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Posted by Mauricio W on February 02, 2001 at 17:15:40:

In Reply to: how fantastic? posted by HKM3 on February 02, 2001 at 13:34:05:

1. Pedal response is much improved: Less pressure is required on the pedal to induce the same braking response on the car. In theory all should be the same as the brake booster applies the same amount of pressure regardless of the brake type, however that assumes a constant friction coefficient, and I am quite certain that these Porsche brakes have a higher friction coefficient, and one that can be sustained as the brakes get hotter and hotter.

2. Less brake pedal travel: Not the same as above. This may be due to many factors. Among them (i) the fact that you have 4 pistons per caliper instead of one, (ii) the fact that the caliper is fixed vs the moving caliper on the stock brakes, and (iii) because stainless steel brake lines are used (which take away any slack from the rubber compound stock brakes).

3. NO WARPING!!: Me and a group of M Club friends track our cars quite often and we were tired of warping our brakes, and having to put up with excessive fading. With these brakes we can stand on them all session and they do not even fade - I can literally brake on marker #2 on the Lime Rock straight all session without a problem.

SteveD at can get you a set and will give you great service for your kit - I'm not involved with him in any way but I recommend him to any friend looking for better brakes.

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