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Old 04-19-2014, 02:49 AM   #1
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brake pad recommendation ?

2002 S that will need rear brake pads soon so I think I'll do all four corners to get a good baseline as the car is new to me. On past air cooled Porsche's I have used Porterfield brake pads with great results any of you running these on your Boxsters ? Specifically R4S compound. Just looking for a little more bite for street/AX while maintaining rotor friendly with minimal dust........not asking much . I'd like to hear what others are using.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
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ceramic onto cheap/but great gray cast rotors here. Street use, no warm up time, instant bites

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:12 PM   #3
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I also use EBC Redstuff (on the 996). Its a great street/track pad with excellent initial bite and won't easily fade. Also, since its a ceramic pad you'll see a 75% reduction in brake dust compared to OEM pads.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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Try the Mintex pads. They are the cheapest OEM pads. About $60 for the fronts. They have a better coefficient of friction than the very expensive Brembos which gives the Mintex a very good initial bite, on thenstreetnor track. I have used themon the track and they are great. No fade, but you will go through about half the pad on a DE event. They are very easy on the rotors.

On the street they are fine, very little dust, no noise.

To me it's a no brainier. Unless you are really racing, stock pads work fine.
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For you guys running the EBC Red Stuff pads I was reading some online feedback and there were some complaints about noise and the lack of a mounting spot for the OEM wear sensor. Have you had these issues ? I will look into the Mintex. Thanks guys
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I run the red stuff. No issues with sensor mounting. I had a little squeak the first month or so in stop and go traffic and light braking but now it is gone. I ended up getting them off ebay last fall for under $150 for fronts and backs.
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Cheapest I have found so far for the EBC red is a place called " Place for brakes ". They want $107.73 front and $98.19 rear with free shipping. I'll continue to look around I don't have to pull the trigger just yet and I need to determine if I can turn the existing rotors or replace.
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I'm on Ferodo DS2500 for front only. No wear slot so sensor shorted and tied out the way.
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For you guys running the EBC Red Stuff pads I was reading some online feedback and there were some complaints about noise and the lack of a mounting spot for the OEM wear sensor. Have you had these issues ? I will look into the Mintex. Thanks guys
They have the hole for the brake sensor. A bit of squeal is normal until the pad is bedded in around 100 miles. After that, perfectly quiet.
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I've had EBC red and they run fairly well. I have not had a problem with the EBC at all with the sensor holes they fit and align as well as the OE pads do and with less dust in the red pads.
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