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.Mad Hatter.
11-28-2010, 06:50 PM
So far I have 1 caliper painted and drying, 1 left to clean, sand, and paint, and 2 for the rear in transit.

The setup:

Boxster (non S) front calipers with D2 A8 rotors
B5 S4 rear calipers and B7 S4 rotors

onto the pics...I will use this thread as a sort of mini project timeline...just for the hell of it.

As they came to me:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5209428173_d028e13677_b.jpg

After some work:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5167/5215571466_5e5fa2100e_o.jpg

Pics with paint to come. HINT: OEM Porsche color.

somebody5788
11-28-2010, 06:51 PM
Hey now! This is not an OEM BBK you changed the calipers lol. OEM means stock calipers and pads. Very nice though! Should make a great upgrade!

.Mad Hatter.
11-28-2010, 06:53 PM
I didn't say OEM Audi ;)

.Mad Hatter.
11-29-2010, 01:27 PM
1 is done...


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5219122026_1075173bf3_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5218533471_e5ddba1a73_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/5219123024_ef27e2fb9e_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5218534453_e0ec564a89_b.jpg

spindoctor
11-29-2010, 04:07 PM
Very nice. How much did that whole lot cost you?

.Mad Hatter.
11-29-2010, 04:17 PM
I got the 2 front Boxster calipers with pads (new)/retainers, etc. for $350 shipped.

S4 rear calipers and lines for $135 shipped

And the rest will be pieced together new and used over the winter.

A4Shizzle
11-29-2010, 09:24 PM
I didn't say OEM Audi ;)

Oooooooo, you got him...

.Mad Hatter.
12-24-2010, 11:49 AM
both fronts are done...rears are sitting in my room awaiting paint:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5288751790_45d0234b4b_b.jpg

jm121189
12-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Looking good, im runing the same setup and i think you will be very happy with the results.

Seerlah
12-24-2010, 12:00 PM
Nice[up]

I think I am going with the AP units sold on 034 when I upgrade. Just going to add SS lines and agressive pads for the rear with Adam's Rotors (black hubs). I hate my current rotors. The hubs rust like sh*t, but get the job done none the less (ATE rotors). Just got my summer wheels in the mail last week, and that was all I could think of. Some rusted *** hubs sitting behind some fresh wheels.

.Mad Hatter.
12-24-2010, 12:06 PM
I need to paint the hubs when I get some new rotors too...I hate messy looking brakes.

mkturbo3
12-24-2010, 12:54 PM
nice upgrade ! s4 spindles is required to run these correct ?

A4Rob
12-24-2010, 01:43 PM
nice upgrade ! s4 spindles is required to run these correct ?

Nope. They bolt up with a bracket. I run the same setup on my car.

Peter1.8t
12-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Looks good so far! keep us updated.

Seerlah
12-24-2010, 03:42 PM
I need to paint the hubs when I get some new rotors too...I hate messy looking brakes.

Ever consider Adam's Rotors with black hubs? You will need new rotors anyways, so might as well get them custom (he can have any rotor needed made). His prices may be on the high end, but the quality of them seem to be top notch. I like the slotted or slotted&dimpled ones the best.

.Mad Hatter.
12-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Nah, I am either going OEM (at cost), or slotted sourced locally. His prices aren't too bad, I would say pretty good actually; but I think I can get a little better price locally (and save some shipping.)

dowsett6
12-24-2010, 09:35 PM
Ya his brakes are an extra 100 bucks for us because we are in Canada. But I do love the looks of his brakes.

ps Geoff, this now makes me want a set of these.

.Mad Hatter.
12-24-2010, 09:43 PM
hehe, you need teh stopping powa!

J Ozzie
12-25-2010, 04:01 AM
Hey i have the same ones! but have to wait until winter is over so i can put the 17's on

J Ozzie
12-25-2010, 04:07 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs923.snc4/73595_10150280940735062_642960061_15039182_2730005 _n.jpg

Oh and if you find a place with decent priced carries let me know please!

And yea as for the Hub/ Center part of the rotors spray em black clean em up make em look good.

im going to be painting mine a nice Candy Orange. If i can find the colour.

