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X51 Carrera Brakes (Upgraded by Factory?)


Vehicle Information: Year: 2003; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 11,000;

My '03 996 w/ X51, sport suspension, 6 speed, NO PSM, NO Sunroof, Sport Seets, 18" Carrera Wheels and some 'fluff' in the interior is a joy to drive.I am becomming more active at PCA events and want to do more autocross/track/racing and I have two braking questions.1. Are the brakes (now black) upgraded when the factory installs the X51 engine option? Someone mentioned to me that "my brakes looked larger than std. Carrera braks."2. I am planning to do some performance work to the motor (Headers, Exhaust, Intake/Airbox), driveline (B&M shifter), and suspension (track wheels/tires, springs, shocks, bars and braces). It has occured to me to upgrade brakes as well - I'm considering Brembo's (all 4 corners). Advice?The X51 gets ahead of the brakes (and the driver) easy. To upgrade or not to upgrade the X51 - that is the question.

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