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996 Brakes On A Base Boxster

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Someone over on the 911 Board at Pelican was given 996 calipers and rotors. He is trying to install them on his 1977 930 (with 16" wheels), which I told him probably couldn't be done very cheaply. Instead, I offered him to swap my base Boxster's brakes and calipers for his 996 ones.

If I've read correctly, the 996 front calipers and rotors will bolt right up to my Boxster, but the rear rotors won't fit because of the parking brake. I think I can buy special rotors from Suncoast (like they offer with their Boxster S brake upgrade kit), but is there any way to machine to rotors so they'll fit? Am I right on the rest of this?

What I'd really like to do is just swap front calipers/rotors, since I don't really need to upgrade the rears on my Boxster. If I've heard correctly, the 996 calipers look just like the base Boxster calipers, so it will still look stock (and I won't have red front calipers and rear black calipers).

Is this correct?

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Yup, the 996 fronts are a bolt-on. Only ptoblem is they will not fit under a 16" wheel. IF you have 16's, you'll have to upgrade to at least 17's. Depending on the year of your car, 18's may not be recommended.


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