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Re: Ceramic or Steel 2019/08/10 23:25:02 (permalink)
Hi Steve, just been reading your thread so a bit late as you have made your decision, anyway for what it’s worth. 
I had the PCCBs on my Macan GTS and they were brilliant, the new 2019 Macan 2.0 I have now came with standard brakes, I had no choice as it was pre configured. After 22000 miles on the GTS there was absolutely no discernible  wear on the discs with no “lip” felt on the outer edge of the discs compared to my new Macan which after 7500 miles I can  feel a “lip”. As for stopping power, there is no comparison, much less effort required and no noise whatsoever. I have PCCBs on my 991.2 C4 GTS again no wear at all after 15k miles and regret not putting them on Julie’s 718. Yes they are an expensive option but in my opinion well worth it with the added bonus of staying clean and as for replacement I was told, and based on my experience of two cars, I believe that I will get well,over 100k miles before the discs needed replacing. Mind you it would be a miracle if keep the car for that long🤔 As for the cost, back in 2015 when I ordered my Macan GTS the OPC quoted the replacement pads for the ceramic discs at £850 for a full set, but complete with disc rotors £14k. A full set of steel discs and pads £1458. if I ever replace my C4 GTS I will go for PCCBs again without any hesitation. Just to add I don’t understand why people go on about only needed for track use  if you want effortless superior braking power on road for a heavy SUV then PCCB is the answer. 
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Re: Ceramic or Steel 2019/08/11 16:06:17 (permalink)
I have never spec'd PCCBs so far, but remember that all Porsches ever made can come to a complete stop in half the time it takes to go from 0 - 60mph.
That'll do for me thanks.

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Re: Ceramic or Steel 2019/08/11 17:00:21 (permalink)
With respect, you're comparing apples with pears. PCCB's are significantly larger all round than those on your Macan 2lt and if you were to fit metal brakes of an equivalent size, you would also notice a big improvement.
IMHO the limited advantage gained from PCCB's on an SUV, when added to the risk of future major replacement costs either from wear or damage, does not justify them for the Macan - and I can prove it! 
I've just returned from a spirited weekend tour of the West Midlands with some friends. The convoy included a McLaren 12C, a Ferrari 458, a 991 Turbo S and a Nissan GTR. As you might imagine, some fairly hefty braking from high speed was involved (I employ left-foot braking too, which adds to forces employed), but not once did our trusty Macan S on its metal brakeware fail to respond at repeated times of asking - even surprised even me actually!  
However, you pays your I believe the saying goes. 
post edited by Lancerlot - 2019/08/11 21:10:45

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