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    porsche 996 rear calipers where?

    hey guys

    iv been searching for 996 rear calipers ever since tuffy gave me a link of a brake thread
    The Definitive Brake Thread for 8L A3/S3 Owners(and other Golf4 Platform cars).
    but the issue im having is people shipping to South Africa, i can only find people that are willing to ship is in the states and they want like $500 + which is rather pricey!

    could any one here be willing or knows of someone that would ship 996 calipers for me?
    also any links or contacts that has the brackets to fit on the 312 disk?

    any help would be awsome.

    also im sorry if this has been covered, i tried to search and only that link came up

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    Can you only find them in the US then? It will cost about £70-£100 to ship them from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemon S3 View Post
    Can you only find them in the US then? It will cost about £70-£100 to ship them from here.
    thanks for replying dude, just my luck then!

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    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    thanks dude iv mailed them on price for shipping now ill try to be patient......

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    i wouldn't bother personally. had them on my bora with 325mm discs, brakes felt wooden and underpowered.

    i changed up for leon cupra R brembo 323's and were much better option. better pedal feel, more progressive and stopped better.

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    Bill @ Badger5 can get Brembos and ships to South Africa... maybe worth an enquire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Bill @ Badger5 can get Brembos and ships to South Africa... maybe worth an enquire?

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    thanks dude will mail bill now

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    Quote Originally Posted by olethalb View Post
    i wouldn't bother personally. had them on my bora with 325mm discs, brakes felt wooden and underpowered.

    i changed up for leon cupra R brembo 323's and were much better option. better pedal feel, more progressive and stopped better.
    lol everyone has different opinions on different calipers, iv now also read that the 986 front calipers are a better option fml i just want better then std brakes lol

    iv got dot 5.1 fluid, ebc yellow stuff pads, ate vent, slot drilled disks and i cook them in my everyday road driving

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    i've fitted a fair few sets of porsche set ups, the general opinion is do the porsche 330 fronts or LCR brembos no one i've fitted the 996 rears to really rate the set up, the piston size isn't suited well for your sized M/C

    personally i'd never advise anyone to get the 996 rear set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by olethalb View Post
    i've fitted a fair few sets of porsche set ups, the general opinion is do the porsche 330 fronts or LCR brembos no one i've fitted the 996 rears to really rate the set up, the piston size isn't suited well for your sized M/C

    personally i'd never advise anyone to get the 996 rear set up
    and the 986 fronts, you done those?

    i really do appreciate all the inputs guys

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    not heard of them personally, was a stage when everyone thought the 996 rear was a good idea (mainly because they looked good behind the LM reps) but after a while, no one had anything good to say about them and upgraded to 330 fronts or the brembos. i'm sure someone else may have some info on the 986 rears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olethalb View Post
    not heard of them personally, was a stage when everyone thought the 996 rear was a good idea (mainly because they looked good behind the LM reps) but after a while, no one had anything good to say about them and upgraded to 330 fronts or the brembos. i'm sure someone else may have some info on the 986 rears.
    thats such a let down lol and what about the porsche 6pot?

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    yours is on steriods!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIGGZ View Post
    thats such a let down lol and what about the porsche 6pot?
    Might be a little overkill for 312's

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Might be a little overkill for 312's

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    thought so to there is a set here in SA for like 280 quid

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    Dont use the rear porsche caliper on the front of your car, it will be completely useless.

    You need calipers from the front of a porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Dont use the rear porsche caliper on the front of your car, it will be completely useless.

    You need calipers from the front of a porsche.
    ok sweet thanks bud, then the 986 it is as its the boxter s front i think

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    boxster s fronts are the same as 996 fronts.

    Boxster non-s fronts are the ones folk usually use with 312mm disks.

    Neither front caliper is the same as the rear ones, although the non-s fronts LOOK similar, they have different piston sizes.

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    so thanks to porsche calipers on their awsome service and dealing with all my questions they recommend the 986 front calipers.

    calipers 280
    braided lines to fit the audi 50
    brackets to fit the audi and 312 disk 140
    pads made for the 312 110
    and shipment to SA is 50

    so total is 630 pounds then all i will need is the disks
    what you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

    Mine is healthy


    yours is on steriods!!!

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    Get it done....

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Get it done....

    <tuffty/>
    would you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

    Mine is healthy


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    I'd go for bigger disks if I were doing it but as it suits what you are after the sure... why not

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    I'd go for bigger disks if I were doing it but as it suits what you are after the sure... why not

    <tuffty/>
    lol ok sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox1 View Post
    Healthy??? no,no,noooo

    Mine is healthy


    yours is on steriods!!!

 

 

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