Oh and where did you get the Brembo sticks.. Ebay?

.Mad Hatter.
12-25-2010, 08:43 AM
yup, stickers are from ebay, they are actually a metal/textured decal...very neat.

some stocking stuffers...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5284/5290124097_7033530d4f_b.jpg

SeekB00st
12-25-2010, 11:06 AM
Sickkkk

hotshot32890
12-25-2010, 11:12 AM
what kind of kit did you use? G2 caliper paint?

psiaddict85
12-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Pretty in purple! I like!

.Mad Hatter.
12-25-2010, 11:59 AM
what kind of kit did you use? G2 caliper paint?

Nope, I don't think G2 makes Porsche colors ;)

The paint is an OE Porsche (color) Waterborne basecoat, with an Acrylic clear, mixed by NAPE/CMAX

Avi'sA6
12-25-2010, 03:13 PM
what are you going to use for a clear coat if any?

Im doing the 996/Boxster S calipers and just cant figure out a clear coat to use

.Mad Hatter.
12-25-2010, 03:58 PM
Nope, I don't think G2 makes Porsche colors ;)

The paint is an OE Porsche (color) Waterborne basecoat, with an Acrylic clear, mixed by NAPE/CMAX

When you buy the paint from NAPA/CMAX they instruct you to use this clear.

Avi'sA6
12-25-2010, 04:00 PM
ahh i see that now

how good is that stuff? I powder coated mine white so i want something strong but easy to clean

J Ozzie
12-25-2010, 04:10 PM
yeah im gonna have to find something decent in a spray can. Its great.

Stock is like 288mm im putting on 321mm Rotors haha with these lines
http://c1552172.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/14720_x600.jpg

The Russian
12-25-2010, 05:05 PM
I love how all the coolest stuff happens to cars when there is snow on the ground... I had a very similar kit on my first army green A4, it was sweet. you will like the setup...

.Mad Hatter.
12-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Ya, winter time is boring time, but there is looooooots of time to do stuff. haha.

here are some shots to show the color and the decal:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5292052768_334d02c873_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5292052242_bdfaecac8a_b.jpg

J Ozzie
12-26-2010, 04:48 AM
oh fuck i like those! you dont happen to have the link to the seller on ebay do you?

.Mad Hatter.
12-26-2010, 07:22 AM
Sure, here is the seller's info:

http://myworld.ebay.ca/autoemblems88/

They don't seem to have any available anymore. Here is the link to the auction I won though:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250580910769&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Here is the next coolest one I could find; carbon fiber:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BREMBO-Carbon-Fiber-8in-20cm-brake-pads-stickers-decals-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5195a1f326QQitemZ35040 2769702QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

.Mad Hatter.
12-26-2010, 08:09 AM
Ozzie I don't know if those lines will work, you need lines that mate up to the Boxster caliper.

Ok, I see some guys with this setup are dropping into this thread, so I have a question:

I am replacing the outer dust seals on the pistons, and I have the old ones off. Something tells me I need to have the piston out about 5-10mm to get the boots back on due to that lip that goes around the piston (if you have done this you know what I'm talking about.) That being said, I either need to have the calipers attached to a line, or run air through the calipers in order to get the pistons out the desired amount.

Thoughts?

edit: to see exactly what I mean look at Ozzie's pistons vs. mine. His are sticking out a little bit while mine are flush.

NeedingAnAudi
12-26-2010, 08:42 AM
Just use compressed air. Put a piece of wood between the piston and the other side of the caliper, I did this a bunch of times when I rebuilt calipers in high school auto class.

.Mad Hatter.
12-26-2010, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the info, I searched youtube and it's as simple as it sounds, haha.

Avi'sA6
12-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Ozzie I don't know if those lines will work, you need lines that mate up to the Boxster caliper.

They will work with a banjo bolt or a straight fitting. I'm got the same lines.

J Ozzie
12-27-2010, 01:17 AM
^
Wew!!


As for the decals i like the Cf but it all depends on the color i go.

J Ozzie
12-27-2010, 01:18 AM
^
Wew!!


As for the decals i like the Cf but it all depends on the color i go.

