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Old 05-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #57
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Let's put it this way. Brake bleed nipple always on top of caliper. His hole for it is on top so he is good.

That't true on the nipple But.....

Visualize this. Take a Porsche Caliper mounted to the rear of the axle. With no modifications, you need to mount on the opposite side of the GTI because it's in front of the axle to keep the nipples up. Imagine the rotor rotation and you'll understnd that a simple side to side swap, while it fits fine, puts the pistons in a different orientation.

Imagine another scenario if you can't visualize that... Porsche caliper to the rear. Keeping it on the same side and moving it around the rotor to the front keeps the piston orientation correct, But Doh! the nipples are now facing down. This is why you need to flip the crossover/Nipples.

The OP PM'd me to tell me my brakes were on wrong because the nipples weren't facing down...LOL..

Porsche calipers are drilled symmetrically so the crossovers and nipples can be easily swapped

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #58
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Yep, that's a 986 Boxster caliper. Taken from a Pelican Parts tech article for Boxsters here: http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...Brake_Pads.htm (click on the bonus pictures near the bottom)

And another one from a Boxster disc replace diy where you can see the smaller piston is the leading one (and that his calipers could use a cleaning lol) found here:http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster...change_rotors/
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #59
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Yep, that's a 986 Boxster caliper. Taken from a Pelican Parts tech article for Boxsters here:

Doh...You're right....sorry. I was tired when I responded. Small one leads, but the need to swap the crossovers and Nipples still exists on stock Boxster calipers if you want to maintain that orientation on the GTi

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #60
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:13 AM   #61
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So the HP+ pads are unbelievably loud.

Loud as in every time the brakes are pressed, it squeals so loud, people stare all around.

Loud as in the loudest automotive noise I have ever heard.

Whoever says that these are streetable are insane.

I will be buying a more streetable pad tomorrow.

UGH.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #62
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So the HP+ pads are unbelievably loud.

Loud as in every time the brakes are pressed, it squeals so loud, people stare all around.

Loud as in the loudest automotive noise I have ever heard.

Whoever says that these are streetable are insane.

I will be buying a more streetable pad tomorrow.

UGH.
The squeal could be the pad, but it might Be the aforementioned vibration dampers. If you read the original boxster caller thread on the mk5 uk forum, you'll see every single person ended up getting the damper, the expensive ones with the weights that recess in the piston. It's just a given.
You will have to dig through this, but it is informative.
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/in...c,13985.0.html
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:25 AM   #63
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dude, get the dampers. i now have 0 brake squeal. i was driving a bit aggressive today and still no squeal. it was kinda weird cause i was so use t expecting it each time i stopped. and yes, it is very loud.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #64
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Are these it?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Po...02e45fb&000036

I am having trouble visualizing where they go?
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #65
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Are these it?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Po...02e45fb&000036

I am having trouble visualizing where they go?
Yes...The round Posts go inside the pistons on the caliper. They are available in the US...Try http://www.pelicanparts.com
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #66
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Yes...The round Posts go inside the pistons on the caliper. They are available in the US...Try http://www.pelicanparts.com
Great, thanks!

$76 for these things!! Ouch.

I'll try these first and see how it goes.

Thanks.
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Don't order from the European site. They don't state the diameter of the pistons. Get them from pelican.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #68
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I am having trouble visualizing where they go?
Here is a vid of the install of the shims on a bolster s. skip to the 1:00 mark.

most likely you will need to remove the caliper from the rotor to install these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-SotOWfsOI
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #69
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So the HP+ pads are unbelievably loud.

Loud as in every time the brakes are pressed, it squeals so loud, people stare all around.

Loud as in the loudest automotive noise I have ever heard.

Whoever says that these are streetable are insane.

I will be buying a more streetable pad tomorrow.

UGH.

HP+ pads are loud with any brake setup... that's a given.

If you want something that performs better and is more streetable try the Carbotech XP10's with that setup... still loud but much more tolerable

Otherwise use HPS on the street and swap to DTC60's on the track.
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My HP Performance Ceramics are pretty quiet on this set-up...Only an occasional low frequency squeal when coming to a full stop. I have the vibration dampers to install, but don't really feel the need with these pads though I'll likely install them next time I have the wheels off. . They actually have good bite, low dust, and performed great in the mountains a few weeks ago..Very progressive, great feel..
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