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Old 23 January 2016, 12:31 PM
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I've been looking for a set of Porsche gt3 calipers for a while now to no avail.
I got to wondering what are the better oem brakes those from the s205 which I think are the same as the gt3 or the Ap calipers from the Cs400
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Old 23 January 2016, 01:13 PM
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the s205 calipers are NOT the same as the Porshe ones............
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Old 23 January 2016, 01:15 PM
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recently done a neat little custom upgrade on an S205 kit..........

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just one of many varied projects we undertake on a daily basis
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Old 24 January 2016, 01:31 AM
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Which calipers are the s205 ones then, and how do they compare with the Porsche gt setup
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Old 25 January 2016, 03:50 PM
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the large Porshe caliper is very ungainly IMO and i believe the reason it was originally chosen for Subaru upgrades was simply because at the time it was very cost effective.........it uses a 190mm long pad whereas the S205 caliper uses a 165mm pad

for reference the Alcon monoblock and AP Racing race spec calipers (cp5555/cp5070) are far neater and use pads approx 155mm (CS400 simply uses a lower spec road going cp7040 calliper with 150mm pad)
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Old 25 January 2016, 05:29 PM
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Do pads still need machining for the Porsche ones Alyn? Rough cost for a set of PF's ready to fit if you can pls
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Old 25 January 2016, 09:09 PM
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Wasn't Powerstation the only stockist of the Porsche kit?
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Old 25 January 2016, 10:54 PM
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Possibly I'm not sure, I want pads tho
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Old 26 January 2016, 08:23 AM
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Call Alyn.
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Old 26 January 2016, 09:41 AM
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the Porshe caliper is fitted to single piece discs originally and therefore the bell / rotor interferes with the lower portion of the pad, we offer various manufacturer / material options and can easily machine to suit

always best to contact the office direct for specific queries

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Old 26 January 2016, 10:48 AM
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Who supplies the calipers now that Powerstation have ceased?
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Old 26 January 2016, 12:05 PM
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Prob porsche for a daft amount of markup, why not just go with an AP setup which will be more than enough braking power.
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What brake set up would you recommend then Alyn, I'm running mid 500s on a hawkeye
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Old 26 January 2016, 12:43 PM
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The Porsche calipers are made by Brembo , you can buy them from the dealer but aren't cheap .

We are now using the new AP CP9040 forged 6 pot calipers , uses the same pad as the cast 7040 calipers , pads in this shape are a lot cheaper than for the older 5555 and 5570 calipers , and the 9040 caliper is dust sealed for more reliability , this would be my choice of caliper to go for in the AP 6 pot range , they work out cheaper too.

I am putting together a 355mm G Hook disc kit with the 9040 6 pots today , so will put some pics up of them a bit later on

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Old 26 January 2016, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AWG View Post
Wasn't Powerstation the only stockist of the Porsche kit?
Yes they were as it's a kit only they made , it uses Porsche calipers , AP discs , and bells and brackets they had made , along with Porsche shape pads that are trimmed in width as they hit the bells
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Old 27 January 2016, 09:51 AM
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Here are the pictures of our 355mm kit with our new G hook discs , and the new AP CP9040 6 pot forged calipers

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We also make a 330mm kit using the AP CP 9040 6 pot forged calipers to fit under 17" wheels
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Old 27 January 2016, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Godspeed Brakes View Post
The Porsche calipers are made by Brembo , you can buy them from the dealer but aren't cheap .

We are now using the new AP CP9040 forged 6 pot calipers , uses the same pad as the cast 7040 calipers , pads in this shape are a lot cheaper than for the older 5555 and 5570 calipers , and the 9040 caliper is dust sealed for more reliability , this would be my choice of caliper to go for in the AP 6 pot range , they work out cheaper too.

I am putting together a 355mm G Hook disc kit with the 9040 6 pots today , so will put some pics up of them a bit later on

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Aren't the 7040s dust sealed too?
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How much is that kit Ian?
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Old 27 January 2016, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bustaMOVEs View Post
Aren't the 7040s dust sealed too?
Yes , but AP are phasing them out now , the 7040's are a very good caliper , have used them for years , the 9040 uses the same seals , same sized pistons , same shape pad , but the caliper body is forged instead of cast so they can be made smaller.
The dust seals on the 7040 and 9040 calipers fully cover the pistons as they come out , the older design , the 5555 and 5570 calipers just have a scraper seal in the caliper bore , so offer no protection to the piston

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How much is that kit Ian?
The 330mm kit is 1499 and the 355mm kit is 1599

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