Mike@PureMS
12-27-2010, 08:57 PM
We've got a brake line kit specific for these calipers. They include banjo bolts, and are longer than stock.
Boxster Brake Lines (http://www.purems.com/products/product.php/II=1434)

.Mad Hatter.
12-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Thanks Mike, those are what I plan to go with, along with your brackets.

J Ozzie
12-27-2010, 11:19 PM
Humm i might go with those mike.. but i want to try working with the ones i have since i have them now eh.

guy022077
12-28-2010, 07:39 PM
ive been following your brake threads but does your rear setup use
S4 caliper
S4 carrier ? or a8 carrier? or is all the a8 stuff gone since you went with the b7 rotors?
034 Brackets
B7 rotors

.Mad Hatter.
12-28-2010, 07:52 PM
The only parts I have purchased for the rears are:

S4 calipers
S4 carriers

I will use them with:

B5 S4 pads
B7 S4 rotos
034 brackets/lines

A4Rob
12-28-2010, 08:09 PM
The only parts I have purchased for the rears are:

S4 calipers
S4 carriers

I will use them with:

B5 S4 pads
B7 S4 rotos
034 brackets/lines

That is correct. I have heard places like Pirtek can make lines for $40/each. (As opposed to the 034 lines which cost $115)

wesleyfbm
12-29-2010, 03:40 AM
where do the brackets come into play? i was under the impression the the 034 brackets replace the s4 carriers to relocate the caliper to correct location.

guy022077
12-29-2010, 05:26 AM
where do the brackets come into play? i was under the impression the the 034 brackets replace the s4 carriers to relocate the caliper to correct location.

, 034 doesnt mention relocation of the carrier but that is what it does, you need the s4 caliper and s4 carrier to use those brackets

"CNC machined from 1/2" steel with a high quality zinc coating, includes mounting hardware. Use B5 S4 Calipers and B7 S4 Rotors, also available from us."

.Mad Hatter.
12-29-2010, 05:26 AM
You need the carriers in order for the caliper to work properly, you couldn't do it without them (if I understand correctly). The bracket simply pushed the caliper/carrier further away from the hub to allow the larger rotor to be used.

.Mad Hatter.
12-29-2010, 05:26 AM
The caliper and carrier are attached, without it the caliper doesn't have a guide to slide upon when the piston is released. Plus, the carrier is the mounting point, not the actual caliper.

terraflata
12-29-2010, 08:44 AM
That is correct. I have heard places like Pirtek can make lines for $40/each. (As opposed to the 034 lines which cost $115)

Or you can buy the lines pre-made from Jegs for like 30.00 Each and delete a lot of hard line equipment as well.

As so:
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6499/dsc05526w.jpg

wesleyfbm
12-29-2010, 11:41 AM
mmk got it now. just thought the bracket replaced the carrier. thanks

J Ozzie
12-30-2010, 11:56 AM
Or you can buy the lines pre-made from Jegs for like 30.00 Each and delete a lot of hard line equipment as well.


i need some!! whats the site? that looks hot!

wesleyfbm
12-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Jegs.com

.Mad Hatter.
12-30-2010, 12:36 PM
terraflata, could you post a link to what you ordered? It may be helpful (and I may order them) :)

stunner247
12-30-2010, 08:02 PM
Looks really good man, love the decals.

guy022077
12-30-2010, 08:07 PM
anyone know how long the front lines need to be? rear i have a quote saying "i got 15inch and its about 3 inches too big" what about front?

J Ozzie
12-31-2010, 03:59 AM
Jegs.com

What lines did you use, im looking but cant find them

.Mad Hatter.
01-25-2011, 06:09 PM
Any info on those lines from Jegs, guys?

Also, rear calipers are apart:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5386064205_09c55f4190_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5389208176_c11299ee42_b.jpg

guy022077
01-25-2011, 06:33 PM
nice work, ill be rebuilding mine tomorrow.

bw86
01-26-2011, 07:04 AM
sweeeet [wrench]

lespaulkid01
01-26-2011, 07:07 AM
look pretty sexy dude. I dont know why but im really partial to clean brakes when not on stock rims. maybe because my stock brakes are rusted and look like hell. haha cant wait to see the final product!

