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Old 10-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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straight from Modshack's website

"On the Boxster, the calipers mount to the rear of the hub leaving the larger of the pistons as the trailing piston (the brembos have 2 sized pistons). If you do not swap the crossover tube and Bleed nipples to the opposite side of the caliper and then swap car sides, the larger piston will be the LEADING one when mounted in front of the axle. Simple fix. Racers say this could lead to a little pad taper. You'll also need to install some anti-squeal pads as the solid mounting leads to more noise with the Brembos.""

Basically this will lead to poor wear pattern of your pads as well as braking clamping force that is not as effective, diminushing the benefits of this great setup

Get it redone.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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so will the squeal go away if i do the calipers correctly or would i have to still get the anti squeal pads?
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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I have the squeal with them mounted correctly and with the antisqueal pads... I need to get Ceramic Pads to get rid of that. Then again, I abuse my discs with Racing compound pads every now and again when tracking, which probably doesn't help, even if I am using regular factory compound for daily driving.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #18
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Install the calipers correctly. There is a science to having one piston larger than the other. Get stoptech pads and anti vibration dampeners which cost 100 bucks for 4 and there shouldn't be any squeal. Don't forget to bed the pads in. If squeal still persists then perhaps new rotors should be used with new pads.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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Sounds like a tedious process with an unsure outlook. This is what has kept me away from the Porsche upgrade
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #20
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Grapes surely are sour when you can't reach them... Just saying.

This setup is so far superior to the setup you are running it's not even funny, I know because I used to run it. The only issue here is installing something properly with the correct components.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #21
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Grapes surely are sour when you can't reach them... Just saying.

This setup is so far superior to the setup you are running it's not even funny, I know because I used to run it. The only issue here is installing something properly with the correct components.
There's no denying its a good setup, but what percentage has the issue? What all can go wrong, etc. etc. Most BBKs are a simple bolt on and bed procedure. This seems to have an after taste. If its really THAT simple, I'll definitely look into it again.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #22
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Changing pads for track duty or otherwise takes 10 min or less...
Really the defining difference is the confidence and brake pedal feel.
Needless to say that with track pads and I also added titanium plates (to avoid boiling the fluid)the car was outbraking lap after lap m3s 1m coupes etc, especially at the end of the day where everyone was fading.

And let's not forget that 16 inch wheels still clear for the winter.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #23
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Grapes surely are sour when you can't reach them... Just saying.

This setup is so far superior to the setup you are running it's not even funny, I know because I used to run it. The only issue here is installing something properly with the correct components.

Exactly.....
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #24
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I'm definitely running a similar setup. After looking at all the bolt on options that provide the same level of service, you can't have better bang for buck than with this setup.

Ebay has plenty of caliper options as well.

Steve, what would be the best place to find mounting hardware for these calipers to fit the GTI.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #25
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #26
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Fixed that fo ya! This is the kit I have.

http://performance-diesel.com/index....aa2c914ec6ac36
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Good quality kit?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #28
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The site says 986, but they also fit 987 callipers that I am running
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