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caliper conversion?

Hi,

Has anyone done the Porsche 914-4 to BMW caliper conversion? Dose is work well and is it as easy as they say?

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Yes, do a search of posts in this area and there are many posts to review.
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I went one step past the BMW conversion. I went to the Volvo 240 brakes. They are 4 piston calipers and have twice the pad size as the 914. Ask Bernbomb about them. He is the one who told me about them. Work great. Here is a picture of mine after paint. BMW brakes will never look this good.

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Are they a direct bolt, and what year 240?
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Where did you get the script?
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Hey!

Those look like mine... Did you remove the proportioning valve also?
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There is an other option...
BMW's 2002 have ATE brakes with four pistons, very similar to the Volvo conversion. Also with the same problems ...
You will need a bigger master brake cylinder (even 19mm is tight, 21mm might be good).
You will have to come up with some solution for the second brake line (that your 914 does not offer).

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They are a direct bolt in(An upgrade for the BMW 320 racers) just use a spacer instead of machining metal off, the script I made in my garage on a machine I got for $40.00 at a garage sale and yes, you will need a larger master cylinder and I used VW brake T's for the rear proportioning valve and the 2 brake lines at each caliper. They have 2 different ones, the ones I am using are for vented rotors as I did the 911 front end onto the 914. I think these came from a mid 80's 240DL with vented front rotors.
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