[s-cars] Big Red Knockoffs on Ebay - Junk?

Lee Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Wed Oct 24 19:53:46 PDT 2007

Why bother. you can get good used genuine Porsche calipers for 
reasonable money. Boxster calipers typically go for $300. Boxster 
S calipers go for $300-$350, bigger calipers a bit more. But not a 

I sure wouldn't use replica calipers!


On Wed Oct 24 19:44:14 PDT 2007, Mike Bishoff 
<mdbishoff at comcast.net> wrote:

> I've been finally thinking about upgrading the front brakes on my 
> '92S4 and
> started poking around ebay for some deals on used big red setups. 
> I noticed
> two separate listings that show Porsche 993tt Big Red replicas 
> and was
> wondering if anyone has any experience with the knockoffs?
>  One of the listings shows an unpainted, but what looks like 
> nicely machined
> parts and the other listing shows the replicas painted red to 
> emulate the
> Big Red look. Neither one of these listings is claiming to be an 
> actual
> Porsche Big Red and they state so clearly.
>  I could only find the listing for the red pair.
>  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BIG-RED-4-PISTON-CALIPER-BRAKES-PORSCHE-911-9
> 44-TURBO_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ42605QQihZ019QQitemZ290173697609QQrdZ1QQ
> sspagenameZWDVW
>  I realize that you sometimes get what you pay for, but are these 
> junk? And.
> as importantly, are they the same models that can be fitted to a  
> 1992 S4
> with the appropriate adapters and rotors?
>  Your insights appreciated.
>  Mike in Seattle
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