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Porsche boxster 4 piston brakes (NQSBBK) fitted on MK7 GTi.

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
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I also noticed this, but I'm planning to mitigate it with more aggressive rear pads instead of ODB11. I have pretty aggressive front pads and still OEM with the rear. My car doesn't weight transfer as much on coils, so I think I can get away with more rear pad
Are you tracking these? How are they holding up? What pad are you using?
 

bfury5

Autocross Champion
Location
CT
Are you tracking these? How are they holding up? What pad are you using?
I had these on my car for about 3mo with R4-S pads. They were great, except it shifted the total brake balance too far forward (even with more aggressive rear pads too. They never faded, but I was cooking rotors pretty bad which was affecting tire temps
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
SoCal, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S FWD
Which brake shim do we want? 2x36 2x40 circular, or just 2x the 36/40 bar style per caliper?
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P/N: 996-351-088-02

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36 PN: 964-351-096-01-M253
40 PN: 964-351-096-02-M253

Calipers have the same PN between 1999 boxster, and a 2008 cayman. The bar style says it fits Cayman, but not the boxster, so I am a little confused.
 
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mr wrong

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Franklin TN
If my wheels have been confirmed to work with the Macan calipers is it safe to conclude these will fit as well?
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
SoCal, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S FWD
Which brake shim do we want? 2x36 2x40 circular, or just 2x the 36/40 bar style per caliper?
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P/N: 996-351-088-02

Or
View attachment 249344
36 PN: 964-351-096-01-M253
40 PN: 964-351-096-02-M253

Calipers have the same PN between 1999 boxster, and a 2008 cayman. The bar style says it fits Cayman, but not the boxster, so I am a little confused.
@bfury5 @Sc629 Can you confirm which brake pad shim we need? Is it the Bar style or do I need the circular style for each piston?

Also if Anyone is interested in which speed bleeder fits these calipers, its SB1010S. This is the same as the MK7s use for the rear.
 
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bfury5

Autocross Champion
Location
CT
@bfury5 @Sc629 Can you confirm which brake pad shim we need? Is it the Bar style or do I need the circular style for each piston?

Also if Anyone is interested in which speed bleeder fits these calipers, its SB1010S. This is the same as the MK7s use for the rear, just remember you'll need x8 total.
It was the first one, with 2x on the same plate
 

mr wrong

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Franklin TN
I found a salvage yard selling a set of yellow calipers. Did the 2.7 Boxster ever have yellow?
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
SoCal, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S FWD
I believe stock Yellow are the S ceramic brake calipers. Unless they were painted. Kinda a pain when looking through salvage yards, a log of base Boxsters have red calipers, so it's hard to tell if they painted or swapped to S calipers.
 

azads

New member
Location
Sacramento, CA
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT
I’m in the process of rebuilding my calipers and ordering all the necessary parts and had a question regarding the banjo bolts. I have SS brake lines currently and they came with banjo bolts for the stock calipers, will these work on the brembos or is the Apikol banjo required? I see it says to reuse stock lines but just wanted to confirm. Thanks!
 

bfury5

Autocross Champion
Location
CT
I’m in the process of rebuilding my calipers and ordering all the necessary parts and had a question regarding the banjo bolts. I have SS brake lines currently and they came with banjo bolts for the stock calipers, will these work on the brembos or is the Apikol banjo required? I see it says to reuse stock lines but just wanted to confirm. Thanks!
I believe the threads on the banjo bolt are different between the stock caliper and the brembo caliper (M10x1.0 vs M10x1.5) - I ordered the ones from Apikol and didn't have issues. As long as you have the right bolt, stock lines can be re-used.
 

azads

New member
Location
Sacramento, CA
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT
I’m in the process of rebuilding my calipers and ordering all the necessary parts and had a question regarding the banjo bolts. I have SS brake lines currently and they came with banjo bolts for the stock calipers, will these work on the brembos or is the Apikol banjo required? I see it says to reuse stock lines but just wanted to confirm. Thanks!
Update to this:
Apikol was out of stock in their banjo bolts after I had already placed my order but they provided me with the size and I used this as an alternative.

https://www.probolt-usa.com/stainless-steel-single-banjo-bolt-m10x1-00mm-race-spec/

Worked great and even though it will never be seen looks great too haha.

Another question I have is in regards to the brake pedal feel. For those who’ve done the swap where is the engagement point of the pedal for you? I’ve bled it multiple times and the pedal seems to be engaging about 5/8 of the way down which is a lot lower than expected. The bite is amazing once it’s there, especially paired with the ferrodo pads, but I can’t shake the feeling the engagement should be higher up. I believe there’s an air pocket somewhere in the system but can’t seem to get it out even with a power bleeder at 30psi.
 

DIMELOCO

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Location
new york
Car(s)
Vw cc
I want to confirm that the CM BR0010 bracket isn't compatible for the aluminum spindle, only for the steel spindle such as the MK5.
 

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DIMELOCO

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Location
new york
Car(s)
Vw cc
Not a MK7 but a VW CC '14
 

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