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thetunersgroup
23-01-09, 09:01 PM
Hi All,

A bit of an announcement of something we have been working on for a few months now ...

We have had a bunch of enquiries from customers looking for truly hardcore brake components to use to fit monster brakes to all kinds of cars, particularly Japanese and European track cars and time attack cars.

To come up with a solution, we went deep into the world of professional racing, and found a solution from two of the most hardcore companies in motorsport - Brembo & Porsche (specifically Porsche's Factory Motorsport Department in Weissach, Germany).

Here's a photo of Porsche's Factory Motorsport Department - awesome ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery723.jpg

The Porsche Motorsport Department is where they developed and build cars like the GT3 RSR ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery737.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery738.jpg

Anyway, to cut a long story short, we are now are able to get access to Porsche Motorsport Department parts and supply them to our customers :)

These parts are truly mindblowing and incredibly well priced. As an example ...


6 Piston Porsche Motorsport Department Calipers for just AU$1070 including GST per caliper :)

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery689.jpeg

For front calipers, we found a 6 piston radial mount caliper made by Brembo for the Porsche Motorsport Department, shown in the photo above.

These calipers are of course a special Porsche Motorsport Department caliper, which is not in the Porsche road car catalog. Many Porsche dealers do not even know it exists, because the part number is not in the Porsche road car catalog system.

They feature radial mounting which simplifies installation for custom applications, and provides two planes of adjustment for accurate alignment over the disc. So a radial mount caliper is far superior to an axial mount caliper with "ears" on the body of the caliper.

These calipers feature special ceramic inserts which help keep heat out of the brake fluid at races like the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery690.jpg

To give you an idea of the size of these calipers, take a look at the photo above. That is a 600ml sprite bottle for scale, not a 300ml bottle.

Best of all is the price of these calipers ... Because professional racing teams demand low pricing on spare parts for their racecars, we can supply these calipers at just AU$1070 including GST per caliper.

They are designed to run on a 350 mm diameter brake disc which we can also supply of course.

Because they are a radial mount caliper, they can be fitted to virtually any car by using a custom machined caliper adapter and custom hat for the brake disk.

We have also found a 4 piston caliper that can be used as either a front caliper or a rear caliper.

And for the insanely hard core cars out there, we can also supply ...


Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) :)

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery734.jpg

European Car Magazine installed a set of these brakes on one of their project cars.

They concluded ...


"A PCCB brake disc weighs 50% less than its cast-iron counterpart despite considerably larger dimensions. Like a competition-bred conventional system, the ceramic outer disc is mated to a steel inner "hat." PCCB brakes use specially developed six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear.

The PCCB pads offer a high coefficient of friction for moderate pedal efforts and unusual consistency of friction characteristics across a wider range of operating temperatures than is available with Porsche's conventional brakes. Several different pad compounds are available for street and various levels of track use."

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery736.jpg

The engineering of the PCCB system is mindblowing.

Here's a diagram of how they are made ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery735.jpg

They are not cheap of course ...

As you can imagine, the price of these brakes reflects the quality and innovation of the materials and manufacturing. As a ball-park figure, the cost of a set of the latest model of PCCB brakes (for all 4 corners of a car) is more than $30,000.

But again, they can be fitted to virtually anything by using custom hats and caliper adapters.


More info

More info and a link to a photo gallery of the various brake options from Porsche Motorsport which we are now able to supply can be found on our website at ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/porsche_brakes.html

- Adam

thetunersgroup
25-01-09, 11:57 PM
Hi All,

We've had a few enquiries by email over the weekend about disk prices for disks to suit the 6 piston calipers above, and the pricing on the 4 piston option.

We should have pricing for these parts on our site by mid-week.

- Adam

Bronald McDonald
26-01-09, 12:15 AM
Such a good price for a hardcore brake setup !

Will be very popular throughout motorsport..

thetunersgroup
27-01-09, 09:00 PM
Such a good price for a hardcore brake setup !

Will be very popular throughout motorsport..

Yeah the pricing is awesome.

At the moment we're simply supplying the Porsche components, but we have a number of engineering and machining contacts who can machine and engineer hats and caliper adapters to fit these brakes to virtually anything.

Hand brake can be accommodated of course - here are a couple of photos of a CNC machined custom hat for the Porsche brakes ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery692.jpg

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery693.jpg

Note the rear view showing machined inner surface for handbrake in the photo above.

