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Old August 1st 2006, 17:19
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Ceramic Brakes

I've read that some people have fit 996 brakes to the Beetles. How different would it be to fit the optional 996 ceramic system?
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Old August 2nd 2006, 04:45
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Hi there, if your car is already setup for the GT3 RS brake,then the discs bolt right in, offset is the same on the front. However, different calipers are required for the rear . The price will be the only reason why someone would not fit them, 4 ceramic discs for the GT3 cost NZ$30000 retail +GST/VAT and thats only for the discs.
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Old August 2nd 2006, 18:45
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Not to mention that you'd have to be running I believe at least 18" wheels to fit them.

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Old August 2nd 2006, 19:58
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Old August 2nd 2006, 20:08
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A quick call to my local Porsche Dealer told me that all four, with no ceramic core exchange would be about $30 000 USD. The drivers front costs $7 440,28 USD.
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Old August 3rd 2006, 18:32
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I talked to Tony at LA Porsche, and he said he would hook me up with all four rotors and all the calipers for $16 000 USD. But act now, they only have one set.
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Old August 4th 2006, 04:56
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Not to mention that you'd have to be running I believe at least 18" wheels to fit them.

Jason
The diameter is the same as the steel discs and I`ve got 17" fitted.
In the beginning it was very tight but I`ve shortened the front axle and spaced the wheels out, now they fit very nice. Even the balance weights can be fitted at the right place again
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