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Old 08-30-2016, 08:41 PM   #1
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wtb ugly stuck not working calipers

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Old 08-31-2016, 04:57 AM   #2
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Contact Woody (itsnotanova). He has a boxster salvage yard and can hook you up cheap.
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I checked with the guy who buys a lot of calipers from me and he only has a few bad back calipers but no fronts. .....free bump
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So, I am kind of confused. Are you trying to make a big brake kit for a Boxster, or just something for show that looks like big brakes? Is that even a thing? Maybe I am just old, but I don't get it.

I do have a set of disassembled S/996 calipers if you need something to take measurements off of, etc., but I would want them back so I can refinish and reassemble them
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... or just something for show that looks like big brakes?
Yes, its something for show.


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Is that even a thing?
Yes, its definitely a thing. Do a Google search for "brake caliper covers"...



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Maybe I am just old, but I don't get it.
Not for me either, but to each his own...
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I am a form follows function kind of guy, so this stuff isn't my taste, but I appreciate the work that goes into it.

Finding junk calipers won't be easy. My spare set came from a 996 that had a stuck master cylinder that smoked the brakes. A shop gave them to me because they thought they were junk They looked ugly and the seals were roasted, but just a cleaning and new seals has them like new again.

For what it is worth, the C2 996 calipers are the same as Boxster S, but are black instead of red. It may be easier to find those.

You might also check with some take off rotors from a Cayenne Turbo. I am sure the local Porsche dealer service has stacks of them for scrap. They are huge and those things go through them in 15k miles or less. I don't know if the offset would be right, but it might be worth a shot. You could have them cut to clean them up and I am sure they would be fine for what you need. Even new they aren't crazy expensive.
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Why did you delete all your posts? I thought I was trying to be helpful...
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Why did you delete all your posts? I thought I was trying to be helpful...
Qmulus, thank you for your help. Your insight help me get the big rotor a possibility. I decided to close the thread because it was a parts wanted thread. Its evolved to making a big brake kit. I want to start a new thread at the performance/technical section.
The awesome news is that it looks very promising, I got a big 340mm rotor on my S after some caliper modification.

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