All 4 Standard Calipers on the 924S and 944 early models are made from Iron and a
Single piston Sliding design.
These are very good for road use and even with higher temp pads for more spirited use..
So what better I thought then to buy refurbished plated ones and use new
high quality pads….
The car and me then changed our mind !, as we both swung towards going faster with
more and more performance a better direction was where it was heading………
and more powerful brakes were required…….
In combination with more weight saving I sourced Aluminum wilwood Dynalite Calipers for each corner with their recommended Poly Matrix Q-tec pads.
With a slightly higher temperature compound for the fronts.
With Brackets to suit the 944 hubs front & Rear, these were also sourced from the USA from a company that specialise in VW Transporters (Wagenwest) and they offer these brackets for those VW van enthusiasts that want to fit 944 suspension and hubs & brakes…!
Once again further thought was put on the whole braking system and a decision made to go for a bigger caliper on the front , and Wilwood produce a DynaPro 6 Pot caliper with the same Lug mounting measurements….
Couldn’t resist……….Not much (if anything) escapes getting painted !
All new hardline (copper / Nickel) brake lines (Front & Rear) are being installed as
the originals (27 years young) were perished in places…..
Fitted With a 968 master cylinder which has a bigger rear circuit bore & a 968
Servo which helps provide a 60/40% Brake bias split
– with 4 flexy short aeroquip lines connecting to each calipers on the front and the
rear flexy lines are near the axle
A rear adjustable bias valve was also installed.
Originally I went for plain EBC, but then changed my mind and decided I needed
a high quality heat treated brand that would not warp..
So the Fronts are TAROX Sport Japan
And the rears Stoptec from the USA:
Rear Wilwood 4 pots fitted……….(August 2015)
These rear Calipers had a tendancy to lock slightly before the fronts! so I changed them for
New calipers the same style but with smaller Pistons and torque.
Front Brake Disc Change, not just because new Suspension / Stubs axles and Hubs are
being fitted but also because the original discs when getting HOT were growing in diameter
and catching on the Caliper Bridge, so I’ve gone for some Zimmermann Sport cross Drilled
discs which have been machined to a smaller diameter from 282mm to (278mm )
to allow 4mm expansion.
The 5 centre holes have also been “Slotted” which when combined with a Floating bolt
will also allow the Discs lateral width to expand when Hot.
The M8 Shoulder Bolts have orderedwith an exactly measurement length shank for the
Hub and Disc holes.
On the hub side is the bolt head, which then has a double spring washer and 2 thin stainless flat
washers either side.
After the shoulder is a smaller M6 washer and Aero Lock Nut which once tightened fully
will leave approx 1.8mm of movement before the spring is fully compressed, this will
allow the Iron disc and Alumnium Hub to expand when it gets very HOT and the slots
will also allow the diameter to expand also preventing wharping.
This is a pile of parts due to be fitted way back in 2013 ! but the front brake calipers and rear discs were changed and uprated when a new 2.7 Litre Engine was coming !
Stripped back to bare metal…………….
Opened up, and 2 new aluminium baffles designed, made and installed by JEMX (UK)
The panel was then re-welded up and dye checked for cracks.
Then Powdercoated at 200 degrees in Satin Black
New Stainless Steel Straps, Powdercoated too…so they should last for 200 years + !
It’s amazing how a lick of paint makes something 28 years old look as new if not better.
Tank re-fitted (August 2015) with new pump & Filter and new fuel lines……
– New Bosch Fuel pump 3 Bar
All 4 injectors sent away to be checked at ASNU …….all given a clean bill of health…
Fuel Rail Powdercoated……….