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Old 04-07-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Have you ever seen a brake light make a grown man cry?????

Well that was me.....just enjoying the top down day Sunday and having a lot of fun and I get a beep, red pad sensor light.

Argghhhhh!!!!!

So who has any ideas for service? so far I have tried:

Corvette European Repair - Shop works on the vette and my brothers BMW, do good work and a good cost, said he would save me a lot over the dealer, quote was $1,281

Motorwerks Barrington - waiting to hear back

Midwest Eurosport - waiting to hear back

Brad Blood - Mechanic friend......this maybe the route to go, did the brakes and rotors on the vette for like 600 bucks if that

Anyway, I am considering Eurosport if they powdercoat brake calipers....I am thinking about having them done in white.....any advice on shops would be great....

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Why don't you do them yourself? If it's anything like my 986, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, it's a snap!

At least the fronts are really easy; I think there are a few more details on the backs associated with the parking brake, and I haven't tried those yet.

And the parts are relatively cheap if you look on the internet. There are lots of good "non Porsche" parts, in some cases made by the same company that makes them for Porsche so they can put their 1000% markup on it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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Hey super66 if you don't want to do them yourself I can hook up with with a great mechanic. His name is Brian and he owns Midwest EuroTek. I was just at his shop on Saturday doing my brakes. He flushed my lines in preparation for the DE event. He also flushed my coolant and did an thorough inspection of my Boxcar.

If you're interested PM me and I'll give you his contact info.
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=clickman]Why don't you do them yourself? If it's anything like my 986, and I have no reason to believe it isn't, it's a snap! QUOTE]


Hey, unfortunately I have heard the 986 are a snap to do on your own....something about the pin and the pad

The 987 brakes I believe are a complete different story, came up on a previous thread....I guess its more involved but I'm not in the know enough to talk about it intelligently

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