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The PCCB option looks awesome for the 997, but I've seen prices range from $13K-18k. Anyone have any leads on a near-dealer cost supplier of a set of these bad boys or what the approximate dealer cost might be?

Thanks in advance

Damon

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Hi,

Even if you bought these brakes, you should look into the

price of the pads. I would start at $5,000 as a good guess

for a set of pads.

Paul

What I think you're trying to quote is the cost of each rotor, not pads.

Deanski

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Hi,

The price of the pads is high, but the price

of the rotors is awesome. I read that the rotors

crack after about 20,000 miles. I guess that

would be 20,000 miles of track use only.

Paul

I think that you are thinking of the early version 1 of the ceramic brake rotors. Most of the problems I heard of were from people that tracked their cars heavily and the rotors would crack or chuck off pieces. Since version 2 of the rotors came out I have heard very few complaints.
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Just to respond to my own post... :)

The cheapest I've found so far for the Porsche 997-044-600-63 PCCB kit is $13,225.00 at Sunset Imports (http://www.sunsetimports.com). I have a C4Cab (not C4SCab) and there's some question about whether this kit is designed for the C4, or only the "S"'s...Jeff at Sunset checked and Porsche suppors the kit for Carrera S, 4S, and Targa 4S, and soon for the Turbo.

In looking, he saw that Porsche shows rotors and calipers for the C4 as being the same as the C4S (looking as if to replace a caliper or rotor) so I don't know why the kit would be any different or not work on the C4, but he's checking for me.

Damon

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The least expensive way to get PCCBs on your Porsche is to order them on the car from the beginning. The second generation PCCBs are far better than the problematic First Gen. I have 14,000 miles on my PCCB-equiped car and haven't seen a bit of wear on either pads or rotors. I've heard I could see 200,000 miles on the rotors used on the streets.

Dan

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I too have PCCB's on my C2S and really like these.

Only one problem that I'm trying to resolve with dealer and Porsche regional rep. There is a noise which at first sounds like a hung pad, but now I think it's a bearing seal not fully seated or a dry bearing. I get it when I turn or if I travel long distance I get it intermittently straight. It comes and gos at times.

Other than this issue, great brakes, but after washing, you have to dry them off more so than steel. In rain, no problems.

From what I hear, the PCCB's are just painted calipers, pads specific to the ceramic rotors and the ceramic rotors. You'll be better off spending the money on floating hat steel brakes/bigger rotors and paint you calipers speed yellow.

New, they were $8K when ordering the car.

Regards,

Deanski

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Save your money... Never need them on the street and if you track, you're going to want steel anyway. Ask all the 997 racers out there what they want / prefer... Even better yet is stick with the 997S calipers and get the PFC 2-piece floating slotted steel rotor coming out soon. They have it in 997 sizes already for about $1k a set. Light weight, durable, etc.

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