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kjgarreau
09-06-2004, 05:00 PM
Looks like ECS sent me S4 rotors instead of the A8 rotors for the boxster upgrade. So I have a phone call to make tomorrow to correct it. But luckily, Scott (SScott) had a spare set of A8 rotors (thanks again man) so those went onto the car. Boxster calipers, A8 rotors, Liam's brackets (thanks again man!), and Hawk HPS pads. Just bedded them in, they're working well.

Also did a turbo install... Scott picked up a '99 Passat for an unbelievable price, all it needed was a new turbo and some major detailing work on the inside and outside. But we knocked the turbo out today, tomorrow he's taking my old brakes and going +1 with my stock 16's on the Passat, w00t. No pics of the turbo install, was pretty easy, took about 3 hours. Here are some pics of the new brakes:

Before:
http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/tdr2/mounted/DSCF0012.JPG

After:

http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/mounted/DSCF0001.JPG
http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/mounted/DSCF0002.JPG
http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/mounted/DSCF0003.JPG
http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/mounted/DSCF0004.JPG
http://1.8t.org/~kjgarreau/boxster-calipers/mounted/DSCF0005.JPG

Silvant
09-06-2004, 05:03 PM
looks slick but, man...
you gotta leave the porsche logo's on...

RippleChip
09-06-2004, 06:18 PM
Very nice.

But don't sell the day short, also looks like you tossed on some centercaps.

kjgarreau
09-06-2004, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by RippleChip
Very nice.

But don't sell the day short, also looks like you tossed on some centercaps.

Ah that's right, I hadn't posted my centercaps yet! Threw those on a couple months ago, I guess I forgot to show em off.

Thanks for pointing them out [;)]

A4 in SC
09-06-2004, 06:52 PM
Looks sweet! I like the sport logos on the calipers too. Looks kinda' like the RS6 brakes look...

BoostinA4
09-06-2004, 08:06 PM
cool how much did you pick them up for

kjgarreau
09-06-2004, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by BoostinA4
cool how much did you pick them up for

Calipers: $300
Brackets: $175
Pads: $90
Fluids: $20
Lines: $75
Rotors: $140

s/h for everything combined was probably $50, so total cost was about $850.

derek2079
09-06-2004, 08:33 PM
this makes me want to paint mine black...


question how much were the rim huib thingy's the thing that covers the bolts and where did you aquire them? they look awesome i want them

Silvant
09-06-2004, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by kjgarreau
Calipers: $300
Brackets: $175
Pads: $90
Fluids: $20
Lines: $75
Rotors: $140

s/h for everything combined was probably $50, so total cost was about $850.

ha... sounds like you parted yours together for
about the same price as i did..
its definitely the best performing kit for the price
and as good as alot of more pricey setups.....

kjgarreau
09-06-2004, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Silvant
ha... sounds like you parted yours together for
about the same price as i did..
its definitely the best performing kit for the price
and as good as alot of more pricey setups.....

Totally dude. Great setup, I'm extremely pleased. No more brake fade, and the difference going from one piston to 4 is sweet.

Derek - rim hub thingies that cover what bolts? I don't understand.

BoostinA4
09-06-2004, 09:21 PM
where did you go about purchasing the items im thinking about pieceing one together also....ebay??

kjgarreau
09-07-2004, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by BoostinA4
where did you go about purchasing the items im thinking about pieceing one together also....ebay??

Calipers - searched on car-part.com, got them from a yard.
Rotors - ECS (not ordering from them again)
Pads - ECS
Lines - Blaufergnugen
Fluid - ECS
Brackets - I believe Liam was selling them on ebay, but find him on the Audiworld B5 A4 forum and he will sell them to you.