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what brakes to buy?

i just need 4 new rotors, the rest has been taken care of. what should i buy? my mechanic quoted me "around $800" for OEM parts. which i think is absolute BS. i want to upgrade, but only slightly. i want to be able to use my stock calipers, and my 16" wheels that are already on the car. i was thinking about zimmerman 944 turbo brakes, anyone use them? I figure i could get a set of 4 drilled ones for a little over $500.00
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I have both cross drilled zimmerman and slotted rotors (by another german supplier)

The crossdrilled have a nice 'WOW' factor......The slotted ones are not as dramatic looking as the crossdrilled......In everyday driving your not gonna tell the difference either way you go......

They will range about ~$400 for all four which ever way you decide to go. Then add pads to all that.

They are both for the 951... (I have turbo brakes on the 944 NA as well)

ANd for $800 he better lend you his wife/girlfriend for the weekend!!!

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$800 is about right for OEM (I didn't say it was right, thats just what they go for.....)

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Re: what brakes to buy?

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my mechanic quoted me "around $800" for OEM parts.
umm...that's ridiculous! I've heard that Xdrilled have a tendency to crack throughtout time, but I still say buy them! Just don't get em hot and drive through water (you shouldn't be doing this anyways)
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For OEM parts, try http://www.*************.com/porscheatcost.htm

They sell the parts at dealer-cost +15%

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I'd stay away from cross-drilled rotors. In heavy braking type applications, there are more areas where cracks can occur (most cracks start on the edge of the brake rotor, and with cross drilled rotors, there are lots of edges!)

If you really want the best of the best, go for the cryogenically frozen rotors. Hand of God stopping power, and they last substantially longer than other rotors. I believe they are available as slotted, perhaps even as drilled rotors.

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I'd stay away from cross-drilled rotors. In heavy braking type applications, there are more areas where cracks can occur (most cracks start on the edge of the brake rotor, and with cross drilled rotors, there are lots of edges!)

If you really want the best of the best, go for the cryogenically frozen rotors. Hand of God stopping power, and they last substantially longer than other rotors. I believe they are available as slotted, perhaps even as drilled rotors.

Exactly what I was going to say...get some frozen slotted rotors, and apair of mintex or ferrodo pads...-chris
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My two cents: I got three seasons of DE's out of frozen rotors. My rotors are well ducted, however. While I did not run every available run at those events, I probably did 75% of them. I do 6 events a year at Road Atlanta plus used the car for a semi-daily driver.

They are beginning to get hairline cracks in them now. I'll replace them with more frozen rotors. I use PF 97 pads but I would not recommend them for street use as they are so dirty and they squeal. They are corrosive to rims as well.
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can anyone link me to a page where i can get frozen rotors then?
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Company name is Diversified Cryogenics. Try www.frozenrotors.com
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I haven't done much reading on cryogenetics for brakes, but I have for trannies. Pretty much everything I've read is good, especiall with brakes! http://www.ws6.com/cryo.htm That guy used cryo brakes. Also go through the search on this site...I know there's been some stuff on it in the 911 board in the past.
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ok. now i'm thinking about the cryo rotors. i can get a set of 4 for about $530.00 (11.6" and 11.8" for an '86, thats basicly OEM but cryo-treated) for around $508.00 i can get the same size crossdrilled. Unless someone disagrees i am going to go with the cryo rotors, screw the asthedics of the cross-drilled look.

now, i have another question if i go with the cryo'ed.....
for like, and extra 7 bucks ($537.70) i can get the 87+ brakes. (12" front, 11.8" in the rear) i know they will fit my 16" wheels, but will they fit my front calipers? I mean, it's only an extra 0.4". Anyone ever tried this?
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...and do you guys think i should get them drilled or slotted. $45 a rotor, $60 for both drilled and slotted.
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Get the cryo slotted rotors. Best value, best rotors. You can't go wrong with that.

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sweetness. thanks.

now does anyone know if i can fit the 87+ rotors on my 86 calipers?
sorry for all the questions, i just want to be sure about it before i buy them.
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sweetness. thanks.

now does anyone know if i can fit the 87+ rotors on my 86 calipers?
sorry for all the questions, i just want to be sure about it before i buy them.
No. The offset of the rotor is different on 87's(the hat is a different size). You will need 86 rotors.

Hope that helps. Go forth and buy!

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