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This is part of a thread from my 993TT brake upgrade over the summer:

I spent about 3 hours in the garage installing the right rear brake. The first thing I did was weigh the new brakes. I weighed the caliper, the caliper and pads, and the caliper, pads & rotor together. I used a digital scale that rounds to the nearest .5lb. My results for the 993TT rear brakes:

Caliper: 8.0 lbs
Caliper & pads: 10.5 lbs
Caliper, pads, and rotor: 30.0 lbs

Stock 1977 911S M caliper, pads, & rotor: 20.5 lbs
(btw, the calipers were almost the same weight, the difference was almost entirely in the larger rotor/heat sink)

Big Red on the scale

Original brakes

Wheel removed

Look at that puny thing!

Old vs. new calipers

Old vs. new rotors

Rotor removed (it doesn't look that rusty irl)

New brake line installed
Rob Fusi
77 911S | 3.6 Varioram | Triad Muffler | B&B 9400 Cooler |WEVO everything | Big Reds | 23/33 | 22/22 sways | Polybronze | RSR shocks/struts | FM10s |
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