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Old 02-24-2021, 05:41 PM   #1
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WTB: Boxster S brake calipers

I have a 2000 base model and im looking to upgrade my brakes to a Boxster S or 996 setup.

Looking for the full set of calipers, let me know what you have. If you have brake disks as well and they are in good shape i will consider getting them. Im on the 17 inch turbo twist but from what I know bigger breaks should fit just fine.

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Old 02-24-2021, 08:09 PM   #2
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I have front calipers that I'll let go. If you can't find a complete set, let me know.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:20 PM   #3
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I have a complete set of Boxster S calipers from my 2002 S. They're not pretty, because I was planning to get them refinished before I sold them, and all I've done at this point is spray them with degreaser and wiped them down with some acetone to get the built up grime off the outside surfaces. They are fully functional, but with 100k miles on them I would recommend replacing the seals and dust boots. I replaced them solely for cosmetic reasons when I did my Raby engine rebuild last year. No pads or discs, but for what it would cost to ship the discs, you might as well buy new ones anyway. If you want to shoot me a PM with your phone number, I can text you pics of the calipers.
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I have a 2000 base model and im looking to upgrade my brakes to a Boxster S or 996 setup.

Looking for the full set of calipers, let me know what you have. If you have brake disks as well and they are in good shape i will consider getting them. Im on the 17 inch turbo twist but from what I know bigger breaks should fit just fine.

Thanks,

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The rear S brakes will not fit on the base model without swapping out the rear carriers to the S units, because the base and S use different e-bake setups.
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The rear S brakes will not fit on the base model without swapping out the rear carriers to the S units, because the base and S use different e-bake setups.
I thought that was for a 2.5L, i have the 2.7L.

If that's the case though.. that adds another level of complexity.
if I dont swap would they still fit and maybe give up hand brake?

I'm guessing with bigger breaks on the front and base model brakes on the rear the back end will get squirlly under hard braking right?
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I thought that was for a 2.5L, i have the 2.7L.

If that's the case though.. that adds another level of complexity.
if I dont swap would they still fit and maybe give up hand brake?

I'm guessing with bigger breaks on the front and base model brakes on the rear the back end will get squirlly under hard braking right?
The e-bake on all the 986 base cars are a different diameter than the S e-brake, and require changing the rear carrier assemblies in order for everything to fit and work, period. Any state with vehicle inspections will require the e-brake to function, and while that may not be a problem for you, it makes the car unsalable in any state that does. And if the car came into my shop for a PPI, I would tell the buyer to drop the price by the amount necessary to correct the problem, which is not small project.

As 80-85% of the car's braking effort in on the front brakes, you won't notice any difference.
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The e-bake on all the 986 base cars are a different diameter than the S e-brake, and require changing the rear carrier assemblies in order for everything to fit and work, period. Any state with vehicle inspections will require the e-brake to function, and while that may not be a problem for you, it makes the car unsalable in any state that does. And if the car came into my shop for a PPI, I would tell the buyer to drop the price by the amount necessary to correct the problem, which is not small project.

As 80-85% of the car's braking effort in on the front brakes, you won't notice any difference.
JFP, i really appreciate all the insight and your expertiese on this. I might end up getting the bigger brakes for the front and leaving the rear base stock. I'll look more into it and see what i end up doing.

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