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    997GT3 order help-pccbs or no?!!! also should bother with...

    My father recently changed order from turbo to GT3. Car may be tracked occationally.
    Were not sure pccbs are worth it. Do you really only have to replace them after 100k miles? Does if feel that much better, does it really increase performance and ablitlity to sell the car later on?
    Can we get a tan interior with the custom thing? or should we just go with leatherette.
    On the turbo my dad did a lot of the leather options like door finishers, center console leather, dash leather. Should we fill this car with leather or is it pointless. Sorry i'm not writing good right now but I hope you understand what i'm sayying, we just need some advice.

    how about this white with black interior and redstitching

    Re: 997GT3 order help-pccbs or no?!!! also should bother with...

    what are your order specs?

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    I saw the exclusive catalogue for a white TT with black interior and white stiches... awesome... as for PCCBs, if money is no issue, get them... tried them on a C4S with a Power Kit, and they were AWESOME!

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    white stitching sounds great
    thanks for the advice

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    The GT3 is the 911 that PCCB's make the most sense on. I'd rather have PCCB's than a bunch of leather inside the car. If leather acents on the interior are more important to you, then maybe the GT3 is not the right car . . .

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    Marwan Arakji said:
    I saw the exclusive catalogue for a white TT with black interior and white stiches... awesome... as for PCCBs, if money is no issue, get them... tried them on a C4S with a Power Kit, and they were AWESOME!



    Sorry to get off point, but how do I get a copy of the exclusive catalogue? Here in the US, the whole exclusive program is a bit of a mystery. There's not much info on the P website and the dealers have no clue. Thanks.

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    Silver Bullet said:
    The GT3 is the 911 that PCCB's make the most sense on. I'd rather have PCCB's than a bunch of leather inside the car. If leather acents on the interior are more important to you, then maybe the GT3 is not the right car . . .



    that makes me laugh, how very ignorant. Not sure what leather has to do with whether the GT3 is the right car or not for him.

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    got it at my local dealer... I'll try to scan it and post it...

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    I definitely recommend the PCCBs. An other has reported a replacement no earlier than 300,000 miles for them.

    DAN

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    thanks for the infput

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    it depends: if you use the car in the track, forget pccb
    if you use the car normaly it's really superb.
    they wont last as long as they say..thats science fiction!!!!
    guys who race in the porsche formula in italy, take it avaw from their cars!!! think how expensive they are if something happends....!!!!!

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    I highly recommend PCCB.
    They are fantactic, and if you're gonna track the car, a no brainer.
    I've tracked my car over 7 times this year, PCCBs are an new.
    Obviously what you will have to change regularly are the brake pads, but they are not that much more expensive than steel brake pads.
    Just make sure you change them in time, because once your start damaging the rotors, replacing them costs a fortune!

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    ok we might track the car at most 10 times a year, pccb or no then? i'm getting conflicting advice....ooh

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    If you plan to track 10 times/year the car and money is not a problem then it's a no brainer ------>>> GET THEM!

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    I just placed an order for at GT3. I was fairly sure I'd order the PCCBs as I drew up the order info for the dealer. However, while their performance is universally cheered, there was one issue remaining for me--value at sale.

    Granted, mine is a special case, the car is a stop gap/betweener until my F430 comes late Spring/early Summer 2007. That means I'll likely own it no more than 9 or 10 months.

    The dealer suggested I NOT order it with PCCBs. While performance is fantastic, he said I would likely lose most of the value of PCCBs ($8,000) at resale based on his knowledge of the market and what he pays for used 911s. Besides, he also said the "standard GT3 brakes" are also absolutely excellent and based again on his experience, would likely be desired by more buyers, including those that want to "track" the car occasionally.

    If the dealer tells you something that reduces the cost of a car he's selling, it seemed prudent to listen.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    dam, dont know what to do, lol

    Depreciation

    There will be those who say "who cares?" but if you know - really know you will keep the car well beyond 3 years, then order PCCB's. If you're not sure, or know you typically change cars more frequently then don't bother. If you know you're going to do more than 6 track days a year, order them. If less then don't bother.

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    IMO, the GT3 is THE car to have PCCB's, especially if you're going to be tracking as often as 10 times per year. The track is where you'll really notice the benefit of the PCCB's. You will not be changing your discs so often that you'll go broke, and if the money is a concern, then drop the leather goodies and stitching and the like.

    I'm not so sure I agree with the dealership that advised a customer against PCCB for resale. Perhaps that particular dealership had to deal with a bunch of negative criticism over the first gen PCCB's . . . I don't know. It's hard to say for sure when N=1. IMO though, GT3 buyers would want PCCB's. I know I would, but I have faith in the new gen PCCB's, and I'm not afraid of having to change discs every 10k km.

    Incidentally, you can get the PCCB's, and if you do find that you have to change your discs sooner than expected and you find it too pricey, you can replace them with the standard GT3 brakes for less.

    Go ahead - give them a try.

    One more benefit - no brake dust!

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    and less unsprung weight
    We'll probably track it 5 times a year actually, probabaly not more. Wait so is it good for track or bad, some say good some say not because you can ruin them or something?

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    dsts6 said:
    Wait so is it good for track or bad, some say good some say not because you can ruin them or something?


    It is good and bad for track. Good for performance and bad for cost. Severe track use (and risk of damage in gravel traps) will cause much more frequent replacement of VERY expensive rotors, but this is the type of use where the benefits will be most noticable.

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    o ok i get it now, thanks

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    Silver Bullet said:
    The GT3 is the 911 that PCCB's make the most sense on. I'd rather have PCCB's than a bunch of leather inside the car. If leather acents on the interior are more important to you, then maybe the GT3 is not the right car . . .



    I chose both: leather and PCCB.

     
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