Notices
997 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Identify “red calipers”

 
Old 05-15-2019, 09:38 AM
  #1  
sv
User
Thread Starter
 
sv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 121
Default Identify “red calipers”

I have a C4 (2009) which has red calipers on it; previous owner said the car came with them, but I don’t see them listed on the window sticker.
My undertaking is only S models had red calipers...

How can I confirm if they’re real red calipers or the black ones painted?
Need to order brake pads.

Pictures - front and rear.




Thanks in advance
sv is online now  
Old 05-15-2019, 09:48 AM
  #2  
ColoradoMark
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
ColoradoMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 428
Default

Real ones allow you to slide the pads in from the back side by just removing a pin.
ColoradoMark is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
  #3  
boxtaboy
User
 
boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 159
Default

They look repainted in red. Factory red brakes have white PORSCHE lettering.
boxtaboy is online now  
Old 05-15-2019, 10:22 AM
  #4  
Dennis C
Rocky Mountain High
Rennlist Member
 
Dennis C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Posts: 14,384
Default

Doesn’t the C4 come from the factory with silver calipers? Or did that stop with the 996 series?
Dennis C is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 10:40 AM
  #5  
TheBruce
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
TheBruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,248
Default

Repainted. C2 and C4s are silver with a black face. And the lettering should be white. Looks like aftermarket wheels so probably swapped them both at some point. Not a biggie. I repainted mine. The black on the base model calipers tends to fade and look like ****.

Biggest questions:

1 - does the prior owner know that and just not being honest with you, or is he just a dummy and bought it that way

2 - I have a 997.1 so not as familiar with the .2 caliper, but that front caliper looks different than mine. Almost looks like an aftermarket brembo big brake kit. Maybe some of the .2 guys can chime in.
TheBruce is online now  
Old 05-15-2019, 10:44 AM
  #6  
EG997C2
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
EG997C2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 415
Default

Those are stock 997.2 C2/C4 front calipers that have been painted.
EG997C2 is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 12:13 PM
  #7  
nicogri
User
 
nicogri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: 60 km north of Paris ;-)
Posts: 19
Default

Thumbup ;-)

The same, my base C2 had pretty messed up calipers, painted them red also (long job to full jack, clean, protect, paint lots of coats, dry, unprotect sticker, mount wheels,unjack).

Moreover than the color of lettering, you see on second picture that letters are stickers (and on OEM painted, it is in the paint as you cannot feel them with your hand).

Not a bumer but interesting to know if previous owner knows that.
nicogri is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 12:28 PM
  #8  
Fahrer
User
 
Fahrer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,391
Default

It was my understanding that the red calipers on the S models were different ( aside from color) than the black calipers found on the base models. The base models also had an option to have the same base calipers painted red from the factory ( but they were still the same base calipers).
Fahrer is online now  
Old 05-15-2019, 04:59 PM
  #9  
Iceter
User
 
Iceter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 1,821
Default

I agree that they're stock C2 calipers that have been painted. The big tell is that the caliper has to be removed to access the pads on a base car. S calipers allow you to access the pads from the top, like bread in a toaster.

Also, IIRC, the bolts that hold the two halves of the caliper together are supposed to be painted the same color as the rest of the caliper, as the caliper is painted after it is assembled.

Last edited by Iceter; 05-15-2019 at 10:13 PM.
Iceter is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 09:06 PM
  #10  
Steph1
User
 
Steph1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 115
Default

Originally Posted by boxtaboy View Post
They look repainted in red. Factory red brakes have white PORSCHE lettering.
^^^^^^My thoughts too
Steph1 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: