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Old 12-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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I am a new member to the forum and have been struggling with my decision to buy a 991 or 997. I am currently leanings towards a used 2010 991 C4S Cab with 5K miles that is loaded with the options I like.

One option that the car has is Ceramic Composite Brakes-PCCB. If I was building this car, I would have not paid nor picked this option.

Does anyone here have any feedback or experience with theses brakes?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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no experience with it, but I'm so irreversibly ****, that I would have given my left knut for PCCB. Both of my p-cars put out an astronomical amount of brake dust.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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Owned them on my C2S and loved them. Fantastic stopping power - something estimated like 2500hp - no break dust. They are noted to 'groan', as mine did. Irritating but not technically a problem. Would I chose them on a future car? Hands down yes. I'd go for the 997.2 you are looking at. A C4S is a GREAT car.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:03 PM
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Most accounts here are extremely positive. No fade, rotors last nearly forever, and zero dust. What more can one ask from brakes.

Wish I had this option, particularly from a cleaning standpoint. Lots of brake dust on these cars.

BTW, the yellow calipers look really cool.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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PCCB are extraordinary. Maybe not as much initial bite as steel esp when cold, but they should never fade on you - very beneficial if you're into de/autox
Apparently they are very fragile, chip and crack really easy. So make sure you/your shop is extra careful around them, rotor replacement costs big $$$$$$
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:54 PM
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Apparently they are very fragile, chip and crack really easy. So make sure you/your shop is extra careful around them, rotor replacement costs big $$$$$$
But if they crack, you can always replace them with steelies.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:56 PM
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Love mine. Now spoiled for future purchases. No regrets.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:25 PM
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Love mine. If you plan on tracking hard you may burn them up. In normal aggressive driving they should last a couple hundred thousand miles and produce no brake dust.

Buy yourself the wheel alignment tools so you or somebody doesn't accidentally drop the wheel on the rotor when removing the wheels.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 PM
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I ordered mine with the PCCBs and have been very pleased with my decision. It really came down to age. I'm getting too old to be down cleaning wheels. I rarely have to now. They essentially create no dust. That always means that you get tremendous service life from them--little pad wear, providing you are an average street driver. If you're some Danny Sullivan wanna be--forget it. My next Porsche will have them, as well.

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:08 AM
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Have them and absolutely love them!!! If you can get one with them, GET IT!!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:54 PM
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You are right about not having picked them if we were building to order. I don't have them and wish I did. With PCCB's, you can change out your wheels to something very light, like Fiskes or Champions, and really appreciate the advantage. The lower unsprung weight is a benefit you can feel in the driver's seat during braking, acceleration, and handling. Between the PCCB and the AeroKit+Painted SeatBacks, which I have on my car, the PCCB is much more noticeable for the same money. Had I ordered the car, instead of buying it second hand, I would have gone for the PCCB option.
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Just posted these pics on another thread... but what the heck? They are soooo sexy!
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They're awesome. They look all business and have enormous strength, one of my favorite options on mine after 4 years of ownership.

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If you live in a colder climate (like me) and don't intend to track the car at all, then save your money - not worth it.

If you don't live in a colder climate and can afford them, get 'em. If you're going to track the car, get 'em...nothing stops the car better, and the hotter they get, the better they work! They're also lighter than the steelies.
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