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Old 05-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Brake pad selection

I am upgrading to S rotors and calipers and need to order front pads. I don't want to spend a ton on the stockers so what are my options for street use?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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If it were me, I'd go with the OEM Textar pads. They dust but they work.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:37 AM   #3
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On pelican they show Porsche or textar? Textar is cheap? Should I just order them?
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I've used Textar for street too. Dusty but very good. My tech said to buy them too.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #5
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I just put a set of Akebono ceramic pads, front and back for the 986 Boxster S in the classifieds section. Supposedly a very good pad for noise and dust, but I ended up not putting them on because I started doing track days and I'm going with EBC Redstuff.

For some insanely inexpensive/cheap pads, check out the economy pads on ******************************** for the Porsche Boxster. Like $13 a set or something Centric, I bought the posiquiet ceramic ones for my son's Miata. Haven't put them on yet so no feedback yet.
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On pelican they show Porsche or textar? Textar is cheap? Should I just order them?
Textar makes the OE pads for Porsche (and Mercedes, BMW, and others). Great pads, just dusty. When I put new pads on mine, I went with Textar all around. Why pay more for a fancy box and the Porsche part number stamped on it? I've been happy with mine.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:01 PM   #7
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Textar it is.
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I got CBrakes pads and rotors.
They work great in my opinion
180 all around shipped
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