, from 120 mph with no problem..)
They DO fade sometimes after a 30km down mountain drive...especially as it's an auto with no engine braking!
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Old 16-07-19, 15:02
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Yep I’m running them only fitted a few days ago but slow to bed in got some pictures not sure how to up load on here as been a while since I’ve been on this forum sorted now as used to be a pita to upload
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Old 16-07-19, 21:19
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Default Re: Porsche calipers anyone Running them?

Nice work! They look like they may be off a 996 C2 or C4, or perhaps a 986?


Did you use the creation motorsport adaptor kit? That is good to know if so - that the C4S TT (red) calipers are not strictly needed.


As far as I'm aware, it is not possible to get adaptors for the rear hubs, to allow fitment of these Brembo calipers. That may put the dampeners on things for me for a while - going to have to think of what to do to upgrade the rear drums first - don't think 4 pots on the front, and drums on the back would be that balanced!


Do many people replace seals (and perhaps pistons) before they fit their caliper conversions? I have had Brembo brakes on a bike of a similar age (15+) to the 996 brakes get a bit siezed up in the past, and so have refurbished them
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Old 16-07-19, 21:40
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These were red but I’ve refurbished them I had the megane 225 sport caliper fitted before and had the adaptors made by a local engineer with black diamond disk’s worked really well hoping these are better but still bedding in
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Old 17-07-19, 22:38
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Had to replace my Black Diamond disks after 3 years, as they rusted to the extent that you could peel bits off them with your fingers!!!!
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