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My 2004 GT3 Guards Red, PCCB, is on the truck to me in Seattle

I will put in Euro seats, bar, Schroth harness which I am moving over from my 2002 C2.

I will also have a corner balance and alienment the day of delivery. Do not know enough to ask for any help yet except: Does anyone track DE/lapping days with PCCBs? If so are they as bad as I am hearing now that I got them?

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If yours is an '04 you have Gen 1 PCCB's- go over to rennlist and see what people say about tracking them- they'll talk you into steel rotors for the track. I originally was going to get them but am glad now I didn't. Big debate over pad types as well, and of course tires. You may want to drive it a little before you align it so everything settles- just a thought...

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Congrats, you will love the car. I agree with skl, although it is possible you won't have PCCB problems on the track, I think the risk is too high. Damage can occur quickly, frankly they are a safety hazard IMO. Gert Carnewal sells a kit with everything you need to switch to iron here.

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On a track that is hard on brakes, PCCB can be destroyed on the very first track day. I witnessed this myself on a friend's car. The surface of the front discs delaminated with multiple 3/4" sized areas fractured off the face of the discs. The car was being driven by a good driver, so I can't fault the driver for error. The GT3 is heavy for a track car, it is not worth compromising on the brakes. Swap them out.

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then iI see a guy that has 9000 track mile on the car. Now his rotors are gone, but for me it will take years to rack up that kind on number.

Your friends car... when was this? That sounds more like a defect than heat. Does anyone else have something like this?

I have yet to hear that the rotors do not out last the irons. It is the return on investment. Can you get the to last long enough?

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I understand your position. What I don't understand is why Porsche let us all down. As skl suggested, search Rennlist for PCCB. Here are some samples:

The guy who got 9000 miles "strongly suggests" getting rid of them here.

A brake failure story leading to arbitration here.

A pad and disc failure "not ready for track time" story here.

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