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post #1 of 8 Old 02-18-2016, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are these brakes special ?

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In my search for an F430 spider I talked to the carseller and he told me that his Ferrari has the optional Ceramic brakes.
I was wondering if not all F430's are having ceramic brakes and that Carbon brakes are the optional expensive brakes or am I wrong ?
Here is a picture of the brakes :

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-18-2016, 06:46 AM
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The early F430 from 2005 came with steel rotors and the carbon ceramic brakes were sold as an option. If I'm not mistaken, from 2008, the F430 came with CCB by default. Good luck with your search
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The early F430 from 2005 came with steel rotors and the carbon ceramic brakes were sold as an option. If I'm not mistaken, from 2008, the F430 came with CCB by default. Good luck with your search
So these are Carbon brakes ?
What I know about them is that they are expensive as hell when you have to replace them.
After how many miles/kms do you have to replace them ?
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CCM= carbon ceramic matrix. If used on the street only, the rotors should last the life of the car, but pads will need to be changed periodically. Life for pads depends on too many variables to predict, but well in excess of 25,000 miles if not tracked.

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So these are Carbon brakes ?
That's correct
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CCM= carbon ceramic matrix. If used on the street only, the rotors should last the life of the car, but pads will need to be changed periodically. Life for pads depends on too many variables to predict, but well in excess of 25,000 miles if not tracked.
are the pads expensive, because I heard that if you want to change CCM brakes, it will cost roughly 30k us$.
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$30K is ludicrous. I'd suggest calling a Ferrari service center and asking the parts department if this was a deciding factor. Personally, if the CCM's cost me 5K or less between 2 similar cars, i'd pay the extra. I love the look of the bigger calipers!!! Performance wise, my steel std brakes work amazingly well! Not to mention, the steel ventilated shiny discs don't look to bad either! Good luck and let us know what you end up getting!
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You can answer a lot of these questions by going to Ricambi's online website and looking up the prices for pads.

No, changing the pads does not cost anywhere near $30,000, but they are more expensive than those on a VW.

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