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    Re: Brake job

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
    My 981 has now 40k miles and needs a complete brake job, rotor and pad replacement, I don't want to pay $4,000 front and $4,000 rear dealer quoted me, anyone knows a reputable indi in North or Central Florida where I can take my baby to get new brakes?

    Appreciated, thank you guys!
    Did you get that quote from Porsche of Orlando.. I wouldn't be surprised as are the most shady dealer around here. It was a huge disappointment when I got my Porsche coming from Lexus to see the level of service.
    If you are in Central Florida I can recommend you two places who specilise in Porsche and got great service on both on my Boxster.
    1. http://www.driverschoicemotors.com/ in Longwood
    2. https://germanexcellence.com/ in winter park.
    Try to call and get a quote. You can;t go wrong with either.

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    Re: Brake job

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager6 View Post
    $4K would be cheap if your brakes are PCCB (carbon fiber rotors with yellow calipers)

    It looks like they reuse old bolts and rotor screws...which should be replaced...
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    I'm new to Porsche ownership, and having maintained all of my vehicles for 40+ yrs, I'm a little concerned with the fact that I should be replacing the caliper bolts every time I service my brakes. Is Porsche hardware that unreliable? Is that standard procedure for Porsche maintenance? Are the caliper bolts designed as 'pinch' bolts with a locking mechanism that has only one use?

    I never once replaced the caliper bolts on my previous ride of 20yrs, that I modified with forced induction, and I would ride her hard, slap her rev limiter daily, and then slam on the brakes. Yes I replaced rotors, pads, and flushed brake fluid. More importantly, I torqued bolts to specifications - their called 'specifications' for a reason. I see that as all good maintenance. But I didn't go around replacing hardware.

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    Re: Brake job

    Thank you guys soooo much definitely will check these indi and save thousands. Appreciated guys!

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    Re: Brake job

    Quote Originally Posted by mx5scmiata View Post
    V6,

    I'm new to Porsche ownership, and having maintained all of my vehicles for 40+ yrs, I'm a little concerned with the fact that I should be replacing the caliper bolts every time I service my brakes. Is Porsche hardware that unreliable? Is that standard procedure for Porsche maintenance? Are the caliper bolts designed as 'pinch' bolts with a locking mechanism that has only one use?

    I never once replaced the caliper bolts on my previous ride of 20yrs, that I modified with forced induction, and I would ride her hard, slap her rev limiter daily, and then slam on the brakes. Yes I replaced rotors, pads, and flushed brake fluid. More importantly, I torqued bolts to specifications - their called 'specifications' for a reason. I see that as all good maintenance. But I didn't go around replacing hardware.
    From what I read the change in bolts is to prevent premature metal failure. From what I see its relatively easy to change rotors and page yourself but I am a busy busy guy don't have a full afternoon and I am ignorant in terms of mechanics.

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    Re: Brake job

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
    Genesis, the brakes on these cars are pretty straight forward and fairly easy to do, perhaps the only 'specialized tool' being a Motive Bleeder that cost about $60-70 USD, and you can get all the parts from Pelican or FCP Euro, where you could buy the Stebro or Zimmerman rotors (both are made in Germany) someone suggested already, check Youtube for a DYI tutorial.

    PS: Schnell has a full set (F/R) of Stebro rotors for $380 and pads (w/sensors) for $235… :-)

    Couple things, FWIW. Replacing rotors & brake pads doesn't necessarily require a brake bleed. And, using "the bottle" method to bleed/flush the brakes also works fine. I flushed the brake system on my 2014 CS (in prep for a May HPDE event) with a 2 liter bottle, some tubing, and the leg of an assistant and it went very well. Definitely not rocket science.
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    Re: Brake job

    $8000 to upgrade to carbon ceramic isn't bad, perhaps the dealer can also quote you the price to replace your stock brakes? As other said you can buy all the parts for $700-800 and any brake shop can do the work as there's nothing special about it. The new dealer quote should be in the $2-3K range for stock parts....if they say the $8K was stock...feel free to curse them out and post their quote all over the internet.

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