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jm121189
05-05-2008, 03:56 PM
I have done a lot of searching and actually answered some of my questions[up] but I still have a few more. I can get a set of boxster calipers for free, since I was going to get the a8 kit it will hardly cost anymore for me to run these calipers. I have seen pictures and read that they will fit behind stock 16" 10 spoke sport wheels but I'm assuming this is with a small spacer. Does anyone know what size spacer is needed? What is the best solution for brake lines since I read that the stock lines won't work.

The calipers are from a 2003 boxster, I'm assuming the calipers from this year will fit the carriers from PureMs? If anyone has pictures of them behind stock 16" rims please post them up.

solowb5
05-05-2008, 04:50 PM
PureMs sells the mounting brackets for 175 and the lines for 89. Not sure on the spacers. I would just do 10mm ones. Which should give you more then enough room behind the wheel and not too much poke.

JumboBlack1.8
05-05-2008, 05:28 PM
what?! how're you gettin em for free??!

jm121189
05-05-2008, 05:37 PM
I'm special and know people at an Audi shop :)

slayerrule
05-05-2008, 06:51 PM
make sure you are getting non s boxster calipers

jm121189
05-05-2008, 06:58 PM
make sure you are getting non s boxster calipers

Thanks, I know not to get the S calipers.

SilverB5A4
05-05-2008, 08:21 PM
3mm minimum, i had 5 mm spacers on mine when i ran the stock wheels.

ShawFM
05-06-2008, 10:05 AM
I have done a lot of searching and actually answered some of my questions[up] but I still have a few more. I can get a set of boxster calipers for free, since I was going to get the a8 kit it will hardly cost anymore for me to run these calipers. I have seen pictures and read that they will fit behind stock 16" 10 spoke sport wheels but I'm assuming this is with a small spacer. Does anyone know what size spacer is needed? What is the best solution for brake lines since I read that the stock lines won't work.

The calipers are from a 2003 boxster, I'm assuming the calipers from this year will fit the carriers from PureMs? If anyone has pictures of them behind stock 16" rims please post them up.

Old picture when trying to determing spacer size. ECS has 2, 3, 4 & 5 mm spacers 5mm are the easiest to get ( H&R ). I would choose the 4 (ECS Tuning part) or 5 mm ( H&R even Tire Rack carries this) spacer.
http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/72954/pict0926.jpg

onemoremile
05-06-2008, 10:42 AM
A8 behind 16" Swings.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8brakes-1.jpg

A8 Boxster behind 16" Swings, small spacer.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8rotorsandBoxstercali-1.jpg

sbghms
05-06-2008, 11:11 AM
haha the first pic reminded me of those auto zone rimes that use a metal plate thing to cover up the crappy steel wheel behind it.


A8 behind 16" Swings.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8brakes-1.jpg

A8 Boxster behind 16" Swings, small spacer.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8rotorsandBoxstercali-1.jpg

onemoremile
05-06-2008, 12:34 PM
They do look better behind prettier wheels.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/img_1510.jpg

jm121189
05-06-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the pics and info on spacers, hopefully I can have them on in a week or two.

jm121189
05-07-2008, 03:57 PM
Here are some pictures of the calipers just for fun. The pads in the pictures are getting replaced.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/viper9821/IMG_2759.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/viper9821/IMG_2760.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/viper9821/IMG_2761.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/viper9821/IMG_2762.jpg