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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: increasing braking performance Reply with quote

Hi

I've never been entirely happy with the braking performance on 996tt. Funds are limited and although the car won't be doing any track days (that's the EVO 4s job), I've been looking at buying the design 911's disc upgrade to the 997 turbo version

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt66_911_-cma81-cmo110-ct351/Porsche/996--911--1997-05/996-TURBO-2000-05/Brake-Pads---Disc-Package/

Has anyone had this fitted? any thoughts on how good this would be?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the link is just to replacement pads and discs

increasing performance, simple step
- castrol SRF fluid
- at least a set of Pagid S Pads (or upwards)
- make sure your the drilled disc holes are clear

before you're onto
- increased cooling
- bigger calipers from 4 pot to 6 pot
- bigger discs
- harder pads

In fairness Porsche Calipers are the best in the market
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks

It's the brake upgrade from standard to 350mm package fro design 911 9botton of page on link) I was thinking about and a set of decent (non-screeching) set of pads.

Any thoughts
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What aspect of them are you not happy with?
If pedal feel then an upgrade to a 997 gt3 master cylinder helps a lot.
Better pads will help bite but with the risk of some noise.

Going to 6 pots will only add thermal capacity if you're tracking the car.
The 350mm discs on their own will add a bit of extra leverage and thermal capacity....but you will have a small area at the bottom of the disc face that will go rusty as the 4 pot pad is smaller.

Then there is the 997 tandem pump you can use on the engine to improve the vacuum feed to the ser on...again helping pedal feel.
I would do tj4 master cylinder and some gripper pads.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want better braking, start with the tyres. A set of stickies, or semi-slicks works wonders under braking with what you've got. If you've old or previous generation tyres, new ones can only be an improvement.

Then fit fresh brake fluid and stainless steel braided brake hoses to improve the feel, and more aggressive brake pads all round. If that isn't enough run thicker two piece discs. You might also find a way to add some brake cooling hoses or ducts.

And finally, if that still isn't enough get a bigger master brake cylinder, bigger discs and bigger multi-piston calipers with race pads. By which time you should be able to break your own nose on the steering wheel.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Would a 997 turbo brake caliper, disc and pads fit my 996tt? As anyone changed to this package? Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes as long as gen 1.
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