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Question Brake Upgrades for '86 951

Problem:
Stock brakes on 86 951.
Need more stopping power and more confidence on the track.

Thinking of this Solution:
Braided brake lines.
Blue fluid.
New front rotors (slotted not drilled and frozen)
Caliper rebuild.
90 compound racing pads.

Questions:
Has anyone rebuilt the turbo brakes and where can I get a rebuild kit?
Can I fit larger rotors on the front? (I have 17" wheels) and how does this effect the calipers?
Any other suggestions?

Thanks.

-g

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If you have aftermarket 17 replicas, the big red upgrade will not fit. On the Porsche 17 rims it will. Other than that, you can do the 952 upgrade which is bascially the 928 S4 brake.

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Erick-

I have heard of some doing this. Will the 928 rotors bolt on and do I have to do anything with the caliper position?

Believe me, I would rather not spend the dough on the big red upgrade.

Thanks.

-Geoff
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Contact Garrity at Performance Works in St. Louis - he sometimes sells the conversion pretty reasonably and at least will be able to point you in the right direction.

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Where is Performance Works, never heard of them?

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St.Louis, MO. Garrity Repta is super, i'm sending my block and head out for him to work his magic. Didnt know he also he also did brake conversions. Geoff caliper rebuilds for an 86 turbo are quite costly if i remember correctlty each caliper is roughly 50$. I purchased mine through the dealer.

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