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post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2019, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Porsche's own view on Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)

Someone once asked me what £5,000 looked like. Shrugging my shoulders he pointed at the yellow brake calipers on a new 718 and walked off. Below something which might save you from spending that amount of wedge on the yellow paint and grey discs...


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I love my PCCBs; hate brake dust. Though with the 2RS it comes standard. It's a "free"option.

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I ordered my 2019 CGTS with CCB . Because I am disabled and can't get down and clean the wheels after every drive. I mainly go to car shows and for short drives on back roads. I will never have to change them in my lifetime at my age. And they are yellow to match my car. It's a win, win, win for me. But the 7400.00 bucks is a hard pill to swallow. But I only have to swallow it once. If you are young and change vehicles often , they may not be worth it
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I ordered my 2019 CGTS with CCB . Because I am disabled and can't get down and clean the wheels after every drive. I mainly go to car shows and for short drives on back roads. I will never have to change them in my lifetime at my age. And they are yellow to match my car. It's a win, win, win for me. But the 7400.00 bucks is a hard pill to swallow. But I only have to swallow it once. If you are young and change vehicles often , they may not be worth it
Good for you! if you can afford them why not? This is a very short ride we are all on, and if you have the bucks why deny yourself things that make you happy. It always bugged me to no end to have that corrosive cast iron brake dust laying on my rims and car.

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I passed on the PCCB, but if I was crazy enough to spend money on them it would purely be to make wheel cleaning easier.
The main reason I chose not to spec PCCB was cost, including taxes that option would cost 21.800 USD with the current exchange rate or 19.440 EUR with the fixed exchange rate.
For that amount I could get the whole car professionally cleaned a lot of times.
Second reason is style, I think the yellow calipers would clash with the Guards Red paint.
If Porsche has offered the PSCB (Porsche Surface Coated Brakes) as they do on the Cayenne I might have considered those given cost was reasonable.
Cast iron rotors with a laser cladded tungstencarbide in nickel matrix surface layer as far as I remember.
They believe so much in the concept that PSCB calipers are painted white.
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My 718B has the standard brakes and I expected break dust.On my Audi A6 wheels get dirty faster that light. But i am surprised cause on the carera classic wheels is nearly no dust after driving realy hard on the road.
I think most dust is blown out by the break cooling airflow. Never had a car with that less break dust.
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I can agree with alf. The yellow would not look as good on a red car. If my I got a red car I would have reconsidered getting the red calipers that would be on it. They have a red cayman s on the showroom floor and the red calipers really pop on it
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A spray can of heat-proof paint, masking tape, and Porsche decals, and you can have any colour rotors you want.
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A spray can of heat-proof paint, masking tape, and Porsche decals, and you can have any colour rotors you want.
Until you hit the brakes! I'd suggest sticking with just painting the calipers.

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Until you hit the brakes! I'd suggest sticking with just painting the calipers.
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