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Old March 2nd 2016, 17:03
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986s brakes on 944n/a

Can i fit the front brakes of the boxster s(986) to the 944(pre86) n/a hub ? Except from the caliper adapter what other mods should i do? Thanks in advance.
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Old March 3rd 2016, 16:39
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I fitted them to Beetle stubs using 944 hubs







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Old March 3rd 2016, 21:20
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thanks for the info.
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Old March 5th 2016, 17:01
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Recondition the calipers

Hi Steve, Question did you recondition the calipers yourself? If so how are you able to recondition the Porsche lettering so nicely.
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Old March 5th 2016, 17:59
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Hi

I just painted the outside, so a rattle can restoration and lettering is a decal I bought on eBay, they have stood up to the heat very well.

Lucky I bought a few spare decals as they wanted to to stick to the backing and not to the calliper.

Generally Porsche callipers have stainless piston which don't corrode so I full rebuild is not always needed.

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Old April 1st 2019, 10:52
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Hello, just bought the calipers and discs. Do you have the adapter dimensions?
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Old April 2nd 2019, 21:19
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Turn the early hubs down to 157mm and theyll fit the 986s rotor. I can make the caliper adapter but the axial offset can vary depending on how your 944 hubs were machined for t1 spindles.
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:00
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Actually my calipers are 986 2,5 base model. P/N 986.351.422. Spindles and hubs are early 944 N/A. By 157mm you mean the diameter of the hub?
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:21
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Yes outside diameter (OD) of hub.

With the 986 non S caliper theres another option. Use a 84-89 911 carrera rotor (282x24) and itll bolt on like a 944na rear mount rotor(282x20) and match the boxster caliper width (24mm). I build alot of these setups because they fit 15" wheels, whereas the boxster rotor is bigger (298x24) and requires 16"
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:41
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where I am the 986 rotors are half the price of carreras. Do the pads cover the whole carrera rotor area, or overhang a bit?
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:44
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They cover. No overhang.
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:57
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oh, I thought with carrera rotors, i would have to shave off some material from the pads. So what do you suggest? Wheel size is not an issue, i run 17s.
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Old April 3rd 2019, 04:59
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forgot to mention, on the rear i ve got 299x24 turbo discs with 996.352.422 calipers.
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Old April 4th 2019, 10:47
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Hey Steve,
Where did you get the 944 adapter bearings from? I may also need a set

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