Here is a photo of the Porsche calipers on a car ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/gallery/gallery695.jpg

Our target market for them is custom setups.

Bear in mind that the cost of designing, engineering and machining the caliper adapters and hats must also be taken into account. So for customers who want an off the shelf bolt on kit, we have the AP Racing Formula Big Brake Kits, and for customers who want a custom Porsche-based setup, we have the Porsche Motorsport Department option.

There is also an excellent range of track pad compounds for these calipers as they are a true racing caliper.

At the end of the day, Porsche's have an amazing reputation for incredible brake perfomance, and we are very pleased to be able to offer these Porsche Motorsport Department parts to our customers at such a competitive price.

- Adam

cazSW20
27-01-09, 09:41 PM
Man you guys have some hardcore shit. DBA's and ferodo's will do me for now. Considering that a full PCCB setup would cost more than twice what my car is insured for. Good luck Adam, i hope you sell alot of this gear.

PS the RSR is awesome, theres a youtube vid floating around with porshe motorsport setting up a brand new RSR and testing it (putting grip tape on the pedals etc).

thetunersgroup
28-01-09, 05:47 PM
Man you guys have some hardcore shit.

Yeah we don't do things by halves, particularly brakes :)


DBA's and ferodo's will do me for now. Considering that a full PCCB setup would cost more than twice what my car is insured for. Good luck Adam, i hope you sell alot of this gear.

Yeah the PCCB's are a hardcore "cost is no object" setup that really only professional teams would consider.

But the 6 piston Porsche Motorsport Department calipers @ just over $1000 each, which are designed to run with steel brake disks, are an awesome balance of hardcore and good value.

For many models of cars, there are no high quality off the shelf big brake kits, so the key with those 6 piston Porsche Motorsport Department calipers and the 4 piston counterpart is that they can be fitted to virtually any car :)


PS the RSR is awesome, theres a youtube vid floating around with porshe motorsport setting up a brand new RSR and testing it (putting grip tape on the pedals etc).

Do you have a link to that video ? I haven't seen it.

- Adam

AuzM3
30-01-09, 08:15 PM
Adam,

Can you PM your email address so i can forward the order. I'm thinking about buying two sets for the S14a & FD3S.

- Claudio

cazSW20
20-02-09, 02:43 AM
Do you have a link to that video ? I haven't seen it.

- Adam

Sorry to be a thread whore and dig up and old thread but.....

this is what i was talking about Adam....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHO4dfbVkkY&feature=related

Tonba
21-02-09, 06:24 PM
^ I can see a set of these on my Evo.. haha

Hardcore!

thetunersgroup
21-02-09, 11:56 PM
^ I can see a set of these on my Evo.. haha

Hardcore!

Yeah we can do a set for an Evo - PM sent.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
23-02-09, 07:47 PM
Hi All,

A post was made in this thread on Friday which mentioned dust seals and engineering certificates for calipers.

Because many Porsche road car calipers are based on Porsche Motorsport Department caliper designs, our contact at Porsche has verified today that the road car style dust seals from certain Porsche road car calipers CAN BE FITTED to our Porsche Motorsport Department calipers.

So both the Porsche Motorsport Department 6 piston calipers and the 4 piston calipers in this thread CAN be fitted with road car style dust seals.

In future, we would appreciate it if anyone who has a query about any of the products which we sell simply contact us first with any technical questions, before making any statements about any of our products. We are always only a phone call or PM away :)

- Adam

cazSW20
24-02-09, 01:02 AM
Adam did you have a geeze at that vid i posted a link to?

Tonba
24-02-09, 01:17 PM
^ Still waiting on reply Adam RE: Brake setup

Mr Happ
24-02-09, 01:46 PM
great stuff adam, an excellent option for custom brakes.

thetunersgroup
24-02-09, 03:16 PM
Adam did you have a geeze at that vid i posted a link to?

Yeah - awesome video cazSW20 ! ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHO4dfbVkkY&feature=related

Thanks for the link !

- Adam

thetunersgroup
24-02-09, 03:30 PM
^ Still waiting on reply Adam RE: Brake setup

PM sent Tonba.

- Adam

Tonba
24-02-09, 06:02 PM
Thanks mate!!

PM Returned!