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Hi Guys,

Come across a listing of F Type CC brakes, with discs, calipers and the rear hubs for sale. What is needed to get them into the XKR?
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Paul what are you getting them for?

A) weight saving
B) Improved braking performance
C) A bit of both

I may be wrong but it should be a straight bolt on replacement as I had Wortec discs designed for the F Type fitted to my XKR. They used the same calipers and gave me a weight saving greater than the CC discs & pads, cost fitted was 2.5k

I might be wrong but the actual caliper/carrier will be steel, only the pad itself is ceramic and there are quite a few ceramic pads out there.

I may be tempted to to upgrade my standard calipers (2 pot at front and single at rear) in a few years, but for now am happy with the improved braking performance and minimum dust from fitting EBC red

May be worthwhile speaking to a local Indy and check what their install costs would be, in the meantime here's a pic of my wortec's fitted


 
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Paul what are you getting them for?

A) weight saving
B) Improved braking performance
C) A bit of both

I may be wrong but it should be a straight bolt on replacement as I had Wortec discs designed for the F Type fitted to my XKR. They used the same calipers and gave me a weight saving greater than the CC discs & pads, cost fitted was 2.5k

I might be wrong but the actual caliper/carrier will be steel, only the pad itself is ceramic and there are quite a few ceramic pads out there.

I may be tempted to to upgrade my standard calipers (2 pot at front and single at rear) in a few years, but for now am happy with the improved braking performance and minimum dust from fitting EBC red

May be worthwhile speaking to a local Indy and check what their install costs would be, in the meantime here's a pic of my wortec's fitted

I've PM'd you the link to the set up mate
 
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Originally Posted by MarkyUK View Post
Paul what are you getting them for?

A) weight saving
B) Improved braking performance
C) A bit of both

I may be wrong but it should be a straight bolt on replacement as I had Wortec discs designed for the F Type fitted to my XKR. They used the same calipers and gave me a weight saving greater than the CC discs & pads, cost fitted was 2.5k

I might be wrong but the actual caliper/carrier will be steel, only the pad itself is ceramic and there are quite a few ceramic pads out there.

I may be tempted to to upgrade my standard calipers (2 pot at front and single at rear) in a few years, but for now am happy with the improved braking performance and minimum dust from fitting EBC red

May be worthwhile speaking to a local Indy and check what their install costs would be, in the meantime here's a pic of my wortec's fitted

very nice setup. I too saw the F type carbon ceramic brakes. Wondering if they will fit my 2009 XK? Been looking to upgrade my brakes with either Alcon or XKR brakes...
 
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Retrofitting OEM Alcon 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers and crescent-grooved rotors, electronic parking brake and related brackets etc., can be done but it's very expensive even if you can find all those parts used. I recommend that you save your money and put that cost towards either a 2008 XKR Portfolio, which included as standard equipment the Alcon Performance Brake package, or a 2009 XKR Portfolio that has the $5,000 optional APB package.

See: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...estion-169753/
 
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Retrofitting OEM Alcon 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers and crescent-grooved rotors, electronic parking brake and related brackets etc., can be done but it's very expensive even if you can find all those parts used. I recommend that you save your money and put that cost towards either a 2008 XKR Portfolio, which included as standard equipment the Alcon Performance Brake package, or a 2009 XKR Portfolio that has the $5,000 optional APB package.

See: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...estion-169753/
I have a 2010 XKR, I didn't fancy the 4.2. It's lowered, and had some cosmetic bits to make it my own. Which is why I asked if it was doable. If I wanted a 2008/2009 XKR I would've looked at getting one in the first place.
 
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Anything is doable if you have enough money. Whether it makes sense is another matter.

You need to create a signature that includes your model year and any other information that can help Forum members reply to your questions. How was I to know that you have a 5.0L XKR and aren't interested in a 4.2L? Alcons were never available for the 5.0L models.
 
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Originally Posted by Stuart S View Post
Anything is doable if you have enough money. Whether it makes sense is another matter.

You need to create a signature that includes your model year and any other information that can help Forum members reply to your questions. How was I to know that you have a 5.0L XKR and aren't interested in a 4.2L? Alcons were never available for the 5.0L models.
I apologise, I thought I said year in the original post!
Sorry mate
 
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No problem, we're human and make misteaks.
 
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No problem, we're human and make misteaks.

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I'd be interested in fitting the carbon ceramic calipers just for looks. They may work fine but I think the floating style calipers just look cheap.
 
 
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