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4 minutes ago, Snorman said:

That's the price you pay for driving one of them high falutin German cars. 

S. 

 

1 hour ago, Snake said:

Cheaper on TireRack

 

1 hour ago, tommytipover said:

Used to work for a VW dealer. Pretty sure that at any given time, every VW Touareg either needs $2000 worth of brakes or tires. They are hungry hippos.

 

I'm sort of used to the P-tax, but I can't see how a 330 mm Cayenne rotor can be $100, a 350 mm Cayenne rotor can be $150, and a 380 mm Cayenne rotor is $800. 

They are phenomenal brakes, though.

 

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8 minutes ago, Ronh911 said:

The 380s are 2 piece rotors, the others are not.  Buying them from PCNA gets you a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty.  

 

Ron

 

That's part of what I don't get. Shouldn't a 2 piece rotor be cheaper, since you can reuse the hat? Except that all of these 380s are sold only as complete replacements.

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Correct, we only sell them as complete units.  We use the 2 piece to lower unsprung weight and rotational mass.  You can get them cheaper aftermarket but like you said “the brakes are phenomenal”.  Remember, that is a 550HP beast you have!

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Technically, the brakes are Italian.  But, yes, quality iron, machined aluminum to the .001" and the attachment hardware all add up.  $800/side for a 380mm 2-pc iron disc is not out of whack at all.  If that puts a knot in your stomach, don't go looking at the PCCB replacement prices.

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9 minutes ago, Bremsen said:

Technically, the brakes are Italian.  But, yes, quality iron, machined aluminum to the .001" and the attachment hardware all add up.  $800/side for a 380mm 2-pc iron disc is not out of whack at all.  If that puts a knot in your stomach, don't go looking at the PCCB replacement prices.

 

Oh, I'm well aware of the PCCB kool-aid.

 

I'm just saying, an equivalent Wilwood 2-pc steel rotor is half the price. It's probably not worth Wilwoods time to machine a thousand rotors for the Turbo S models, but I sure wish they would. :)

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Yeah, but that's just the iron.  Porsche doesn't think its owners are capable of assembling their own discs (or maybe think they don't have the desire to), apparently, so you're stuck buying the complete assembly.  When you add a couple-three hundred for each hat plus bobbins/hardware I don't think the P-tax is all that high on those.  IMO, the biggest problem is that Porsche/Brembo still seem to think that drilling (or casting as it may be) holes into their iron discs is still a thing.  I guess since they're still trying to perfect the beetle, using brakes from 1984 isn't totally out of character, lol.

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3 hours ago, Bremsen said:

Yeah, but that's just the iron.  Porsche doesn't think its owners are capable of assembling their own discs (or maybe think they don't have the desire to), apparently, so you're stuck buying the complete assembly.  When you add a couple-three hundred for each hat plus bobbins/hardware I don't think the P-tax is all that high on those.  IMO, the biggest problem is that Porsche/Brembo still seem to think that drilling (or casting as it may be) holes into their iron discs is still a thing.  I guess since they're still trying to perfect the beetle, using brakes from 1984 isn't totally out of character, lol.

 

https://blog.caranddriver.com/in-depth-with-the-2019-porsche-cayennes-tungsten-carbide-coated-brakes/

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1 hour ago, SiberianDVM said:

 

Thank you. I feel so much better now. 

Of course, in order to get the stopping power the Cayenne needs, I would have to weld an entire Civic Si to each strut.

 

It would still be cheaper than buying new rotors, lol

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