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Old 04-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #15
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Nice work. What was the total cost for all the parts? Also a list of parts would be helpful in putting a complete package together.
Stoptech pads were around 65 bucks from here
http://www.carpartkings.com/centric-...309-07370.html

Calipers can be found using the link in my first post for around 220 shipped.

G2 Caliper paint is around 45.

The brackets from apikol plus the lines and bolts come out to around 350 shipped.

Then you have to consider which tools you need. You will need an 11mm box wrench for the bleeder screws and removing the old lines and installing the new ones. You will need a 21mm socket for the carrier bolts. You will need a torx 30 bit to remove stock rotors if you decide to change them. You will need a 10mm allen bit to bolt the calpers to the brackets. I don't know what kinda bolts apikol will you but for the performance diesel kit it needed 10mm. Removing the wheels requires a deep 17mm socket. All the sockets mentioned here are 6 point sockets, not 12. Plus get some grease from autozone for the thick pin that holds the pads. Also get some anti squeal past. I didn't use any threadlock and I used a little anti seize on the rotor screws.

So you are looking at around 700 bucks for the kit painted given you have the rest of the tools like a jack, stands, and torque wrench, breaker bar and 3/8 drive socket wrench.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #16
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Did some hard stops today with all the heavy stuff out of my car (jacks, rotors, tools for install) and wow, the car stops even better now. Its such a weird feeling. Its like there is strong vertical gravity behind me. The one thing i don't like about this setup is the pads don't cover the whole rotor. I wish there were other rotors out there that were thinner to match pad thickness. Look at the above pictures and you will notice two different colors. It was raining hard yesterday and the rotors had normal rust on them which goes away when you drive but the untouched part of the rotor still has rust on it which blows.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #17
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I am disappointed to hear about your issues with the Diesel Performance kit.

Did you swap the crossover tubes on the Boxster calipers?
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:15 AM   #18
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Yea, I swapped them.

I am disappointed that the company doesn't give you any specs about their product. Doesn't take much to do a little research in the product you sell before selling it. How was I supposed to know that I can't torque their brackets to factory spec?? Hopefully the thread lock will keep both of my stripped brackets on long enough for me to replace them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:12 AM   #19
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Do the stock 17" Goals clear these calipers without spacers?

This guy: http://www.porschecalipers.co.uk is working on modifying Boxster S pads to work in standard Boxster calipers which would give full pad-rotor coverage. I'm sure if you had both pads in hand you could see what needed to be done and take a grinder to the S pads to make them work.
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Derek is local and ordered me this kit. I am getting mine reworked and powder coated. Cant wait!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #21
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Do the stock 17" Goals clear these calipers without spacers?

This guy: http://www.porschecalipers.co.uk is working on modifying Boxster S pads to work in standard Boxster calipers which would give full pad-rotor coverage. I'm sure if you had both pads in hand you could see what needed to be done and take a grinder to the S pads to make them work.
After I installed the brakes with 5mm spacers I took a 5mm Allen bit and stuck it in between the spokes and the calipers and it fit everywhere beside one location as I got closer to the center of the wheel. I think a 2mm spacer would clear the brakes. Unless you grind away 2mm of caliper then they would clear. I'll take some measurements today.

Hmm, the boxster s pad things looks interesting. I'm assuming more pad coverage equals better stopping power.
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Thanks for the kind words guys.
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FYI Im looking into the "S" pad fitment.
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Ill update back when I know something for sure.

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Thanks for the kind words guys.
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FYI Im looking into the "S" pad fitment.
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Update: I do not like the brembo rotors because they rust around the hub area. I'm probably gonna install my oem rotors back.

Also, my breaks squeal when I brake lightly. I had a similar squeal with the R32 brakes using stock pads. Gonna try out the brake shims.

Trying to get more info on the Boxster S pads.
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Try re-bedding the pads to the rotors to kill the squeal.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #27
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Try re-bedding the pads to the rotors to kill the squeal.
This combo, for some reason squeals like a Motha... I've tried pretty much everything. Tried Mintex pads which aren't known for noise, Now on Hawk Performance ceramics, lots of Brake disk quiet and it's pretty much under control but still does if I don't heat the pads up regularly. A friend gave me the expensive anti-vibration plates for these but haven't installed them yet. Previous efforts with shim pads didn't help. I suspect it's just the resonance combination of the Mount and Rotor size...

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #28
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This combo, for some reason squeals like a Motha... I've tried pretty much everything. Tried Mintex pads which aren't known for noise, Now on Hawk Performance ceramics, lots of Brake disk quiet and it's pretty much under control but still does if I don't heat the pads up regularly. A friend gave me the expensive anti-vibration plates for these but haven't installed them yet. Previous efforts with shim pads didn't help. I suspect it's just the resonance combination of the Mount and Rotor size...
I find it hard to believe that the noise is caused by vibration. I feel like the sound is coming from one single point of the pad hitting the rotor. The noise seems to get worse after hard braking.
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