.Mad Hatter.
01-26-2011, 07:52 AM
The process is a pain in the ass, mostly due to the cleaning involved before anything can actually be painted. I need to come up with a plan to keep them clean once on the car...I have a feeling wheel sealant will be part of that plan.

lespaulkid01
01-26-2011, 08:26 AM
The process is a pain in the ass, mostly due to the cleaning involved before anything can actually be painted. I need to come up with a plan to keep them clean once on the car...I have a feeling wheel sealant will be part of that plan.

The windex with vinegar works pretty well on brake dust and grime although im not sure about using it on painted surfaces. suprisingly Dawn dish soap works really well too. thats what i usually use.. i scrub it and and then let it sit for a minute before rinsing and it just kinda eats everything away pretty well. sometimes it takes a few scrubs though.

.Mad Hatter.
01-26-2011, 09:01 AM
brake fluid works well too...and it's safe on brakes, lol. in all seriousness it's all you can clean the piston with, simple green works on the exterior stuff.

lespaulkid01
01-26-2011, 10:58 AM
yea true. didnt think of that. haha i was thinking more the painted faces of the calipers and the rotors.. not necessarily pistons. probably a good idea to keep them clean too.. haha [up]

SeekB00st
01-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Hatter.

Quit bullshitting.

Do some werk. Post some pictures. I'm dying to see these on our silver cars.

.Mad Hatter.
01-26-2011, 05:06 PM
Oh man they're not going on the car until the spring anyway...I have been taking my time. :)

.Mad Hatter.
02-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Random pics of random parts...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5389520834_53e3605ae3_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5422594344_277c9d2cf5_b.jpg

I should have the seals/boots for the rear calipers soon, once they are rebuilt they will be painted as well...

SeekB00st
02-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Random pics of random parts...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5389520834_53e3605ae3_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5422594344_277c9d2cf5_b.jpg

I should have the seals/boots for the rear calipers soon, once they are rebuilt they will be painted as well...

....

$teady$upreme
04-11-2011, 02:12 AM
They will work with a banjo bolt or a straight fitting. I'm got the same lines.

Any pics of the straight fitting setup?

If i have goodridge lines (straight fittings) on my stock calipers now, can they be used on the boxster calipers?

$teady$upreme
04-11-2011, 02:35 AM
Or you can buy the lines pre-made from Jegs for like 30.00 Each and delete a lot of hard line equipment as well.

As so:
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6499/dsc05526w.jpg

-03AN 24" straight to straight (i don't know if it is -03AN, also just randomly picked 24", might be 15-18" for the front)
http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/635008/10002/-1?parentProductId=
-03AN x 10mm-1.0 banjo, bolt, washer kit
http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/100742/10002/-1?parentProductId=1149934

Can you please help us out terraflata?

$teady$upreme
04-11-2011, 04:03 AM
Nevermind i found them, this goes directly to the boxster caliper.
http://www.jegs.com/i/Earls/361/63071016/10002/-1

resource:
http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=307124&page=2

terraflata
05-02-2011, 10:13 PM
Hey guys sorry for not reposting I didnt realize until steady supreme sent me the link.

Heres the link to the lines. I beleive the one posted in the picture is HERE (http://www.jegs.com/i/Russell/799/657042/10002/-1?parentProductId=744528)

But there are several pre-assembled line HERE (http://www.jegs.com/p/Russell/Russell-Powerflex-Brake-Power-Steering-Hose/744528/10002/-1)

What works and fits depends on what you want and what you have.

$teady$upreme
05-03-2011, 02:01 AM
Nice, I just ordered them this morning coz I couldn't wait any longer.
But yah lucky that chose the right one, only difference is I went with 21 inches (russell# 657050).

terraflata
05-03-2011, 02:07 PM
Nice, I just ordered them this morning coz I couldn't wait any longer.
But yah lucky that chose the right one, only difference is I went with 21 inches (russell# 657050).


Yes very important....the 21inch line is the one you will want.

$teady$upreme
05-04-2011, 03:46 AM
Yours are too short?