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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Brembo brake discs & pads vs OEM Reply with quote

Looking to swap out discs and pads all round, my discs are quite grooved and braking isn’t as good as I would expect to be! There are some good deals on eBay for the complete kit, Brembo front, rear, discs and pads for around £380! Was wondering if anyone has experience of Brembo kit vs the OEM Sebro/Textar set up?

Brembo motorbike kit is top notch, but don’t have experience of their car equipment!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some discussion on Brembo here;

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1397473&sid=9efa9e4d1c275fcdddc792461ad281d4
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Rob

Ive got Brembo on my 996 and not had a problem with fade or performance

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pagid discs and Brembo pads on mine. No issues.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting stats here.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brembo pads and discs on my Cayman, all good in the hood! Found them for a great price and figure the caliper manufacturers probably don’t have anything against you using their discs and pads!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys Thumb sounds like Brembo are a good choice, even better that they are great value too! The quote I got from my local OPC for discs and pads they kindly gave me when it was serviced recently was eye watering £2k+ Floor Nice easy job for the weekend too Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they use same finish on brake “hats” on all their range , you’ll be happy.
The hammered grey finish on my Range Rover never faded or corroded in 4 years I had it. Conversely, the OEM ones were forever rusty, even on day I bought it from OPC, and they said “they all do that” Mad

I expect ECP will have one of their 50% offer codes available
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put Brembo discs and Pagid RS29 pads on my 997, and they were a major improvement over the old discs and pads with some very old fluid - which the OPC plainly hadn't changed when I bought the car, as it came out black...

I was scratching my head and wondering at the time as I'd heard that Porsche brakes were incredible. As it turns out, my brother in the GP2 #19 on that list was outbraking me quite easily. So off I went and replaced the whole lot (including the brake lines).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that the 991 braking distances are longer than the 997....

And presumably all the cars running on stock tyres for the German market?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Max
The 997 is just a cracker of a car. Punches above its weight in a whole bunch of categories in my book. When you look at the company it keeps, it's phenomenal. To put it into perspective, it's near enough half a car length from top spot.....now that us impressive indeed Thumb
10 years of braking technology in there too.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Max
The 997 is just a cracker of a car. Punches above its weight in a whole bunch of categories in my book. When you look at the company it keeps, it's phenomenal. To put it into perspective, it's near enough half a car length from top spot.....now that us impressive indeed Thumb
10 years of braking technology in there too.


That is quite impressive isn’t it! Will be changing the fluid and fitting braided hoses at the same time as discs and pads, so hopefully it will be the best it can be. I know the brakes on these cars aren’t overly servo’d, unlike Audi’s and the like, and take a bit of getting used to, having just had all the suspension replaced, it seems like the right thing to do to Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
FZP wrote:
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The 997 is just a cracker of a car. Punches above its weight in a whole bunch of categories in my book. When you look at the company it keeps, it's phenomenal. To put it into perspective, it's near enough half a car length from top spot.....now that us impressive indeed Thumb
10 years of braking technology in there too.


That is quite impressive isn’t it! Will be changing the fluid and fitting braided hoses at the same time as discs and pads, so hopefully it will be the best it can be. I know the brakes on these cars aren’t overly servo’d, unlike Audi’s and the like, and take a bit of getting used to, having just had all the suspension replaced, it seems like the right thing to do to Very Happy


FZP: agree 100%, its quicker than many a car rocking more power.

Ducati: you just need to remember that much like the rest of the car, the brakes need to be used. Use a firm foot and they provide massive confidence (at least to me, but maybe not one of my instructors who was pressing the imaginary pedal at one DE session... I don't know what he was worrying about, the car turned in).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, reading that table again, 14th is incredible considering the other cars listed there!

I’m pleased to hear the finish is good on the hub, mine are starting to look a bit shabby! Really impressed how good the finish on the callipers are! Apart from a nasty chip on one, they look almost factory fresh, great considering they are nearly 14 years old now Surprised wonder what paint they used? Many some form of enamel! Anyone know?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the impact of ECE R90 will be?

ECE R90 says you can't sell a brake pad for road use that doesn't perform at least as well as the original fitment.

So..... any brake pad you buy for your 911 now should be at least as good as the OE fitment. In theory.

I heard brembo aftermarket has a selection of compounds. Not sure about 911 fitment - are you getting the same compound as OE?

I decided to run textar pads on my 996 as they are the OE supplier for those.

Discs I would run grooved rather than OE style drilled on a road car.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be aware that when you take the rear discs off, you may find that the handbrake shoes, (which operate against the inside of the disc hub), may need to be replaced.
Not a difficult job, but getting the shoe retaining springs to seat correctly onto the hub and reassembling it all can be fiddly and time consuming, so allow plenty of time.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRDavis wrote:
Just be aware that when you take the rear discs off, you may find that the handbrake shoes, (which operate against the inside of the disc hub), may need to be replaced.
Not a difficult job, but getting the shoe retaining springs to seat correctly onto the hub and reassembling it all can be fiddly and time consuming, so allow plenty of time.


Yes, I have heard that the hand brake shoes are a little fiddly, but planning to replace them anyway, they are quite cheap anyway!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:

Yes, I have heard that the hand brake shoes are a little fiddly, but planning to replace them anyway, they are quite cheap anyway!


Have a heavy duty screwdriver handy to lever the shoes back into position with the springs connected then prepare yourself for skinned knuckles and a lot of swearing! Wall
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't find them all that hard when I did mine. I wouldn't worry about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luck of the draw sometimes, some jobs you think are going to be easy turn into a nightmare! Removing silencers for example, still bear the scars from two years ago bonk
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