im about to undertake the boxster s front brake swap and i have a few questions. iv been reading on all the how too's but i havent seen anyone mention the dust sheild. can it be used while having a8/s4 rotors. i have all the new lines and caliper carriers to do the swap just not sure on the dust sheild situation.
The dust shield varies. I had to remove them on my 99, but was able to keep them for the 01.5. This is for front fitment of course. I did bend the shields away from the rotor on the corners. The radius is fine, but the ends/corners whatever came a little too close.
Boxster S calipers are the same as the 996 calipers. I can't remember what the difference is but they certainly don't install the same as the non S calipers. That being said, they can be used but I was sure you needed either an S4, or a V6 upright to mount them.