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The master cylinder is not the place to economize. You knew that, you were just trying to bait us into responding weren't you? Clever.

I have the 993 front calipers with the VCI floating rotor setup and 930 brakes in the rear. The VCI supplied Coleman floating rotors wore out pretty quick IMO. I replaced them with factory rotors which seemed to be wearing better but I didn't measure them.

I found the 993 front brakes wouldn'tt fit under 6 or 7x16 911 Fuchs but would (barely) fit under 7x16 944 Fuchs. The 930 rear brakes would fit under 9x16 Fuchs fine. There were very close under 8x16's I think, my memory is fuzzy on that. In short, if you have normal Fuchs now, add wheels to your budget.

If you upgrade to wheels that the 993 calipers will fit in, you might as well get Big Reds - they're actually cheaper I think.

If I was doing it all again I would go with the Big Reds. The pads are more expensive but everything else is cheaper or the same price. I also might have kept my 944 7x16 and 9x16's just to mess with people's heads who "know" that Big Reds won't fit under those wheels.
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